Over on another guitar forum. of course it is the Taylor Guitar Forum, or rather the Guitar Forum formely known as the Taylor Guitar Forum,
anyway, there is talk over there that there is no significant tonal advantage to the dove tail neck design. If so, why does Martin still do it since they have a method for making less expensive guitars with a bolt on neck. If those less expensive Martin guitars that employ a bolt on neck are just as good as the Martins with a dove tail neck, why then wouldn't Martin switch to making all their guitars with a bolt on neck, since, in this example, they could make equal guitars at a lower cost. These folks over on the other guitar forum seem to imply that it's all just folklore: that Martin still employs the dove tail because people like you and me would stop buying them if Martin switched to a bolt on design. In other words, they are saying we are being duped by paying more for a design element that does not lead to a superior product and resulting tone. What say you?