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Re: D-35 help please...... (reply)
I'd agree with Dave, it looks like some of that very nice looking EIR that Martin used in the '70's. I've yet to see this kind of RW on any guitar built since regardless of the company. It has what many call "pepper specks" and a very...
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Delmar

07/23/16 9:26 AM
Re: D-35 help please...... (reply)
I just gotta jump in here and say, I've a 1967 Martin D 35 I've had since about new that never approached my 1962 D 28 or 1960 D 21 tone wise at the time. It therefore sat in its case year after year after year. I don't often sell much...
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Martin 1940D28

07/22/16 11:47 PM
Re: Swiss Spruce (reply)
Steve Frost wrote:Alan, I read that as Alpine (top) over mahogany (body).Not 2 guitars, maybe I got it wrong!That's correct Steve, poor wording on my part I suppose. I should have said Alpine top and mahogany back and sides, however...
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Delmar

07/22/16 10:41 AM
Re: Swiss Spruce (reply)
Alan, I read that as Alpine (top) over mahogany (body).Not 2 guitars, maybe I got it wrong!
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Steve Frost

07/22/16 3:39 AM
Re: Birdseye redwood (reply)
Rnbguitars wrote:PICKITLUTHER wrote:A redwood burl ! Back in the early 70's I used to drive up to northern Calif. to buy these and make tables and clocks out of them !Bought this clock at a street fair near SF in the 70's as a gift for...
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PICKITLUTHER

07/22/16 1:00 AM
Re: Birdseye redwood (reply)
PICKITLUTHER wrote:A redwood burl ! Back in the early 70's I used to drive up to northern Calif. to buy these and make tables and clocks out of them !Bought this clock at a street fair near SF in the 70's as a gift for my parents. When...
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Rnbguitars

07/21/16 10:26 PM
Re: Birdseye redwood (reply)
It is cool looking so thanks for sharing it with us.   A table made of a huge slab of wood has a medieval solidity that is somehow warm and comforting.   This particular table is most likely safe from luthiers... at least of the acoustic...
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Tahoeguitar

07/21/16 7:15 PM
Re: Who says there is no more quality Madi? (reply)
That is one beautiful guitar,hope it sounds as good as it looks.I bought a Custom D-40 Madi. Rosewood from Wildwood Music in Coshocton,Oh. before the price increase.They ordered several Madi Rosewood guitars from Martin as well as...
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Pierre29

07/21/16 11:50 AM
Re: 0000 / J or M style martin plans /outlines? (reply)
Steve Frost wrote: I might change up the bracing, but it is great to have a point of departureWith a little Naphtha, the lines can be easily removed if you want to move the bracing around. The paper's coated w/ a clear substance. The...
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Rnbguitars

07/21/16 12:29 AM
Re: New Growth or Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood??? (reply)
Old growth refers to trees that grew slowly while competing for light in the coastal forests of Brazil. New growth grows out in the open and grows quickly since it is not competing with other trees. It is duller in color and very...
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nightmeetslight

07/20/16 11:50 PM
Re: 0000 / J or M style martin plans /outlines? (reply)
That's already a big help. It was tough to discern from the previous photos how the shapes related, not knowing if the 0000 top was cut to actual size, or if there was some extra margin. That is, I always cut my tops a tad oversize-...
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Steve Frost

07/20/16 10:45 PM
Re: D-35 help please...... (reply)
Just my opinion, this 1970's Indian Rosewood is the best there ever was. Will never be duplicated after Juius Ceaser's lifetime. Greatest sounding non Brazilian Rosewood ever. As I've said before, this is the opinion of an old fool....
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Martin 1940D28

07/20/16 10:41 PM
Re: D-35 help please...... (reply)
Thanks guys. Dave, it does look very similar to your back. Sure looks different from the EIR you see today.
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hcarrithers

07/20/16 8:43 PM
Re: D-35 help please...... (reply)
That's a really neat look with the center wedge like that.
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Christhee68

07/20/16 8:36 PM
Re: D-35 help please...... (reply)
Looks like EIR to me... Not dissimilar to my '71 D-28 on the wings. The wedge looks like it ran far off quarter, but still EIR.  
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kydave

07/20/16 8:14 PM
D-35 help please...... (topic)
Hey all,I did some horse trading for this 1974 D-35.  Take a look at the wood and tell me what you think.  I know it should be EIR, but it looks different.Thanks for your help!Howard  
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hcarrithers

07/20/16 8:11 PM
Re: New Growth or Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood??? (reply)
Dumb question. What exactly is "new growth" Brazilian? First thought that pops in mind would be illegally, recently harvested... I wouldn't think it would be the same as 2nd growth red spruce... thanks Joe
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d35d42man

07/20/16 8:04 PM
Re: 0000 / J or M style martin plans /outlines? (reply)
Steve Frost wrote: What I was primarily looking for is the half pattern of the body shape.  I recall a thread where John Arnold blew up the 000 shape proportionally, and found it wasn't right for a 0000, and he had to do this or that to...
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Rnbguitars

07/20/16 7:08 PM
Re: Birdseye redwood (reply)
There is "birdseye" redwood. It is usually on a several times larger scale than Birdseye Maple. In RW it has a casual feel rather than the intense feel I get from maple. Google-ing it got 99% burl pics, but there was this one (I've seen...
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Bruce Sexauer

07/19/16 11:56 PM
Re: Is Brazilian on an electric guitar a waste? (reply)
My Strat has a BRW fingerboard. It was purely an aesthetic decision.
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iim7v7im7

07/19/16 11:41 PM

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