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David VanderMolen
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
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All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David VanderMolen Feb 21.

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 replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"Hi all!, Thanks for your comments so far on the All-Hog search; the feedback is helpful as I move forward in the search! David"
Feb 21
Becaye Aw replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"Hi David, I own a Martin 000-15M, all Mahogany. It's even below your price range and yet very versatile guitar. I like very much mine although it does not get so much attention. You may even get used one on Ebay below 1k. Good luck"
Feb 20
Tony K. replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"I fell in love with and bought this one, the Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Mahogany Folk.  It's not a super expensive guitar, but not a cheap one either.  It's all solid wood and the playability from the factory is…"
Feb 18
Stephen Boyke replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"I searched for about one year for a mid-sized all mahogany guitar to complement other acoustic guitars I have for playing fingerstyle. Played many in different price ranges.  I ended up with a used Santa Cruz 1929 000.  A close second was…"
Feb 12
David VanderMolen posted a discussion

All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...

Hi all,I am in the market for the above axe with an ebony or rosewood fretboard. I am willing to pay the Collings or Santa Cruz price (cringe)! but would rather stay within the $1500 to $2500 range. I'm asking for any feedback that our astute members may be willing to share!Thanks in advance, DavidSee More
Feb 8
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 "
Aug 22, 2014
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"
Aug 20, 2014
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, 2014
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

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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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