Anyone have any ideas? I#m looking to buy a new acoustic, and thought I should consider this area. I absolutely love the Gibson jumbo shape, but essentially speaking, sound is the key, even above looks.
ie. In general, how does a dreadnought sound against a jumbo? Does the shape have a noticeable effect on sound, or is it far more to do with the construction and materials used?
It's something I've wondered about. Hopefully some luthiers will chime in on this one.
Shape, make, model, neck joint, top, bridge, and materials all affect the sound dramatically on an acoustic. For me its impossible to buy an acoustic unless I have played the actual one I intend to buy.