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Old 09-09-2019, 06:06 PM
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Default Martin is officially making too many guitars...

How many sets of eyes missed this OM pickguard on a $4000 Dreadnought before it left the factory? I can’t help but think if they scaled back a little bit, quality would improve. I say that as someone who loves and owns nothing but Martin guitars...

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Old 09-09-2019, 06:30 PM
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That is hilarious! Maybe it'll be worth more because it's one of kind...
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:31 PM
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The picture on Sweetwater's website showing all four of the D-28s together reminds me of the child's game, "Which one doesn't belong?" Maybe they're not making too many guitars; they just need to hire more seven-year-olds to do quality control....
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Maybe Sweetwater ordered it that way.
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That's not an OM pick guard on a dreadnought.

That's the correct pick guard for the new Martin deep body, wide bout, Modern Deluxe Natural 14 fret OM.

OMDBWBMDN-14
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Maybe Sweetwater ordered it that way.
Anything ordered off spec has to be labeled “custom” and cannot be advertised as a regular model, per Martin policy. This, very clearly, is one of four available on the site.

And when I let sweetwater know, they sent me a “thanks, you’re right!” message.
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Though I admit it looks unaccustomed and odd, I actually prefer that pickguard shape to the usual. In my perfect world, no pickguard is ideal.
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Did you see the alignment of push-fit tuner bushings?
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I agree the OM guard does look nice (on an OM).

Here’s what a typical Martin D28 is wearing...

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...erial=M2290777

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That's not an OM pick guard on a dreadnought.

That's the correct pick guard for the new Martin deep body, wide bout, Modern Deluxe Natural 14 fret OM.

OMDBWBMDN-14
I thought it was funny.
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That's not an OM pick guard on a dreadnought.

That's the correct pick guard for the new Martin deep body, wide bout, Modern Deluxe Natural 14 fret OM.

OMDBWBMDN-14
You don't happen to consult for Breedlove by chance?
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Common’...it’s not like they accidentally put the top in an oven or something.
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It's the "Careful Strummer" model.
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I like the look -actually better looking than the original-
The original is just to darn big
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:31 PM
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The picture on Sweetwater's website showing all four of the D-28s together reminds me of the child's game, "Which one doesn't belong?" Maybe they're not making too many guitars; they just need to hire more seven-year-olds to do quality control....
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