"The 1 series is not made in mexico, at least mine wasn't (early 2010). The difference is the satin finish, which is much easier to apply, the stratabond neck, and the bracing on the D1 is not scalloped, where the 16 is scalloped and gloss top,…"
"That's where I bought my Martin, It is the best place to try them out. If you are 90% on the OOO , ask if they have another in the back of the same model. By comparing 2 of the same model, you can really get a feel for what is best for your…"
"The only solution is to grow out your fingernails, and play with both fingernails and fingertips. You don't have to grow them too long though, just even with the tips of your fingers is long enough.
Take a multivitamin with iron if…"
"Nice guitar - I was going to buy a mahogany OM. However, they tend to be a little unbalanced towards the bass side of the tonal spectrum. Not muddy, just a thunderous bass sound and a rolled off high end. I could see it being nice for a blues…"
"I love my wegens for mandolin (M150) but I haven't found a better pick than Dunlop ultex .73's for gutair, just the right amount of flex for modern strumming styles, but stiff enough to flatpick and boom chuck if you want to. I burn…"
"Seagulls are nice instruments, and a Martin would be a great contrast to one, completely different sound.
I know why I wanted one, it was pretty simple really. When I was a kid, i read "a Solitary Blue" at a really hard time in my…"
"Enjoy the hunt, fall in love, settle down, and forget that you could buy another instrument. It seems like people are constantly looking for something better than what they have, and never fully exploring the instrument they have."
"The best "investment" you can make is to play a bunch of them. I went to Elderly thinking I would be purchasing a D-15,
D-16, or a D-18, instead, a OM1e spoke to me, and I had to have it. All Martins sound good, as far as the ones…"
"Love my OM-1e. Fits me perfectly. I've always wanted a Martin, ever since reading "a solitary blue" when I was 13 (2 years before I started playing). I went into Elderly a year ago, set to but a D-18, D-16gt, or a D1, but walked out…"
you are probably right about #3, though an "unlock your strum" article could do the trick. Focusing on metronome work and the fundamental strums (8th note & 1/4 note) then moving to some mixed strums, and syncopated patterns.…"