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FlatpickFreak

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Bad arthritis issues in my fingers, wrist, neck etc... so I have gravitated to smaller body guitars. But this here thing is a BEAST of a guitar, never "breaking up" when pushed. It's got torrefied scalloped Adi braces & top... boy howdy is it loud if you want it to be!

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That beast is very nice. 
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Beautiful! Nice choice. I've seen several bluegrassers use smaller than dread guitars. Ricky Skaggs occasionally plays an OM model. Doesn't get any more bluegrass than that. I'd like to add an OM to my collection someday.
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I saw the American Acoustic tour this summer. During Julian Lage's portion of the show, Chris Eldridge came out and they played a bluegrass tune. Chris was playing a dread, and Julian had his signature OM. Not once did I think, "Man, that Julian Lage would've sounded good if only he had a D-28."
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I don’t know why BG means dreadnought. A smaller body guitar may not have the depth but just because of that it will cut through on a band-jam lead picking better. I own a 28 because a grass picker is supposed to but love those smaller bodies.
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I recently saw the award winning bluegrass band, Volume 5, and their guitarist played an OM style guitar which sounded incredible with the 5 classic bluegrass instrument configuration. I own 4 great dreadnaught guitars now but I think an OM would be my next acquisition for sure.
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I've had 000's but I'd like an OM some day too. This is a 00 but sure acts bigger! [biggrin]

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Really nice looking guitar.
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Yes it is a really nice one.
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Purty!

I never cared for OM's or 000's but think the double 0's are great sounding guitars. This one looks the part, too.
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Educate me again...what are the size designations of the smaller (than dread) bodied guitars from largest to smallest?
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I've not had good luck with OM's in jam situations, and I've owned 5 or 6 of them. A few years ago I got Jimmy Edmonds to build me a 0000 - wow, that was the ticket! It's got the curves and body depth of an OM in a slightly larger body. It has 90%+ of everything my dreads have and can keep up in most every jam setting you can imagine.

Not to take away from the OP's post - beautiful guitar! In the end it's what WE like that makes the world go 'round.

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Well said, Gary.
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It's not even an OM or OM scale (it's a short scale 00). But yeah Gary if it wasn't for the cooked Adirondack top / braces it wouldn't be as loud as it is. I think when I said it's loud if ya want it to be was misleading or too vague though. It's still prob tad too quiet for a real-deal pickin' session with multi instruments unless others quieted down a hair, but I'm just a porch picker so it's more about tone of the 00 size + wood combo's I 'spoze. [biggrin]  But if I dig in it doesn't break up & gets absurdly loud for that tiny box!
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Educate me again...what are the size designations of the smaller (than dread) bodied guitars from largest to smallest?


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000/OM (000 is basically a short-scale OM)
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Dread
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