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Thread #139992   Message #3218890
Posted By: banksie
06-Sep-11 - 05:17 AM
Thread Name: Buying a new Martin guitar
Subject: RE: Buying a new Martin guitar
I will pass on some advice I was given by a salesman at Ivor Mairants' shop in Rathbone Place, London, many years ago now. I was helping a friend buy a new guitar and we tried several, including a Martin D28. Someone earlier used the word `mushy' as a description of how that can sometimes sound and it was certainly true of this one. In fact is sounded quite `dead', and I observed this to the salesman.

"Well, it's a new one," he said. "Never buy a new Martin if you mean to perform with it straight away. Buy it before you need it, keep it at home and thrash the hell out of it for a year. Then it will start to sound good."