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Thread #139992   Message #3215801
Posted By: Backwoodsman
31-Aug-11 - 07:35 AM
Thread Name: Buying a new Martin guitar
Subject: RE: Buying a new Martin guitar
Mick, if you are really determined on a Martin, and you don't mind buying sight-unseen, you'd do well to talk to one or two of the major US dealers, such as My Favorite Guitar, or Elderly. They can sell at prices that UK dealers can't (or more likely won't) even get close to - so much so that even with shipping charges, duty and VAT added, there are big savings to be made. Don't be put off by the MAP prices they show on their web-sites, they frequently will offer a considerably lower price if you call and talk to them.

And, of course, by buying from a US dealer, you get the Lifetime Warranty.

I've bought two superb Martins this way and saved a shedload.