Greg Ballantyne, I'm the same way. Had many small guitars, but now I have a GA and a Dread. I'm not a big guy, all of barely 5' 11" and 170 lbs now ( lost 15 lbs. since I started this job! Very physical), but nothing beats a GA or Dread for me for sound and for being comfortable to hold and play.
So ya, for me, my GA is my "small" guitar as well. It's amazing how close it is to a dread, but how much smaller it feels. It's almost like magic.......almost.
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!
I'm more of a small size guitar fan, but since I've had my two Crafter Guitars that are Grand Auditorium size with cut out, I would say this is my favourite size of guitar, can't say notice much if any difference in tone and volume, between the GA and Dreadnought size but much more comfortable to play, due to tighter wast.
Post by Greg Ballantyne on Feb 11, 2017 13:30:51 GMT -5
Derick , I have reached a level of infatuation with this body size/shape. I am not in a condition to make rational statements or judgements on the subject. I already caught myself having suspect thoughts while in the shop in town yesterday - I was only there for some strings, but got to looking at a 714ce and began thinking about trading my 418e.... I got out of there fast
In order of appearance: Aria LW-20 Seagull Maritime HG Dread Seagull Natural Elements Cedar/Cherry Dread Taylor 418e Taylor 514ce LTD Trinity College TM-375 Irish Bouzouki