Mudcat Café message #340838 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27552   Message #340838
Posted By: GUEST,CraigS
14-Nov-00 - 10:04 PM
Thread Name: guitars: OO Martin Sing Out!
Subject: RE: guitars: OO Martin Sing Out!
Re: all-round guitars - I've found two in my life. One was a 1976 Gibson Heritage, the other a 1979 Guild D35. Both needed repair, which is why they came to me, so I can't make general comments, although I've found that other examples of the same have similar properties. The Gibson's top had split in transit from the US, and I got it from the importer, who was selling off a backlog of broken guitars after their repairman quit. After I repaired it, that was the best recording/stage guitar (loud enough and "level" sound) I ever found - as noted above,big guitars can sound muddy. The Guild sounds almost as good, and I still have it, but it's a Friday night special - the strutting slipped when it was being assembled on to the top at the factory,the top had started to belly, and it was a nightmare trying to sort out the mess inside and still retain the sound.