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« on: May 09, 2009, 04:51:46 PM »

We hear often how only straight tight grained spruce was used back in the day and bearclaw was rejected. Well not only did Martin and others use wide grain tops but there are also some examples of Martin using bearclaw figured tops when they first started using sitka.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 05:02:08 PM »

And I thought only the modern-day Sitka trees suffered from stress like us  Wow, that looks like a fine specimen for its age, thanks for the Photo Jeremy! 
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 05:06:43 PM »

Awe that looks like a reject! 
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 05:12:08 PM »

And I thought only the modern-day Sitka trees suffered from stress like us  Wow, that looks like a fine specimen for its age, thanks for the Photo Jeremy! 

It makes me wonder just how dark will sitka get.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 02:35:18 AM »

   I like it
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 05:49:14 AM »

We hear often how only straight tight grained spruce was used back in the day and bearclaw was rejected. Well not only did Martin and others use wide grain tops but there are also some examples of Martin using bearclaw figured tops when they first started using sitka.
Is it up for sale currently, and is there an article describing it? By the looks of the (proud) saddle, its neck-set is still perfect - perhaps it was re-set?
Wow, that sure looks like the vintage to have for any prospective buyer/player. (not collector)
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 07:45:53 AM »

It makes me wonder just how dark will sitka get.

                    Too much coffee today (yesterday now) so I thought of some pics I took several weeks ago.
  These will give some comparisons. The Martin OM-21 is natural (no patina tint) It is a 1993 model. the Forum git is a new born with an Italian Spruce top. The flash makes both slightly lighter than they really are. My OM may even be darker than the 1946 00-18 in the same lighting conditions.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 10:07:38 PM »

Is it up for sale currently

The 00 is for sale at Gruhn.

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