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My first and probably last Martin! - DCPA5K 27 Replies

Started by Tony K.. Last reply by Sheldon Migwans Aug 25.

What's in a name? DX1 ? 63 Replies

Started by Ron Lane. Last reply by Ron Khoo Jul 3.

New life for my J40 4 Replies

Started by Steve Widmeyer. Last reply by Steve Widmeyer Mar 29.

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Comment by Edward Sparks on April 13, 2012 at 9:46pm

Ohillip, good for you...glad to hear your new Martin is bringing you so much joy!  Please post some pics and tell us more about it!  Edward 

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on April 13, 2012 at 7:00pm

I thought 1300 was about right. What do they usually go for nowadays?

Comment by Phil Manuel on April 13, 2012 at 6:48pm

Picked up my HD-28 this afternoon.  Hard to put it down, I'm having so much fun playing it.  What a nice day!

Comment by Ron Khoo on April 13, 2012 at 6:18pm

Judd, Linky no longer worky.  Too good to be true.

Comment by Jud Hair on April 13, 2012 at 2:00pm

Too good to be true??  Martin D-28 for $1,300 on Craigdslist in North Carolina

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on April 12, 2012 at 2:20pm

Shouldn't make any difference.

Comment by Downtown Freddy Brown on April 12, 2012 at 1:56pm

I am a new member finally to this group. I own several guitars but never had a Martin. I thought I better correct that before I die so, although money is sparse, I found a new Martin to buy. It's one of the new Mexican Martins but still lives up to the Martin sound. It's a DXK2AE Koa (HPL) Martin with the new Stratabond neck. I have a question about that if you have one or just know the answer. When using a clip-on tuner is it harder to get a response from a guitar with a Stratbond neck compared to a solid wood neck?

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on April 10, 2012 at 1:31pm

Jud -

I believe that's the book by Walter Carter. Good book.

You might already know about the following; if not, also look for:

> Martin Guitars - An Illustrated Celebration of America's Premier Guitarmaker (Jim Washburn & Richard Johnston; Foreword by Stephen Stills)

> Martin Guitars: A History (Richard Johnston & Dick Boak)

> Martin Guitars: A Technical Reference (Johnston & Boak)

These books, and ones about Gibson, kept me going in the final years before retirement when my responsibilities seemed to overwhelm me at times. I still cherish those days, sitting in the back yard, sipping a cup of tea, and reading each morning while I greeted the Sun coming up and usually 10 or 11 hours later when I finally got home from work in time to watch the Sun go down. And now these books serve as a great reference and refresher.


Comment by Jud Hair on April 10, 2012 at 1:04pm

Picked this up at a used book store in Atlanta Sunday ... The Martin Book: A Complete History of Martin Guitars it's a really comprehensive study of the history of the company with over 120 color photos of models going back to the 1830s.

Comment by Jonathan Gates on April 8, 2012 at 8:00pm

like you, i lusted for  martin, a d35 specifically because of its booming bass. bit the bullet 4 yrs ago and no looking back. i would like something i can play blues nad jazz on, this is bluegrass, but really love the volume, tone and when i flatpick it is wonderful. the d41 has a different tone. the d45 i know little about. see nazareth music store (center?) for prices and integrity. they are 5 mi from the factor.


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