Mudcat Café message #3119041 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136513   Message #3119041
Posted By: PHJim
22-Mar-11 - 11:52 AM
Thread Name: Martin D=21
Subject: RE: Martin D=21
Mike Longworth wrote that the construction of the D-21 and D-28 was identical except for the binding, board and bridge and the neck volute on the 28. He also mentioned that when a choice had to be made, the 28 was given the most attractive piece of rosewood (often the slab cut piece would be more attractive than the quarter sawn, like on my guitar, though I've seen slab cut backs on D=21s.)
I'm sure the material of the board and bridge don't have much effect on sound, especially since rosewood and ebony are both very hard, dense woods. The binding material would have even less effect on the sound.