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Title: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: headsup on January 25, 2018, 04:48:41 AM
I love looking at stuff that makes no sense to me what so ever.

in CDN dollars this guitar is about a quarter of a million dollars worth of.....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-Martin-Cowboy-Custom-Harvey-Leach-Brazilian-Rosewood-SN-999900-D-45/183028777560?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D49924%26meid%3Db2c0ad9cc44249d48b4fd3e52ec921e9%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D183020191603&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: AZLiberty on January 25, 2018, 06:29:01 AM
Overdone for my taste but Harv certainly never fails to impress.


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: Mikeymac on January 25, 2018, 05:47:30 PM
And I wouldn't give them anything for that Brazilian Rosewood...it's wood that no one would have used in the days of BZR guitar building - it would have been rejected.

I don't get the attraction of guitars like this, and Martin's new D-45 Fire & Ice (https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/special-editions/d-45-fire-ice/), or their 2 millionth Martin (https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/2-millionth-guitar/), which is a mess of bling!

 :rolleye:


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: skyline on January 29, 2018, 06:47:04 PM
I don't get the attraction of guitars like this, and Martin's new D-45 Fire & Ice (https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/special-editions/d-45-fire-ice/)
 :rolleye:

Yoikes.

I thought the phoenix and dragon were supposed to be in balance, not in battle. Sometimes these companies are just throwin' stuff at the wall . . .



Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: teh on February 01, 2018, 02:01:29 AM
This is actually a really nice looking guitar but too over the top for my taste too and I am sure someone will buy it.

My great uncle was a high school art teacher and he used to make custom jewelry on the side and almost 100% of his sales were by referral or word of mouth. He always said "If they have the money, I have the time." I guess that same adage applies here too.


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: Mikeymac on February 01, 2018, 03:16:24 PM
This is actually a really nice looking guitar but too over the top for my taste too and I am sure someone will buy it.

My great uncle was a high school art teacher and he used to make custom jewelry on the side and almost 100% of his sales were by referral or word of mouth. He always said "If they have the money, I have the time." I guess that same adage applies here too.

TEH,

This is off topic, but you need to start another thread and post pics of your three Martins with 3-piece backs! I especially want to see the custom, but want to see the 35's tops, too! Thanks!


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: Casey86 on February 01, 2018, 05:46:32 PM
Interesting in the description ...zero mention of how it sounds or plays.


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: ducktrapper on February 01, 2018, 06:22:05 PM
Fugly and ridiculously over priced but other than that ...   :wacko:


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: bobsnuscruz on February 02, 2018, 04:48:04 AM
When you click on that link, at the bottom of the screen, there are many other equally tarted up guitars, many of which would be fun wall hangers.  There's a $40k Gibson painted up like a nice tablecloth.  It's nice to see people dreaming. (Id hate to think they're cynically fishing for suckers.)


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: Paraclete on February 03, 2018, 07:17:19 AM
Yikes!  For that much money and something that was that over-the-top gaudy, it had better do my laundry, make coffee, clean my house, and mow the lawn!  Iím sorry, but thatís just ugly and tasteless to me.


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 03, 2018, 04:05:03 PM
I love taseless nd tacky things,like an ugly tasteless shirt. :roll


Title: Re: cheap Martin for considertion
Post by: Mikeymac on February 03, 2018, 06:10:36 PM
I love taseless nd tacky things,like an ugly tasteless shirt. :roll

Well, Florida IS the state where you see lots of ugly tasteless shirts... all those old retired guys can't help themselves!   :roll