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« Reply #80 on: December 18, 2007, 02:50:52 AM »

I've got a 72 D35 that was one a large batch that went out with the bridge set in the wrong place - off by a 1/4 inch. I never could get the thing in tune and finally a Martin service guy admitted that the bridge jig was wrong on a whole lot of the early 70's models (in 2006). He "repaired" it under warrantee by putting on a slightly oversized bridge to cover the old holes. It sounds good and is finally in tune but my McPherson is 10 times the guitar (for 3x's the price) and my P10 is the sweetest little finger picker around. Then again, my Knopfler signature is amazing sounding but the wide neck isn't for everyone.

Larrivee - P10BZ
Larrivee PV09
Larrivee OMV60
McPherson 5.0 Adirondack/RW
Martin - 000-40S #22, 1972 D35
and a "few" others
Tony Burns
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« Reply #81 on: December 19, 2007, 07:42:05 PM »

Martin are nice , just like alot of other fine instruments -- hard to judge,   send me one of each and ill do a comprehensive study on them and write it up for you --- just PM me for my address !
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