Mudcat Café message #1601465 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86200   Message #1601465
Posted By: GLoux
10-Nov-05 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: OK, Martins. Yeah sure, but...
Subject: RE: OK, Martins. Yeah sure, but...
I think your Yamaha is pretty much a Martin knock-off, so you're probably "ripe" for a Martin. I played a '70s Martin D-28 for twenty years and decided the Dreadnought size body was too big for me and the lack of mid-range was too limiting for some types of music.

I now play a Collings slot-head 12-fret 000 as my primary guitar, and I couldn't be happier with it. It was built like Martin used to build that model in the late 1920s-early 1930s. At the time I ordered it (1995), Martin wasn't even offering that model, but since then, Collings has had the effect of making Martin realize that they should reintroduce some of the old models, which is great.