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Thread #72516 Message #1251516
Posted By: Don Firth
19-Aug-04 - 08:48 PM
Thread Name: A Martin or a Gibson?
Subject: RE: BS: A Martin or a Gibson?
I've had three Martins: a steel-string 00-18, and two classics, a 00-18-G and a 00-28-G. All three were very nice instruments.
But when it comes to classics, which I favor, Martins, as good as they are, can't measure up to those by European luthiers. I've owned several guitars over the years, all Spanish-made classics or flamencos. I now own a José Oribé concert classic (actually, Oribé operates out of California, but his quality is up there with the best of the Spanish luthiers) and an Arcangel Fernandez flamenco (made in Madrid and now a collectors' item). I also own two travel guitars, both "Go" guitars, one nylon-string and one steel-string.
Pending another GAS attack, I'm in good shape.