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David VanderMolen
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
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Wanted: 2005 Santa Cruz P/W D...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Lynch Nov 26, 2012.

Martin OOO-15M; Opinions, thoughts for fingerstyle purchase...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David VanderMolen Nov 4, 2011.

 

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David VanderMolen commented on Paul Jannone's video
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Is there anybody out there? Pink Floyd

"Paul, Nice, solid video on youtube for this song, thanks again! David "
yesterday
David VanderMolen commented on Paul Jannone's video
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Is there anybody out there? Pink Floyd

"Paul, Nice work! Where did you find the music/tabs?; would like to give it a try on my Guild Standard F-30R. Thanks in advance, David"
Thursday
David VanderMolen replied to Chad Clifton's discussion Vintage Guitar restoration
"Give Elderly Instruments a call in Lansing, MI...www.elderly.com or 1-888-473-5810. They have an excellent reputation throughout the guitar world for repair and restoration work. I don't know where you live, but touching base with them via a…"
Jul 19
David VanderMolen replied to T. Neil McKaig's discussion Gallagher Guitars
"TNM, Wow a 75 Special, that's a hall of fame guitar! My G50 has enough playing hours through it that it does not require a warm-up to get going; it seems to "get up and go" with no problem after not being played for a period of…"
Aug 2, 2013
David VanderMolen replied to T. Neil McKaig's discussion Gallagher Guitars
"TNM, I own a G-50 (bought new in '07) which is Gallagher's version of a Martin D-18. Big volume, big tone, big dimensions--it will not fit on my Taylor wooden guitar stand, it's too deep. Definitely made for the flat picker and…"
Aug 1, 2013
David VanderMolen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"Fla. Gull, No, I have not played the GAD F-130R nor have I ever had the opportunity to play one. But for half of the cost of the Standard , it's probably a fine guitar w/o solid back & sides and a satin finish. On the Guild website they…"
Jun 9, 2013
David VanderMolen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"Folks, I bot a new F-30R Standard--built in New Hartford, CT-- a year ago from Elderly in Lansing, MI. I was looking for a finger style axe to complement my Taylor 810. Long story short, this is the best guitar (the F-30R that is) that I have ever…"
Jun 8, 2013
John Lynch replied to David VanderMolen's discussion Wanted: 2005 Santa Cruz P/W D...
Nov 26, 2012
David VanderMolen posted a discussion

Wanted: 2005 Santa Cruz P/W D...

Hello all,I owned this Mahogany back and sides beauty years ago and sold it--mistake!I have done the normal searching on auction web sites with no luck up to this point. If anyone has a bead on this model, your help would be appreciated!Thanks in advance,DavidSee More
Nov 21, 2012
David VanderMolen replied to Noah Wood's discussion Teaching Guitar - some helpful stuff I use
"Noah, Yes, I teach! Thank you for this valuable resource. It is helpful. For my younger students, I always ask them how to spell the word guitar--of course they spell it correctly--but I say that is wrong---it is spelled FUN! Thanks again, David"
Apr 27, 2012
David VanderMolen replied to Jud Hair's discussion If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ...
"It would be the guitar I made. A small jumbo body with a 40 year old Sitka Spruce top with solid walnut back and sides, nut width 1 3/4 inch-- bone nut and saddle. The upper bout is 10 13/16 inches, lower bout is 15 5/16 inches and the waist is 8…"
Apr 25, 2012
David VanderMolen replied to Archie Carreon's discussion Taking care of my new martin!
"It is hard not to agree with Kent's comments. Since it is a new guitar, you should not have to treat the fretboard for several months--general statement. Also simply wiping down your new ax with a 100% clean cotton cloth after every use will…"
Mar 30, 2012
Edward Sparks replied to David VanderMolen's discussion F-30 R Standard purchased... in the group Guild Owners
"Wow, that IS a different animal!  Sounds beautiful though...look forward to the pics.  Edward"
Jan 13, 2012
David VanderMolen replied to David VanderMolen's discussion F-30 R Standard purchased... in the group Guild Owners
"Ed, No arch back; It's an OM body shape solid Indian Rosewood back and sides with a solid Sitka Spruce top, two-piece mahogany neck with a 1 3/4 inch nut width classic x-bracing pattern and a 25 1/2 inch scale.---More of a fingerstyle guitar.…"
Jan 13, 2012
Edward Sparks replied to David VanderMolen's discussion F-30 R Standard purchased... in the group Guild Owners
"Hey David, would love to see some pics as I have not played this particular model before...is the back arched like an archtop and has no bracing? I have a 1980 JF30 (which I think is the jumbo version of your guitar) with maple back and sides, the…"
Jan 12, 2012
David VanderMolen added a discussion to the group Guild Owners
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F-30 R Standard purchased...

Just picked up from Elderly in Lansing, MI. Wow what a guitar; perfect blend of tone and sustain for an OM body. It's a great complement to my 1968 D-25. 'Wondering why I waited so long! Anyone's thoughts on this beautiful guitar? I give it a 10 out of 10 rating!DavidSee More
Jan 12, 2012

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How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1968 Guild D-25, 2003 Taylor 810, I built my own OOO style with a Sitka top and Walnut body.
What is your website address?
http://www.vidguitars.com
What type of music do you like to play?
jazz, classical, country/bluegrass rock
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At 10:15am on November 4, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Hey David ... I don't think your message got onto the Martin group discussion page.  Did you join the group first?  Pretty sure you can't post or message the group unless you are a member.

 

At any rate, here's my feedback on your question:

 

Dave ... one caveat about the Martin 00015M ...  unlike other Martin 000 models, this one has the narrower 1.68 inch nut.  As a fingerstyle player, you probably appreciate the 1.75 nut that comes on other 000 Martins and is what I think you have on your Taylor.  Just something to be aware of as you decide.

 

I have played the Martin 00028EC, and absolutely loved it.  Of course price-wise, that is apples and oranges with the 00015.   I believe you need to go up in cost to the 00018 to get a 1.75 nut.

 

But ... while not mahogany topped, the new Martin "Performing Artist" line features a very reasonably priced solid wood model called the GCPA4 that has the 1.75 nut and also has a Fishman built-in pickup.  It's a Grand Concert size (similar to the 000) and sells at under $1,100 at most shops.  They also have a dreadnought and an orchestra-size at the same price.

At 3:28pm on March 1, 2011, Edward Sparks said…
David, Welcome to the Guild Owners Group!  Edward
 
 
 

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