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Ragtop
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Aug 11th, 2018 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Monster is right! Looks like an awesome guitar.

I'd take something off your hands but all your guitars are backwards!

Foggy1
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Aug 12th, 2018 07:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sweet looking guitar Rev, hope you like it!

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Aug 12th, 2018 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don't know Ragtop. The one per rev's post is a righty. I think that he might be coming over to the dark side. :)

Seriously, I like Fender's J acoustics. I hope you got a good one rev.

(This message was last edited by Viera at 09:36 AM, Aug 12th, 2018)

Peegoo
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Aug 12th, 2018 10:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

That looks like a sweetie of a guitar. I've played many Martins but never owned one.

Chris Greene
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Aug 12th, 2018 11:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Congrats, Mikey, looks like a beautiful guitar. I've told myself that I should look at stuff other than dreads but they're in my DNA. The two Martins I bought in 2014 are both dreads (HD-28v and D-42). The D-42 is a one-piece mahogany neck but the HD is a two-piece mahogany neck based on my best guess and opinions on the Martin forum based on close-up photos I took.

I know there are other brands of terrific acoustics but like with dreads, there's something about Martin, their history, and the fact that so many of my musical heroes from the old days played them.

larryguitar19
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larryguitar
Aug 12th, 2018 07:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Please post a video when it arrives. I've always been surprised how well the 000's project given the smaller size. I am curious what the Dread size brings out.

I'm a huge Martin fan owning an HD28 that I would run into a burning building to save.

Leftee
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Aug 12th, 2018 07:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

If I ever turn my attention to acoustics again, a Martin will probably be the choice.

That’s a big “if” these days.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

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Aug 13th, 2018 08:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

Considering that I started this forum, Leftee, it surprises me that I have almost no interest in electric these days. All these Fender electrics and amps I own and all I play are the two Martins.

reverend mikey
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Aug 13th, 2018 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I know there are other brands of terrific acoustics but like with dreads, there's something about Martin, their history, and the fact that so many of my musical heroes from the old days played them."

Yes; this^^.

For some reason Martin's have finally entered my DNA after playing for 40 years (and I started on acoustic and have always played acoustic at least equally as much as electric).

I still love several Larrivees, and have a few others, but some of them will be up for sale soon, including a Gibson J-45 and a couple old Ovations.

Chris Greene
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Aug 14th, 2018 12:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

I only wish I could have bought a D-28 back in the 60's when they still had Brazilian rosewood construction. Alas, all I could afford was a Yamaha FG-180, my laminated companion for about 20 years.

Leftee
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Aug 14th, 2018 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I noticed that, Chris. (-;

While I was away from here (7 years!) I played A LOT of guitar. And @2 of those years was nothing but acoustic.

reverend mikey
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Aug 14th, 2018 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

Chris, a 60's Martin with Brazilian can still be had for about the cost of a new D-42, and less than a new D-45. That should include one that doesn't have any isses (like needing a neck reset).

They're out there - both D-28's and D-35's that are Brazilian...

reverend mikey
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Aug 14th, 2018 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

There's also the amazing NEW guitars being built by the Pre*War guitar company.

They have both a Mahogany (D-18 style at $4995 USD) and Brazilian Rosewood (D-28 style for $8295 USD - only available to be shipped in the USA).

These guitars are getting incredible reviews and are being played by a lot of top musicians. I would probably go for one of these instead of a 60's Martin...

Pre*War guitars pricing

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Aug 14th, 2018 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

“I only wish I could have bought a D-28 back in the 60's when they still had Brazilian rosewood construction.”

Chris, monetary value aside, I would prefer your HD-28V with its forward shifted scalloped bracing over a straight braced 60’s Brazilian rosewood D-28. The fact that I love the Martin Mod V necks also influences my preference.

reverend mikey, why oh why did you have to post that link to the Pre*War guitars? :)



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Aug 15th, 2018 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

;^)

Because this forum is a "gas" chamber...

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Sep 24th, 2018 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I am quite partial to Martin guitars myself. But not just dreads. I've got a 2014 CEO-7 (strong sound for a 00), and a 2004 DM-12 dreadnaught 12-string (laminate, but it blows you off the chair when you strum a chord). I wanna get a 6-string Martin dread as well, but with one kid still in college, I can't afford to pay attention.













Chris Greene
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Sep 25th, 2018 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have never had a chance to try any Martin but their dreads. Maybe if I'm ever on a trip to a real city... I like the idea of the 00 size.

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Sep 25th, 2018 12:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

Beautiful guitar, hope you get to enjoy it soon.

I spent about 15 years with a dreadnought as my only steel-string, then acquired an heirloom f-top and loved the playability of the smaller size.

Last purchase was a concert-sized instrument and is a real joy to play.

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Sep 25th, 2018 02:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have owned 14 Martins. Among them 7-8 Dreadnaughts. My preference is the 12 fret slopers.. d-18s D-18VS custom, D-35S.

I now play a 2105 00-28V with flamed mahogany backs and sides and a 1997 0000-1... this is my second 0000-1 Martin made only 370 of them 1997-2000.

I like them both.

My first Martin bought in 1961 was a 1939 00-17.

I custom ordered a 0017 with all ebony bits and tortoise binding one piece neck etc etc..
Martin botched it. Could not be repaired so they destroyed it ( without my permission) told me it would take another 11 months ( the first took 8 months) before they could make another. I declined as this was the second custom they had botched for me in two years and the fifth bad Martin in 8 years that had major problems right out of the box.

Play before you pay. The old Martin company is long gone.

reverend mikey
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Sep 26th, 2018 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

As a lefty, it's difficult, if not downright impossible, for me to play before I pay. MF, Sweetwater and a few others have generous return policies, which is attractive, but there are dealers out there who will give you a much better deal than those big box guitar shops.

So far I haven't had a bad one (from Martin); they botched my current J-18 order only because the sales rep never turned in the order, so it's taking another 6 months for them to start from scratch and build it. The J-40 was quoted at 3 months; I'm hoping to see it soon.

I recently got a 000-SM that was quoted at 3 months - only took about 6 weeks...so I'm being optimistic, yet realistic - they'll get here when they get here. Meanwhile, I play my D-35, 000SM, and Larrivees...

(This message was last edited by reverend mikey at 02:57 PM, Sep 26th, 2018)

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