Are Gibson acoustic guitars better than Martin?


Are Gibson acoustic guitars better than Martin?

The Quick Answer. Gibson acoustic guitars often sound fuller than Martin’s which usually sound more delicate. Martin offers guitars for all price ranges whilst Gibson only make high end guitars. Gibson mainly make dreadnought and jumbo guitars whereas Martin mainly make dreadnoughts, mid-sized and smaller shapes.

How much is a Gibson J-45?

$ 2,849 .00
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String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Round Shoulder Dreadnought
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed

Who uses Gibson J-45?

Some artists known for their use of a J-45 or a variant thereof include Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Woody Guthrie, Donovan, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, James Taylor, John Hiatt, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Gillian Welch, and the list goes on.

Are Martin D18 and Gibson J45 good guitars?

Martin D18 and Gibson J45 are two such guitars that are exceptional when it comes to style, performance, and more and with all that, they have certainly been some of the most sought-after and popular acoustic guitars of all time. They are great and are often considered to be competitors as well.

Do you prefer Gibson or Martin Guitars?

They do sound very different, play very different, look very different, and that is what makes them both great. However; I did have an enlightenment with Gibson. I have found that (IMO, FOR ME) fits more with what I am looking for in sound, and play-ability . Looks is a toss, I like the looks of both Gibson and Martins. Why do I feel this way?

Is the Martin D-28 my favorite guitar?

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). At the end of the day, both Gibson and Martin make fantastic guitars – comparing them to each other is apples to oranges; it boils down to what plays better on one’s hands and sound’s better on one’s ears.

What nut width do you prefer on a Martin or Gibson?

(2) I absolutely HATE the 1 11/16″ nut width (feel my fingers are cramped fretting the neck), really like the 1.75″ on the new Martins, BUT found the sweet spot for me on the 1.725″ of the Gibson I have. To this date I have had numerous Martin, Taylor and now Gibson guitars.