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 01-14-2019, 08:50 AM
llew llew is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coastal South Carolina
Posts: 9,189
Default New Martin Models...

Just looking at the Martin website there are a lot of new models that I assume are associated with winter NAMM. Many more affordable models in the new lineup. Good call Martin!
__________________
Jim
You can never do the wrong thing by doing the right thing...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-14-2019, 03:31 PM
Dut4907 Dut4907 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Sevierville, TN
Posts: 392
Default

The only model that interest me is the D-12e.

I wonder if they just replaced a Road Series model name with the D-12’s?
__________________
2015 Taylor 320E SEB
2010 Taylor 110
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-14-2019, 04:29 PM
IndyHD28 IndyHD28 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Indiana
Posts: 578
Default

I’m really not interested in the cutrate models. I want the best Martin can build. The Modern Deluxe Series fills a big gap between the Standard Series and the Authentic Series. I will be buying an OM MD.
__________________
Consensus, by definition, is a lack of leadership.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-14-2019, 05:15 PM
lowrider lowrider is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 3,162
Default

It looks like some Road Series guitars got updates; nicer rosettes, purflings, fretboard inlays and better electrics. And they got numbers instead of those confusing letters. The DCRSG is now the GPC-13E and the 000rsg is now the 000-13E.

But don't think Martin is making it any easier to understand. The Road Series letters were confusing enough, now the RS guitars can be anything from a 10 to a 13. I guess it makes sense to them.

https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-14-2019, 05:28 PM
tippy5 tippy5 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,777
Default

A bevy of guitars.

Slight bug-a-boos....I wish the low oval HP neck was a little thicker at the nut. The old, wider 2 3/16" saddle spacing is also missed. Or why couldn't they try the wider 2 7/32", H & D saddle spacing?
I also wish they would offer some rounder fretboard radii.

Be fun to try a few.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2019, 05:33 PM
Wistah Wistah is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 247
Default

I lot of interesting options for the gigging musicians with the 10, 12, and 13 series of guitars.
__________________
http://www.seanrydermusic.com
http://www.backyardswagger.com


Eastman E1D
Eastman PCH-GACE
Martin 000RS1
Taylor 114e
Recording King RP-06
Recording King G9M
Alvarez ABT610e Baritone
Gretsch Bobtail Resonator
Blueridge BR-40T Tenor
Gold Tone TG10 Tenor
Kala Tenor

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-14-2019, 05:57 PM
hairpuller's Avatar
hairpuller hairpuller is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 1,509
Default

Speaking of the Modern Deluxe editions, I do love that pearl inlaid logo and the wood binding. Not crazy about the gold tuners and frets though. No opinion yet on the liquid metal pins or composite bridge plate.

scott
__________________

INCOMING: 000-18 Authentic
'07 Martin 000-18 GE 1937
'80's Yamaha SJ-400S
'64 Gibson Melody Maker


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-14-2019, 06:45 PM
RussL30 RussL30 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jackson MS
Posts: 1,663
Default

I’d definitely like to try the slope models, especially the 15 series.

Which of these are the “cutrate” models?
__________________
Taylor- DN8, GS Mini, XXX- KE
Gibson - Gospel Reissue, LG2 American Eagle
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-14-2019, 06:49 PM
llew llew is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coastal South Carolina
Posts: 9,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyHD28 View Post
I’m really not interested in the cutrate models. I want the best Martin can build. The Modern Deluxe Series fills a big gap between the Standard Series and the Authentic Series. I will be buying an OM MD.
I'm thinking about the D-28MD but am glad Martin is offering a choice at different price points. Something for everyone.
__________________
Jim
You can never do the wrong thing by doing the right thing...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-14-2019, 07:34 PM
IndyHD28 IndyHD28 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Indiana
Posts: 578
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RussL30 View Post
Which of these are the “cutrate” models?
Any one that doesn’t have the best technology, materials and craftsmanship Martin can bring to bear on their guitar building. Just for example, any one not made in Nazareth. Any one with less than a dovetail neck joint. Any one without an Ebony fretboard. Need I go on?
__________________
Consensus, by definition, is a lack of leadership.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-14-2019, 08:32 PM
ataylor ataylor is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,741
Default

Not sure why someone would feel the need to be derisive about Martin’s lower-priced guitars. For a lot of folks, just owning a Martin of any kind is an aspirational purchase, regardless of what neck joint or fretboard material is used, or what factory it’s made in.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-15-2019, 03:52 PM
guitarboy88 guitarboy88 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: MD/PA/DE Area
Posts: 50
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyHD28 View Post
Any one that doesn’t have the best technology, materials and craftsmanship Martin can bring to bear on their guitar building. Just for example, any one not made in Nazareth. Any one with less than a dovetail neck joint. Any one without an Ebony fretboard. Need I go on?
Martin probably sells more of those so called cutrate models which in turn fund the R&D for the higherend models. Martin is more than likely using leading technology to produce those so called cutrate models as well.
__________________
guitarboy88
1992 Martin D-16H
Silver Creek OOO T-160
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-15-2019, 04:06 PM
Brucebubs's Avatar
Brucebubs Brucebubs is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Eden, Australia
Posts: 12,944
Default

They look great but no Jumbo or Grand Jumbo model and I can't buy new Martin guitars from USA dealers anymore so I'm truly out.
__________________
Brucebubs

1972 - Takamine D-70
1980 - Morris B-50
2002 - Guild F-412
2009 - Martin Grand J12-40E Special
2011 - Martin JDP 2 #71/71
2014 - Alvarez ABT60 Baritone
2015 - Kittis RBJ-195 Jumbo
2012 - Dan Dubowski#61
2012 - Epiphone EJ-200/N
2012 - Huss & Dalton MJ Custom
2018 - Rickenbacker 4003 Fireglo
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-15-2019, 11:18 PM
ManyMartinMan ManyMartinMan is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: In The Hills, Off Mulholland
Posts: 3,807
Default

Of the new ones, I think I'm most looking forward to evaluating the OM-42.
__________________
In My Opinion, The Dude.

Enough Guitars To Make A Living With....
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-16-2019, 01:08 AM
JayBee1404's Avatar
JayBee1404 JayBee1404 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,226
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brucebubs View Post
They look great but no Jumbo or Grand Jumbo model and I can't buy new Martin guitars from USA dealers anymore so I'm truly out.
Me too, Bruce - I'd love an 'HJ-28' - a 'J' shape and size, finished like an HD-28 - but the new series doesn't have such a thing, and the inflated price it would come in at in the UK would make it, like all Martin guitars from February onwards, absolutely no-go. I have two nice Martins already - that'll do, pig.

But Martin's loss will be UK builders' gain - every cloud has a silver lining!
__________________
Brook ‘Lamorna’ OM (European Spruce/EIR) (2019)
Lowden F-23 (Red Cedar/Walnut) (2017)
Martin D-18 (2012)
Martin HD-28V (2010)
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 04:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=