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Peegoo
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The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Feb 1st, 2017 11:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Re the alloy bridge pins: "You gain three to four decibels in volume."

The marketing wank is strong in this one!

An increase of 6 to 10 dB in gain level creates a perceived doubling of volume. This means those bridge pins increase the volume of that guitar by about 50%!

If this were the case, every guitar maker would be using pins made of that unobtanium alloy.

C'mon, Martin. Don't embarrass yourselves; you are already a respected guitar maker. There's no need to make stuff up in order to sell your goods.

schundog
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Black Diamond Sugar Babies
Feb 1st, 2017 07:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think Chris Martin's cheese has slid off of his cracker; at the 5:16 minute mark in this NAMM video, he stops going on and on about the watch guitar, and pull out this guitar with a printed top touting pot and California's Prop 64; WHO CARES?! He waxes on and on about the reasoning, but I really don't see the connection to Martin guitars.

Dave's not HERE, Man....

BbendFender
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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Feb 1st, 2017 08:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ugly for sure.

stratcowboy
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Feb 1st, 2017 08:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've never been impressed with his interviews/videos. Have always thought him a bit odd, frankly.

Peegoo
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looks like a prison break
Feb 1st, 2017 09:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

schundog, that was hilarious.

"That iconic, contemporary California imagery..."

Jeez, Chris, just get it over with and admit you're sucking up to weed culture.

I'll bet that guitar comes with a hemp strap and a bottle of patchouli fretboard oil.

SandBagger
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Enjoy Every Popsicle
Feb 1st, 2017 09:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dang, first I have to google Steampunk, now I have to look up patchouli.

Curse you Chicago public school education.... *shakes fist in air

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

I need a drink and a quick decision
Feb 1st, 2017 09:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That was one really weird interview. Maybe someone slipped ol' Chris a fatty. My question is, how is that Weednought for cleaning your stash?

Peegoo
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looks like a prison break
Feb 2nd, 2017 12:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

From Wikipedia:

"In 1985 Mattel used patchouli oil in the plastic used to produce the action figure Stinkor in the Masters of the Universe line of toys."

HAR! A little anti-hippie statement there, yo?

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Feb 2nd, 2017 07:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm trying to make a "Martin guitars are like finely crafted watches" over "Decades of time" connection but, I don't think I could hang it on the wall as art even if it was given to me.

There's just too much going on.

The ability to print a custom design onto the top/back appeals to me. I wonder if the custom shop is open to personal requests?

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Feb 3rd, 2017 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fugly.

I'll bet even super rich Martin collectors stay away from it.

stratcowboy
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Feb 3rd, 2017 10:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah. Maybe it'll wind up on "Stupid Deal of the Day." Which would be an understatement!

reverend mikey
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Feb 3rd, 2017 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

More likely "Stupid Deal of the Decade."

Chris Greene
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Feb 3rd, 2017 11:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, I went ahead and ordered one. I needed another watch.

Peegoo
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looks like a prison break
Feb 3rd, 2017 02:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's like buying a VW (or was it a Coooper?) in order to get a Squier Strat.


"I wonder if the custom shop is open to personal requests?"

Heck yeah they do. Nothing is impossible.

budg
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Feb 3rd, 2017 02:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not my cup o tea. Thats for sure.

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Apr 11th, 2017 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's popping up in my corner screen for $119,999. Seriously. I first saw it as 199,999, but it's actually 119,999. As if.

(This message was last edited by jay1vinton at 08:55 PM, Apr 11th, 2017)

stratcowboy
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USA/Taos, NM

Apr 11th, 2017 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Might wanna get 2, before the price goes up.

Dolemite

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Fairly Unbalanced
Apr 12th, 2017 07:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Umm.. this

..to block

(This message was last edited by Dolemite at 09:46 PM, Apr 12th, 2017)

SandBagger
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Apr 12th, 2017 08:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looks like 'Patrick Star' from Spongebob Squarepants.

stratcowboy
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Apr 12th, 2017 09:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What a waste of wood, wire and paint.

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