The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89847 Message #1698161
Posted By: GUEST,Lanfranc the Cookieless
19-Mar-06 - 07:12 PM
Thread Name: Keeping my Martin in tune
Subject: RE: Keeping my Martin in tune
I've not had the same problem with my D-18 or SPD-16, but my 00016C-GTE sometimes exhibits a similar inaccuracy on the 2nd string, which goes away if I use 12-54 strings rather than 11-50 or 11-52. Newtone are good strings, and I tend to use them or Martin SPs.
If you want a good setup, I strongly recommend Trevor Durrant in Colchester (01206 576474), not a million miles from Felixstowe. Not only did he once work at Martin's factory, he knows his stuff and has a luthier working with him who has just installed a B-Band pickup and a new saddle on my Zephyr (Zemaitis copy) and done a set up on it which has transformed the guitar.
Don't talk about the war, and remember, even the worst Martin ever made was better than an Austin 1300!