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Comment by Marty on January 7, 2014 at 8:36am

Hello Michael. Nope, the ticket stated an 000MMV. Congrats on your purchase though!!

Comment by michael schwartz on January 7, 2014 at 7:08am

@Marty...welcome aboard!! My J12-16RGT is a "custom" from GC. I fell onto it by accident. Its #166 of 200, and signed by CF martin. Is yours? CONGRATS to you!!

Comment by Marty on January 7, 2014 at 6:35am

Good morning!! Try to make this a short story, Ben playing about 11 years and last august bought a breedlove passport plus at GC. didnt care much for the sound, but a beautiful guitar!! Went back to GC to check out a new Gibson J35 and spotted a Martin 000MMV. Solid IR and Solid spruce top. What a little beauty and more so the tone/sound!! Wow, and volume to spare. Amazing little guitar. The GC sales person said this model is made exclusively for them, proprietary. Couldnt find it on the Martin site and did email them with no response. So other that the details he gave not much. Any help will be appreciated and I will post pics as soon as I can. Glad to be here and I couldnt be happier with my new guitar!!

Comment by nick g on January 6, 2014 at 10:11pm

I have a fair amount of pics in my profile. Here are a few...

Comment by Edward Sparks on January 6, 2014 at 1:31pm
Cocos for you nik! Please post some pics, martins with a sunburst are not your usual fare!
Comment by nick g on January 6, 2014 at 12:37pm

Recently sold a beautiful limited edition Taylor and picked up a new sunburst D28. I couldn't be happier. Just amazing all around: looks, tone, feel, everything. Martin fan for life!

Comment by Bob Crain on January 4, 2014 at 11:03pm

The 2014 Website Update has been completed @ www.bobcrain.com.au ... check it out. New "site map" or Table of Contents really indicating what you will find and where, Home page has general update as to what is happening ATM and in the near future, Profile Page has been updated, some new performance videos on the Media Page, new and updated links on the Links Page, new updated EPK on the Press Page and my favorite new toy the "Demo Tester" on the My Take Page where I will be randomly uploading rough demos and the lyrics and hopefully get some feedback from the fan base via the Contacts Page. There is a new song up there now titled Once We Were Neighbours which some of you who remember the good old days will probably appreciate, it's just a simple finger picker in C played on the D-28 and recorded on my Zoom Digital Hand Held Recorder...so it's just a roughy.

I always struggle to get my songs or lyrics uploaded here for some reason even when I try to copy and paste a simple 50 word spiel I get the "there are too damn many words" message so I can use this tool a bit easier....enjoy and hope to get some feedback from you boys and girls. Bob

Comment by Steve Frank on December 31, 2013 at 9:59pm

Was with the friend of a friend who played with her a few months ago. These are highly schooled jazz guys, and he was laughing about her music genius. She had no formal training and used really oddball tunings, and would say things like "I want it to sound like rain falling from a blocked gutter onto bluestone" when telling her band what she wanted them to play. She wrote some amazing things though. It drove the guys a little nuts playing with her, because they were used to watching someone play, and just playing along with no problem, between ear and eye, they got it, but with her tunings, it threw them off. She would name tune the first string, and call it by letter, ie D, then just name the frets you press to get the next 5 strings, so double drop D would be called D 7 5 5 4 3...(pretty sure she referred to the low E as the 1st string, but not positive....)  Always a pleasure to meet people with minds that work like hers. Thinking on a different plane.

Comment by Bob Crain on December 31, 2013 at 9:23pm

I have seen just about all of the greats and some not so greats but as far as I can remember I have missed Joni...maybe somewhere along the line at one of the festivals but some of those are a bit hazy. I love most of her stuff and read a great interview with her not too long ago, still pretty fiesty. I got some books for myself for Xmas one of them is about Carol King, Carly Simon and Joni which I will get through. She certainly deserves her place in the music royalty of our times. It is such a great song and it was done so well with just her on the piano such a perfect voice I almost cried. I have been listening to it daily makes me feel good. Did you notice Crosby and Nash standing in the background at the beginning? Jim the pleasure was all mine. HNY

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 31, 2013 at 8:53pm
Jim, Google Joni Mitchell on YouTube and you'll find lots of great clips!
 

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