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Old 01-20-2021, 08:08 PM
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I already own a Taylor 814ce which has Indian Rosewood back and sides, so I'm not sure if the rosewood D-28 would be too similar to what I already have?
Except for both having sikta tops and EIR B&S, those two guitars are completely different in feel/construction/tone/vibe/etc....

You really just need to go out and play these instruments yourself to decide.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:14 PM
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My vote would be for a J45 Rosewood.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:32 PM
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First off, let me point out what a wonderful problem you have!

Second, let me state that I am a self-proclaimed ďMartin GuyĒ.
My first guitar was a Martin (still have it) and Iíve owned dozens of them over the last 50 years, including a D28, an HD28, and a D18.

Third, Iíve owned only 2 Gibson acoustics- J15 and J45 (with a natural top incidentally).

Now, to answer the OP question, if I were to buy any of them back,
it would be the J45 without hesitation or reservation.

And remember, Iím a lifelong Martin player.
But thereís something about a J45 that you just canít get anywhere else.

Of course, having them all is the perfect answer, and I did, for awhile.
But it came time to pass them on.
And the J45 was the last to go.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:50 PM
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If possible having one of each would be the way to go...there both great guitars

I have only one regret in my guitar purchasing life and that is I let the best sounding J 45 I have played pass by...... Long story.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:56 PM
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I have a J-45 and an HD-28. They both sound great, but different. I pick up the Gibson 90% of the time though. I find the short scale more comfortable to play.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:21 PM
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The D-28 if you are a flatpicker.

The J-45 for everything else. (It's not a great flatpicker)
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:28 PM
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Mine are a D-28 Marquis and a J-45 Standard. My favorite is whichever I happen to be playing at any given moment.

I have to agree, . . . need both!
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:00 PM
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Default Gibby..

I own both.
Yep, the J45....
It looks, feels, and sounds 100 years old.
BTW (a recommendation) get rid of the head-snaps-off Sherman tank on the headstock, and get some nice light Klusen style or open back tuners.
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:02 AM
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Both are great but im more into the Martin tone.
It does everything i need!
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:07 AM
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Love both, but D-28 wins for my taste.
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:15 AM
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My vote would be the J-45. But if you can find a J-45 with koa b/s, that would be even better.
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:08 AM
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I love the Martin D-28, I had a 2015 model with the "old" oval neck which I much prefer to the new slimmer ones.
I am not a fan of 1 11/16" nut but on this guitar it just felt natural, not cramped. This might depend on the neck profile.

But I dream about a J-45... Just the right appointments for a singer-songwriter.
The Martin is sometimes to much of a "full orchestra" sound for me.
To bad I donīt dare buying a Gibson online. I have seen to many with bad QC.
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:01 AM
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Depends on what you play.
Depends on your style of play
Depends on the comfort of each guitar a bit
Depends on preferred tone
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:20 AM
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Iíd pick the J-45 but Thats because my playing style and what I would use the guitar for. is a used J-45 and used D-28 achievable?
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:43 AM
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Do you go to Bars or Barns?? Owned both and loved both for very different reasons. I always felt comfortable with the J45 and the D28 was a bit intimidating if that makes sense. The J45 was light and loose and the D28 was tight and solid. I currently own a J29 which is a kinda hybrid model and enjoy it immensely. I wish I had your problem!!
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