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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by imwjl, Jun 11, 2009.
My wife says my Martin is the only guitar I need.
I've had an X-Series dread for a few years, but I just got my first "real" Martin (D-18) last month.
Was travelling with the wife and stopped into a mom and pop shop and the guy made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
I just installed an L.R. Baggs Lyric in it and it really sounds great unplugged and plugged in. I have a bunch of gigs coming up so I can't wait to use it. I plan to play the heck out of it and leave my future grandchildren a well-worn but well-maintained D-18 as a keepsake of old grand dad.
Been avoiding the Martin "bug" forever...until my wife took me on a surprise Martin Factory Tour in April for my BDay ...
Did I "need" another Acoustic? Well, no...
But I got Martin G.A.S. then I couldn't stop researching...
After the tour, and seeing how they operate, I definitely wanted a USA when the time or deal was right. However, the explanation and review of the Mexican factory did seem to follow traditional Martin culture.
I had played numerous Martins before and most recently there at the factory itself.
I came across this 2005 USA 00CXAE, and remembered I played one a few times at a local Music Go Round a liked it a lot. It's unique, being made of HPL (High Pressure Laminate), and I found it to be cool, unlike how I feel playing an Ovation, which isn't exactly the same, but anyways...
I decided to order it from a dealer on Reverb.com and sell a 2005 Art & Lutherie A/E Cutaway to slightly compensate.
I bought this, and sold the A&L maybe two days later and I shipped it ut today, and the Martin arrived today as well..
Had to clean her up, and prob not needed, but I'm sending her and another to my luthier for a fresh set up with Martin Bluegrass .12 string son both on Saturday.
I find the acoustic sound to be softer in volume and mellower in sound due to the HPL. In an amp it sounds amazing. The body is slimmer and has a feel between an electric and acoustic, and will be a great live player!
Just got a used 2016 Martin D-28, the last year before they get revamp
I immediately put a K&K Pure Mini, Waverly and AA pins on it,
Couldn't get happier!
Perfect companion to my birthyear 1989 Martin HD-35
My ‘06 OM-21. It’s the guitar I base all others against. I had a 00-18V for a brief period too, it was a lovely little guitar, but I’m a Rosewood guy it seems...
I'm a Martin lover, too!
My Martin's get more play time than my Tele's, simply because it's more convenient (always have one parked by the sofa, in our great room).
I bought my first Martin, a DC16-GTE Premium, in 2005.
I recently saw this YouTube video clip of a scene from 2015 Summer NAMM showing a Martin GPCRSGT acoustic/electric that had won best in show:
Long story short, I bought a new 2017 Martin Road Series GPCRSGT. I liked it so much that I traded my DC16-GTE toward a new 2017 Road Series DCRSGT.
Here are my babies:
I love my Martin guitars!
I've got too many guitars...four are Martin's, 1934 thru 2003. Good stuff.
Here's my 1934 0-17
My baby is a well travelled '07 00-18.
That one goes down with the ship.
I'd never part with my '17 000-28. Hands down it's the best guitar I've ever had the pleasure of playing.
My 2012 000-18. Words cannot express how much I love this guitar!
I've had Martins for years - a '64 D-28, '71 D-41...
But I just bought my first NEW Martin ever - a CEO-7.
I'm a flatpicker on acoustic and was stunned my the amount of bass and drive this little slope-shouldered spud has. It's unlike any 00 or 000 I've played in 50+ years of playing the darned things. Incredible instrument!
I have a D28, I can never walk past it without feeling the urge to pick it up and play. I love how it “booms,” it stands out when I’m playing
I lost track of this thread for a while. I’ve added another Martin. I recently inherited my late grand father’s 1982 HD-28. It needed a lot of work but now I’ve got a little piece of my family’s history.
These are my keepers - 2016 OMC-28E that I just purchased a couple of months ago, '58 A-style mando, and a '67 D-18 (that's the one they'll bury me with)