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« Reply #100 on: February 15, 2020, 07:24:01 AM »

I have 2-3 Martins waiting to be sold. Trouble is, no one has any dough. Listed is my OM-18V, 000-18 and my OMC-28.
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« Reply #101 on: February 15, 2020, 05:40:52 PM »

I have 2-3 Martins waiting to be sold. Trouble is, no one has any dough. Listed is my OM-18V, 000-18 and my OMC-28.

I just sold two on Reverb in about 24 hours - one was priced well north of $2K. Where are you trying to sell yours? What's your shipping radius (how far will you ship)?

I think there's some money out there - people are starting to get their tax refunds...

If your 000-18 was a lefty, I'd be interested...

 
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All guitars are left-handed:
1979 L-19 (converted to lefty)
1988 L-09 FM (converting to lefty asap)
1992 OM-05 Custom
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2015 L-05 Custom; 2020 C-03R-TE (on order!)
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« Reply #102 on: February 15, 2020, 06:15:35 PM »

Out of a total of 9 guitars there are 4 brands.   5 are Larrivees.   The non-Larrivees, include a Fender, 2 Grietsch, and a Johnson resonator.   The Gibsons, Martins, and Guilds are all gone now
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« Reply #103 on: February 15, 2020, 09:45:30 PM »

I just sold two on Reverb in about 24 hours - one was priced well north of $2K. Where are you trying to sell yours? What's your shipping radius (how far will you ship)?

I think there's some money out there - people are starting to get their tax refunds...

If your 000-18 was a lefty, I'd be interested...

 
Australia Mike, where are you Mike? Yes that 000-18 is one of the earlier 2014 models. Lovely guitar with the 1/4" scalloped bracing and 1 3/4" nut.
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« Reply #104 on: February 15, 2020, 09:51:15 PM »

Out of a total of 9 guitars there are 4 brands.   5 are Larrivees.   The non-Larrivees, include a Fender, 2 Grietsch, and a Johnson resonator.   The Gibsons, Martins, and Guilds are all gone now

Sounds like a nice collection you have there.
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« Reply #105 on: March 02, 2020, 08:42:24 PM »

Sold/shipped another Martin last Friday (updated in first post).

I'm now at 3 Larrivees, 3 Martins. I seem to have reached some sort of equilibrium (although one more of each may go soon...so maintaining that equilibrium...).
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All guitars are left-handed:
1979 L-19 (converted to lefty)
1988 L-09 FM (converting to lefty asap)
1992 OM-05 Custom
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2015 L-05 Custom; 2020 C-03R-TE (on order!)
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« Reply #106 on: April 28, 2020, 02:49:22 PM »

Decided that I was missing having a nylon string guitar to play, so started looking for something in the lowest price range possible, but with two caveats: I wanted a solid top, and it had to be spruce. Yes, cedar is warm and nice, but I like the punchier clarity of spruce with nylon strings. I was also looking for something with less than a 2" nut, but that was harder to find.

I spent more than I wanted to (what a shock...), but I found an older Yairi 700, handmade by Sadao Yairi (gotta do some more research on how he fits into the Yairi family). Not only does the guitar have great specs, it was built in 1976, my H.S. graduation year, so that was kind of cool as well...and this will then be my oldest guitar.

Here's a link to the Reverb listing.

The listed price isn't what I paid; I do feel like i got a decent price on this for what it is: old, Made in Japan, solid Spruce top... and actually, Rosewood back and sides (the listing says Mahogany, but the seller confirmed that that was wrong). The back may be solid Rosewood - on many of these guitars the backs were solid and the sides were laminated...

Should arrive Friday; I'll give a new guitar day update then...
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All guitars are left-handed:
1979 L-19 (converted to lefty)
1988 L-09 FM (converting to lefty asap)
1992 OM-05 Custom
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2015 L-05 Custom; 2020 C-03R-TE (on order!)
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« Reply #107 on: July 03, 2020, 01:18:51 AM »

One Yamaha classical and a nearly departed Goodall.
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« Reply #108 on: July 07, 2020, 03:27:16 AM »

In looking through some things here, I realize I never added my Larrivee L-09 FM here... probably because it's a Larrivee, so I posted about it in the Larrivee Forum HERE.

Not a big deal - don't know how many folks are even hanging around here these days... but I will say I'm still really loving this Maple 09 ... which from a conversation with John Jr. about the serial number (04 8493), might have been called an L-04 back in '88/'89 when it was new.

John said Jean tried all kinds of things back then, and some stuff stuck and some didn't in terms of series numbering nomenclature.  Interesting Larrivee history for nerds like me! (John thought it was interesting, too, as he knows his dad's quirks!)

Carry on!

 
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1979 L-19 (converted to lefty)
1988 L-09 FM (converting to lefty asap)
1992 OM-05 Custom
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2015 L-05 Custom; 2020 C-03R-TE (on order!)
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« Reply #109 on: July 16, 2020, 08:51:00 PM »

Once I receive payment, another Martin, my OM-21, is going bye-bye. Wonderful, responsive guitar, but I like the balance of my OM-05 better (and we have a loooong history), and also the overall volume and balance of the L-bodied Larrivees (along with my Jumbo-bodied Martins).

Another Martin is on order with the Custom Shop (J-28 style), probably see it around the beginning of 2021.

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All guitars are left-handed:
1979 L-19 (converted to lefty)
1988 L-09 FM (converting to lefty asap)
1992 OM-05 Custom
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2015 L-05 Custom; 2020 C-03R-TE (on order!)
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« Reply #110 on: September 07, 2020, 04:43:25 PM »

In my last post, the Martin OM-21 was sold; it's been replaced by another Martin, the DSS-15M StreetMaster.

The StreetMaster guitars are part of the 15 Series with a simple dovetail, and these have Martin's standard top bracing (rather than the old simple "A-bracing" pattern used on some 15 Series hog tops). This guitar sounds loud and open with strong bass... amazing tone for this price point. The only thing I might change is the tuners, if they don't loosen up a little (this has been mentioned by others who buy these). I don't really want to invest in $125-200 Waverly's just to get some decent "aged" tuners for this thing; Gotoh makes a set that should fit the aesthetics (if I need to change 'em).

Martin is definitely making some great guitars in the 21st century.

 


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All guitars are left-handed:
1979 L-19 (converted to lefty)
1988 L-09 FM (converting to lefty asap)
1992 OM-05 Custom
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2015 L-05 Custom; 2020 C-03R-TE (on order!)
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« Reply #111 on: September 07, 2020, 04:46:58 PM »

DSS15M neck and tuners...

...P.S. Back up to 3 Martins; number 4 is on order with the Custom Shop (a J-28 custom)...

 


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All guitars are left-handed:
1979 L-19 (converted to lefty)
1988 L-09 FM (converting to lefty asap)
1992 OM-05 Custom
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2015 L-05 Custom; 2020 C-03R-TE (on order!)
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