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dumb ass thing to do 8 Replies

Started by joey pinter. Last reply by Terry Angelli yesterday.

anyone been to the exhibit at the Met Museum?

Started by michael schwartz on Monday.

Finally making the pilgrimage to Nazareth! 21 Replies

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by Jud Hair on Friday.

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Comment by Robert DeLong on Monday
Greetings from Gisborne New Zealand. Just getting back here. I have a D1220 and a HD28GM custom. I also have a P-09 Brazilian Jarrivee parolr. I love my guitars.
Comment by Mike Raeburn on Friday

Handy thing that Spec Wizard but only for current models. However if you dig about a bit on the Martin site you can generally find 'out of production' models as well. I have an OMC-Aura and it is on the site, easier to find than the actual guitar. It took me a couple of years to find a good one and it certainly did not disappoint once I got my hands on it. One of the best guitars I have ever owned. And the Aura system is just amazing!

Comment by John Zemler on Friday

Hey, Jud...a belated thanks for the Martin Spec Wizard!  Very handy!

Comment by Jud Hair on October 12, 2014 at 10:51am

Maybe this is old news, but if you haven't seen this site, it will answer hundreds of questions and save you a ton of time when comparing Martin model specs side-by-side ... Martin Guitar "Spec Wizard"

Comment by Mike Nepper on September 30, 2014 at 9:29am

Back in 1978 with 3 young kids and not much else, my wonderful wife and I managed to scrape together $600 to buy me a heavily gigged used '70 D-28. It had the "killer tone" and a badly worn neck, and I'm happy to say I still own it. She is a closet queen now and has a different neck, but is still amazing. I pull her out every now and then for show and tell.

I played many Gibson acoustics and many others, always wanted the Martin.

Comment by joey pinter on September 29, 2014 at 10:14am

thank you all for your kind words. I never thought I would have a martin. if fact before I got this one I was thinking about upgrading my blueridge BR 140 to a BR 180. then my wife says, "why don't you quit dicking around and buy a D28?" I was amazed. the blueridge's are pretty good, I had 2 of them, the BR 140 is solid mahogany and the 180 is rosewood. I have never been a guitar snob, if it sounds good and plays well who cares where it comes from? a case in point, I have a les paul special, 1997. I have owned many gibsons but this thing was nuts, I had to replace everything except for the grover tuners. so much for gibsons.  

Comment by Edward Sparks on September 28, 2014 at 8:51pm

Beautiful guitar Joey, I have one too, a 1976 D-28.  I also have a 1980 D-28-12. The 6 string is my home and writing/recording guitar.  I have others I tke on stage and on the road! 

Comment by Dave Fengler on September 28, 2014 at 3:55pm

The Martin Uke finally went for $414.

I love the look of the Gibson Hummingbird but I'd rather have a D-28.  I have a 1977 Yamaha FG-350W, which is a copy of the D-28, spruce over rosewood.  Loud and boomy!!

Comment by joey pinter on September 28, 2014 at 12:27pm

thank you, it's a 2013. just what I was looking for, brand new their $2500 "vintage" is crazy, a year or two old is perfect. kind of like a car, only better.

Comment by FloridaGull on September 28, 2014 at 11:46am

Congrats!  She's a beauty!  Is she brand-new, or gently/not really used?


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