#1
I can't tell, i remember reading somewhere that its a dreadnought but with rounded shoulders... but that just happens to look like a jumbo. Are jumbo's just basically dreadnoughts with rounded shoulders? can anyone tell me the difference in sound? which is more of this or that?

does it sound like a jumbo to you guys or does it sounds like a dreadnought?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCb8J91SaCc
Dont mind the album cover on the second video, he doesn't really seem to use a guitar with a cutaway. he seems to stick to his favorite roy smeck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOhvUHxtpGU
#2
It's more or less a Gibson SJ - southern jumbo - style in the upper vid. Gibson doesn't use the term dreadnought, but it is often referred to as a "slope D", while their Hummingbird style is referred to as a "square shouldered D". Both are a bit bigger than a Martin style dread, but there is also some variation in Gibson slope D sizes to add to the confusion.

This may help:

http://www.gibson.com/news-lifestyle/features/en-us/which-gibson-acoustic-is-right-for-you.aspx
#3
The outdoor photo is an "AJ" (I think) Gibson. The "AJ stands for "Advanced Jumbo", but these are most often called, "slope shoulder dreadnoughts".

If you look closer you'll see the body / neck joint is at the 12 fret, instead of the more common 14th fret.

Here's the Gibson page on the guitar: http://www.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Round-Shoulder/Gibson-Acoustic/Jackson-Browne-Signature.aspx

Here's a photo:
Last edited by Captaincranky at Oct 28, 2015,
#4
Quote by Captaincranky
The outdoor photo is an "AJ" (I think) Gibson. The "AJ stands for "Advanced Jumbo", but these are most often called, "slope shoulder dreadnoughts".

If you look closer you'll see the body / neck joint is at the 12 fret, instead of the more common 14th fret.

Here's the Gibson page on the guitar: http://www.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Round-Shoulder/Gibson-Acoustic/Jackson-Browne-Signature.aspx

Here's a photo:

thanks, but unfortunately i can't find a guitar similar to the shape and body of this one. there's gibson but thats too expensive for me... what would be the martin or taylor equivalent to gibsons advanced jumbo or do they make their own "slope shoulder dreadnoughts"? or is that just a gibson term?
anyway, thanks in advanced for the help and clearing things up
#5
Quote by Tony Done
It's more or less a Gibson SJ - southern jumbo - style in the upper vid. Gibson doesn't use the term dreadnought, but it is often referred to as a "slope D", while their Hummingbird style is referred to as a "square shouldered D". Both are a bit bigger than a Martin style dread, but there is also some variation in Gibson slope D sizes to add to the confusion.

This may help:

http://www.gibson.com/news-lifestyle/features/en-us/which-gibson-acoustic-is-right-for-you.aspx

thanks for the help. do you know if martin makes any guitars with the same shape and size as the southern jumbo but just a different name for it? and yeah, sorta realized dreadnoughts is more of a martin series then an actual overall type of guitar. Sorta like taylors grand auditorium. do you know what the martin or taylor equivalent to the southern jumbo is? or any other brand with an equivalent to this size and shape of the southern jumbo but just with a different name and not as expensive as this gibson?
#7
Quote by Tony Done
There are a lot of copies of that Gibson design, and one is a Martin, a CEO model. I don't think that Taylor have ever done a slope D.

The Asian importer brands, Tanglewood, for example, have less expensive copies. Some of them even sound a bit like the real deal.

is that the same dimensions? by equivalent, i meant dimensions, not just in color. i'd actually prefer a natural acoustic looking color than the color of this one, but i also wouldn't mind the same color. it looks kinda smaller to me, sort of like a om, unless jackson browne is actually pretty small in person and thats actually not a dreadnought and just looks like it because of his size.
#8
Quote by Tony Done
There are a lot of copies of that Gibson design, and one is a Martin, a CEO model. I don't think that Taylor have ever done a slope D.

The Asian importer brands, Tanglewood, for example, have less expensive copies. Some of them even sound a bit like the real deal.

those ceo's are still a little bit expensive for me. would you say that the martin dreadnought is pretty much the same in terms of size and shape except for the rounded shoulders? would it still sound similar to the aj?
#9
The copies are pretty much the same size as Gibsons.

The tone of Martins varies a lot between models, and a fair bit between individual guitars, but generally they don't have the same kind of sound as Gibsons. I tried a Tanglewood copy years ago that I thought sounded pretty much like a Gibson - sweet trebles, good bass thump.

I would be giving the Recording King "RAJ" series a close look, as in this one:

http://recordingking.com/products/guitars-all-models/raj-122

Eastman also have a very good reputation:

http://www.eastmanguitars.com/acoustic-dreadnought-e10ss