Way back in the day (back in the days of the dinosaur according to my kids), folkies at the clubs in Coconut Grove Fl swore by Martins. Then Bob Dylan's RainyDay Woman# 12/35 came out. I personally have a Yahmaha g-50A classic. My fingers are just too old to manage the steel strings anymore. But I would still trade most anything (except my first born son) for a Martin. I have tried to explain that to my 3rd born son- he is the only musically inclined one- he prefers his Takemine electric/acoustic but then he isnt an old folkie from the sixties like me.
Johnne "goin where the weather suits my clothes"