The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-27-2020, 08:23 AM
jschmitz54 jschmitz54 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Lakeville, Minnesota USA
Posts: 882
Default SDOTD Martin guitar deal

Seems like a very good deal!
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...40105000001000
__________________
Martin GP 35E 2017
Gibson J-45 Standard 2019
Martin OM15 Custom 2019
Martin LX 2020
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-27-2020, 08:30 AM
jklotz jklotz is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,553
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jschmitz54 View Post
That is a good deal. I might be interested if it weren't for that mlo pencil thin neck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-27-2020, 09:20 AM
PiousDevil PiousDevil is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,527
Default

Tempting. So tempting.
__________________
Too many guitars and a couple of banjos
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-27-2020, 09:33 AM
jp2558 jp2558 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Left edge of Lake Erie (NW Ohio)
Posts: 749
Default

It's a good deal, however it's not 40% off the MSRP, which a few mom and pop shops will match.
__________________
Pura Vida
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-27-2020, 10:09 AM
DebbieE DebbieE is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chandler Arizona
Posts: 438
Default

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.
__________________
Martin D-28 2017
Martin D-18 2020 VTS
Martin 0000-18 Sinker Gruhn 2018
Martin J-40 Adi custom 2018
McPherson Sable
Fender American Elite Tele Thinline
Fender Baja 60's telecaster
Fender '72 thinline tele reissue
Northfield NF5SA mandolin
Northfield Big Mon mandolin
Companion custom woody banjo
Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue w/12" speaker
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-27-2020, 11:04 AM
VJP5 VJP5 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,341
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DebbieE View Post
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.
__________________
Strummin' to a different chord

Last edited by Kerbie; 02-27-2020 at 02:39 PM. Reason: Please refrain from profanity
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-27-2020, 11:05 AM
RickRS RickRS is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 172
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-27-2020, 11:42 AM
HodgdonExtreme HodgdonExtreme is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,607
Default

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

If it were a D18, I'd buy it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-27-2020, 01:13 PM
UncleJesse's Avatar
UncleJesse UncleJesse is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: STL
Posts: 3,000
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RickRS View Post
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.

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.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-27-2020, 01:26 PM
RickRS RickRS is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 172
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleJesse View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-27-2020, 02:23 PM
VJP5 VJP5 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,341
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleJesse View Post
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.
__________________
Strummin' to a different chord
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-27-2020, 02:26 PM
llew llew is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coastal South Carolina
Posts: 11,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VJP5 View Post
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.
__________________
Jim
You can never do the wrong thing by doing the right thing...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-27-2020, 02:37 PM
Woodchoppersbal's Avatar
Woodchoppersbal Woodchoppersbal is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Southern WV
Posts: 85
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VJP5 View Post
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 Screenshot_20200227-153350_Samsung Internet.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Woodchoppersbal's Avatar
Woodchoppersbal Woodchoppersbal is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Southern WV
Posts: 85
Default

Anyone know the neck shape? I havent player a 1 7/8 nut. I have 1 3/4
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-27-2020, 02:48 PM
beatcomber beatcomber is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Posts: 1,199
Default

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

OOPS!
__________________
2018 L.A. Guitar Sales/Martin Custom Shop CS-00-18S w/Schatten HFN pickup
1959 Gibson L-50 w/ DeArmond Model 41 pickup
2007 Gretsch Americana "Sundown Serenade"
1984 Rickenbacker 330
2002 Fender Japan '60s Tele [TL-62-66US]
2020 Hallmark 65 Custom

1963 Fender Bandmaster (blonde blackface)
2012 Fender Excelsior
2020 Mojotone 5F1 Champ (kit build)
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=