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Old 03-03-2021, 10:46 PM
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Dude, names don't mean crap, except for resale value. A crappy sounding Martin still sounds like crap, regardless of the name. If you're happy with the name, keep it. If you're disappointed with the sound, send it back. I know that there are a lot of people that care about name recognition and brands, I'm not one of them. I have owned much more expensive guitars, but have kept what I have based on playability and tone. Is name more important than tone to you? If so,keep it.If not, send it back and lose 50 bucks.
To me, the name does matter. It's a person battle as I've wanted a Martin for at least 50 years. It's a personal quest. I don't have to explain it, to register a formula or produce a flow sheet. It just is.
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:56 AM
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To me, the name does matter. It's a person battle as I've wanted a Martin for at least 50 years. It's a personal quest. I don't have to explain it, to register a formula or produce a flow sheet. It just is.
Well, now you have a Martin. I've had a Martin for just about 50 years. I wanted one so badly that I went without regular meals for a couple of months and bought a new 1972 D-28. And guess what? I'm enjoying my new X1-DE almost as much.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:23 AM
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To me, the name does matter. It's a person battle as I've wanted a Martin for at least 50 years. It's a personal quest. I don't have to explain it, to register a formula or produce a flow sheet. It just is.
I honestly don't get it, but to each his own. I hope you enjoy your new Martin.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:31 AM
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I think this was brought up already but is there a way you can sell some of your other guitars and end up with maybe a D-16 type Martin used? These are pretty good and could help you get to a more convincing Martin tone?
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:06 AM
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I think this was brought up already but is there a way you can sell some of your other guitars and end up with maybe a D-16 type Martin used? These are pretty good and could help you get to a more convincing Martin tone?
Agreed. I think you need to give up buying $300 guitars and either save up for something better or be happy with what you have.
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:35 PM
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I think this was brought up already but is there a way you can sell some of your other guitars and end up with maybe a D-16 type Martin used? These are pretty good and could help you get to a more convincing Martin tone?
This Martin Special X1-DE punches way beyond its weight class! Maybe I just got a good one, but I just finished playing it alternating with my Martin OM-28V and I would just as soon play either one, no favorites here. Not the same sound, but it really doesn't come up short in the tone department. All these years I have looked down on anything less than a D-18, but this one has made me re-evaluate.
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:31 PM
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Agreed. I think you need to give up buying $300 guitars and either save up for something better or be happy with what you have.
This was actually with tax about $390, so not $300.

Thank you for your thoughts
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:33 PM
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I think this was brought up already but is there a way you can sell some of your other guitars and end up with maybe a D-16 type Martin used? These are pretty good and could help you get to a more convincing Martin tone?
No, as I don't sell online and the area is very soft on acoustics so I would just about be giving them away. Plus even selling locally I have to go through all the hassle of the whole process, which I'd rather not do.
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