The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165099   Message #3958227
Posted By: guitaaress
24-Oct-18 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Is it still an old Martin?
Subject: RE: Is it still an old Martin?
I used to own a 1963 D18 but had to sell it as a result of a divorce. However I still own three gorgeous Martins An HD28 an M38 which I have just had fixed due to some damage caused by weather and old age (Australian climate is not kind to guitars of any maker) the M38 is totally outstanding. The 28 very recordable. For live work I have an OM28 a couple of years old now but through my AER into a PA is every sound engineers wet dream. I also own a Collins D1 (replacement for the 18 ) I use that for bluegrass. It is a cannon head turner even up against prewar Martins. Martin still make consistent quality instruments and are responsible for more great guitars than any other marque. There are however better guitars on the market. Collins,Santa Cruz, Henderson the list is huge. Depends what your needs are. But none of mine will ever be for sale until I fall off the perch if that tells you anything.