tonguy. Martin makes truly beautiful guitars and the HD28 is a great example of their expertise. Gibson J45 Vintage vs Martin HD28. 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! 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 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. Sign In. 798 452 1. The D-55 is Guild's dreadnought, very similar in shape to the all-conquering 14-fret Martin on which it's based. The E10ss is the sweet spot. Forgot your password? I actively dream of also owning another Martin, but when I do, it will likely be a D35. 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. Post Nov 04, 2015 #1 2015-11-04T01:32. By Violeiro, October 2, 2019 in Gibson Acoustic. 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. I played a Gibson J45 that sounded pretty darn good and the shorter scale seemed to make my older hands play a little easier. I played, among others, HD28, D35, Songwriter Deluxe, J45. Post Jul 17, 2019 #7 2019-07 … Thread starter Creighton; Start date Apr 26, 2018; 1; 2; 3; Next. P. Pitar Member. 811. Messages 2,546. Reactions: Edmond and Burwabit. 811. 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. 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. That includes the Gibson J30 J40 J45 J50 J160E Humming Bird HummingBird Pro Dove Gospel MasterBuilt EJ John Lennon EJ-160E Dave … The Martin D35 stood out amongst the others tested because of its full, rich sound. By Salfromchatham, October 31, 2015 in Gibson Acoustic. Thanks! I have narrowed it down to two choices, Taylor 814-CE and Gibson Songwriter Deluxe. They are the best mass produced dreadnoughts out there. A couple of classic Martin Dreads. It was made for a full size 14 fret Martin Dreadnought type guitar. The J45 is a distant 2nd to anything a D28 can give to the even the greenest noob. What is a D35 like? 21K 978 1. Not really looking for the old "apples to oranges" arguments. Which do you like better? I found a nice one locally for a good price but I don't know what they're worth. My understanding is that throughout the '30s and '40s Gibson braces were much cruder than Martin braces. Just who has or has had both, what you prefer and why. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev; 1; 2; Next; Page 2 of 2 . I believe that Jon Greven has said that he aims for this kind of crudeness in his L-00 knockoffs. Blending a vintage style with modern design methods this guitar is stunning, sounds amazing and feels great to play. Link to post Share on other sites. Registered Member. SOUNDS The guitar sounds really quite good upon first strum. I compared sound & action to my previous main ride, a Simon & Patrick Showcase Flame Maple (Godin, Quebec. electricfactory Member. I also played various Martin models all the way up to the $4,000.00 level. Martin D-18 vs Gibson J-45. The Martin Acoustic -Electric guitars are mostly used for recording purpose by intermediate musicians and the Gibson is use by for Big stage live performances and Industry studios. Jan 16, 2014 #1 Getting a new acoustic in the next few weeks. I currently own a a 2011 Martin D-28. 662 20. Pound for pound,best bang for your buck, 2 different but hightly desirable guitars, which would get your vote? Although I sold mine, I thought it a great guitar. In what regard? Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. On a J45 they'd sound like experienced players. I own guitars from both Gibson and Martin and have had even more come & go in the past. I agree that the ss/v sounds open and alive. Gibson issued its first J-35 model in 1936. Creighton Member . Ipad recorded, using an … While the difference between these two brands of guitar is more than 1000$ . the S&P is to the Seagull what the Caddy is to the Saturn sedan). 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! Gibson vs Martin. It really is a great guitar. Quote; Share this post. 3,068 729 3. Welcome to Eastman Guitar Fans! Martins are great guitars but very few have ever really caught me ear so to speak. My Martin D2R is a great gigging guitar and the newest addition to the herd a Orville by Gibson J-45 I'm loving. 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). plaintop. Messages: 1,196. JF-30. Next Last. Strumming Comparison: Taylor 214CE, Gibson J45, Martin D15m, Martin D35. plaintop. 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. Gibson: 2 vs Martin: 2 Price Last but not least: the price. 798 452 1. Post Jul 16, 2019 #6 2019-07-16T11:55. My Guild D60 and D35 are spectacular guitars. Noobs mute strings when placing chord shapes. Can anyone describe how the neck feels on a newer J45 standard compared to, say, a Martin low profile? Go. Registered Member. 21K 978 1. Recommended Posts. There's less opportunity to get it wrong with strings on a Martin! Sign Up 1 of 2 Go to page. I used to own an Martin D-18GE, and just never really jelled with it. Eastman Guitar Fans Eastman Guitars Eastman Acoustic Guitars Gibson J45 vs E10SS vs E20SS Post Reply. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev; 1; 2; 3; Next; Page 1 of 3 . Throw in my J45 Rosewood and you got a pretty cool trio that offers terrific diversity. hojo199 4 hojo199 4 Member; Members; 4 74 posts; Location Athens, GA; Report post; Posted October 12, 2019. I played a new tacoma made D-55 at one place. Martin D-28 vs. Gibson J45. I threw this together early this morning. Salfromchatham 231 Salfromchatham 231 Ordinary Member; All Access; 231 5,621 posts; Report post ; Posted October 31, 2015. When it did you could feel the lower end bass vibration. It is a really good guitar and I like it. BobAtlGa. 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. The HD28 has amazing projection & clarity and the articulation and action is great across the fretboard. Registered Member. (Remember, the Great Depression was in full swing by the mid ’30s.) Remember me Not recommended on shared computers. Gibson Acoustic ; Gibson J45 Vintage vs Martin HD28 Sign in to follow this . 662 20. Go. Both are 2019 production. Messages 2,091. BobAtlGa. SalFromChatham. May 10, 2010 #21. tonesurfer Senior Member. 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. I'm going to buy a guitar for a very good friend of mine. I do like the Gibson jangle, I'll get round to acquiring a J45 one day! This is a friendly online community of Eastman Guitar players and owners; Registration is free - come and join the discussion! Before and after I bought my DV-52 i took trips to the Guitar Center and two other large guitar dealers in Evansville, IN. Messages 1,859. Messages 2,048. 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. Followers 1. People who are into professional guitar playing are often get confused about Gibson vs martin . Compared to Gibson’s similarly proportioned Jumbo model, priced at $60, the J-35 was a budget-wise buy. So for for me to purchase a Martin at the time was a big deal. Belonging to Gibson’s dreadnought “jumbo” line, the J45 is known for its round-shoulder and full, warm bass. By Violeiro, October 2, 2019 in ... Taylor and now Gibson guitars. 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 … Some sound great, some not so much. Go. On a D28 they'd sound like noobs . 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. 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. The only real bassmonster I've come across in Martins is the D35, and even then only certain D35s. 1 of 3 Go to page. JF-30. Jul 4, 2018 #22 J45 vs D28? Registered Member. tonguy. Registered Member. The 20 frankly looks Gibson, but sounds Martin D35 to me. SalFromChatham. Taylor 214CE, Gibson J45, Martin D15, Martin D35. Any thought on these guitars. Next Last. Before anyone comments "You should compare guitars made of the same woods" or "This is useless! Recommended Posts. deadletteroffice Member. Those are the only Gibson acoustics I have ever liked and wanted. I got back into the fold, not because it sounds close to a J45, but because I prefer it’s tighter bass. Apr 26, 2018 #1 Good demo here. Free delivery for many products! 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. Thread starter deadletteroffice; Start date Jan 16, 2014; 1; 2; Next. 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. 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. Joined: Sep 19, 2009 Location: Richmond, VA. For Martin go for the HD-28. Gibson vs Martin. New Martin D18 or Gibson J45? Martin D-35 or Gibson J-45 Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by jrcassell, May 9, 2010. Now for the martin vs. guild.