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Do you play a Dreadnought?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Buckocaster51, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Buckocaster51

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    Wikipedia's article of the day will help you understand the etymology of the word dreadnought.
     
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    This is a bit like 'jumbo'. There was an especially large elephant called Jumbo and so his name became used as a word to describe anything that's large. People often think he was called Jumbo because he was big, but it's the other way round.

    The other interesting thing is that Martin named a guitar after an instrument of war. I doubt that would happen today. Oh wait, Bare Knuckles have a pickup called 'Nailbomb'. That's pretty sick when you think about it.
     
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    Loud Fat-Neck Dreadnought Martin D-18GE SB

    I chose this model for its sonic invincibility, so I guess I knew it was an instrument of war built to combat the resonator banjo.
     
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    Yep...Martin HD-28 Marquis....the term cannon is fitting :lol:
     
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    After many years of yes, it's become no.

    I'm coming on the anniversary of a year without my HD-28 and not missing it as expected but also no longer going to local bluegrass jams.

    I confess that a few slope shoulder and 12 fret dreadnoughts almost got the checkbook out.
     
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    Ooops! Double posted:eek:
     
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    That's lovely and all but it doesn't say anything about how guitars came to be named that way. I guess one can pretty safely say that the big old stringed beasties were named after the ships.
     
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    yep. I'm in the cannon club as well, HD-35. But mine's for sale, unfortunately :-/
     
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    People: the OP didn't start this so that we could all say whether we play a dread. It was a rhetorical question, with the thread really being about the reason that dreads are called dreads.
     
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    What's your point?
     
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    Mine's bigger :D
     
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    So he was big because they called him jumbo...lol
     
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    D-18 hog goodness
     
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    Leo got it right the first time.
     
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    That is the Texas (BB-35). Notice the "tripod" mast. The original "cage" masts were replaced in her 1925 refit.
     
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    the big d or a jumbo
     
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