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Thread #116782   Message #2594407
Posted By: Richard Bridge
22-Mar-09 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The D-18 Song / Thank You Mr Martin
Subject: RE: Thank You Mr Martin - The D-18 Song
I'm a bit surprised by that price. I can't readily find details of 1964 Martin guitar prices, but in 1964 the list price of a Gibson J-45 was $175, and if the Martin in the song was really then beat up and old I would have expected the pawn-shop price to be well under half the list price.

Incidentally, if I read the US inflation tables correctly teh inflation in the US from 1964 to date has been 690%, which would make the equivalent new price today of a Gibson J-45 about $1,200 whereas it is in actuality $3,072 on the Gibson site.