stalkerknocker
Registered User
Join date: Mar 2013
22 IQ
#1
Hi all,

I'm thinking about investing in a new acoustic that will be left in a dropped tuning (down 1 to 1.5 steps). I would like to buy something above the $1000 mark, and this instrument will be used to play a lot of modern rock mainly. I particularly like the way Clint Lowery plays on his solo stuff and on his acoustic songs with Dark New Day.

Any thoughts on brands, body styles, and the setup of the guitar to help me out would be greatly appreciated!
WaltTheWerewolf
Caffeinated
Join date: Sep 2008
1,313 IQ
#2
Quote by stalkerknocker
Hi all,

I'm thinking about investing in a new acoustic that will be left in a dropped tuning (down 1 to 1.5 steps). I would like to buy something above the $1000 mark, and this instrument will be used to play a lot of modern rock mainly. I particularly like the way Clint Lowery plays on his solo stuff and on his acoustic songs with Dark New Day.

Any thoughts on brands, body styles, and the setup of the guitar to help me out would be greatly appreciated!


dont really need a certain Acoustic for it until you get down to Baritone Range IMO otherwise you could put on 13s instead of the standard 12s for strings.
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
3,265 IQ
#3
My Ovation Elite handles NST (CGDAEG) just fine, and has given me no guff in the 20+ years I've had it.
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Captaincranky
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Join date: Sep 2011
288 IQ
#4
Quote by stalkerknocker
.Any thoughts on brands, body styles, and the setup of the guitar to help me out would be greatly appreciated!

I think one salient and primary point would be scale length. I would say 25.5" would be a minimum to maintatin adequate string tension. Happily, this is the scale length of most dreadnoughts and jumbos anyway.

I thought I saw Taylor advertise @ 26", but I wouldn't swear to that.
chadbo
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2011
261 IQ
#5
Any all solid wood mahogany guitar would sound killer in drop tuning.
chadbo
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2011
261 IQ
#6
i.e. Martin 15 series for the $1000+ or there a multitude of sub $1000 Mahogany guitars that would work well too...