Trying to decide between a Martin D16GTE and a Gibson J15.
-spruce top (I like spruce)
-it's a Martin
-love the dreadnought body shape. I like smaller bodied guitars.
-no pick up, although a mate of mine has a spare LR Baggs element he said I can have.
-It's beautiful. That walnut body looks amazing.
Decisions, decisions. Price wise they're pretty much the same so that's not really a consideration. I've played a Martin (albeit cheap ones) for a while so I know that the dreadnought body really suits me, and that Martins in general suit my playing style (do more strumming than I do fingerstyle). The Gibson acoustics I've played in the past have been a bit boomy for my taste, but the J15 has a smaller body than other high end Gibsons I've played so there's that.
Anyone have any input? I know we've some pretty talented guitarists on here? I'm also open to suggestions for other guitars in a similar price bracket.