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Time for a Change 8 Replies

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dumb ass thing to do 8 Replies

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Comment by Jim McHie 3 hours ago

I just purchased a used 2004 HD-28, which is in excellent condition but if I had one quibble it would be that I think it was in or frequently played somewhere where there was smoking.  I am keeping it in the open for the time being.  I can't say how excited I am to have a nice guitar, I was fortunate to be in a position to do so.

Comment by Robert DeLong 21 hours ago
I actually brought my Martins to NEw Zealand from Seattle 20 years ago. They are very expensive here. Maton out of Australia holds the market. I do have a custom electric guitar made here in NEw Zealand. it is beautiful. made of thousands of years old Kauri dug out of swamps up North. 1 of a kind. I left the US 20 yrs ago when my wife died of cancwr and I lost everything to medicval bills with the bet insurance money could buy. No love lost for the US. New Zealand is a freedom lovers dream.
Comment by Steve Frank on Monday

Good to see that Martin's are selling down under!! Cost must be high on the other side of the world!! North or South island? I have a few friend from NZ from my harness racing days!! Congratulations on the guitars and glad you enjoy them. They do have a tone and pop you can't find elsewhere.

Comment by Steve Frank on Monday

Last 2 times I went to Martin, the last time about 6 months ago, Dick was there walking through the front desk area, back to the factory, saying hi to everyone. Not sure of his hours or if he works there, but if he doesn't, it was a coincidence.

Comment by Dave Fengler on Monday

I would contact Martin by email and see if you could meet with him.  I'm guessing he's retired and works when he wants.

Comment by michael schwartz on Monday

@Dave...I'm hoping he'll be in town when we're in Nazareth on the 12th!! I hope to get my book of  "Martin Masterpieces" signed by him!! Can't hurt to ask,eh?

Comment by Dave Fengler on Monday

Anyone in the Philadephia area. A Martin event, "The History of the Acoustic Guitar" With Dick Boak, the Martin archivist!!!  Thursday Nov. 13th.   http://www.martinguitar.com/events/events/the-history-of-the-acoust...  3.5 hours each way without traffic on a week night for me, not happening.

Comment by Robert DeLong on October 20, 2014 at 1:06am
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 October 17, 2014 at 10:02am

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 October 17, 2014 at 9:04am

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

 

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