In this video I am comparing a Martin D-42 to a Taylor 716 (LTD).
Both are spruce tops and rosewood back and sides guitars. The Taylor is Madagascar Rosewood, and the Martin Indian Rosewood. They both have the distinctive Martin and Taylor sound for which they are loved.
The Martin is a dreadnought, and produces a massive bass response balanced with articulate high.
The Taylor is a 16 model, which is a Grand Symphony. It results in deep basses, meaty midrange and overall thick trebles.
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