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Re: Steve Kaufman's OM-28GE (reply)
Very nice indeed. Interesting, it is located in Byron Bay, NSW. I am pretty much certain the original list was $9,499 not $14,999. There were 130 made.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/28/14 2:53 AM
Re: Steve Kaufman's OM-28GE (reply)
There were nice sets on some of those OM-28GEs. Here is another example:I think they were $9,499 List originally. There have been several sales at $9K or higher. It is only a matter of time before they break the $10K barrier. Maybe this...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/28/14 2:25 AM
Re: Getting My First Martin (reply)
Pretty good birthday there! I also bought an HD28 after a factory tour - it was on consignment at the 1833 Shop. That was in 1996, and I still have it. Fantastic model.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/20/14 1:31 AM
Re: Martin 000X1AE (reply)
I play a 000X1 every day, it is sounds good and has excellent playability. In that price range there are many good guitars available, and Martin HPL guitars may not represent the best value for money. In the past, I have been impressed...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/17/14 3:22 AM
Re: Tuner Recommendations (reply)
Another vote for Peterson. Easy to use, dead accurate and with sweetened tunings built in. I use the Stroboclip most often but I suspect the Stroboflip is even more accurate.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

09/16/14 4:00 AM
Re: Some Advice For Young People Thinking About Buying A Martin (reply)
Did you know if you invest $4000 today for a newborn there's a pretty strong likelihood that newborn could retire a young millionaire with no effort or savings on their part?That is unlikely. According to Thomas Piketty's Capital in the...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/15/14 10:58 PM
Re: Martin branded tuners (reply)
Some would argue that the Gotohs are better than the Sta-tites.
Technical Info

rrussell8

09/14/14 3:49 AM
Re: Martin recent vs vintage BRW (reply)
An Om slothead??Whoops. That was an 0-28. Here is a 1930 OM-28:
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/11/14 4:50 AM
Re: Martin recent vs vintage BRW (reply)
This is a 2003 OM-28GE:Same guitar without flash:1930 OM-28:
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/10/14 8:57 PM
Re: Can a Martin Dreadnought sound "bluesy"? (reply)
Mississippi John Hurt was known to play a 1930 Martin OM-45 (courtesy of Stefan Grossman). Skip James played a D-28. Lonnie Johnson played a 00-21. Brownie McGee played a D-18. Muddy Waters played what looks like a 00-21NY on the great...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/09/14 6:20 AM
Re: Gold Martin Tuners on MMV? (reply)
They sure look like Gotoh to me.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/09/14 2:25 AM
Re: Why no 000-28 Authentics? Why no 12 fret 00 authentics?? (reply)
Todd is right, a $12 - 15,000 MRW OM-45A Deluxe might not be affordable for many, but it would be cheap relative to CFM & Co's previous pricing. I reckon $25K might be more like it. The OM-45RR was released back in 2006. One space...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/08/14 10:12 PM
Re: specs for a used 00-21GE Martin Custom Shop (reply)
Nice, the 00-21 is a Martin classic, one of the truly great Martin designs. Good to hear Mandolin Brothers looked after you. Here is Joni Mitchell at Mandolin Brothers.What model is she playing?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/08/14 9:57 PM
Re: Why no 000-28 Authentics? Why no 12 fret 00 authentics?? (reply)
$12,000-15,000k, which is still affordableThe economy must be doing better than I thought.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/07/14 10:43 PM
Re: New improved OM-28? (reply)
Now the only reason to get this guitar instead of a D-28 or an HD-28 would be comfort. This begs the question of whether an D-28 sounds better than a OM-28. Of course this is subjective, but many people think an OM sounds better,...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/07/14 10:38 PM
Re: Martin HD 28 V (reply)
It is reasonable to expect most of the evolution in the sound of a guitar to occur in the early years. I also think it takes a while to figure out how to get a new guitar to sound its best.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/06/14 7:46 AM
Re: NGD: Martin OM-35 (reply)
Talk about starting at the top floor, that is gorgeous, congratulations!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/21/14 10:55 PM
Re: NGD: 0-28VS (reply)
Lovely, this is the epitome of Martin's understated elegance. Size 0 Martins are great, congratulations!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/21/14 10:54 PM
Re: Diving With Jerry Garcia (reply)
Great story. We need to hear more!Here is Jerry with his dive instructor, Gina.
Off Topic

rrussell8

08/16/14 11:31 PM
Re: Brazilian Rosewood trees I found on holiday. (reply)
Great work, Colms! Thanks for sharing such fantastic definitive pics.
The Log Cabin

rrussell8

08/15/14 4:44 AM

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