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Re: Is Martin diluting it’s brand by trying to make everything for everyone? (reply)
Is there evidence that Martin no longer includes neck resets in warranty repairs?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/22/17 9:08 AM
Re: Choose a 1939 0-18 or a 1940 00-18 ? (reply)
If the 0-18 is $1000 less, comparable condition, wider neck, it is a no-brainer to me. Of course, I do love the sound of 0 size Martins.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

03/21/17 9:07 AM
Re: Is Martin diluting it’s brand by trying to make everything for everyone? (reply)
Could expand on what defects you have found, in what sample size, please? My 2003 OM-28GE required a neck reset after a few years, while my 2006 OM-45RR is perfect, but that is a sample size of 2, and the one problem was not necessarily...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/21/17 8:57 AM
Re: Best high-end Martin dealer to play a lot of different guitars? (reply)
Todd's list looks pretty good to me. I don't think there are many dealers with a stash of high end rosewood Martins out the back, waiting for someone with a big roll to blow through. A few years ago I would have said a trip to NYC...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/21/17 12:53 AM
Re: Is Martin diluting it’s brand by trying to make everything for everyone? (reply)
I think my FeLiX IS special. Back in the day, Martin wasn't a brand, it was a manufacturer of guitars. Once someone points to evidence that the sound of the great Martins (say, the D-28, or the D-18, or the 000-28) is no good, or the...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/20/17 11:39 PM
Re: NGD 000-17 (reply)
Very nice, the look is spot on, right down to the fretboard dots.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/20/17 11:57 AM
Re: My quest for 1967 Martins (reply)
Interesting quest. If you were to give it up right now you would still have some fantastic guitars, they are the six I'd pick from the 30, assuming there are no D-18S to catch.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

03/19/17 11:45 PM
Re: Chuck Berry (reply)
RIP, Chuck.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/19/17 7:14 AM
Re: .011's (reply)
Sure, I use .011 on the 00-21. On my OMs, .012.
Technical Info

rrussell8

03/19/17 7:11 AM
Re: Tuning in "Cents" (reply)
Charlie knows of which he speaks. The 0-15 he set up for me over ten years ago is a joy to play, the intonation remains spot on, and I am tuning unsweetened to my old Korg CA-1 (thanks, Charlie, the 0-15 is with me here in Palau at...
Technical Info

rrussell8

03/16/17 12:02 AM
Re: Tuning in "Cents" (reply)
The ACU sweetened tuning on the Peterson strobe:e: -3, B: -7, G: -5, D: -8, A: -10, E: -12The James Taylor tuning:e: -3, B: -6, G: -4, D: -8, A: -10, E: -12 Pretty close to the same.
Technical Info

rrussell8

03/15/17 4:01 AM
Re: 1992 Martin 00-45 (reply)
Good buy, I reckon, congratulations, very cool guitar.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/15/17 3:53 AM
Re: Lights on 2 of my Martin Dreads now... am I loosing it??? (reply)
I use nothing heavier than .012 lights, and .011 on the 00-21 and .010 on the 0-16NY.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/15/17 3:47 AM
Re: Grateful Dead & Los Lobos unplugged (reply)
Lotta fun! Thanks for posting.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/12/17 8:52 AM
Re: Opinions: 1938 0-18 or 1950 D-28? (reply)
Congratulations, outstanding purchase!
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

03/11/17 6:22 AM
Re: Which of your Martins has one side dot at the 12th fret? (reply)
I'm not going to check every guitar, but two are nearby, 0-16NY and OM-28GE, and both have one side dot.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/08/17 12:45 PM
Re: Opinions: 1938 0-18 or 1950 D-28? (reply)
I would go for the 0-18 because of a range of factors: it is a real "golden era" guitar. It will have a Red Spruce top, forward position braces and 1 3/4 inch nut, all highly desirable collectability factors. The D-28 is Brazilian...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

03/07/17 2:16 AM
Re: Is "pre-VTS to Martin what "pre-CBS" is to Fender? (reply)
That last is a very sound observation, given that some regard T frets as a backward step.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/07/17 1:29 AM
Re: Listen to David Crosby's opinion of Martin guitars and about the one that got away (reply)
Croz is a truth-teller.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/06/17 4:42 AM
Re: NGD, 1965 00-21NY (Recording added: Post #19) (reply)
Fantastic, congratulations!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/05/17 3:09 AM
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