The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66563   Message #1106139
Posted By: Walking Eagle
31-Jan-04 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: Has Martin gone mad? (Plastic guitars?)
Subject: RE: Has Martin gone mad?
Exactly Mooh. As I SAID before, I think that Martin is trying to develop a guitar buying future with the young folks. We're older folks and mostly have all the gear we need. Plus, the guitars are affordable. A big factor if the youngster decides guitar playing is not for them. If they stick in, they will move up to more expensive models as their ear devlops. Who among us started playing knowing the differences in sound?

I'd a sight rather see Martin come out with a cheaper guitar made in the U.S. than get one made in other countries that don't pay a good wage.

Fender figured this out with their cheaper Squirer line. The young folks get an electric lead or bass, a small amplifier, chord, gig bag, and a few other goodies for around two hundred dollars.