Martin Acoustic Guitars: J-40 Jumbo Dreadnought
by Guitar Guru
”A Big Guitar That Will Make Sure You Get Heard”
The Martin J-40 Jumbo Dreadnought is a surefire way to make sure that your playing will be heard no matter what the circumstances.
With a Grand Auditorium body profile and a dreadnought body depth, the J-40 is no shrinking violet. In fact, its hugeness may make it difficult to handle for younger or smaller-sized players. But the sound it produces has a deep, rounded tone whose volume can compete with even a banjo for loudness, meaning that you will never have to put up with your playing fading into the background ever again.
In fact, some may find it too loud and have difficulty toning its volume down, especially if they are looking to play the J-40 as vocal accompaniment or in an attempt to blend with other instruments.
Made with solid rosewood back and sides
and a solid Sitka spruce top
, the J-40 seems was constructed for fingerstyle playing. And while it can adapt itself fairly well to heavy picking and strumming due mainly to its volume, too aggressive of strumming tends to give this big baby a rather boxy sound that can detract from its appeal.
At $3,499 (including its deluxe Martin hardshell case) the J-40 is no cheap acoustic guitar. But for the serious musician, it can be an excellent addition for those instances when you just have to be heard.
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