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Old 01-31-2019, 11:29 PM
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Talking 2019 Martin Jr

The jr has been changed to a 000 body depth. It was 4 3/8. The 2019 model and the previous jr sound different. I'm going to buy several more of the older models while I can.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:36 AM
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I really like my Djr and I wonder why Martin felt the need to make it narrower. I want to try one of the new ones and hear if there is a difference. I can understand why you'd want one of the originals but why do you want ''several''?
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:55 AM
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The jr has been changed to a 000 body depth. It was 4 3/8. The 2019 model and the previous jr sound different. I'm going to buy several more of the older models while I can.
Several? Why on earth would you want 'several'? Is there a zombie apocalypse imminent or something?
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:42 AM
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The original was perfect as it was. Intrigued by this new version, particularly as the original was so comfortable to begin with.

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Old 02-01-2019, 07:46 AM
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Default 2019 Martin Jr

I have a first gen D Jr. This is the first Iím hearing of any body depth change. I donít understand why they would mess with something that works. Dumb.

Update: I just perused the Martin site and it also has a new name: DJR-10. It says they changed to 000 body depth and smoother rounded back for comfort purposes. Thatís funny...I switched from a full size dread to Junior because the Junior was a lot more comfortable. Interesting that nowhere do they mention itís a ď7/8Ē size dread like before. If you at the specs for the original D Jr under ďdiscontinuedĒ models, it doesnít even mention body depth.

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Old 02-01-2019, 07:47 AM
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The original was perfect as it was. Intrigued by this new version, particularly as the original was so comfortable to begin with.



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I guess Martin wanted to make the Jr. more perfect.[emoji6]

Martin's explanation does make sense. It is about comfort. It is slightly smaller depth wise and has a more rolled back edge.

We will all have to try it out.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:17 AM
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Canít say I like that MoTS rosette they put on the new one either.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:48 AM
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Canít say I like that MoTS rosette they put on the new one either.
I think they had to justify the change as more than just making it shallower. They also stained the back and sides a reddish color...
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:51 AM
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Since they seem to have ditched the "7/8" scale idea, maybe they could make the scale lenght at least 24.75 and they'd have a real winner on their hands. It would seem like less of a travel or starter instrument and more like an outstanding value full-size guitar.

I hate dreadnoughts because they aren't comfortable but I LOVE THE WAY THEY LOOK. A longer scale on the scaled down body would be killer. It would essentially be a squared should 000 or so. I'm all in on that.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:02 PM
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Yes, Dread Jr Super; same original depth, 24.75 scale, gloss finish.

It would really be like a square shoulder 00 and I'd be all over it!
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:02 PM
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I really like my Djr and I wonder why Martin felt the need to make it narrower. I want to try one of the new ones and hear if there is a difference. I can understand why you'd want one of the originals but why do you want ''several''?
The older version has that Martin dreadnought bass thump that sounds like what I expect from a Martin. I bought 5 of them because I love the model. I am shocked they have gone to a 000 on this one. Maybe the market is calling for a blance sound. I didnít want a 000 sound on this guitar!
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:01 PM
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The older version has that Martin dreadnought bass thump that sounds like what I expect from a Martin. I bought 5 of them because I love the model. I am shocked they have gone to a 000 on this one. Maybe the market is calling for a blance sound. I didnít want a 000 sound on this guitar!
I agree with you. The cool thing about the D Jr is that is that it sounds like a dread.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:28 PM
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I agree with you. The cool thing about the D Jr is that is that it sounds like a dread.
I'm still morning the loss of a great dreadnought that didn't have anything close in bass response in this size.😰😰
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:03 PM
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The older version has that Martin dreadnought bass thump that sounds like what I expect from a Martin. I bought 5 of them because I love the model. I am shocked they have gone to a 000 on this one. Maybe the market is calling for a blance sound. I didnít want a 000 sound on this guitar!
I own a Dread Junior 2 and agree that it has that Martin Dreadnought tone. But I still canít quite understand the desire to own 5 same guitars? But if that makes you happy, then itís great!
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:03 AM
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Okay, you like that model, but why on earth would you buy five of them?!?


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