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TDPRI official Martin owners and lovers club.

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by imwjl, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2007
    Bluesland, Texas
    My wife says my Martin is the only guitar I need.

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  2. christhee68

    christhee68 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 1, 2011
    south carolina
    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.

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  3. NEPATelecaster

    NEPATelecaster Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 30, 2006
    Lovelton PA
    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 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!

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  4. galihwawa

    galihwawa TDPRI Member

    Feb 8, 2018
    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







  5. 55er

    55er TDPRI Member

    May 16, 2016
    Vic, Australia.
    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...

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  6. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 14, 2008
    Marion, NC
    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:

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    I love my Martin guitars!
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  7. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Holic

    Jan 15, 2013
    Heart O' Dixie
    I've got too many guitars...four are Martin's, 1934 thru 2003. Good stuff.

  8. bossaddict

    bossaddict TDPRI Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    Birmingham, AL
    Here's my 1934 0-17

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  9. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Tele-Holic

    Feb 1, 2018
    San Clemente, Ca
    My baby is a well travelled '07 00-18.

    That one goes down with the ship.

  10. Rbriggs82

    Rbriggs82 TDPRI Member

    Jan 5, 2016
    Summerville, SC
    I'd never part with my '17 000-28. Hands down it's the best guitar I've ever had the pleasure of playing.

  11. EspyHop

    EspyHop TDPRI Member

    May 28, 2018
    Dayton, OH
    My 2012 000-18. Words cannot express how much I love this guitar!

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  12. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    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!

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  13. Frontman

    Frontman Tele-Holic

    Jul 10, 2014
    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

  14. christhee68

    christhee68 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 1, 2011
    south carolina
    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. D1F112AE-E5F9-4D8C-A49C-F96D760CB970.jpg

  15. Flemtone

    Flemtone Tele-Meister

    Jun 12, 2011
    New Jersey
    IMG_20180517_181752396.jpg 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)
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