NGD: Gibson...well, sort of... in Gibson Acoustic Posted July 12 · Report reply Have had the guitar for a week now. Restrung it with some new EJ26's and the guitar sounds fantastic. It sounded surprisingly good with what I think were they beyond dead original strings, but it really came alive with new strings. May also try some Martin Retros in 11-52 since I've had good luck with Retros on a Waterloo WL-14XTR and a Custom Shop Martin OM-15. It's a very dynamic guitar and I haven't been able to put it down. It's arguably the best small-body acoustic I've owned to date.