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Thread #100848   Message #2031887
Posted By: GUEST
21-Apr-07 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: Martin 00 wanted.
Subject: RE: Martin 00 wanted.
Good idea, thanks Andrew. For anyone interested in the questions Felix raised, look at the Martin guitar forum, vintage corner, where a number of threads deal with this issue, the latest being one started on 4 March. There's no hard and fast rule of thumb but it seems that 0018s were beefed up for steel strings from 1923. In my experience dealers are well aware that buyers want models made for steel strings and will tend to claim that steel or silk and steel are fine in marginal cases, or even in cases where the guitar is completely unsuitable. Bill: good comments (again). Valuation is complicated by the fact that collectors want perfect examples and preferably brazilian rosewood models, and players want models braced for steel.The domain is Switzerland- so my hope to find one to try before I buy is looking like a lost cause. Kendall: no, it's sympathy and support he needs, and possibly professional counseling.