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Old 12-19-2019, 06:30 PM
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I bought a MMV used for $600 a few years ago. Sold it earlier this year for around $775. Nice guitar.
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Old 12-19-2019, 06:32 PM
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Eastmans do not sound like Martins to my ears.
An E20D is a heckuvaí guitar though. I had one.
I just may own another someday.
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:04 PM
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My E8D is probably my best guitar. They are phenomenal. They donít necessarily sound like a Martin, but by no means will you be settling with the Eastman. I say this as someone who has played a lot of D28s and HD28s.
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:49 PM
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Are you talking about the MSRP of $3599 or the going forum sponsor price of $2160 when you ask for "less the half the cost"?
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:53 PM
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I bought a MMV used for $600 a few years ago. Sold it earlier this year for around $775. Nice guitar.
Did you buy from ebay, reverb or craigslist? Where are the deals? I usually prefer to buy from guitar shops but I pay a couple hundred dollar more.
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:54 PM
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How about the DR Centennial? Thatís on sale at a grand cheaper than the D28
The DR Centennial is a good guitar...especially for the money but in the long run I doubt it will scratch your Reimagined D-28 itch?
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:43 PM
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I must have got the deal of the decade. Bought a mint 1993 D28 off CL for 1200 about 4 years ago. In that time shoulder and neck issues forced me into smaller body guitars. Was given 1500 on it 2 years later on a trade in for a 000-18e retro. With 10% sales tax it equated to more like 1650. Been a happy camper all the way. Enjoyed the D28 immensely. If it where me I'd save and wait it out for the real deal and play before u buy as not all of any model is 100% equal. Good luck!
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for advice so far.

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Are you talking about the MSRP of $3599 or the going forum sponsor price of $2160 when you ask for "less the half the cost"?
I’m going by the UK price £2500 which is $3250. Where can you buy for $2160?
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:23 AM
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I think I am going to play DR Centennial side by side with D28 today and if it doesn’t compare keep saving. Specs on paper look fantastic though. MMV doesn’t seem to exist in the UK, I think it must be American exclusive.
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:35 AM
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I think I am going to play DR Centennial side by side with D28 today and if it doesnít compare keep saving. Specs on paper look fantastic though. MMV doesnít seem to exist in the UK, I think it must be American exclusive.

I owned a MMV and they are decent guitars. They are not nearly as balanced as a D28 because of different bracing.

Also, just for you, I'd try a Furch D or RS series guitar. They are incredibly balanced.

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Old 12-20-2019, 02:15 AM
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I think I am going to play DR Centennial side by side with D28 today and if it doesn’t compare keep saving. Specs on paper look fantastic though. MMV doesn’t seem to exist in the UK, I think it must be American exclusive.
The DR Centennial is a quality guitar – essentially a D-28 with a satin finish and VTS top – and a bit of a bargain within the range of Martin guitars in the UK. Whether it satisfies your itch for a D-28 is another matter – after all, it isn't an actual D-28 nor does it have a proper dovetail neck joint, one of the defining characteristics of Martin's Standard series guitars. It might prove a false economy. If you really want a D-28 I think you should wait until you are in a position to buy one.
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Old 12-20-2019, 02:26 AM
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Good advice from those who suggest saving up for the real thing. A good condition, used D-28 will probably be cheapest in the long run due to it's excellent resale value.
Something most guitar brands lack.
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Old 12-20-2019, 02:26 AM
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The DR Centennial is a quality guitar – essentially a D-28 with a satin finish and VTS top – and a bit of a bargain within the range of Martin guitars in the UK. Whether it satisfies your itch for a D-28 is another matter – after all, it isn't an actual D-28 nor does it have a proper dovetail neck joint, one of the defining characteristics of Martin's Standard series guitars. It might prove a false economy. If you really want a D-28 I think you should wait until you are in a position to buy one.
Unless it sounds radically worse I can definitely get over the satin finish and bolt on neck when it means saving a grand. I’d also be less self-conscious using it for gigging, I don’t like showing off with gear people can immediately tell is expensive. Will approach it with an open mind when I go to try it this afternoon.
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Old 12-20-2019, 02:29 AM
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I think I am going to play DR Centennial side by side with D28 today and if it doesnít compare keep saving. Specs on paper look fantastic though. MMV doesnít seem to exist in the UK, I think it must be American exclusive.
I didn't realize you lived outside the U.S.A. Yes, the MMV AFAIK (wow, lots of abbreviations, huh?) was an exclusive to our Guitar Center and Musician's Friend stores and related parts of the GC "Family" as I call it.

I wonder if Thomann might have something that would work for you. The shipping charges would be a little less for you and the delivery should be a lot less.
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Good advice from those who suggest saving up for the real thing. A good condition, used D-28 will probably be cheapest in the long run due to it's excellent resale value.
Something most guitar brands lack.
Iíll keep in mind today, not going to buy the centennial unless I like it as much as the D28.
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