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Old 06-18-2021, 06:08 AM
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I guess it comes down to what you mean by "fundamental". To me it means a guitar with a quick decay and leaner on overtones/harmonics. Gibsons, particularly the non-scallop X braced guitars had this going on. It also brings to mind something like a Grand Concert size ladder braced guitar. Thing is though guitars are built to please a modern ear so they tend to ring out longer and will be richer in overtones.

A ladder braced Waterloo would be seem to be a good bet. I remember playing an X braced and ladder braced WL-14 side by side and came away thinking I preferred the ladder braced version because it had a nice dose of raw power I did not hear in the other. But they are above what you are wanting to spend.

That said I tend to agree with an above post that a mahogany top guitar might get you closer to where you want to be.
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Old 06-18-2021, 06:20 AM
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A good friend has the 000-17 from Martin, and itís hands down one of the best acoustics Iíve heard for that dry/fundamental tone. He has a K&k in it and runs it direct into the board. It sounds incredible. If that was the tone I was chasing, Iíd be all over one.

You also canít go wrong with a 000-15. Some of the consistently best Martinís Iíve played, and hits right in your tone target.

Iíd put a K&K in whatever you got.

Best of luck.
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Old 06-18-2021, 06:34 AM
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I did not know that about plywood giving a dryer sound. If this is the case, you might to check out this one in classifieds. It's a Beard Highball with a Birch ply construction.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=616665
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Old 06-18-2021, 06:51 AM
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Martin all mahogany 15 series of your choice.
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Of my small herd the 00015sm is the one I consider 'woody'
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