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Thread #120378   Message #2618950
Posted By: Tyke
26-Apr-09 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: 1969 Martin D-18. Worth?
Subject: RE: 1969 Martin D-18. Worth?
I did a search to find out the History of my Gurian Guitar my findings were interesting. Here is one link but a Google will find you more.

I bought mine in Leeds they had three for sale I bought the Jumbo and after Aliser Russle ( BattleFiels Band ) heard it sold his martin and Bought the other. I could never understand why I only had to pay in the early 80's £250 including the Hard case untill I read the History of Gurian Gutars.

I saw one advertised (the only one I have ever seen for sale) for £2750 about Five years ago. However I have no idea what it sounded like. At the time I bought mine I could see that these Hand Built Guitars were being sold cheap in an attempt to raise capital. My own thoughts are that I would be very unlikly to ever be able to buy any Guitar as good. The best of the best from top manufactures being reserved as loaners for the Top Artists.

I know that Bernie Parry spent weeks down a local stockist of Martin Guitars trying them all till he settled on one. He then spent hours in the shop playing that one and trying it out. Finaly having mad up his mind to buy it the Shopkeeper said OK and thinking he was doing Bernie a Favour I'll get you brand spanking new one out of the stock room. No! said Bernie this is the one I want.

Take your time don't rush and Good Luck that perfect parner is out there. They don't all grow on trees but who wants a plastic one.