Hey guys and gals,

So I have decided that I am going to buy a Martin for my new acoustic. I really have enjoyed what I have played so far and they are probably the most lefty-friendly company I have ever come across. My question is if a dreadnought with a cutaway or a rounded venetian cutaway would be ideal for me.

the two acoustics I am looking at: Rounded venetian cutaway: mcx1ke&Itemid=11">mcx1ke&Itemid=11">http://www.martinguitar.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=111mcx1ke&Itemid=11

dreadnought cutaway: http://www.martinguitar.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=94:dcx1ke&Itemid=11

I play a lot of folk, folk rock and alt. country, such as: Blue Rodeo, Bob Dylan, Craig Cardiff, City & Colour, James Vincent McMorrow, Kathleen Edwards, The Low Anthem, Neil Young, Yukon Blonde, Neko Case, Cuff the Duke.

So I usually fingerpick or just use my thumb as a pick. What would be better for the styles I like to play?

EDIT: I have only been able to try the dreadnought in store, and I will have them order in the other to try, I just wana know if it even useful to do.
Last edited by Moose_Guitarist at Apr 13, 2012,
I don't think the cutaway style is even the issue, plain and simple.

The 000 body is smaller than the dread. So less bottom end.

But, (big but), it has a wider neck, which would be arguably better for finger picking.

You have to decide if you're at ease playing with the larger dreadnaught body.......then..,

Personally, I'd go for what's behind door number 3, so to speak, and see if they have a cutaway dread, with the wider neck........
Last edited by Captaincranky at Apr 13, 2012,