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My first and probably last Martin! - DCPA5K

Bought this guitar about a month ago and just LOVE it! I actually sold a beautiful all solid wood guitar worth more than 2 times this one t…

Started by Tony K.

27 Aug 25
Reply by Sheldon Migwans

What's in a name? DX1 ?

So if this is not considered a "real" Martin just kindly let me know and I will bow out. I bought an older (relative term) like NIB Lefthan…

Started by Ron Lane

63 Jul 3
Reply by Ron Khoo

New life for my J40

I've had a Martin J40 since 2005.  My preferred strings have been elixir polyweb lights.  As I've gotten older, however, playing barre chor…

Started by Steve Widmeyer

4 Mar 29
Reply by Steve Widmeyer

Martin 000-15M Review Wanted

Howdy all! Has anyone heard or better, gotten their grubby paws on this model? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. If you can send me to…

Started by Dave G

4 Mar 23
Reply by jdjango

An "inside look" at Martin HPL

Just for the heck of it, here's a couple of photos of a smashed Martin "X" model ( Photo #1 and Photo #2 )  with the high-pressure laminate…

Started by Jud Hair

25 Mar 17
Reply by Robert Williamson

Martin - Performing Artist Series

Hi   Just wondering if anyone tried the new Martin - Performing Artist Series? I am interested in obtaining one, but haven't had the opport…

Started by Les Cline

8 Mar 11
Reply by John Zemler

New Martin owner

I am now a Martin owner. Bought a Ditson 111 2 weeks ago and should have it by Friday the 27th. Its second hand but new to me. Also, soon t…

Started by Rex Edmonds

1 Feb 21
Reply by joey pinter

Guitar comparison?

Hello all! I am new to this forum. I am admittedly going out on a limb here but nothing ventured nothing gained...right?  I hope I am among…

Started by Rob Osborn

7 Feb 15
Reply by Rob Osborn

Recording King RD-16

I know this is a Martin group but there isn't a Recording King group and this guitar is a "copy" of a prewar Martin. Does anyone have, have…

Started by Dave Fengler

5 Jan 17
Reply by Dave Fengler

Martin J40

I've had and played a Martin J40 since 2005, and it's a lovely instrument.  I have never, however, seen a single one played by any guitaris…

Started by Steve Widmeyer

2 Jan 12
Reply by michael schwartz


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