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Re: Which one would you want - Hd28 / hd-16A rosewood (reply)
I would lean to the HD-28 because I am a traditionalist, if the sound and playability of one or the other did not shout to me.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

02/10/16 2:19 AM
Re: Vintage Ukes (reply)
Depends on the definition of "affordable" and "vintage". Early Style 0 and Style 1 Martins are very good instruments.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

02/07/16 5:30 AM
Re: "Prewar", "wartime", and "postwar" as useful, but very imprecise terms for vintage Martins (reply)
I don't think that all Martins made before 1939 (or 1941 or 1944 or 1945) are pre-war. Is a 1902 pre-war? Is an 1845 pre-war? There is a start date as well, possibly 1929 or 1930 or 1931. Please discuss.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

02/06/16 3:02 AM
Re: Played a really nice guitar today. (reply)
Destiny at work, congratulations!
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

02/04/16 10:21 PM
Re: "Prewar", "wartime", and "postwar" as useful, but very imprecise terms for vintage Martins (reply)
The terms began to be applied when people knew a lot less about what design changes were made when. Now, they are too imprecise to be meaningful.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

02/04/16 10:13 PM
Re: The Hateful Eight (reply)
Destroying a work of art in the name of "ART" will always be, in my eyes, intellectually contemptible and artistically reprehensible. I do agree, but I think it is a stretch to regard the guitars that Townshend smashed as works of art....
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

02/04/16 10:03 PM
Re: Fun with vintage guitars, faithful sound reproduction system, and green screen (reply)
Love it, Tom. Love the material and the performances. The green screen is a great addition! The recordings have certainly come out well, right up to the small band in the final selection. Maybe the Hummingbird is a little underdone in...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

02/04/16 12:06 AM
Re: The Hateful Eight (reply)
Bob Dylan's Masked and Anonymous includes a sub-plot relating to Blind Willie McTell's guitar, which is eventually located and then smashed (when used as a murder weapon) at the climax of the film.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

02/03/16 10:46 PM
Re: What strings for an all koa guitar? (reply)
Have you tried the TI Plectrums yet, Kurt?
Technical Info

rrussell8

01/30/16 4:03 AM
Re: Levels of guitar learning (reply)
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

01/29/16 3:44 AM
Re: R.I.P Paul Kantner (reply)
Sleep in the stars, Paul.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

01/29/16 3:39 AM
Re: Show me your 000-42 (reply)
an old 28 that has been upgraded at some point, like Clapton's Unplugged guitar I am pretty sure that the Unplugged 000-42 was a real 1939, not a converted 28.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

01/28/16 11:41 PM
Re: what strings for a all d28 guitar (reply)
I think Thomastik Infeld are great, Desmo.
Technical Info

rrussell8

01/27/16 9:50 PM
Re: Show me your 000-42 (reply)
This has been one of the more GAS inducing threads in a good while!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

01/27/16 4:48 AM
Re: The long journey "back" (reply)
Nice story. And what a lovely guitar. How about the back! That case is pristine, is it a black one? I think that would be right for the era. We need pics of the case!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

01/27/16 4:34 AM
Re: Martin Marquis thread... (reply)
That is a real beauty!I believe the Marquis line represents an ideal combination of design features, without the heavy price hike for the equivalent Brazilian Rosewood GE model.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

01/27/16 4:27 AM
Re: Macadamia wood? (reply)
You were right, it was very weird, but with sinister underpinnings. I got out of there in 1977.
The Log Cabin

rrussell8

01/26/16 10:52 PM
Re: Your First Impression of a Martin Guitar (reply)
I used to take lessons from Bob Irvine, who was President of the Australian Blues Society at the time, back in 1970 when I was still at high school. Bob had a 1920s 0-28 that he had bought in a pawn shop for $100. It was a fair bit...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

01/26/16 5:20 AM
Re: What strings for an all koa guitar? (reply)
You should know if you like them by the end of day 2.
Technical Info

rrussell8

01/24/16 9:41 PM
Re: Macadamia wood? (reply)
You got it in one, although they were RM Williams made. Suede, pointy toes, Cuban heels. I actually think that the boots were just an excuse. They didn't like my long hair, mirror shades, black leather jacket, cut-off Wrangler jacket...
The Log Cabin

rrussell8

01/23/16 3:20 AM

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