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Thread #8894   Message #56791
Posted By: Sandy Paton
01-Feb-99 - 09:50 PM
Thread Name: Info/Opinions RE: Martin Guitars
Subject: RE: Info/Opinions RE: Martin Guitars
I always knew those Martins would do me in, Barbara. I've had a few of 'em in my day. Had one (000-28) stolen from the trunk of my car in New York (popped open while parked in a "secure" building); had one (000-28S)on which the bridge saddle was almost a quarter of an inch out of place (ask Ray Frank about that one, he worked on it for me and it was he who took the incriminating measurement). I now have a Laskin and two Larrivees (one of which is out on permanent loan to my younger son), plus a 12-string built by Nick Apollonio and a Contreras classical. The only Martin left in the house is my wife's (nominally) little classical which once belonged to Hally Wood.

I'm glad you found an instrument you can love. Get Ray to adjust the action for you. It ought to play like a dream! You can always buy records later through Mudcat and spread the profit around a bit.