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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)
I joined the Martin club last week, under unfortunate circumstances. A family friend passed away far too soon, and he was a guitarist and an accomplished luthier. His 2007 D-28 12-string was his pride and joy. It has tremendous resonance and some nice figuring on the top that's tough to catch on camera. I'm fortunate that his sister's trust me with this incredible instrument.
Mike, I will take good care of it... I promise.
Here's my set. 2016 D-18, 1969 D12-20, 1999 D-28. So I think I have most of the bases covered, one mahogany scalloped braced, one rosewood straight braced, and a 12 string for chime,
My Martin stable is modest but serves me very well - 2012 000-15SM, 2017 000X1AE, and 2018 D-18.
Might as well post this one too - my '64 D-28. Recent neck reset by Bryan Kimsey.
A "modest" stable of Martins? That's almost a contradiction in terms!