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jschmitz54 02-27-2020 08:23 AM

SDOTD Martin guitar deal
 
Seems like a very good deal!
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...40105000001000

jklotz 02-27-2020 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by jschmitz54 (Post 6303700)

That is a good deal. I might be interested if it weren't for that mlo pencil thin neck.

PiousDevil 02-27-2020 09:20 AM

Tempting. So tempting.

jp2558 02-27-2020 09:33 AM

It's a good deal, however it's not 40% off the MSRP, which a few mom and pop shops will match.

DebbieE 02-27-2020 10:09 AM

Okay, 40% off of the list price would be $2160 but that's without the VTS treatment, which adds maybe another $300? Plus the neck is mahogany whereas the regular D-28 is select hardwood (could be mahogany). This is a good deal.

VJP5 02-27-2020 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by DebbieE (Post 6303778)
Okay, 40% off of the list price would be $2160 but that's without the VTS treatment, which adds maybe another $300? Plus the neck is mahogany whereas the regular D-28 is select hardwood (could be mahogany). This is a good deal.

+1

It's going to be difficult to 'unsee' this.

RickRS 02-27-2020 11:05 AM

First up, I don't think MF's $3,299.99 is MSRP from Martin.

Price a D-28 and MSRP starts at $3,599. Customize it on the Martin site and you get a MSRP at $4411 to maybe $4,832.

Option prices adding to the base:
VTS Sitka Spruce top - $520
Ebony headplate overlay - $210
Gotoh open gear tuners - $82 (cheapest of the Gotoh open gear options)
Custom Shop Luthier Service - $419 (Questionable here, since MF will be marked "Special", not "Custom")

If I haven't brought a MF Special D18 VTS a couple of months ago, I would be waiting for the arrival of this SDOTD myself. And as it is, I finding this a extremely powerful pull on the wallet today. :D

HodgdonExtreme 02-27-2020 11:42 AM

Bought a new D28 in December, else I'd buy this.

If it were a D18, I'd buy it.

UncleJesse 02-27-2020 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by RickRS (Post 6303828)
First up, I don't think MF's $3,299.99 is MSRP from Martin.

Price a D-28 and MSRP starts at $3,599. Customize it on the Martin site and you get a MSRP at $4411 to maybe $4,832.

Option prices adding to the base:
VTS Sitka Spruce top - $520
Ebony headplate overlay - $210
Gotoh open gear tuners - $82 (cheapest of the Gotoh open gear options)
Custom Shop Luthier Service - $419 (Questionable here, since MF will be marked "Special", not "Custom")

If I haven't brought a MF Special D18 VTS a couple of months ago, I would be waiting for the arrival of this SDOTD myself. And as it is, I finding this a extremely powerful pull on the wallet today. :D


Personally I think your D18 was the better buy. This has straight braced and I personally don't care for straight-braced guitars when compared to scalloped-braced guitars.

RickRS 02-27-2020 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by UncleJesse (Post 6303927)
Personally I think your D18 was the better buy. This has straight braced and I personally don't care for straight-braced guitars when compared to scalloped-braced guitars.

Well, all I know is my D18 VTS Special sounds great and I'm happy. Haven't had any opportunity to compare it to a D28 of any flavor.

VJP5 02-27-2020 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by UncleJesse (Post 6303927)
Personally I think your D18 was the better buy. This has straight braced and I personally don't care for straight-braced guitars when compared to scalloped-braced guitars.

If you watch the video, it states it is scalloped bracing. Either the ad or the video is wrong.

llew 02-27-2020 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by VJP5 (Post 6303997)
If you watch the video, it states it is scalloped bracing.

Yeah...I clicked on the video and the guy doing the demo said it was scalloped braced...not straight like the Standard Reimagined D-28.

Woodchoppersbal 02-27-2020 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by VJP5 (Post 6303997)
If you watch the video, it states it is scalloped bracing. Either the ad or the video is wrong.

Yea im curious what bracing it is. Im confused. Here is what MF specs say Attachment 33845

Woodchoppersbal 02-27-2020 02:38 PM

Anyone know the neck shape? I havent player a 1 7/8 nut. I have 1 3/4

beatcomber 02-27-2020 02:48 PM

"Grab yourself this special Gibson today. Order now."

OOPS!


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