Re: Gibson. New or old?
I haven't read all the replies, but I have a Flatiron A5 and I have a '20 Gibson A3. I rarely play my A3 and play my Flatiron A LOT! It has more power, more volume, more drive, more percussion, more everything. If I'm in a large jam with my A3, I can't hear myself. With the Flatiron, no problems! Oh, I like my old Gibson and I appreciate these instruments for their place in history, but for a daily player in a bluegrass setting - no way!
°papŠ gordo ainít no madre flaca!
'20 A3, '84 1N, '84 A5-1, '06 Phoenix Bluegrass, 2012 Cohen A5, 2012 Muth A5