"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…"
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…"
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…"
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…"
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…"
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
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"
"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…"
"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…"
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.…"
"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…"
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
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.