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Comment by Jud Hair on February 28, 2013 at 7:39am

Well, the 1949 Martin 0-18 auctioned a week or so ago on Goodwill went for $3,800 ... that seems to be just an "okay" price.  Not exactly a "steal".  But, pretty typical of Goodwill auctions that I've watched.

Comment by Domi Sanchez on February 27, 2013 at 7:04pm

Great!  Look me up when you board the bus.  It will be fun!  I'm a newbie (1 1/2 year playing) and just soaking it all up.

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 27, 2013 at 8:27am
Hey Domi, I already have my tickets...see you on the bus!
Comment by Bob Crain on February 27, 2013 at 12:07am

The Martin Guitar Factory Tour, the Museum, and the playing areas are a truly fantastic way to spend a day or so....if you have the chance don't pass it up!!!!!

 

Comment by Domi Sanchez on February 26, 2013 at 8:17pm

For those in the DC metro area (MD/VA/DE) area, the Appalachian Bluegrass Guitar Store is hosting a CF Martin Factory tour in Nazareth, PA, on April 3, 2013.  Contact them the old fashion way by phone 410-744-1144 to order your tickets ($75).  The bus will be departing from the Catonsville Park & Ride at 6:00 AM.  A continental breakfast will be provided for the bus trip up via Hunt Valley Motor Coach.  We will be escorted through the factory in small groups.  Only 55 seats available.

Comment by Jonathan Gates on February 26, 2013 at 8:04pm

I was stunned to discover my 6 yr old D-35 is so dry it is near cracking! My repairman has it in the ICU of his shop under 50% humidity for 10 days. My other, decidedly ancient, guitars have not responded in kind. Thus, my dismay to think I have neglected this fine instrument. I have a room humidifier but clearly I need to pay far more attention to the humidistat.

Comment by Acoustic Pickers on February 23, 2013 at 8:20am
Comment by Mel Green on February 23, 2013 at 7:54am
I've heard some amazing accounts of unlikely finds: like the mint 0-18 that an elderly lady was selling at a garage sale, and was asked "how much"... "Oh, I'll take $20" she said. The buyer nearly fell over and said "No way!" and insisted the old dear accept at least $400. It was later valued at a local reputable guitar shop at $3,000!
Comment by FloridaGull on February 12, 2013 at 11:11am

$2734.93...Good Lord!

At least Goodwill will make some money...I hope the one who donated it had some idea of what they were donating... ;-)

 

Comment by Jud Hair on February 12, 2013 at 10:49am

A couple of other 1949 Martin 0-18s on the web ... one is $2,250, the other is $4,000 ... the one at goodwill is already over $2,500.

 

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