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kevpud 03-30-2012 11:48 AM

Just got myself a Martin OM-28 Marquis!
Evening ;)
I opened a thread a couple of weeks ago asking for your opinion on an upgrade from a Martin OM-21.
I've played many guitars since (OM-42, 000-42, 000-28EC, GPCPA1,SC OM/PW to name but a few) and today finally got the chance to play a brand-new Martin OM-28 Marquis.
I played it against the new 2012 OM-21 and a OM-41 2012 Special with Adirondack top (which had been produced for NAMM) and a Taylor 514CE; for me the Marquis was undoubtedly the winner across all aspects.
The wider neck, optical understatement (OM-41 looked like an OM-45 - too much bling for me) and, of course, the impeccable tone did it for me.
On the net I found people saying that adirondack spruce takes a while to open up, but allegedly it's worth the while.
Since I have never owned a guitar in that price range I invite you to share your opinions on that guitar or just drop a thought :)

The poll ist just for fun. I find it interesting to see which guitars get the most votes.
after all, it was the result of the poll i had started in my last thread that tempted me to ask my local guitar dealer whether he can order a OM-28 Marquis in for testing :D

So long,

Glennwillow 03-30-2012 11:50 AM

Hi Kevin,

Congratulations on that OM-28 Marquis! This is a very classy guitar... I'm sure you will love it.

- Glenn

rmyAddison 03-30-2012 11:57 AM

A fine choice indeed, Marquis are terrific Martins.

Of course, until you post pix it didn't happen.............;)

Enjoy your OM-28 Marquis!

TNTaylor414 03-30-2012 02:33 PM

Congrats on what I'm sure is an awesome guitar! I have a D28 Marquis and I would love to get my hands on an OM Marquis. I bet that guitar has huge sound for an OM. Post up a few pics if ya get a chance.


ToTheEar 03-30-2012 02:40 PM

Congrats. I took a gamble on my OM-28 Marquis when I purchased it online without having played it. I was happily blown away, still my favorite Martin I've ever played.

turner28 03-30-2012 02:45 PM

+1 for the OMJM. I've had mine not quite a year, it sees 1-3 hours of play a day. Just an amazing tone, silky smooth sound, sounds great plugged in and unplugged. I bought mine sight/sound/feel unseen/unheard/unfelt (?) after 2 years of teaching myself to play guitar on a beater. I knew it was exactly the guitar I wanted from live and studio recordings I've listened to so many times. When the NGD finally came, it was everything I had hoped for. Having the guitar of my dreams has been a very effective remedy for the minor GAS the has come up a couple times here and there. After a couple hours playing my OMJM I remember why I bought it and know there is not a guitar in the world I'd rather play or listen to.

Cheers !

fongie 03-30-2012 02:54 PM

Big congrats on the Marquis

I haven't had the opportunity to play a Marquis yet but, wonder how it compare to a OM-28V?

SuperB23 03-30-2012 03:03 PM

I love the Marquis series stuff! Congrats on a fine OM!!

I bought my dream Martin a while back its a mixture of a D-28 Marquis and a D-42.

rkl245 03-30-2012 03:09 PM

Nice choice....I really love the Marquis....sweet sweet tone. Would love to see some pics

Bern 03-30-2012 03:11 PM

I wouldn't exactly call it dream, but a OM-28 V would make me somewhat happy.:)

TNTaylor414 03-30-2012 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by SuperB23 (Post 2989795)
I love the Marquis series stuff! Congrats on a fine OM!!

I bought my dream Martin a while back its a mixture of a D-28 Marquis and a D-42.

Whoa, nice guitar Bobby!! Are you playing it on your song "I Need You Like I Need Air"?


SuperB23 03-30-2012 05:33 PM

Thanks Shawn

That guitar on that song is a Adi/Brazilian Mayes SD-43. One of the best I've owned!


Originally Posted by TNTaylor414 (Post 2989881)
Whoa, nice guitar Bobby!! Are you playing it on your song "I Need You Like I Need Air"?


kydave 03-30-2012 06:52 PM

I voted Marquis, but only because HD28V wasn't there and not in a custom model anyway.

Cream 03-30-2012 06:58 PM

I'm currently saving up for an OM-28 Marquis. I've heard only great things about them. Hopefully someday...

TimberlineGuy 03-30-2012 06:58 PM

i was hoping for an 18 in there somewhere.... that would get my vote

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