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Old 02-09-2018, 07:40 PM
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Default Ordered a 2018 Martin J-40 today!

I have an OM-28 and 000-18 and have been itching for a dread/jumbo of some type when I stumbled across a review of the J-40, I have always thought about getting a M-36 and now have decided to go all in on the J. Now the wait begins!
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I'm trying to re-imagine it now - can't wait to see the pics.
Should be superb.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:06 PM
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No clue what that is, or what it looks like??
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:10 PM
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Haha, pics will be here next week
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No clue what that is, or what it looks like??
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The 'hidden' gem in the Martin line-up.
Poorly named as a jumbo it is a 0000/M body with dreadnought 4 7/8" depth.

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Very nice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaxJRHmD90M
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:45 PM
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I want a full report when you get it! I almost pulled the trigger on one a while back, but prefer a 1 3/4 nut.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:50 PM
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I want a full report when you get it! I almost pulled the trigger on one a while back, but prefer a 1 3/4 nut.
The new 2018 J-40's now have a 1 3/4" nut - a spec change similar with the 2018 HD-28.

CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: J-14 Fret
TOP MATERIAL: Solid Sitka Spruce
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Forward Shifted "X" Brace, Scalloped
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-3/4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8"
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-5/32"
SADDLE: 16" Radius/Compensated Bone
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin SP Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)
BRIDGE & END PINS: White Plastic w/Abalone Pearl Dots
CASE: Martin 580 Geib Style
ELECTRONICS: optional
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:48 PM
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Congratulations Matt. I played one at NAMM and it was superb.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:03 PM
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Wow! Thanks for the education. That's a beauty!
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I look forward to your NGD post. I'm a little intrigued by these myself.
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Congratulations in advance, if I ever buy a second Martin that would be the one I'd get.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:35 AM
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Congrats! My j40 is a few years old or so ... and itís still a favorite. Thanks for listing the new specs, I see they changed the tuners too. The tone and balance is outstanding imho. Enjoy!
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:38 AM
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I had one years ago. It was loud as heck, great tone too. Congrads!
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:49 AM
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Default J 40 M

I have my dads 80s J40M.
It is an incredible guitar.
It is a cannon.
Great low end, but because of the slimmer waist than a dread it is not as boomy.
Just a low articulate rumble.
The best I can describe it is the Martin sound with more articulation.
I'm surprised more people don't play these guitars.
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