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Comment by Michael & Kody on January 30, 2011 at 10:34pm
You Rock, Ed......
Comment by Michael & Kody on January 30, 2011 at 10:28pm
Thanks, guys.....yea, I played both last weekend at GC. I have read the descriptions of each a million times an just finished reading the Martin Story on their site. I will be just tickled to death with the Standard D 35, I believe! I doubt it's gong to be discontinued, as is my Martin DC-1E. Besides the X bracing of the D 35 adds additional support structure. The scalloped bracing models require an additional block of wood under the bridge for fear of a string tension breach. There were some inquiries about this on the Martin site......oh God, I need a "hold harmless" waiver........I'd love to have the scallops, may not be able to spring for it..... The D 35 is just Dandy, Gotta go , thanks
Comment by Edward Sparks on January 30, 2011 at 7:42pm

The scalloped bracing is going to make the HD model sound warmer, but then "Dreads" can already be pretty warm...it's all up to YOUR ears Man!  Trust me, play them both once more and you'll know!  Edward

P.S. I chose the standard D28

Comment by Ed Rhoades on January 30, 2011 at 7:09pm
Probably this biggest difference is scalloped bracing on the HD, but the standard D35 already has plenty of bass. The HD does have herringbone trim and some great reviews  http://www99.epinions.com/reviews/Martin_HD_35
Comment by Michael & Kody on January 30, 2011 at 7:00pm
Interesting, pays to shop around on your purchases. After getting an email confirmation of a price quote an trying to make up my mind between the D 35 an the HD 35, both reduced approx. $500 or 20%; I filed a claim for a Price Match guarantee with the original vendor ( Major Retailer) whom also offered a 60 day, 2 Pmt option and a 60 day return policy. Hey, that's great. I had a few scary moments in my search and now glad that I still have yet to Pounce. However, I'm whole lot more comfortable than a few days back. Those of you who have commented along the way, I appreciate very much. Let me ask you one more question ( at least)? I really don't see a large difference in the HD verses the Standard except for approx. $300, what are your thoughts?
Comment by Ed Rhoades on January 30, 2011 at 4:35pm
I like the way 12 strings sound, but I'm not particularly fond of owning them. Each time I had one, I grew tired of it...but the quality of 12 strings has shifted. Early on, the only 12 strings I liked were the Guild and the Yamaha. The few Martins I played were disappointing. Not so today. Martin is making outstanding 12 strings on all levels from the X series (which sounds great) to the 16 and standard series.
Our local store got in X and 16 series Martin 12 strings, but they were bought quickly.
Comment by Bernie on January 30, 2011 at 4:16pm
Thanks Kent I think I will be too. I have a 12 string Seagull right now I have no doubt that the Martin will sound much better
Comment by Kent Babcock on January 30, 2011 at 3:55pm
I've never played the 12 string version, but I have played a 6 string X with the onboard electronics.  I think you're gonna be happy, Bernie
Comment by Bernie on January 30, 2011 at 3:20pm
I put a deposit on a Martin D12X1AE yesterday I hope to have it in my hand in a couple of weeks at the most
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on January 28, 2011 at 9:09am
Ed - Some cool protoypes there. I see one is in bubinga... I have a guitar with bubinga (African Koa) sides and back. Interesting wood. Sure is purdy. Slight difference in sound (not as boomy) but that might not be because of the bubinga.
 

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