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Thread #139992   Message #3215805
Posted By: kendall
31-Aug-11 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: Buying a new Martin guitar
Subject: RE: Buying a new Martin guitar
I like to hand my Taylor 810 to bluegrass pickers and watch the look on their faces when it takes no back seat to any Martin in the group.
Maybe I got a good one, I don't know, but I'll put this one up against any guitar you wish to drag out. I had a really nice HD 28 Martin and a 1956 Gibson J 45 when I bought the Taylor.
I sold the Martin and I gave the Gibson to my friend, Dave Mallett.

I've either owned or played just about every guitar make in existence, and I will not trash Martin (except for some of them made in the 70s) but, there are many guitars on the market that are just as good.
Taylor, Santa Cruz, Collings,Larrivee( some, not all) to name a few.

If your heart is set on a Martin, grab one. You will not be pleased with anything else.
And, one final point, the Martin will always be worth more than any of the others because of brand name and loyalty.