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« on: November 29, 2007, 11:31:29 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 12:17:17 AM »




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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 12:20:59 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 12:40:55 AM »

Just so you know..Martins sound better because some of them are made out of HPL. whistling
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 12:47:05 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007, 01:02:37 AM »

Because they cost so much more.   whistling whistling
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 01:09:45 AM »

Because they've got "Wings"  whistling

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 01:12:50 AM »

. . . .sound so much better than what?    Hmmm? Huh? C'mon.  A tuba? Hmm?  Clarinett?  Magpie? hmmmm???  French horn?Violin?Double bass?  a BANJO?>?? (snort) 

I just KNOW you didn't mean that Martins sound so much better than Larrivee's. ohmy
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 01:36:08 AM »

I agree. They are the best percussion instrument money can buy. Try hitting one with a hammer to see for yourself
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 02:24:51 AM »

Wow, there is some serious martin envy going on here.  I didn't notice it for the first couple of weeks I joined, but it has reared its ugly head several times in the past week or so.  I am truly sorry for those of you who can't see/hear the beauty in a Martin guitar, as they are definitely one of the finer things in life that can be had by mere mortals.

And for the record, my Martin cost less new than my Larrivee did used.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2007, 02:50:04 AM »

I own a couple of Martins, high end ones at that. I play my Larrivee, alot. Thnking about buying another. Selling a Martin to do so. That's just the way it is right now.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2007, 03:25:49 AM »

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And for the record, my Martin cost less new than my Larrivee did used.

Mine, too (well, my used Martin cost less than my new Larrivee).  If people felt real confidence in their Larrivees, they'd stop this silliness and accept that all great guitars aren't made by Larrivee (or Martin, or Gibson, or Taylor, or whomever).

Sometimes it seems like this place is filled with 16 year olds: 

"Hey, dude! My Larrivee is awesome!"

"Yeah! Larrivee Rocks!"

"Everything else s*cks!"

etc., etc.

 
 
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2007, 03:38:16 AM »

I had a Martin once...I gave it away..........
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2007, 03:53:05 AM »

Just so you know..Martins sound better because some of them are made out of HPL. whistling

I loved my HPL Martin!

However, I have to admit that I sold it when I bought a D-18V.
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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2007, 03:56:04 AM »

I once had one Martin and no Larrivees.   I now have two Larrivees and no Martin.

I wish I'd read this thread before I made such a huge mistake.   

Oh Well.
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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2007, 04:11:52 AM »

Martins are way over-priced and some fools equate quality with price.



I know 'cause I was one of them.  Four Larrys later I'm smarter now.

 

Are Martins better?


No, just different sounding. And too bottom-heavy for my tastes.  IMHO
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2007, 04:13:50 AM »

Why not have some of both???? For that matter lets just play what we like instead of "mine is bigger than yours"  I love them ALL!!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2007, 05:14:34 AM »

I've played a few Martins I liked.












A few.

 
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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2007, 06:53:03 AM »

am truly sorry for those of you who can't see/hear the beauty in a Martin guitar, as they are definitely one of the finer things in life that can be had by mere mortals.

And for the record, my Martin cost less new than my Larrivee did used.

I love Martins. Next guitar I buy will be an HD-28V. I was joking about the hammer!

The problem is that I only like the higher priced Martins. HD28V, D-18GE, D-45V, OM-45 Marquis. The standard D-28 and D-18 do nothing for me.

Adjust for inflation what you paid for your Martin. Is it still less?
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2007, 07:33:47 AM »

For me, no adjustments to be made.  I bought a 000-16SGT last spring (used) and a P10MQ in September.  Very different guitars.  The list price on the P10MQ was higher than the list price was in 2003 when my 000 was new.  I don't think the new price on a 000-16SGT would be much higher -- it'd have to be a custom order, anyway since they're not in production now.
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