Submitted November 14, 2014 by Luke Marion in Lee, MA
"Simplicity Meets Phenomenal Tone"
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You will not be disappointed by the quality, tone, and look of this guitar. The mahogany gives it a rich, deep sound, and a great vintage look which is great if you aren't into the boring old spruce-colored acoustics!
Obviously the most important part of the acoustic experience, and you will be hard pressed to find a guitar that sounds this good in the price range. The bass is deep and powerful, but incredibly clear and pronounced; the highs are crystal clear and bright, but don't overtake the bass or mid tones. The balance is near perfect, which having bought blind, I was happy to see. I tend to strum more than I fingerpick, and this guitar sounds excellent for both.
The mahogany on this guitar really makes it stand out from other guitars in the price range. It has a better sustain and more pronounced and clear low-end than say a Taylor of the same price. There are no extra frills on the guitar, they include a strap button and that's about it! You don't need anything else though, this guitar stands on it's own just fine without fancy rosettes, electronics, or finishes.
Ease of Use
Action was great out of the box, and she stays in tune wonderfully.
It's a Martin! The quality is exceptional, very light and incredibly durable. The smell of this thing is always amazing, you're place will smell like rich mahogany!
It's an expensive guitar for the lack of "fancier" things you may get on other guitars, but I would gladly pay it again for that mahogany tone and great look of the thing.
The Wow Factor
This thing is just so unbelievably good looking and easy to play. The neck is the perfect shape, so bar chords will be no problem even for people with smaller hands.
Playing 11 years, Open Mics, Local Bands, Home Recording
Folk, Acoustic, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Blues
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