For Fans of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
Of course I know that most flatpickers prefer Martin style instruments - I certainly do, but I was raised with a flatpicking grandfather that mostly played Gibson.
Could be that some folk's have a particular style of playing that is best represented by Gibson Dreadnoughts or Super Jumbo guitars?
If so - then I want to hear about it, and if possible, hear you play as well!!!
Anyway, Gibson still makes great guitars - and who doesn't think the J 200 is a great guitar for flatpicking? The thing is HUGE, it's going to drown out lots of other guitars - it's ideal if you can handle the thing.
I want one! A J 100 would be fine too, and lots cheaper!
Then there is the slightly smaller Everyly Brothers guitar to consider - the ferocious country influenced close harmonies and rhythm playing of Phil and Don Everly shouldn't be lost upon the flatpicker
I know that the Gibson Dove's maple body might turn off some, but I think that the thing sounds TERRIFIC - and I'd like to play one.
Then of course there is the Gibson Hummingbird - and it's strange competition with the Martin D 18!