auditorium

The brighter side of the mahogany equation.

Bold voice for a small-bodied, all-mahogany flattop. Great value. Excellent build quality.

Strong midrange could prove too strident for some.

$899 street

Godin Fairmount Composer QIT
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I'm a big believer in the all-mahogany, small-body acoustic formula. In the studio, through a nice microphone and signal chain, a mahogany concert-, grand-concert-, or auditorium-sized guitar can make the sweetest sound you ever heard. And in a good fingerstylist's hands they can exhibit a lovely dynamic range—albeit usually within what you'd call the "mellow" spectrum.

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