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Thread #139992   Message #3216134
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
31-Aug-11 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: Buying a new Martin guitar
Subject: RE: Buying a new Martin guitar
I have a Martin D-16R rosewood body with spruce top that I bought for about 1,000 dollars in 2002, and I have been very happy with it. At the time, I was also looking at Taylor 310 and 410 models in similar price range, and actually liked their action better, probably because of the neck girth and shape. I was told that I would likely have less problems long term with the Martin, from a structural standpoint, but I can't vouch for that.
If I were to pick up a second 6 string acoustic guitar, I would think seriously about the Seagulls, which are great-sounding guitars, and I would get a cutaway model with a built-in pickup.