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clansfolk Has Martin gone mad? (Plastic guitars?) (118* d) RE: Has Martin gone mad? 01 Feb 04

Well what makes wood so good???????

If these modern laminates had been available first maybe guitarist wouldn't have been so shocked????

I have a little Martin Backpacker - I also have a D15 and a D41+ (custom) - plus several other guitars including the forementioned Garrison.

The top on the little martin is nearly as thin as some plectrums but stronger than a full sized wooden guitar top... the neck is made of the same material as many gun stocks and does its job very well - when compared to other travel guitars.... Martin all wood (we sent it into space) - forget it Tacaoma all wood - tinny tuned higher than standard pitch more Terz style - forget it Taylor mainly wood - nice but not as nice sounding as the Martin Baby!

Wood might be natural - but don't close your eyes and ears to other possiblities - I don't think Laminates as we have them today will replace all wood guitars - but they may be on the bottom rung of the future.

and lets face it if rockets were made of real wood tey wouldn't be very good!

ps the build quality of these guitars are Very Good and far better than a lot of guitars found in music shops at the same and a higher price range.

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