This dreadnought already served me for quite a long time.
Both in chordwork (strumming) as in soloing work.
Before adding a lot of stars I have to say that I owe a genuine
and besides that other quality guitars such as
Gibson J200, Ovation Custom Legend, two Tama guitars,
and an Ibanez Artwood first series Japanese made
guitar. I do not necessarily have to praise these products after
taking into account that I do not have the money for a
genuine Martin or Gibson: (I owe them both!)
- A nice neck profile to enhance comfortable playing.
- A very balanced and even sounding instrument.
- No thin hights on the upper strings.
- Maybe slightly more bass respons required.
- Playability is still great on this example.
- Octave pitch is really OK.
- Very good interior workmanship. Good fretwork.
- This guitar sounds exceptionally good with a
good under saddle pick up: Great basses now!
It is already widely known that the Japanese acoustics are
very competitive against their USA counterparts of that time.
That makes it interesting to keep on searching for these
hidden treasures. I think my Tama's are just a bit better but
differences are very small. The truss rod is of course a pro!