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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Got my 72 D35 back from the shop

budg
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Nov 3rd, 2019 06:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

First , a shout out to Lays Guitar Shop in Akron. They do outstanding work and are 5 minutes from my house .

Lays assessed my guitar when I bought it a few months ago . I had a return window and wanted to make sure it didn’t have any major issues. They found the intonation off slightly which was quite common back then. They moved the saddle. They also repaired the crack on the bridge where the bridge pins are. It is really tough to see with the naked eye. It plays and sounds great. Say what you will about 70s Martins , but this is the best playing and sounding acoustic I have ever owned and I have owned a bunch of them.

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Nov 3rd, 2019 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

It’s pretty cool, having that kind of support from Guitar shop particularly covering used instruments. What model is your Martin?

budg
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ohio

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Nov 3rd, 2019 08:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

D35.

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Nov 3rd, 2019 08:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Every era of guitar production--by any maker--turned out gems and turkeys. I've tech'd on and played CBS Fenders (I own a '65 Mustang) that are winners.

You got a good one!

budg
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Nov 3rd, 2019 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks guys. I’ve had guys tell me not to touch a 70s Martin, so I read up on it and bought it from someone with a good return policy and asked a ton of questions before I pulled the trigger. This guitar has something special going on for sure. Love the neck on it as well.

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Lauren's

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Nov 3rd, 2019 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

Your experience is a great example of how to shop for a guitar. Certain-year guitars have reduced value because of reduced demand.

Find a really great one and save hundreds of Ben Franklins, compared to one made a few years earlier or later. You can be a snob--but you'll pay for it.

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Idaho, USA

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Nov 3rd, 2019 07:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Sounds like a winner, Bud!

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Nov 4th, 2019 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think 70's Martins represent the best value in acoustic guitars there is. Lots of great ones at reasonable prices.

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