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New Jumbo Guitar Buyers' Guide posted
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Author:  paulrace [ Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:04 pm ]
Post subject:  New Jumbo Guitar Buyers' Guide posted

Guitars were much smaller a century ago than most guitars being made today. To get a bigger sound, E.F. Martin developed the "square-shouldered" "dreadnought" style. Rather than recontouring their guitars, Gibson simply expanded the contours, making them bigger. "Jumbo" guitars, sometimes called "Super-jumbo" guitars were favorites of string band leaders, singing cowboys, and others. To this day, there are folks who prefer the sound of a jumbo to the sound of a dreadnought.

The "buyer's" guide tells the history and rationale of these huge instruments, and provide some tips for shopping for a "jumbo" today.


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