NGD and it’s a fancy one.

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  1. soul-o

    soul-o Friend of Leo's

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    I come from a dirt road in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania and I never thought I would own such a fancy guitar, but I bought an unsold 2018 Martin OM28 from GC used. It was listed as “used, excellent condition”, but it clearly never left the store. It’s pretty great. It responds well to a slightly lighter touch than my usual bashing, but boy does it sparkle up top while still having plenty of body. I have been working my arse off this year, playing all the weddings rescheduled from 2020, often three 6 hour gigs in a row and then back in the office Monday morning. Still, I am not firmly convinced I deserve such a spectacular beastie. image.jpg
     
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    That’s fantastic!
    Congratulations. You’ve earned it.
     
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    Beautiful guitar. Love the OMs.

    You've earned it. Trust me. Go play that well-deserved guitar!
     
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    Congrats! What a beaut.
     
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    That's my dream Martin.

    Congratulations and happy NGD!
     
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    Congrats! I'm still saving up for a simple working man's 000-15M all mahogany! I wont buy anything else! I love Martins!
     
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    Deserve? Guitars are played. If you enjoy playing it and you play it well, you deserve it. If you’re not playing so well but are getting better, you deserve it. If you saved your money and bought it because you like it, you deserve it.
     
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    That's not fancy; that's a working man's guitar, and a great one. Congrats, you deserve it!
     
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    That’s true by Martin standards, it’s not all blinged out w/ mother of pearl inlay and fancy trim or anything.
     
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    I stared at a bunch of them online for about a month and it was when it started showing up in my dreams that I knew I was in trouble. :)
     
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    Looks real nice - enjoy it
     
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    Congrats on the new Martin! OM's are a particular favorite. Enjoy yours!!
     
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    That’s not fancy. It’s perfect
     
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    I love OMs. Going to save a few years longer for a Collings myself though...

    Happy NGD!
     
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    Great guitar!
     
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    Enjoy the heck out of that fine instrument.

    If, however, you decide that you really don't deserve it, just send it down to me and I'll look after it till you feel ready. I will not blame you for ignoring my offer.

    Happy NGD!
     
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    There's nothing better than a rosewood Martin, IMO, except for maybe a Brazilian rosewood one, but even that's debatable
     
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    Well… you do. Deserve it, that is.
     
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    Beautiful. Love OM-18's!
     
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    We all deserve the amazing tones that come from a Martin!
     
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