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Offline ryan

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My latest guitar edition
« on: December 17, 2004, 12:29:07 AM »
Hey everyone,
Here is my latest guitar.? I love this thing!!? It is a Martin 000-28vs.? I had never liked any of the Martin's I tried before, but during a three hour break in-between classes I ventured over to a guitar shop to kill some time.? Before even knowing it was a Martin I walked over to this guitar and it was the first thing I picked up.? MISTAKE!!!? I had to have it.? Wait a minute..........This season is supposed to be for giving.......but I had to have it.........Oh the power of addiction.........

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Offline Richard

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Re: My latest guitar edition
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2004, 10:44:35 AM »
I do like buying on an expensive impulse ::)

I'm not much into Martin's so is it new, old or just my eyesight O0
(That's enough of that. Ed)

Offline ryan

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Re: My latest guitar edition
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2004, 08:54:53 PM »
Hi Richard,
It is a new instrument.  I'm with you in that I never really liked Martins until I tried this one.  Here are the specs off the Martin page.  It is a replica of a vintage Martin from the so-called golden era of Martins. The neck is the best feeling neck I've ever played as I love wider necks.  The tone is just beautiful as well.   What do you play??
Vintage Series: 000-28VS
 
Home > Guitars > Choosing Your Martin > All Models > 000-28VS
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List Price $4099.00 Model Specifications 
MODEL 000-28VS
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: 000-12 Fret
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE: Style 28
TOP BRACING PATTERN: 000-12 Fret (000-28 GE)
TOP BRACES: Sitka/Scalloped/000-12 Fret
BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
BACK PURFLING:  HD Zig Zag
SIDE MATERIAL:  Solid East Indian Rosewood
ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid
ENDPIECE INLAY:  Black/White Boltaron?
BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
TOP INLAY STYLE:  Fine Herringbone
SIDE INLAY:  none
BACK INLAY:  B/W Boltaron?
NECK MATERIAL:  Genuine Mahogany
NECK SHAPE:  Modified V
NUT MATERIAL: White Corian?
HEADSTOCK: Slotted/Square Slots/6 String Diamond/Square Taper
HEADPLATE: Solid Indian Rosewood
HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL:  Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH:  25.4"
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 12
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 13/16''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 5/16''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Diamond and Squares- Short Pattern
FINGERBOARD BINDING: none
FINISH BACK & SIDES:  Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
FINISH NECK: Semi Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Pyramid - Long Saddle
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/16''
SADDLE: 16'' Radius/White Micarta?
TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Nickel Side Mounts w/ Butterbean Knobs
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
BRIDGE & END PINS:  White w/ Black Dots
PICKGUARD: none
CASE: 535 Geib Style™
INTERIOR LABEL: none
ELECTRONICS: not an option
OTHER OPTIONS: Available left-handed at no additional charge 
OTHER COMMENTS: All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.
 
 
 
   
 
   

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Re: My latest guitar edition
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2004, 11:22:36 AM »
That's a very long spec list, however the guitar certainly looks the part and I think that you do know when it is the right instrument for you. Enjoy it.

What do I play, well badly usually ;) in lap style on an old wood National... but, I have something else suitably ancient on it's way and will report more on it's arrival :P
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: My latest guitar edition
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2004, 12:08:41 PM »
One of things I love about new Martins is the SMELL!  When you open the case that lovely wood and resin smell wafts out, almost worth buying a new Martin simply for that.

Offline GhostRider

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Re: My latest guitar edition
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004, 10:09:53 AM »
Hey 'leaf:

You might want to check out this thread, where others have posted about their latest guitar aquisitions.

Alex

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?Itemid=47&?topic=148.0

or this one where people have told others of their main guitar favs.

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?Itemid=47&?topic=432.0
« Last Edit: December 20, 2004, 10:13:44 AM by pyrochlore »

Offline ryan

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Re: My latest guitar edition
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2004, 01:52:34 AM »
Thanks for the links pyrochlore,
 I enjoyed reading everyone's guitar acquisitions.  I haven't delved into the old guitar collecting yet.  I'm a little hesitant as it appears once a person starts one can't quit!!!  I promised my fiance no more than one guitar per year.  However, I broke that promise already with this latest purchase!!!  New year's resolution..........One purchase a year!!
take care
Ryan

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