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Mark Baker
  • 56, Male
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States
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If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy. (Elliott Smith)

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
5-7 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
'91 Guild D25NT
'01 Martin OM-28V
'09 Taylor Custom GS
'09 Fender American Standard Strat
'10 Carvin SH550
'11 Gibson ES-335
'11 Martin J-40
What type of music do you like to play?
rock, country, folk, blues
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

Mark Baker's Blog

To Buy American Or Not - That is the Question

     For those of us who live in the United States, this is a question of nearly-endless debate.  There are those who believe American-made guitars are always better; and, conversely, that guitars made in China are invariably inferior.  Others believe one should choose a guitar based on sound and price alone, ignoring where it's made.  Some folks are virtually married to a particular manufacturer and wouldn't consider buying anything else.  To still others it's an ideological thing; they…

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Posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

On Guitars and Wives

     I hear guys who play guitar complain about their wives' lack of understanding of their gear acquisition syndrome (GAS) all the time. Seriously, how many times have you heard a guy say, "I'd love to have that guitar, if only I can get it past the wife"? I've even said it myself a time or two in the past. If your wife doesn't play, she may not understand why you need (or want) more than one guitar, because they all seem the same to her. Add to that the cost (the guitars I like to buy…

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Posted on April 25, 2012 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 2:07am on November 16, 2012, Scott Collins said…

THANK YOU MARK GLAD TO BE A MEMBER...I LOVE ARIZONA. I LIVED IN TUCSON WHEN I WAS A TEEN IN THE EARLY 70'S THATS WHERE I LEARNED TO PICK AT...I WAS ALSO STATIONED AT YUMA PROVING GROUND IN THE LATE 70'S WHEN I WAS IN THE ARMY.WE WERE TESTING THE NEW ABRAMS TANK AT THE TIME...I WAS PLAYING IN SCOTTSDALE THE NIGHT BOB CRANE FROM HOGAN'S HEROES WAS MURDERED...BUT YES I HAVE SOME PICS POSTED AND WILL POST MORE AS I GO AND I EVEN HAVE A FEW SONGS FROM MY SECOND ALBUM...ON ACOUSTIC GUITAR.COM

At 12:04pm on February 10, 2011, Michael & Kody said…
Mark, I looked an played those at GC a few weeks back an they are really nice. I don't know how you feel about shopping online, but you can find the models that interest you. It's Not as scary if you only have to pay 1/3 or 1/2 up front on some 3 Pmt or 60day pay arrangement an have a credit card like Aerican Exp or other, but Amex extends your Waranty anntheybwill go to bat with you if an issue arises. Anyway, yes, I like the finger style, also. However, for personal reasons, I have always wanted the D35 an always get side tracked, so this time I bought it an it came yesterday, Yea, watch for the pics, soon
At 10:08pm on January 19, 2011, Michael & Kody said…
Mark, u responded to my convo... & insisted u were getting a New Martin in a few months. Vwhich one are u looking at? I would like to move up myself, singer/ songriter model but I do love the aesthetics of the Gibson Dove! Like u, since the 60's all me & my friends wanted Martins, finaly, just now got one at 62 yrs old. Great Sound but not as much ornaments as other brands. I didn't think I would care as long as I had a Maartin, but now I would seriosly like to hold/play that Gibson Dove! It's georgeous! So is the price, but I think at that level, a few years douwn the road it's value should remain or even appreciate, what do u think?

U really have to lay out some $ to get a Martin with any pearl or abalone, etc. My Dc-1E is Plain w/ stratbond neck, satin/natural finish, no bells & Whistles except the Sound! Which, really adds a certian elegance to it. However, have u looked at that Gibson Dove! Wow! Now that's a Keeper!
At 10:05pm on January 19, 2011, Michael & Kody said…
Mark, u responded to my convo... & insisted u were getting a New Martin in a few months. Vwhich one are u looking at? I would like to move up myself, singer/ songriter model but I do love the aesthetics of the Gibson Dove! Like u, since the 60's all me & my friends wanted Martins, finaly, just now got one at 62 yrs old. Great Sound but not as much ornaments as other brands. I didn't think I would care as long as I had a Maartin, but now I would seriosly like to hold/play that Gibson Dove! It's georgeous! So is the price, but I think at that level, a few years douwn the road it's value should remain or even appreciate, what do u think?

U really have to lay out some $ to get a Martin with any pearl or abalone, etc. My Dc-1E is Plain w/ stratbond neck, satin/natural finish, no bells & Whistles except the Sound! Which, really adds a certian elegance to it. However, have u looked at that Gibson Dove! Wow! Now that's a Keeper!
 
 
 

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