"True Gibsons that have fretboard binding have nib binding or over the fret binding. The chibson did not have nib binding.
Gibson has to sell parts for repairs and upgrades of authentic Gibsons so that argument does not fly."
"It may be the neck profile or weight. The strata bond neck of my 000 is a lot heavier and has a rounded C profile. It does feel rough compared to the finish of my d35. Your guitar is purty in the minimalist Martin way without blinky blink."
"As far as I can tell, my entourage s6 and coastline folk don't have 2 piece sides. Seeing the pix, I now know what to look for. I will check NE later.
More GAS than skill to say my other gulls. Unfortunately, I can also say my other…"
"Nice. Glad you like it. I like richlite fingerboard. But I am not thrilled about the strata bond neck. My 000x1ae has the strata bond neck which does not feel as good as my d16 or d35 with solid wood neck."
Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years, More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin D16 GT, Martin D35, Seagull Rustic Entourage, Seagull Coastline Cedar Folk, Seagull Natural Elements Heart of Wild Cherry, Alvarez Dreadnought, Rogue Dreadnought cheapo, American Fender Strat, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Gibson, Nighthawk, Squire Strat II, and Assassin cheapo :)
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, pop, blues,
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar
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GREAT choices on your martins! Does your D16 have the aged toner top? Wish mine did! I have a D12-16RGTC that is #166 of 200 that has satin rosewood back and sides with a couple of other tweaks that was commissioned by Guitar Center in 2001. I'm the 2nd owner.
Don'tcha just Love your D35? I really enjoy the 12 fret neck..heck, I even Love the way it smells!
If you like the looks of the dark finish on the Entourage Rustic and you actually wanted the slim 1.72 inch nut, then you made the right choice. The Entourage Rustic and the S-6 slim are pretty much the same guitar other than the finish. I was drawn to the S-6 mainly because I really wanted the wider nut.