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Old 04-13-2019, 02:27 PM
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Here are a few slopes (first two released this year) that the player seems smitten with. I’m eager to play the Gibson but can attest that the Martins are killer...






I played a j-15, j-45 and j-45 studio in the same room as the DSS-17. It was like baby toy poodles trying to take on an alligator!
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:45 PM
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I played a j-15, j-45 and j-45 studio in the same room as the DSS-17. It was like baby toy poodles trying to take on an alligator!
What were you smoking?
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:45 PM
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Dreads to jumbos to OMs to classical. Those have been my charmed life picks.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:25 PM
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..it might of been the dark side in 1972 but Gibson jumbos have been a pretty dang popular guitar for awhile now...you gotta let the seventies go man...
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:54 PM
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I also fell for a DSS-17WS...it's easily more guitar than it's price point. Been stealing all my lap time from way more expensive models I have but there is something about the raw, woody, fundamental power of this guitar. Well...that and it feels like it might float off of your lap if you let go of it? I'm afraid I'm hooked?
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I can't help but wonder if the upper bout shape isn't more ideal for an acoustic guitar.
I remember reading where Ovation had taken all sorts of measurements to come up with the ideal shape, and as it turns out it's kind of a slope shoulder shape on the upper bout.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:18 PM
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I've been a SS man since getting my 1954 gibson SJ a year ago. No GAS since.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:42 PM
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I know, I know, it's sacrilege -- especially where I live, here in SoCal.

I was raised by Martin Nazis, in the backyard of CSNY and Joni Mitchell. Dude, I didn't even KNOW Gibson made flattops till about 15 years; that's how stupid I am. And here I am, all these years later, having forsaken and renounced the square-shoulder propagandists all around me. Having seen -- finally and forever -- the light (er, dark).

Dare I share my secret? Dare you share yours?

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Er, Gibson don't make dreads, they make jumbos.

By "round shouldered " dread you'd be describing the "original " dread.

This is a particular "bee in my bonnet"

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Old 04-14-2019, 10:42 AM
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Silly, Ya' just gotta' let some stuff go.
You're only torturing yourself...
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:47 AM
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I've become quite the slope shoulder jumbo fan myself. I don't know what makes them so comfortable to play, whether it's the shorter scale or what, but I know that I like them quite a bit.

I still have some square shouldered long scale dreads that aren't going anywhere, though.
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Er, Gibson don't make dreads, they make jumbos.

By "round shouldered " dread you'd be describing the "original " dread.

This is a particular "bee in my bonnet"

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Andy, you Brits are so particular. Loosen up over there LOL. Dread, Jumbo, whatever you call 'em. BIG guitars.

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Er, Gibson don't make dreads, they make jumbos.

By "round shouldered " dread you'd be describing the "original " dread.

This is a particular "bee in my bonnet"

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Old 04-14-2019, 12:04 PM
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I mean, he's got a point. If we can just agree to call the square shoulder guitars dreadnaughts and the slope shouldered ones jumbos, then we don't have to type "slope shouldered dreadnaughts" all the time.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:09 PM
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I played a j-15, j-45 and j-45 studio in the same room as the DSS-17. It was like baby toy poodles trying to take on an alligator!
May be... then again,you haven't played my 'gator killer J45 either.
I'll still take it over that Martin.
I'm sure the Martin is superb, it's just not a J45.
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