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reverend mikey
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Jan 13th, 2017 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been in a very dangerous "Martin phase" lately...

Bought a D-35/50 Standard in 2015 (50th Anniversary of the D-35)

Bought an amazing (!) 2012 D-18 a few months ago... WOW!

Just found a nice '68 00-16C nylon string (spruce top, hog b/s). it's on it's way (will be here Tuesday). I've been watching video's of these little nylon string wonders on YouTube - can't believe they're not more popular! They have great volume, balance, and just incredibly rich tone.

The guy who sold me this one also had a 00-28C with Brazilian b/s ...he *only* wanted $2500 for it (and was willing to let me make payments), but I've found the tone of this little mahogany ones to be quite nice.

But seriously - where else could you buy an old Martin with Brazilian back and sides for only $2500??? If it were a steel string, it would go for 2-4 times that amount!

I'll give a full report and post pics when it gets here.

Edited to add: I'll be converting it to play left-handed.

Meanwhile...

Demo of a '65 00-16C

(This message was last edited by reverend mikey at 12:35 PM, Jan 13th, 2017)

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Jan 13th, 2017 12:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sweet !

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Jan 13th, 2017 12:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Everyone needs at least 1 nylon string guitar in their arsenal. I hope that you enjoy it.

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Jan 31st, 2017 05:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is the 00-28C a lefty?

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Jan 31st, 2017 08:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've looked at those nylon stringers on the web, would sure like to see one in person one of these days.

I've never heard anything but positive things about any 16-series Martin.

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Jan 31st, 2017 09:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Texican, no its not a true lefty, but the nylon string Martins are easily converted to lefty.

Ragtop, I love mine - nice little guitar with a BIG sound. It weighs absolutely nothing, but it has an amazing tone coming out of it.

They're around, and if you're patient, you can find a good deal on one. You could even post your interest on the UMGF forum and someone will be offering you one (or more!) before you know it. I had a line on another one (from another UMGF'er), but chose this one because it was in a bit better shape for the same price.

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