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reverend mikey

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Oct 24th, 2016 09:54 PM        

Forgive me for something of a double post ... mentioned this in the Lefty Forum...<br /> <br /> I've been on the lookout for one of these and was even considering ordering a new one, then this one came up on the UMGF for a good price...<br /> <br /> The 2012 D-18's got updated with some specs I like: 1.75" nut, ebony board and bridge, forward shifted, scalloped bracing, tinted tops and a few others.<br /> <br /> I'll give a full report after it arrives...I'm pretty jazzed (or is that "bluegrassed"?)!



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Oct 25th, 2016 06:26 AM        

Congrats, Mikey!<br /> <br /> I was looking for a mahogany Martin myself; started searching for a D-18, ended up with a D-18VS. Will post a photo soon, just got it late last week.<br /> <br /> Same woods and specs as yours, but it's a 12-fret slot head.



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Oct 25th, 2016 07:11 AM        

That's a very nice guitar. I know you will be very happy with it.



Ragtop

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Oct 25th, 2016 07:40 AM        

What got me to looking was that I played guitar in an impromptu jam session several weeks ago (see my "Suzy Boggess" thread) at a ranch up near Yankton. I had my old Alvarez-Yairi, but traded it off to a kid that was playing his mom's D-18. So I played that Martin for an hour or so and fell madly in love with it, didn't want to give it back.<br /> <br /> It was punchy and loud, just like it's supposed to be. Great guitars!



reverend mikey

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Oct 25th, 2016 08:49 AM        

Thanks for the endorsement - really looking forward to finally owning one of these!<br />



Ragtop

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Oct 25th, 2016 09:04 AM        

LOL, I just popped into the Lefty Forum to check out your other thread. Never been there before.<br /> <br /> Man, you and LRO pretty much have that place to yourselves!



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Oct 25th, 2016 09:34 AM        

Yes, the 2012 (& on) D-18s are fantastic dreads. As long as you're comfortable with the neck carve and 1.75" nut you could have a real winner.



reverend mikey

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Oct 25th, 2016 02:12 PM        

Ragtop, yes, it's way too quiet over in lefty-ville... I suspect the current economy has taken it's toll on many of us just like the rest of the gear world...



reverend mikey

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Oct 25th, 2016 02:15 PM        

Viera, the wider nut is one of the features I really like. When I got my D-35 last year, I almost ordered one from the custom shop just to get that feature. <br /> <br /> When I found out that custom shop Martin's don't get a model designation, I decided to stick with the standard D-35, since one reason I was ordering was because it was the 50th Anniversary of the model and I wanted that designation ("D-35-50") on the guitar... shallow, I know, but it's a little piece of history.



Foggy1

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Oct 25th, 2016 02:25 PM        

Congrats Mikey! Sounds like a good one.



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Oct 25th, 2016 02:33 PM        

"Man, you and LRO pretty much have that place to yourselves!"<br /> <br /> Ragtop your welcome to join in on conversations we're not a secret society.<br /> <br />



Viera

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Oct 25th, 2016 02:36 PM        

The D-18 and D-35 should complement each other nicely. FWIW, I prefer 1.75" wide nuts. Enjoy both.



Ragtop

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Oct 25th, 2016 04:33 PM        

Very kind of you, LRO, I might just do that.<br />



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Oct 29th, 2016 07:52 AM        

"Man, you and LRO pretty much have that place to yourselves!"<br /> <br /> Hey, I'm there too. :^)



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