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Old 10-19-2019, 10:07 AM
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She is a beauty, congrats.
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Congratulations! That is a fantastic guitar. I played one a few weeks ago at a local shop and it was hands down the best sounding guitar in the room.

I love the shell logo inlay instead of the foil. The maple binding is lovely.

It sounded fantastic when I flatpicked it in standard and absolutely delicious fingerstyle in DADGAD.

Enjoy!!
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Congrats on that. Love that pearl logo.
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:10 PM
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Wow! That looks killer. Wish I could hear it!
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They are both lovely and I had the shop owner play both back to me as well. The Martin has a bit wider range in terms of bass response and sparkle on the treble. The martin is a little bit overall brighter than the Stonebridge, and I think that's because of how much more midrange the Stonebridge has. Think more piano tones. I described to the owner that the Martin is a shotgun spread of tone from bass to trebles, but not airy.

The Stonebridge has much more midrange than the martin and has a similar sparkle, just a little less volume. I'm guessing this is because of the Adi bracing on the martin. Slightly warmer sounding. The stonebridge has sustain that will knock your socks off and I don't know how Furch does it to be honest. It excels so well in DADGAD. I would definitely say the Stonebridge is the perfect fingerstyle OM guitar.

I was also able to try the Furch Red GC-SR and THAT thing almost had me bankrupting myself



Thanks for the comparison. One thing I neglected to mention is the OM 33SR I’m thinking about is a deep body model.

I have an OM made by MJ Franks that sounds very much like what you are describing in your new Martin.....

If they sound anything alike you are in for a wonderful adventure with your New Martin.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:20 AM
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Thanks for the comparison. One thing I neglected to mention is the OM 33SR I’m thinking about is a deep body model.

I have an OM made by MJ Franks that sounds very much like what you are describing in your new Martin.....

If they sound anything alike you are in for a wonderful adventure with your New Martin.
A deep body OM furch would be an amazing guitar! I'm sure you'll love it!
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:35 AM
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I live in Austin and have been meaning to to take a trip to the hearts home Acoustics.

Is it a pretty cool destination for a few hours type thing?

Do they have any vintage Martin's? Or other vintage in general?
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:51 AM
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Great guitars. I've played the OMs and 000s both - that size guitar is on my short list, if I get a window between house repairs, car repairs, and whatever other squirrel runs across my lawn...

I wish they were more widely available (to try/buy) but the price point keeps them out of all but one (downtown) local GC and Fuller's, and then they've only ever had one or the other of the 000-14 size in stock (i.e., not both at the same time). Only managed to find both in places like Willcutt and Gruhn when I was on a road trip of sorts last summer, and then I was just starting to look.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:48 AM
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Bet that martin sounds incredible. I had a furch OM33SR on loan for a while and it was phenomenal, what a guitar! so I can only imagine how good the martin must be!

Congratulations on a fine purchase.
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