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Old 09-23-2016, 10:35 AM
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Hi Acoustic Addicts-

I am looking for an acoustic guitar with growl, especially one that will be good for songs with drop d tuning. So something that has growl but also adds to those kinds of bass heavy, round chord tones.

Any recommendations?

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Old 09-23-2016, 10:40 AM
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Martin HD35 will growl


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Old 09-23-2016, 10:42 AM
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A guitar made of laminated woods will have fewer overtones and more growling characteristics.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:16 AM
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Probably a lot won't agree, but I find OM-28 to be quite satisfying in the Growl department. Really sexy growl, but a growl all the same. Someday I'ma buy one.

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Old 09-23-2016, 11:20 AM
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Price range?

Sowme Furchs tend to growl.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:27 AM
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Is there a sound clip or video that has this "growl" that you speak of?
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:34 AM
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My Breedlove Premiere Auditorium Rosewood has growl when I drive it hard.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:35 AM
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000-15sm. Can't think of a guitar with more growl than that.
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Something made out of "dogwood"? and played with a Red Bear?

Poor jests I know - I just don't really know what you mean by growl. Sounds like distortion to me.

Are you looking for a bass heavy sound ?
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Is there a sound clip or video that has this "growl" that you speak of?
There are some vids of Clapton all by himself, Drifting Blues comes to mind, in his senior years. He growls really well on his various forms of 000-28s.

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Old 09-23-2016, 11:46 AM
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Growl comes from the player not the guitar.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:00 PM
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Can someone please define 'growl' ?

I've heard the term used, sometimes with a Martin referenced, but haven't a clue what it might sound like.

Perhaps a heavy bass rumbling?

My Aussie growls at night when he hears sounds that he deems inppropriate -
He's usually quite unpleasant and perturbed when he goes to see what caused the noise.

Be a shame if it was some poor guy playing a bass heavy Martin guitar - - -

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Old 09-23-2016, 12:05 PM
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:06 PM
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...i always described the tone of my Santa Cruz OM/PW as a throaty growl...especially when you dig in..kinda like the top of the guitar is being overdriven...but not quite...and yeah it excelled at drop D and open tunings where the bass response became even fatter...
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:08 PM
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Martin 000-28 EC. Now THAT is some growl!
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