Started by obe-wan, September 24, 2009, 01:48:10 AM
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Quote from: Silence Dogood on September 23, 2023, 07:44:21 AMOut of curiosity, I went back to page one to see how this very long thread got its start. It was kind of sad to notice that most of the names on the first several pages never appear around here anymore. I wonder what happened? Did these folks get rid of their Larrivee guitars and then feel like they couldn't participate here any longer? Did they just lose interest in the place? Some might have died?
Quote from: ducktrapper on September 23, 2023, 08:13:52 AMIs there a forum ender?
Quote from: Silence Dogood on September 23, 2023, 09:16:08 AMGood question. I'm not sure, but I have seen a trend in my years of participating on guitar forums: when someone gets rid of a certain brand of guitar, they tend to lose all interest in that brand and abandon the forum dedicated to it. It seems to me that a guitar is a very personal purchase/object and many times people feel personally and emotionally connected to a brand and company. And when that guitar is gone, so is the connection, etc. I have experienced this myself. Odd stuff but we are odd creatures.
Quote from: teh on September 23, 2023, 09:24:23 AMJust out of curiosity, I did the math and since inception, this thread has averaged one post per day. My theory is that one of three things probably happened: One, forum members may have run out of things to say or,Two, they bought a Martin and the binding came off and they are either busy posting comments about that or they decided to end it all or, Three, they are spending more time playing than posting. In closing, I have purchased three guitars since this thread started back in 2009 including a new Martin, a used Alvarez that I couldn't pass up and a new Larrivee Forum VI.
Quote from: ducktrapper on September 23, 2023, 01:03:09 PMI still own a Martin but never go to UMF anymore. Too many Martin assholes.
Quote from: Silence Dogood on September 23, 2023, 01:10:26 PMWhy not say how you really feel?
Quote from: ducktrapper on September 23, 2023, 02:12:42 PMTo be fair, there were and are lots of nice people posting there but my comment is very true. You say anything remotely critical of the holy grail and you have people jumping down your throat. I once criticized the fact that Martin did not finish the top of my 1975 D-35 under the pickguard saying it seemed a little stupid. OMG! How dare I? When I pointed out that they no longer leave part of the top unfinished ... crickets.
Quote from: Silence Dogood on September 23, 2023, 03:17:07 PMI didn't realize Martin had such a cult following. They've always sort of seemed like the Levi's jeans or Nike shoes of the guitar world to me. Very good stuff but also ubiquitous and owned by lots of different kind of folks.
Quote from: Silence Dogood on September 23, 2023, 03:17:07 PMI didn't realize Martin had such a cult following.
Quote from: Queequeg on September 23, 2023, 06:39:42 PMThese days, there's a cult for just about everything.