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reverend mikey

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You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Dec 11th, 2017 02:43 PM        

I posted this over in the unplugged forum, but figured some of you lefties might not wander over there much... anyway...<br /> <br /> Here's the specs of my "dream Martin":<br /> <br /> Martin J-18 <br /> Left-handed<br /> J/0000 14-fret size body (also called "J-14")<br /> D-18 trim and neck specs (1 3/4" nut, ebony board<br /> Old style logo, open gear Grover tuners)<br /> Sitka Spruce top (Grade 5-6), aging toner on top<br /> Forward shifted scalloped 5/16" Sitka braces<br /> Genuine Mahogany B/S (Grade 3-4)<br /> Large sound hole, no pick guard<br /> Rosewood bridge, 2 5/32" spacing<br /> <br /> The Sitka grade (5-6) is typically used on the 42/45, GE, and Authentic series guitars<br /> The hog grade (3-4) is reserved for Authentics<br /> <br /> I'm going after the tone of a discontinued signature model, the DPJ II (Diane Ponzi Jumbo), which sounds huge, clear and open - but with more traditional Martin aesthetics (see link below). <br /> <br /> I decided not to spring for the slotted headstock - which kept this build very reasonable, just north of $2,500. <br /> <br /> Now the wait begins - probably 5-7 months based on others' current experience.



Leftee

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Dec 11th, 2017 03:10 PM        

:-O<br /> <br /> Wow!



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Dec 11th, 2017 04:43 PM        

Dood, you're a machine.



reverend mikey

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N of I-90, E of I-29

You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Dec 12th, 2017 08:46 AM        

Yeah, well, like I've said in other threads (*cough, cough*), I really need to concentrate on some selling... but it's hard when the market is so soft.



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Dec 12th, 2017 08:49 AM        

Never mind



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