Dreadnaughts reviewed in Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar MagazineThe September edition of Acoustic Guitar magazine includes a review of seven dreadnaught guitars.

In an eight page section the feature article assesses the merits of seven different makes of the cherished Dreadnought guitar, varying in price from $350 to $4,000 and across the range of manufacturers such as Morgan Monroe, Epiphone, Larivee, Taylor, Breedlove, Martin and Santa Cruz.

The reviewers, who include magazine Senior Editor Scott Nygaard, provide a narrative comment on the characteristics of each guitar, added to which are basic specifications, prices and contact details. Whether it is an entry-level or a professional-quality modern guitar that you are seeking, the general opinion is that all of them are well worth consideration.

While specific models are discussed, comparables from the same price range are mentioned also, bringing attention to 42 dreadnoughts in all.

The complete article can be found at the Acoustic Guitar website, where there is access to two videos which allow a good view of each of the seven guitars, and a sonic appreciation of their tonality.

Another interesting feature of the September edition of Acoustic Guitar is Cross-Cultural Picking in which Nygaard discusses with Italian ace guitarist Beppe Gambetta the latter’s new cross-picking technique, and the poetry of flat picking.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.