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jonm Ozark tenor guitar (10) RE: Ozark tenor guitar 18 Aug 08


I compared the Ozark and Ashbury back to back in a shop and ended up with the Ozark.

It has a nice tone with a raw edge when you dig in, really cuts through in a session unlike most guitars, it's good and loud but capable of some smoother and gentler dynamics depending on how you play it. It's also smaller, with no apparent trade-off in volume and only a little in bass response.

The Ashbury was more of a one-trick pony, nice tone but less variety depending on how you play. If that tone is the one for you, then fine, but I wanted a little more.

Some minor fit and finish issues with the Ozark, as you might expect with a budget guitar, but basically OK. It fits a half-size acoustic gig bag and Eagle Music do a dedicated hard case for it. The Ashbury will only fit into a standard 000 case or bag.

Hope that helps.


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