Guitar of the day

General_Lee

Gretschie
Apr 23, 2022
427
Manitoba, Canada
Grabbed the D-18 while watching TV last night and worked out the proper changes to Cole Porter's "Night and Day". I don't play the acoustic very often, usually being drawn to one electric or another, but when I'm in the mood for it, this (post 2012) Martin is an incredibly satisfying voice to listen to. And always inspires some new take on any given tune I might like to try on it...
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General_Lee

Gretschie
Apr 23, 2022
427
Manitoba, Canada
Thanks guys. Just a quick note about the D-18: it really does have one of the best and easiest playing necks I've come across in an acoustic - one of the prime reasons I bought it. If you are primarily an electric player, then the move to the Martin is no great stretch. I get the feeling that the boys at Martin had this in mind when they developed the "performance series" neck profile into the redesign of the D-18. The tones, of course, are pure classic Martin and I consider the guitar the cornerstone of that company's contribution to the guitar world. Easily one of the best bang for the buck acoustics in the world today - if you're in the market...
 
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radd

Friend of Fred
Platinum Member
Dec 27, 2017
6,259
Santa Cruz
Thanks guys. Just a quick note about the D-18: it really does have one of the best and easiest playing necks I've come across in an acoustic - one of the prime reasons I bought it. If you are primarily an electric player, then the move to the Martin is no great stretch. I get the feeling that the boys at Martin had this in mind when they developed the "performance series" neck profile into the redesign of the D-18. The tones, of course, are pure classic Martin and I consider the guitar the cornerstone of that company's contribution to the guitar world. Easily one of the best bang for the buck acoustics in the world today - if you're in the market...

I agree. Post 2012, it is a Reimagined eries callEd the Standard series now. I love mine. The 1 3/4” nut with the Modified Low Oval neck carve and Ebony fingerboard is wonderful to play.
 

RGS265

Electromatic
Jun 7, 2020
13
Ohio
My latest is a custom designed and built Elijah Jewel baritone 12-string made by Michael Kerry in Mineola TX. It’s based on the impossible to find Guild F612. The top is cut from a piece of sinker redwood from a tree that fell in 1883. The back and sides are Koa. The tone is amazing and the sustain goes on forever.
 

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Back in Black

Country Gent
Double Platinum Member
Jun 22, 2020
1,910
Ontario Canada
Yes, Dennis Galzuska, who built the official Andy Summer replicas Master designed this. I played it all afternoon today and it's so great.

I put two custom shops up on reverb today, but the Tele' stays.
MS,

I think we've discussed this before, but yours reminds me so much of mine.

Glad it's staying put!

Best,

BIB.

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