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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2022, 11:29:02 PM »

First time back in a while........yes I too have had separation issue on two of my Martins. My 2014 000-18 and my 000-17SM, very disappointed. The most disappointing thing for us Aussies, we are so far away from Martin. Thank God my Luthier did a great job, not 100% but a darn good job if I may say so.

Yeah very disappointing, I have not been on UMGF in a long while, I wonder if there is a post on this issue. Anybody know?
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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2023, 10:09:34 PM »

I took the Martin into Elderly Instruments repair shop in Lansing Michigan today for Martin in-warranty work. Three out of the four pieces of binding have separated from the body. The repairman is of the opinion (after seeing so many instances of this with Martins over the past 20 years) that they were using an inferior binding which shrinks and then pulls away from the wood.
My paperwork indicates that they are billing CFM $108 for the repair.
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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2023, 01:02:02 AM »

My Larrivee maple binding doesn’t have this issue. 
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2023, 08:37:16 AM »

My Larrivee maple binding doesn’t have this issue. 
Interestingly, while there I stumbled upon a new Martin with maple binding. Only one I’ve ever seen.
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2023, 07:22:12 PM »

hey, Rob,
 

see my above post, maybe i'm gonna have that problem, the bindings look rather cheap...
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2023, 03:55:47 AM »

Saw it,hope it doesn't happen.


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