The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8894   Message #56778
Posted By: Barbara
01-Feb-99 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: Info/Opinions RE: Martin Guitars
Subject: RE: Info/Opinions RE: Martin Guitars
I'm a new Martin owner. I went into the music store to see if I could find a smaller-than-dreadnaught model in my price range and instead I ended up with a new Martin 000-1R. I was seduced.
For all you folk who don't immediately recognize any Martin from its number, this is a new line, smaller bodied and the R tells you it is rosewood.
I'm enjoying it, though my savings account has not yet recovered from the shock (incidentals, indeed!).
What I find most interesting is other people's reaction to it. People keep taking it away from me. (They ask first, yes.) They try it out, rave for a while about how amazing it is, and grudgingly give it back. Well, that's nice. It's like having a new sports car. Everyone wants a ride.
Someone recently compared it favorably to their Collins (which cost 3 times as much). Can anyone tell me what this means? (sheepish grin) I didn't want to ask her.
I keep wondering, though, how much is the name. I love the sound, that's what got me. But I'm finding it a little hard to play. Partly the thinner-than-I'm-used-to neck, and then the action is high.
(And that, Sandy, is the specific of why I haven't ordered a pile of CD's from you).