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Comment by Bob Crain on March 16, 2013 at 7:34pm

Boys, what the >>>>> is going on with the new Acoustic Guitar website? Anyone know.... and why have I not been getting my monthly copy? Sent an email to subs weeks ago and no answer. Got an email from Lucy Lusterman???? introduction tour to new website the whole thing seems to go back to square 1?????

Comment by Jim Yates on March 16, 2013 at 12:06pm

I've never seen a 21 without the purfling strip up the back.  When was that discontinued?

Comment by FloridaGull on March 16, 2013 at 10:46am

And, a 2004 Martin OM-21:



Comment by FloridaGull on March 16, 2013 at 10:43am

A NOS 2011 Martin DXMAE on my local Craigslist:



Comment by Bob Crain on March 12, 2013 at 3:09pm

JB you say you toured Aust/NZ was it a musical tour or just pleasure. I did not see any show featuring you advertised at least not down here in Melbourne.

Comment by Jim Yates on March 12, 2013 at 2:56pm

It's lovely having darlin', lovely wives who support our musical endeavors, isn't it.  Maggie once surprised me with an octave mandolin for my birthday and this birthday she got me a resophonic uke.  She also lets me borrow her 1921 O-18 occasionally.

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 12, 2013 at 11:31am
JB, it's cool that your wife is interested and helps you out! Mine is too and it really makes a difference. She has bought me several instruments as gifts...the most recent a guitar based midi controller for my studio. She goes to te Philly vintage guitar show with me about every other year and she gets a nice dinner afterwards!
Comment by JB Maddox on March 12, 2013 at 11:07am

The Light/Mediums are like Bluegrass but really set up for a better Drop-D tuning.

Medium bottoms and light tops.

Just changed the voice of the Custom 000 and I did not like it.  When my wife says "interesting" or "different" when I ask her to check out a setup, it means actually it sucks.

The Custom Shop really advised Lights so I just restrung it back--they are usually right on with recommendations.  When I run out of the sets I have, I might give the Lifespans a try.  I love them on the D-28 but those are mediums.

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 9, 2013 at 5:14pm
I use Martin "bluegrass" strings which are medium bottoms and light you can meat into the bass with no rattle or buzz and still be able to bend the higher strings!
Comment by JB Maddox on March 9, 2013 at 4:08pm

Sorry for the multiples--just back from Australia/New Zealand tour.  Anybody tried the Martin Light/Medium SP's?  On my 000 a little too dark--gonna go back to Custom Lights.  Thinking about on a Grand Auditorium size to chill out some of those too much chorus overtones common to that design.


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