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Old 02-01-2018, 11:38 AM
cu4life7 cu4life7 is offline
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Location: Silverdale, Washington
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I learned on a Big Muddy with the wide neck and quite enjoyed it as a starter instrument. Way more tone per dollar than most of the imports, but the sound is distinctly flattop. I didn't realize how different it was until I got my Collings Oval hole and played them back to back. I wouldn't recommend them if you are playing bluegrass because they don't have the punch you will want, also the wide neck version makes the 4 finger G chord nearly impossible. So evaluate where your interests lie, and shop around. Try some Kentucky's and Eastman's. They are hard to beat the same price range and have some more bluegrass specific sound.
My Therapy:
Martin 000-18GE 1937 Sunburst MFG
Martin 000-15
Kevin Enoch Tradesman Open Back Banjo
Collings MT2-O Honey Amber
Royce Burt #560 5-String Fiddle
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