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Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by RL21980, Mar 6, 2020.
Here is my J-45 with her Martin cousins... The J-45 is an AMAZING guitar.
Gotta have a slope shoulder and a square shoulder
I have J45 haven't owned a Martin yet. I think that Martin 00-15M looks sweet. I would keep them both.
I'm pretty sure my next acquisition is a Martin 00-15M and I'm going to keep them both.
Between those two guitars I would always take a nice sounding J45 over a D35.
I used to have a D35 (although not a custom shop) that I really liked except for a couple of things.
1) Brand new and out of the box the intonation was terrible and so I had to have that fixed and while I was at it I had the saddle and nut upgraded.
2) I thought that the construction quality was relatively poor. I had to have warranty repairs done 4 times in the first 2 years or so. Things like the binding just came loose and a screw for one of the tuners just fell out. Things like that just made me think that I purchased a cheapo knock off even though I bought it brand new from a local shop. It was just for my personal use, no gigging or other performances and it seldom ever left my home. So it's not like it received heavy use.
I really liked the Martin dreadnought tone but like they say...they sure don't make 'em like they used to. I don't hate Martin guitars or anything like that but this was my experience.