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Re: OM-18A or OM-28A (reply)
If you are keeping the 00-18V, it is an easy decision, OM-28A. I think an OM-28 is a more versatile guitar than a 000-28, offering greater dynamic range. Rev Gary Davis did OK with a Martin OM-28.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/02/16 2:20 AM
Re: NUGD ! CS 00-42 w/pix (reply)
I can see why you would buy that on the pictures alone! Stunning guitar, congratulations.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/29/16 3:23 AM
Re: Custom OM45S pickguard (reply)
I think you mean OM-45 Deluxe, not OM-45S?
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

04/28/16 12:22 AM
Re: Something I've noticed when you tell folks you want a Martin (reply)
The Martin philosophy boils down to the idea that a guitar is a series of components - braces, neck, fingerboard, top and so on - and that, while acquiring the skills to make and assemble all these components into a fine instrument is...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/28/16 12:11 AM
Re: OM-42 is "opening up" (reply)
Definitely. The most spectacular example I have encountered was the OM-28GE, probably because of the stiffer Red Spruce top. It really surged at about the three year mark. I have had an 0-16NY the longest, and it continued to evolve over...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/26/16 2:05 AM
Re: Sweat marks on EIR back (reply)
I expect buttons would scratch the finish, not stain it. My guess is sweat leaching dye from a new dark shirt eg black.
The Log Cabin

rrussell8

04/25/16 11:23 PM
Re: OM-28 (reply)
It may be meaningful. According to my notes, which may be a bit dated being from over ten years ago, Style 28 is Grade 3/4 for top Sitka, while the Style 40s and herringbones (including OM28V) are Grade 5/6. For back and side EIR the 28s...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/25/16 11:04 PM
Re: Finally got to play OM-28A (and others) (reply)
Yep, Island Guitars was my "must visit" when in Honolulu, even more so than the North Shore. Very helpful staff and a fine selection of guitars. You can find a nice ukulele there as well, I did.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/25/16 9:45 PM
Re: Is it my imagination, or.... (reply)
Isn't that the end of the strap that should be attached to the bottom of the guitar?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/25/16 3:10 AM
Re: How many OM-45s have been made ?? (reply)
That is my impression, both 30s style. I will take some better angled shots next time I am home.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/24/16 2:46 AM
Re: How many OM-45s have been made ?? (reply)
Here is the OM-45RR heel. I can't differentiate this neck and heel from the 2003 OM-28GE.Here is the OM-28GE:
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/22/16 1:27 AM
Re: NGD - OM42 (!!!) (reply)
Fine acquisition!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/18/16 9:14 PM
Re: Bluechip picks (reply)
Writing is yet to wear of any of mine. But they are all TPR50s anyway, even if the older ones don't say so.
Technical Info

rrussell8

04/15/16 7:02 AM
Re: What to look for in buying a used custom Martin ? (reply)
This thread demonstrates the resale downsides to custom Martins, especially in the absence of a spec sheet. There is an uncertainty discount.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/05/16 12:46 AM
Re: NGD (reply)
Very nice indeed.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/30/16 11:52 PM
Re: NGD (reply)
Congratulations! However, without pics, it simply didn't happen. This is not a model I am familiar with, so I would particularly like to see some pics.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/30/16 10:38 PM
Re: OM Marquis question.......... (reply)
Whew, I thought everyone had the humour bypass.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/30/16 10:35 PM
Re: OM Marquis question.......... (reply)
Thanks for setting me straight, Todd and Bob. I feel chastened and contrite.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/29/16 10:47 PM
Re: OM Marquis question.......... (reply)
they stopped making them, to a great degree because of Reg (Gouchi) raving about them I guess Reg can be held to account for a wide range of sins, due to his unbridled enthusiasms, but this does seem a bit harsh.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/29/16 6:22 AM
Re: NGD (reply)
Wow, a stunner, for sure! Great choice, IMHO the OM is the most versatile, best sounding Martin.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/29/16 6:16 AM

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