If I have a Gibson AJ, do I...

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  1. lwatford

    lwatford Member

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    I have a great Gibson advanced jumbo ri, which I love. I recently found a Martin hd28v for a steal, and it's a great guitar...but seems really similar to my AJ. Think it's worth having both? The hd28 is a touch livlier than my AJ.
     
  2. Drewski

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    I think its worth having as many guitars as you can afford.

    THe HD-28V and AJ should sound fairly different to each other. I wouldnt expect them to be to redundant.
     
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    Aha.......we think alike Drewski!:agree
     
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    Some consider the HD28V to be as good as it gets for a rosewood Martin dread. I would grab it! Then save up for one of the newer Martin D18's which are also supposed to be nice.
     
  5. Dru Edwards

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    +1. They are completely different sounding guitars. Both are great.

    The one thing about the HD-28v is to make sure you're comfortable with the v neck. Some people have issues with it.
     
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    ...i'd personally think in terms of adding a D-18 rather than a D-28....it should offer a bit more contrast on account of the Mahogany back and sides...
     
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    That's right. Any similarity you're hearing between the AJ and the HD28 is most likely just the rosewood. So, although they are voiced differently, that distinction would be much more apparent if one of them were mahogany. So...J-35/45 or D-18 maybe.

    Or, just live with them awhile and see if their differences become more apparent?
     
  8. H. Mac

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    I agree. Besides, if the HD28V doesn't work out in the long run, you will probably be able to sell it for close to its purchase price.
     
  9. Dru Edwards

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    The new (2012) D-18 is a fantastic guitar. It's all in the forward shifted scalloped bracing and the mahogany does give it a more crisp, dry tone than rosewood. Definitely an option and much less expensive than the D-28v.
     
  10. lwatford

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    Well I did it...you guys are bad influences!
     
  11. Dereksslide

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    Post the AJ to me so you don't feel so bad about it...
     

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