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#1 OFFLINE   Aunkster

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 02:45 PM

been saving along time and now have enough jar money to purchase my first Martin..I was looking at the d-16 acoustic / electric .
Just looking for your thoughts on the martins in that price range ..

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:41 PM

Hey Allan,

I would try the Martin 1-Series DC-1E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar. Kind of in your price range. Lot's of good reviews. Here's a link

http://www.guitarcen...083-i1445481.gc
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:25 PM

Congrats on the saving up, Aungster - are you able to go to a store and play a few Martins? I do think that is the best option if you can do that. If you can do that, you will know which one sounds the best, feels comfortable for you to play, and also you get to see what they look like in real life.

You might find there's a guitar there you even prefer to a Martin - or at least you will have a better chance of finding a guitar that you like - and that's what matters most. Guitars in that price range should all be ok, but it's the one that you pick out yourself which you will appreciate most over the years.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:08 PM

Carol has a good point. Have you tried the D-16 out yet?
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:17 PM

I sat down with a Taylor and the Martin d16 I noticed right off that the d16 was not bolted together like the taylor.
The Martin also fit me better but that's nit to say there's a better one than the d16

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:21 PM

So what is it about the D-16 that makes it your choice? Looks? Tone? Playability? Price?
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:46 PM

Its good that your looking into your next big investment. If it fits and sounds the way you want it then its the right guitar for you. But most of all play it and enjoy it. Posted Image
As for me I never chose a Martin only because their smaller fretboard at the nut. I feel comfortable with a 1 3/4" nut.
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:29 AM

View PostSweetpicker, on 13 November 2010 - 09:21 PM, said:

So what is it about the D-16 that makes it your choice? Looks? Tone? Playability? Price?
price didnt play a roll because i could have saved enough to buy a 5000 dollar guitar ,looks always plays a part,i think reading alot about their craftsmanship and yes the tone was remarkable and it does fit will well in my lap ...it was just a question about the d-16 i guess,i wanted some peoples opinions because there are a couple different models in that price range made by Martin.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:36 AM

If you live anywhere near Nazareth, Pa., you could go to the factory, see and play almost any stock guitar in the place. It's a great place to see in any case, with a factory tour and the museum. They don't sell directly, though, but would arrange for you to get a specific guitar through a dealer of your choice.
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:45 PM

View PostGotDeeBlues, on 14 November 2010 - 09:36 AM, said:

see and play almost any stock guitar in the place.

Wow there's a full day.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:22 AM

View PostGotDeeBlues, on 14 November 2010 - 09:36 AM, said:

If you live anywhere near Nazareth, Pa., you could go to the factory, see and play almost any stock guitar in the place. It's a great place to see in any case, with a factory tour and the museum. They don't sell directly, though, but would arrange for you to get a specific guitar through a dealer of your choice.
That is one tourist tour I would love to do.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:35 AM

The museum is everchanging, and never a disappointment. I have taken the tour 3 times. And once lucky enough to get on the actual cutting room floor by going with a Martin Rep and a friend who was at that time a Martin dealer. I was also taken in to see the secured area of rare specialty woods, an R&D area with work on various composits and laminating processes only visible on the tour from an overlook. They even have a totally soundproof room for testers with perfect pitch to test high end commisioned guitars. Their web site may still have a video tour to see, I haven't checked it lately.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:55 PM

Is the Martin Nazareth and The Bands ,The Weight Nazareth the same place ?
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:56 PM

yes ,i just heard the info on that song about a week ago

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:03 PM

You know, I love the town, love the factory, and have always loved that song, and never put it together.....DUH!
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:13 PM

I went looking and found 3 limited 360 deg views on the Martin site, but YouTube has the original video tour. Just search Martin Factory Tour on that site.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:23 PM

Does a part of it smell like fresh cut lumber? love that smell
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:26 PM

View PostGotDeeBlues, on 15 November 2010 - 04:03 PM, said:

You know, I love the town, love the factory, and have always loved that song, and never put it together.....DUH!


I thought of it, (not right away but eventually) I figured that's why they rolled into Town in the first place, to go look at/get some guitars.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:35 PM

Coast is clear again,
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:36 PM

View Post6string, on 15 November 2010 - 04:26 PM, said:

I thought of it, (not right away but eventually) I figured that's why they rolled into Town in the first place, to go look at/get some guitars.

Even had a personalised model built for them while they were there RR Martin
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