My 2003 SCGC Tony Rice (sitka) could pull in the bass like no other, my main guitar for 6yrs. Slopes are my fav dread style, I moved to my current 2001 VJ for a tad less bass and the mahogany vibe which keeps my toe tappin. I gave up on dreads a while back, afraid there’s no fiddle tunes sneaking out when I play, rock on.
EIR dreads have a special kind of rhythmic bass which is great for many things. A good 17″ jumbo can have a very different kind of bass, like a piano bass or what ever I’m trying to say. My 2014 Eastman AC630 maple/engelmann 17″ jumbo has that covered… sold my Goodall.
Wish I could be of more help help. bert