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Old 01-18-2020, 08:02 AM
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Default Martin designs the PERFECT guitar!

Chris Martin has given his young designers autonomy...and they've used it to create something MODERN and FUNCTIONAL. This instrument will probably upset the traditionalists...but this guitar was not designed for you. The street price will be circa $1500.

This and more at NAMM 2020...

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Old 01-18-2020, 08:04 AM
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Lots of discussion already from earlier this week: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=569406
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:09 AM
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Without a cut-a-way, how could it be the perfect guitar! I didn't watch all the way to the cut-a-way, that's worth giving a strum then.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:24 AM
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I love the neck idea. That's why I'd been considering a pro series Tak. I wonder how it'll sound plugged in though.
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Lots of discussion already from earlier this week: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=569406
Thanks for posting that. I don't have half an hour to watch that whole video. Faster to read about it than spend 32 minutes watching those guys jabber.

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Without a cut-a-way, how could it the perfect guitar!
Um. It does have a cutaway.
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Old news. The D-18 has been around for over 80 years!

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Old news. The D-18 has been around for over 80 years!

Kidding, but only partly
First thought that came to my mind also.
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I got the chance to play this on Thursday and Friday and Im gonna go back to Martin Monday to play it some more.

Its VERY easy to play and sounds meatier than I expected it to. As a gigging musician, Im very tempted to own one.

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It's not a dread. It has an asymmetrical body shape, a cutaway and a bolt on neck. Shaped more like a 0000 or GA with an offset body curve. As for how it sounds, look up the video of Don Carr from Sweetwater playing it. One guess.....

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Thanks for posting that. I don't have half an hour to watch that whole video. Faster to read about it than spend 32 minutes watching those guys jabber.
You can jump straight to time index 17:06, but you'll miss the other Martin 'goodies'.

This Martin representative is the head of the design team and he is doing a good job, considering he's not a salesperson. He has 'personality', and I think Martin has found the new Diane Ponzio.
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The irony is so palpable as to be pretty hilarious

Now we can in all "objective fairness" level the same emotional subjective, ranting, criticisms, against Martin and their "design guy" and their "Marketing claims" that have been repeated ad nauseam at Taylor and Mr. Powers .

In the video the design guy paraphrases or repeats almost verbatim much of what Powers and Taylor have said .....

"Years in development"... "Solve some problems in acoustic guitar design" ... "Inspire players to do more rather than be limited " " brand new Platform of guitar" " represents a ton innovation" bla bla bla.

In reality bolt on is not "new" or "innovative".... dovetail is not "new" or "innovative" .... elongated cut away for more access" is not "new" or "innovative" ....beveled carve on heal for more access is not "new" or "innovative" ....

"New" for Martin OK great .. "New or innovative" in the guitar world ? Sorry not ....

Now unlike the Taylor "ranties". I personally don't see a problem with a design guy being excited and singing his own praises. And think it is great that Martin is doing this, and wish them all the success they deserve.
It would in fact be a Martin I would very much like to try.
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Definitely interested in this and.looking forward to trying it out.
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I am more excited over What the future iterations of this guitar could be. As many have said, Id love to see it in a standard series configuration (with a better pickup!)
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Perfect, well, I dunno, but Id love to play one, and it just might be the guitar for lots of folks.
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I'm pretty new to Martin Guitars so I don't have too much "stuck-in-the-mud" feeling about straying too far from tradition. I find this new asymmetrical guitar VERY intriguing! I'm a dread guy and always will be but have always been on the look out for a non-dread model that can give me a great sound that is dread-like in sound yet still a bit different.

I think I may have found my new guitar! Who knows, I may sell my 2 Martins and get this...

I can't wait to get my hands on one to hear and see for myself!

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