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Comment by FloridaGull 14 hours ago

A Sigma/Martin DM-3 on Goodwill:

Currently $43 - 6 days left - shipping $35...

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Pickguard is warped...


Comment by Edward Sparks yesterday

Had a great time at the Lemontree Open Mic last night! 

This was the second stage appearance of my newly renovated Martin D28 12 string! I know I am wearing a Gibson shirt...but I play both! 

Comment by Edward Sparks on Sunday

Had a great time at the Berlin Coffeehouse gig this past Friday night! After the gig it was still early so Teri and I walked around town and visited the Maryland Wine Bar, where I talked to the owner and we agreed on setting dates for me to perform there in the coming months. Then we took our room at the Historic Atlantic Hotel, where the movie Runaway Bride was filmed. Saturday we were treated to a huge town celebration because Berlin was voted the "Coolest Small Town in America"! Historic Berlin Maryland, with it's friendly people, quaint shops, wonderful places to eat and the charming Atlantic Hotel, all in all a great place to visit.

This was the first stage appearance of my newly renovated Martin D28 12 string! She sounded great at the Berlin Coffeehouse Friday night, where I was booked for their 5th Anniversary celebration.

Comment by Gary Clements on April 6, 2014 at 5:25pm

Wow, she's a beauty!

Comment by Edward Sparks on April 6, 2014 at 4:31pm
It just didn't sound good tuned down a whole step so I knew I wouldn't use it!
Comment by Edward Sparks on April 6, 2014 at 4:30pm
I am using extra lights and tuning it in standard tuning. When the neck was reset they left the saddle high so it can be cut down over time. I really think it won't have a problem with extra lights strings on it though. It is not my main stage acoustic 12, it will be my backup. I have a 1980 Guild jumbo J212XL with dual truss rods in the neck, so if this one shows signs of a bow, it can go right into the shop!
Comment by Jim Yates on April 6, 2014 at 4:22pm

Looks great Edward.  Do you keep it tuned in standard, or lower?

Comment by Edward Sparks on April 6, 2014 at 1:09pm

Yes, Gary I am so glad! It has bothered me for a while some it spent a lot of time in its case waiting!

Comment by Gary Clements on April 5, 2014 at 9:07pm


I'll bet your ecstatic to finally have her back.  Seems like she's been gone a long time!


Comment by Edward Sparks on April 5, 2014 at 8:14pm
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Just got my 1981 D28 12 string back from the shop...she got a new neck reset, nut and saddle and a LR Baggs Lyric pickup. Plays like butter with extra lights tuned to pitch.

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