Mudcat Café message #1251606 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72516   Message #1251606
Posted By: CarolC
19-Aug-04 - 11:47 PM
Thread Name: A Martin or a Gibson?
Subject: RE: BS: A Martin or a Gibson?
We've got a '64 Gibson J45, a Seagull Artist Series flame maple cutaway, a '74 Framus Texan, and a resonator of unknown origin. They're all good for different things. JtS uses the Gibson for blues and Rolling Stones type stuff. JtS says the Seagull is better for finger picking, and it has a sweeter, more bell-like tone than the Gibson, so it sounds better with softer and/or more mellow songs. People seem to like the Framus a lot. JtS says it's twangy and good for western and cowboy style songs. The resonator hasn't gotten much use yet, but it's good and funky and we like it for that reason.

Of course, of all of the instruments we have, I like my little Italian accordion with the musette tuning best ;-)