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Unread 09-15-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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Are Tak. dread considered 'more bluegrassy' as opposed to Taylors?

Just curious as to whether the Tak dreads out perform the Taylor lineup when it comes to country/bluegrass/ style of music. i'd like to hear your thoughts. anyone out there had a Tak. and then switched over to a Taylor and back again to a Tak.

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Unread 09-15-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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I won't get into that debate but I think they both can do the job. It used to be that Takamine made a pretty good workhorse but Fender bought Kaman Corp so all the new Takamines are indirectly Fenders. The medium model Taks seem to be lacking to me.

I have so far been underwhelmed by Taylors. It just doesn't feel right to pay much over a grand for a bolt on neck guitar but that is just my opinion. I don't have much love for self serving manufacturers.

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When I think of bluegrass, I think of Martin. I realize that doesn't really answer the question.

Not to derail the discussion, but are there major manufacturers that aren't self-serving?
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Unread 09-16-2011, 01:15 AM   #4
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When I think of bluegrass, I think of Martin. I realize that doesn't really answer the question.

I think that is how Takamine was started by copying Martins. Wasn't there a law suit?I also think the Martin D35 inspired Bob Taylor.
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I think that is how Takamine was started by copying Martins. Wasn't there a law suit?I also think the Martin D35 inspired Bob Taylor.
With a lot of the "lawsuit" era stuff, I'm not sure who actually got sued and who just thought they were going to get sued.

I was thinking about those early Martin headstock Taks though. They are great players and usually very reasonably priced. I don't know if the same goes for their current stuff in the sub-$400 market.
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I think that is how Takamine was started by copying Martins. Wasn't there a law suit?I also think the Martin D35 inspired Bob Taylor.
That's how most of a overseas acoustic makers got started: by copying Martin.

And I too think of Martin when I think bluegrass, although the brand of guitar is not nearly as important as the sound and the style.
I'm certain that a good bluegrass picker can take a cheap-but-well-set-up Yamaha and make it sound great.
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That's how most of a overseas acoustic makers got started: by copying Martin.

And I too think of Martin when I think bluegrass, although the brand of guitar is not nearly as important as the sound and the style.
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I can successfully exacute bluegrass on my 12 string jumbo. So IMO the sound and style aren't as important as the picker.


C.F.Martin pretty much designed the dreadnought so you could say anyone who builds a dreadnought is copying a Martin.

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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:47 AM   #9
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Now that I've played a '70s Martin D-18 it's hard for me to like much else. xD But I gotta say those '70s-'80s Tak dread knockoffs are really quite something, especially given the price.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:52 AM   #10
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Jerry Garcia did alright with a Takamine. When he picked up an acoustic he immediately turned into a flat picker. His solo work sounded great on that Takamine as well. He could have chosen anything and the makers would have fallen over themselves to get it to him.
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I can successfully exacute bluegrass on my 12 string jumbo. So IMO the sound and style aren't as important as the picker.
That's what I referring to by "sound and style"...of the player, not the guitar.
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If I was going to buy a dreadnaught for worship I have my mind made up it would be a Tak TAN16C. I wouldn't want anything else.
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