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Love of Martin Guitars
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I learned to play guitar in 1949. The first Martin I played was a D-28.  The sound that came out of that guitar was the most beautiful sound I had heard in my life and I knew I had to have  a Martin.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jud Hair Dec 13, 2011.

 

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Jud Hair replied to charles e stinnett's discussion Love of Martin Guitars
"Well, that's the curious part of the story.  Theoretically, no Martin would ever leave the plant in the condition you describe.  According to the official Martin website (linked above), The Martin 000-18 has a highly polished gloss…"
Dec 13, 2011
Ron Roszkiewicz replied to charles e stinnett's discussion Love of Martin Guitars
"It was a new guitar. I am sort of getting used to seeing simpler appointments, figured veneer/plywood sides and backs and other cost cutting done to guitars in the $500-1500 range. I was surprised that with a list of $2500 and a street price of…"
Dec 13, 2011
Jud Hair replied to charles e stinnett's discussion Love of Martin Guitars
"Strange story indeed ... Here are 000-18 specs per Martin web site.  Was this a new guitar you're talking about?  From all I've heard and read, there are no factory seconds ever allowed out of the…"
Dec 13, 2011
Ron Roszkiewicz replied to charles e stinnett's discussion Love of Martin Guitars
"I guess there are finishes that seal like a shell and those that embed and protect. I've never left wood in the rough since I've lived in environments that were dry heat in the winter, tropical in the summer (New England's climate) or…"
Dec 11, 2011
Jim Yates replied to charles e stinnett's discussion Love of Martin Guitars
"Isn't it normal for the bridge and board to be left unfinished?  Except for maple boards on Fender Strats and Teles, I don't recall ever seeing a finished fretboard.  I have a '62 Martin, a '58 Goya and a '50…"
Dec 10, 2011
Ron Roszkiewicz replied to charles e stinnett's discussion Love of Martin Guitars
"The guitar was a 000-18. Cost was close to $2000 and the bridge and fretboard had no finish on it. Wood in the raw. Not matte, not tung oil, not linseed oil. Nothing. I was pretty surprised. Maybe it slipped through the final QA. Dunno."
Dec 10, 2011
Ron Roszkiewicz replied to charles e stinnett's discussion Love of Martin Guitars
"I love Martin Guitars, the American company. They are such a symbol of the craft and our music. Martin has been the model for so many guitar makers and their instrument shapes are significant in the guitar vocabulary. I've never owned a Martin…"
Dec 10, 2011
Jim Yates replied to charles e stinnett's discussion Love of Martin Guitars
"This was the 192? O-21 before I stripped the paint off. Here it is with the paint gone."
Dec 7, 2011
Alan Land left a comment for charles e stinnett
"HAs anyone tried the Martin 12.5 strings (Med/Light). I am about to. . ."
Jul 21, 2011
charles e stinnett commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Michael, the wife and I are recovering from  a close brush with the grim reaper. Hang on in there and enjoy each minute. You have a great attitude. Fantastic. We'll be pulling for you."
Mar 31, 2011
charles e stinnett left a comment for James P. Royle
"Sounds great. Hang on in there. Not much we can't do if we really want to do it. See ya."
Mar 29, 2011
James P. Royle left a comment for charles e stinnett
"I don't know how to give in Charles, it's not in my blood and I'm not even blessed with being a Hillbilly! My Slovac Grandmother, who Bootlegged during Prohibition, used to invite the Revenoors into her living room and have them stand…"
Mar 24, 2011
charles e stinnett left a comment for James P. Royle
"A man that won't fight for what he believes in ain't no man at all and ain't worth his salt."
Mar 24, 2011
charles e stinnett commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"I tried mediums on my GA. It got LESS louder. Martin 12's  80/20's really sound good on mine."
Mar 24, 2011
charles e stinnett commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"My D-35 came from the factory with 12's on it."
Mar 24, 2011
James P. Royle left a comment for charles e stinnett
"Thank you Sir! We will. I've been raising hell for 43 years! No reason to stop now. Thanks for the encouragement, we all need some once in a while. The sheeple are about to get the surprise of their lives and it's so sad that they are…"
Mar 23, 2011

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More than 30 years
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Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
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martin gibson Taylor
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country mountain traditional
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At 1:49pm on July 21, 2011, Alan Land said…
HAs anyone tried the Martin 12.5 strings (Med/Light). I am about to. . .
At 8:29am on March 24, 2011, James P. Royle said…
I don't know how to give in Charles, it's not in my blood and I'm not even blessed with being a Hillbilly! My Slovac Grandmother, who Bootlegged during Prohibition, used to invite the Revenoors into her living room and have them stand right on the trap door above her liquor cache, daring them to make her use her shotgun on them. Would stop freight trains on the track so she could keep shoveling spilt coal. I guess it's her blood in my veins and early teaching to never give ground that give me my grip. Whatever the saying is about, That if you don't stand for something, Then you stand for nothing! I think you said that though! I've broken 24 bones leading with my chin! Ya'd think I'd work on my counter punches a bit more huh?LOL We're all we've got and if we can't figure out a way to stick together, then we've got nothing. Easy camp to over run then! Have a great one Sir!
At 10:32am on March 23, 2011, James P. Royle said…
Thank you Sir! We will. I've been raising hell for 43 years! No reason to stop now. Thanks for the encouragement, we all need some once in a while. The sheeple are about to get the surprise of their lives and it's so sad that they are being led into a place that won't be gotten out of easily. Your old eyes can still see pretty good apparently. God love you my friend or whatever you believe in. Hold on tight!
 
 
 

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