tonguy. Registered Member. Jan 16, 2014 #1 Getting a new acoustic in the next few weeks. Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. My Martin D2R is a great gigging guitar and the newest addition to the herd a Orville by Gibson J-45 I'm loving. Compared to Gibson’s similarly proportioned Jumbo model, priced at $60, the J-35 was a budget-wise buy. Next Last. Thread starter deadletteroffice; Start date Jan 16, 2014; 1; 2; Next. deadletteroffice Member. Followers 1. I'm going to buy a guitar for a very good friend of mine. Reactions: Edmond and Burwabit. The D-55 is Guild's dreadnought, very similar in shape to the all-conquering 14-fret Martin on which it's based. Before anyone comments "You should compare guitars made of the same woods" or "This is useless! I have narrowed it down to two choices, Taylor 814-CE and Gibson Songwriter Deluxe. electricfactory Member. 1 of 2 Go to page. People who are into professional guitar playing are often get confused about Gibson vs martin . Recommended Posts. Registered Member. JF-30. Joined: Sep 19, 2009 Location: Richmond, VA. For Martin go for the HD-28. Those are the only Gibson acoustics I have ever liked and wanted. I played, among others, HD28, D35, Songwriter Deluxe, J45. I actively dream of also owning another Martin, but when I do, it will likely be a D35. My understanding is that throughout the '30s and '40s Gibson braces were much cruder than Martin braces. the S&P is to the Seagull what the Caddy is to the Saturn sedan). Strumming Comparison: Taylor 214CE, Gibson J45, Martin D15m, Martin D35. On a D28 they'd sound like noobs . Go. That includes the Gibson J30 J40 J45 J50 J160E Humming Bird HummingBird Pro Dove Gospel MasterBuilt EJ John Lennon EJ-160E Dave … Blending a vintage style with modern design methods this guitar is stunning, sounds amazing and feels great to play. Free delivery for many products! 811. I do like the Gibson jangle, I'll get round to acquiring a J45 one day! Creighton Member . BobAtlGa. Thread starter Creighton; Start date Apr 26, 2018; 1; 2; 3; Next. And even though Gibson has always considered a J45 a dreadnought, it is nothing like what we’ve come to consider a dread today, a la the Martin varieties. (Remember, the Great Depression was in full swing by the mid ’30s.) Post Jul 16, 2019 #6 2019-07-16T11:55. plaintop. In what regard? tonguy. Not really looking for the old "apples to oranges" arguments. JF-30. hojo199 4 hojo199 4 Member; Members; 4 74 posts; Location Athens, GA; Report post; Posted October 12, 2019. SalFromChatham. It's not quite as boomy as a comparable Martin; it seems to have a bit more articulation and a bit more punch for chord and lead work. Kind of looking for a nice acoustic and a Gibson J45 is a bit of a benchmark but I like Guilds because they are that little bit different but I don't know much about them. By Salfromchatham, October 31, 2015 in Gibson Acoustic. I hope you guys find this useful; I recorded it no frills with an iPad and an Apogee MiC positioned about 2.5-3 feet away. Now for the martin vs. guild. When it did you could feel the lower end bass vibration. The case will work with any right hand or left handed RH LH Martin acoustic electric guitar D Size Dreadnought body style including the D 18 21 28 35 45 D18 D21 D28 D35 and Brazilian Rosewood D45 S DS etc as well as any of the Epiphone or Gibson Dreadnoughts. SOUNDS The guitar sounds really quite good upon first strum. Martin has had the same serial number system since before the Civil War, Gibby has had half a dozen and even within a system they make changes. I found a nice one locally for a good price but I don't know what they're worth. Just who has or has had both, what you prefer and why. The Martin D35 stood out amongst the others tested because of its full, rich sound. The 20 frankly looks Gibson, but sounds Martin D35 to me. Quote; Share this post. There's less opportunity to get it wrong with strings on a Martin! Post Nov 04, 2015 #1 2015-11-04T01:32. Registered Member. Although I sold mine, I thought it a great guitar. Sign Up On a J45 they'd sound like experienced players. Post Jul 17, 2019 #7 2019-07 … Welcome to Eastman Guitar Fans! 662 20. While the difference between these two brands of guitar is more than 1000$ . Next Last. I played a new tacoma made D-55 at one place. Go. Registered Member. Sign In. Messages 2,048. The Martin Acoustic -Electric guitars are mostly used for recording purpose by intermediate musicians and the Gibson is use by for Big stage live performances and Industry studios. The curvaceous flattop delivered rich sound, bore a clean look with a minimum of cosmetic frills, and its initial $35 price tag was an appealing selling point. Salfromchatham 231 Salfromchatham 231 Ordinary Member; All Access; 231 5,621 posts; Report post ; Posted October 31, 2015. Both are 2019 production. Martin makes truly beautiful guitars and the HD28 is a great example of their expertise. Noobs mute strings when placing chord shapes. 21K 978 1. Ipad recorded, using an … 798 452 1. The HD28 has amazing projection & clarity and the articulation and action is great across the fretboard. 3,068 729 3. Taylor 214CE, Gibson J45, Martin D15, Martin D35. I may be wrong but I believe starting sometime in the late 50's and continuing into the 60's Gibson used laminated mahogany for the sides of some of t gibson j45 - Page 2 - The Unofficial Martin … My Guild D60 and D35 are spectacular guitars. Messages 1,859. It was made for a full size 14 fret Martin Dreadnought type guitar. New Martin D18 or Gibson J45? The only real bassmonster I've come across in Martins is the D35, and even then only certain D35s. It is a really good guitar and I like it. Go. I believe that Jon Greven has said that he aims for this kind of crudeness in his L-00 knockoffs. Some sound great, some not so much. The J45 is a distant 2nd to anything a D28 can give to the even the greenest noob. Gibson vs Martin. Messages: 1,196. Thanks! Apr 26, 2018 #1 Good demo here. I threw this together early this morning. Recommended Posts. Martins are great guitars but very few have ever really caught me ear so to speak. Martin D-18 vs Gibson J-45. Martin D-28 vs. Gibson J45. Can anyone describe how the neck feels on a newer J45 standard compared to, say, a Martin low profile? Link to post Share on other sites. A couple of classic Martin Dreads. Gibson Acoustic ; Gibson J45 Vintage vs Martin HD28 Sign in to follow this . It really is a great guitar. I currently own a a 2011 Martin D-28. If the J-45 is a powerful and warm all round the J-35 has a slightly brighter sound the travels a bit further even though it uses the same materials. By Violeiro, October 2, 2019 in Gibson Acoustic. This is easy: Gibson J45 Standard Sunburst: 2599 euros Martin D18: 2649 euros There's a 50 euro difference between the two and a pre-installed LR Baggs pick up in the Gibson. I got back into the fold, not because it sounds close to a J45, but because I prefer it’s tighter bass. Pound for pound,best bang for your buck, 2 different but hightly desirable guitars, which would get your vote? SalFromChatham. What is a D35 like? I compared sound & action to my previous main ride, a Simon & Patrick Showcase Flame Maple (Godin, Quebec. Belonging to Gibson’s dreadnought “jumbo” line, the J45 is known for its round-shoulder and full, warm bass. 1 of 3 Go to page. 21K 978 1. Eastman Guitar Fans Eastman Guitars Eastman Acoustic Guitars Gibson J45 vs E10SS vs E20SS Post Reply. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Martin D35 Standard Series Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar With Case at the best online prices at eBay! plaintop. This is a friendly online community of Eastman Guitar players and owners; Registration is free - come and join the discussion! They are the best mass produced dreadnoughts out there. May 10, 2010 #21. tonesurfer Senior Member. Gibson issued its first J-35 model in 1936. With its top made from AA-grade Sitka spruce and back and sides from pattern grade Honduras mahogany, the J-45 produces its classic warm bass and outstanding projection. Forgot your password? Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev; 1; 2; Next; Page 2 of 2 . I agree that the ss/v sounds open and alive. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev; 1; 2; 3; Next; Page 1 of 3 . I wouldn't go so far as to say it's rawer sounding, but it definitely has a little less of the pretty factor than some of the Martins do. Registered Member. I used to own an Martin D-18GE, and just never really jelled with it. Any thought on these guitars. P. Pitar Member. 3,068 729 3. While the Gibson J-45 is the most popular guitar in the acoustic guitar lineup its predecessor the J-35 arguably has stronger projection with its X bracing pattern and 30's style design. Which do you like better? Gibson J45 Vintage vs Martin HD28. By Violeiro, October 2, 2019 in ... Taylor and now Gibson guitars. 798 452 1. One observation between Martins & Gibson's, different brands of Strings on Martins vary from good to great, whereas on a Gibson, different brands of strings vary from completely dead to great! Messages 2,546. Gibson vs Martin. So for for me to purchase a Martin at the time was a big deal. I can say my favorite guitar is my HB, followed by the J45 and then the Martin D-28 (I have had two D-28s and one HD-28). Before and after I bought my DV-52 i took trips to the Guitar Center and two other large guitar dealers in Evansville, IN. Martin D-35 or Gibson J-45 Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by jrcassell, May 9, 2010. Whether or not it's coincidence, I'm told that his guitars do quite a good job of capturing the sound of those vintage Gibsons. Jul 4, 2018 #22 J45 vs D28? Throw in my J45 Rosewood and you got a pretty cool trio that offers terrific diversity. BobAtlGa. The E10ss is the sweet spot. Messages 2,091. The case will work with any right hand or left handed RH LH Martin acoustic electric guitar D Size Dreadnought body style including the D 18 21 28 35 40 41 42 45 50 100 D18 D21 D28 D35 D40 D41 D42 and Brazilian Rosewood D45 D50 D100 S DS Custom Authentic etc as well as any of the Epiphone or Gibson Dreadnoughts. I played a Gibson J45 that sounded pretty darn good and the shorter scale seemed to make my older hands play a little easier. Gibson: 2 vs Martin: 2 Price Last but not least: the price. My heart has always been to get a J45, but while I've been out and about looking...the Martin D18's have really caught my attention. 811. I also played various Martin models all the way up to the $4,000.00 level. 662 20. I own guitars from both Gibson and Martin and have had even more come & go in the past. Remember me Not recommended on shared computers.
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