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Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I just LOVE that size 5 that Sting plays. One of the few Martins I've never seen come thru the shop. There's a section about it in Martin Guitar Masterpieces by Boak. I have some plans and one day I'm gonna make one....or four ;-)"
Feb 27
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars replied to Richard A. Burns's discussion GAS and my next Martin guitar. in the group Martin Owners
"Tho I build nylon string guitars.....I own and play a '72 000-28 and have always loved it. With that said....I've always have a special fondness for all mahogany guitars like the 000-15 you're considering. Good luck in your search.…"
Jan 25
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Alan, The clear plastic that Luis talks about is acetate w/ a clear adhesive on one side. It comes w/ a paper backing so you can cut to to size w/ a scissors and / or razor blade. Make it the shape you want and clean the top so there's no dust…"
Jan 17
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Alan...also make sure that you need a saddle that is 1/8" wide. That's on the wide side of saddles. If that's what's in your existing guitar...perfect! If not...see if Tusq make another saddle that's compensated AND a tad…"
Jan 4
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"A client who has his own model made by Martin, was in the shop yesterday telling me that at the NAMM show Martin had a stack of very old Brazilian Rosewood but that it was destined for 40K to 50K type of guitars. The "factories" are trying…"
Dec 10, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Lou, No ....in Los Angeles"
Dec 10, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"I played one of these Washburns at Guitar Center recently. A young lady was sitting among 3 guitars and asked if I knew about guitars as she was having trouble deciding which she wanted and the GC people weren't being too helpful. I sat and…"
Dec 9, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Finish Polishing in the group Guitar Makers
"600 grit wet and dry (very carefully if there's color in the finish), rub it out w/ auto polishing compound, then finish w/ Turtle Wax! 0000 steel wool shouldn't be that hard to bring to a gloss."
Oct 15, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Steve....yes! Please DO post some pics....and tell us the "issues" with the guitar."
Aug 5, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"REALLY GREAT!"
May 31, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars replied to Rosemary j. Lambin's discussion New Martin in the group Martin Owners
"Rosemary, Congratulations!! All new guitars (especially Martins) are exciting new friends to have. ENJOY!Greg"
May 15, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Steve and all, I'm sure I've said this before....but I've been building small guitars like your Yamaha for many years now, a bit fancier ...and more expensive ;-) but about the same size and tuned to A's in both nylon and steel…"
May 12, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion 12-string guitar tuners - The Portuguese Solution in the group Guitar Makers
"Luis, Thank you for the explanation / demonstration! Where can one purchase this?....I've never seen it sold in the U.S. before. Do you think it would work for a full size 12 string guitar? Nice pictures and great explanation!! Greg"
May 5, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars replied to ra harris's discussion String gauge / Martin size 5 in the group Small Body Guitars
"I recently had a '59 Martin 0-17t in the shop to re-glue the bridge and restring. She tuned it to CGDA (she is a cello player) and I re-strung it w/ the equivalent D'Addario's J-66 Tenor set  (.010, .014, .022, .032) and she…"
Apr 12, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Ron....I honestly have no idea on the price (and in a perfect situation would probably prefer to trade for a small body guitar). The guitar needs some TLC and I just don't have the time to devote to it like I hoped....plus someone who has the…"
Apr 5, 2013
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Jud......American Bandstand! Ron...I have an 1870's 0-28 that has "issues" that I might be willing to sell or trade.I can post pics (and did a long time ago) or answer any Q's off group if you…"
Apr 5, 2013

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Guitar maker
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Travel guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Usually I play a small "alto" guitar that I made but I have a '72 Martin '000' too that I love!
What is your website address?
http://www.gregbrandtguitars.com
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At 7:10am on February 2, 2012, Robert Blanford said…

Hey Greg,  My Martin is 276287.  What's your opinion on where the 000-28 stands compared to other models of Martin.  I used it on the track I have on my home page. Don't have any experience, and recorded the vocals and guitar at the same time.  Thanks, Robert

At 3:53pm on October 7, 2011, Dave G said…
Howdy, Greg.  I note your comments and suggestions when you pop in on topics and wonder if you'd lend me a little advice.  My beautiful sounding '36 Gibson L0 will be needing a neckset down the road, but is still real playable.  Problem is I believe the former owner didn't respect the intolerance to heavy strings these super light tops have, and at some stage the top began to be pulled down in.  Well, it seems like a 'rough in' carpenter cut across the top portion of the Xbrace and glued in a freekin' 2x4 (kidding) across just below the soundhole.  I'd like to pull that and restore the original bracing pattern.  Could you hazard a guess as to whether the redone support would be adequate to keep the top level.  Amazing that the thing still sounds so sharp and rich.  I think it could even be better.  Big thanks for your input.  Dave G.
At 3:36pm on July 16, 2009, Perfecto De Castro said…
Hey Greg! Welcome to the thing!
 
 
 

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