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Thread #139992   Message #3215752
Posted By: Silas
31-Aug-11 - 05:48 AM
Thread Name: Buying a new Martin guitar
Subject: RE: Buying a new Martin guitar
Mick, always remember that price does not always mean a good sounding guitar. about 40 years ago I bought the cheapest Yamaha I could get (I think it was a FG340) I still have it, though it is rather battered and bruised now, I paid less than 100.00 and the guitar sounds much, much better than it should. Sometimes, even with a cheap guitar, they 'accidently' use a great piece of woood and it can transform an 'ordinary' guitar into something special. Conversly, you could pay the earth and end up with something pretty mediocre, a friend of mine recently paid a small fortune for a Gibson he always wanted, and I have to say that it has a really dire sound.