After concluding that the damage was so severe that the top could not be restored without compromising the guitar’s sound—not to mention its looks—I began the process of outfitting this fine instrument with a replacement soundboard.
The A3M cutaway dreadnought reviewed here features solid tonewoods and an S.R.T (Studio Response Technology) microphone-modeling preamp, making this a guitar for serious gigging players, but at a price that won’t leave you destitute.
Evolution is slow in the guitar universe. And when you consider how many 50-year-old instruments—or even 150-year-old instruments—have come to represent design “perfection,” you can understand why. But while
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