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Old 02-27-2020, 07:23 AM
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Default SDOTD Martin guitar deal

Seems like a very good deal!
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...40105000001000
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:30 AM
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That is a good deal. I might be interested if it weren't for that mlo pencil thin neck.
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Old 02-27-2020, 08:20 AM
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Tempting. So tempting.
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Old 02-27-2020, 08:33 AM
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It's a good deal, however it's not 40% off the MSRP, which a few mom and pop shops will match.
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:09 AM
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Okay, 40% off of the list price would be $2160 but that's without the VTS treatment, which adds maybe another $300? Plus the neck is mahogany whereas the regular D-28 is select hardwood (could be mahogany). This is a good deal.
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Okay, 40% off of the list price would be $2160 but that's without the VTS treatment, which adds maybe another $300? Plus the neck is mahogany whereas the regular D-28 is select hardwood (could be mahogany). This is a good deal.
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Old 02-27-2020, 10:05 AM
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First up, I don't think MF's $3,299.99 is MSRP from Martin.

Price a D-28 and MSRP starts at $3,599. Customize it on the Martin site and you get a MSRP at $4411 to maybe $4,832.

Option prices adding to the base:
VTS Sitka Spruce top - $520
Ebony headplate overlay - $210
Gotoh open gear tuners - $82 (cheapest of the Gotoh open gear options)
Custom Shop Luthier Service - $419 (Questionable here, since MF will be marked "Special", not "Custom")

If I haven't brought a MF Special D18 VTS a couple of months ago, I would be waiting for the arrival of this SDOTD myself. And as it is, I finding this a extremely powerful pull on the wallet today.
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Old 02-27-2020, 10:42 AM
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Bought a new D28 in December, else I'd buy this.

If it were a D18, I'd buy it.
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First up, I don't think MF's $3,299.99 is MSRP from Martin.

Price a D-28 and MSRP starts at $3,599. Customize it on the Martin site and you get a MSRP at $4411 to maybe $4,832.

Option prices adding to the base:
VTS Sitka Spruce top - $520
Ebony headplate overlay - $210
Gotoh open gear tuners - $82 (cheapest of the Gotoh open gear options)
Custom Shop Luthier Service - $419 (Questionable here, since MF will be marked "Special", not "Custom")

If I haven't brought a MF Special D18 VTS a couple of months ago, I would be waiting for the arrival of this SDOTD myself. And as it is, I finding this a extremely powerful pull on the wallet today.

Personally I think your D18 was the better buy. This has straight braced and I personally don't care for straight-braced guitars when compared to scalloped-braced guitars.
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Personally I think your D18 was the better buy. This has straight braced and I personally don't care for straight-braced guitars when compared to scalloped-braced guitars.
Well, all I know is my D18 VTS Special sounds great and I'm happy. Haven't had any opportunity to compare it to a D28 of any flavor.
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Personally I think your D18 was the better buy. This has straight braced and I personally don't care for straight-braced guitars when compared to scalloped-braced guitars.
If you watch the video, it states it is scalloped bracing. Either the ad or the video is wrong.
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If you watch the video, it states it is scalloped bracing.
Yeah...I clicked on the video and the guy doing the demo said it was scalloped braced...not straight like the Standard Reimagined D-28.
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If you watch the video, it states it is scalloped bracing. Either the ad or the video is wrong.
Yea im curious what bracing it is. Im confused. Here is what MF specs say Screenshot_20200227-153350_Samsung Internet.jpg
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:38 PM
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Anyone know the neck shape? I havent player a 1 7/8 nut. I have 1 3/4
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:48 PM
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