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Re: Opinions on the new OM-28 (reply)
Yes, it can be dangerous. I think you are going to like your new guitar!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/19/14 11:38 PM
Re: Opinions on the new OM-28 (reply)
Interesting perspective, given that the OM-45RR and OM-45 / OM-28GE are all identical to Marquis specs (excluding decoration) but have Brazilian rosewood back and sides. So what you are saying is that you prefer the sound of EIR / Red...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/16/14 2:08 AM
Re: Rodgers Tuning Machines (reply)
No set of tuners on any of my guitars has yet failed and required replacement. The oldest set of Waverley tuners turned eighty this year. So, luckily, the issue has not arisen. The Rodgers tuners posted by Brian and Jimmy certainly...
Technical Info

rrussell8

10/16/14 2:02 AM
Re: Opinions on the new OM-28 (reply)
the Marquis is top dog and nothing is in its rear view mirrorI reckon several modern OMs can see the OM-28 / OM-45 Marquis in their rear view mirrors. Out front, the OM-45RR Brazilian and OM-45 Deluxe, just on sheer chutzpah. Then there...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/16/14 1:22 AM
Re: On buying guitars (reply)
I bought my first Martin on hire purchase back in 1975. I did have my first full time job by then, I really wanted a top quality guitar, and I never regretted doing it. Since then, only cash.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

10/15/14 12:06 AM
Re: To Steel or not to Steel? (reply)
Of course you need a steel string. I would be looking for a 60s 00-21, no need to compromise. If you get a pre-65 00-21, you have hide glue, Brazilian rosewood and a 1 7/8 nut. You won't get the smile off your face.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/14/14 11:45 PM
Re: New Old Guitar Day (reply)
Nice pins!
Technical Info

rrussell8

10/14/14 5:42 AM
Re: Anyone ever had a D-style guitar that sounded choked with medium strings? (reply)
I think my HD-28 sounds just fine with lights. My philosophy is to go with the lightest gauge strings that sound good. The only one of my guitars strung with mediums is the FeLiX, all the rest are .012 lights or lighter - .011 on the...
Technical Info

rrussell8

10/14/14 5:35 AM
Re: Welcome our new moderator--- MarianC (reply)
Thanks for stepping up Marian!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/14/14 5:06 AM
Re: Would anyone find this unacceptable on a new D-45GE? (reply)
Well now, that is impressive!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/07/14 5:34 AM
Re: Laws (reply)
Ellison's Law: The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
Off Topic

rrussell8

10/06/14 11:15 PM
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.
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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:
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rrussell8

09/10/14 8:57 PM

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