Mudcat Café message #1356980 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62621   Message #1356980
Posted By: Once Famous
14-Dec-04 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: Gibson question
Subject: RE: Gibson question
You are getting more for your money with Martin or Gibson. comparing takamine or Yamaha nato and balsa wood is no comparison.

gibson doesn't make a "cheap" model for a reason. they don't use cheap materials and they are made in a country where their is pride in workmanship and the worker is not geting 50 cents an hour. the same holds true for Martins.

If you want a board to serve shushi on, by all means a Yamaha or probably most Takamine's will serve your purpose just fine. I reserve judgement on a Lowden because there is nothing (as in haven't played or even seen one) to compare it to. they are a non-factor in the US.

We've been down this road before. I'm ready to go down it again.