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Old 09-24-2016, 02:13 AM
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Growl = Gibson

Try a J-45 and if on budget a J-15
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:34 AM
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Gibson Sheryl Crow Country Western - this is in open D6 tuning.

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Old 09-24-2016, 04:02 AM
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I couldn't have told you until I got my current guitar. And now ... well, it's obvious when you hear it.

I think it's not bass-heaviness so much as a slight amount of distortion and compression in the bass. There's something about it that's reminiscent of a slightly overdriven electric guitar. It's not about the "EQ" of the guitar so much as it is about the quality of the sound - it feels pushed, but without losing its musicality.
Very well described and this is also how I hear it, and my 000-28EC has it in spades.
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:26 AM
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Growl comes from the player not the guitar.

what he said...
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:00 AM
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All my acoustics growl from the Guild Jumbo to the Larrivee parlour and everything in between including my 12 strings and of course the National and Dobro.

I usually play with a flat pick and "choke up" on the pick and dig in to get the GROWL. Even my new Martin OM28 growls even though it's still a pup.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:18 AM
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When I think growl, my first thought is the Gibson AJ.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:33 AM
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Definitely a J45. I actually just sold the J45 about 10 minutes ago, but out of all the acoustics I currently have/had, including a J45, HD-28, AJ and 000-15M the J45 wins in the growl department and deep, smokey low E string for sure. I would never really consider the HD-28 to be very "growly".
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:50 AM
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Best growl I know comes from a ladder braced guitar. I've got an old 1937 Kalamazoo KG-11 that is sassy as all get out.

I've had a KG-14 for almost 20 years and I still don't understand what growl is supposed to be. :|
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:53 PM
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Cheap option. My Alvarez arda1965 def growls out E.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:12 PM
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When I think growl, my first thought is the Gibson AJ.
Yeppers...a "good" sounding Gibson Advance Jumbo really has the growl in spades.

Also a Martin 12 fret HD-28VS slope shoulder will really growl for you.

The right Gibson J200 Western with the Rosewood back and sides will do it as well.


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National biscuit bridge single cone will do what you want. They can sound mean if you want them too.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:28 PM
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A nice Mahogany guitar ?

Being partial to the brand, I would look at a Guild, but I'm sure others can be found.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:00 AM
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This thread is over three years old, so I hope the OP found his guitar already.

But it's obvious that we all have different definitions for what it takes for a guitar to growl. There's been some pretty wimpy guitars recommended as ''roaring''

All I can say is that the Martin DSS-17 doesn't just growl, it Roars!
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:37 AM
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Add me to the "what is growl?" chorus.
... me too.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:55 AM
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National biscuit bridge single cone will do what you want. They can sound mean if you want them too.
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Wood body resonator has a nice growl. I've a National MT-14 that growls and barks (but rarely bites)
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