#1
well, just yesterday i was posting a thread about how to improve my EPI acoustic. i was saying how i didn't want to buy another acoustic.

i am trolling craigslist and see an ad for trade of a martin X series. it was up for a little while and i thought, huh. maybe i will shoot him an offer. i offered him a MIM electric. and we met up. so i traded a MIM strat for this lovely martin, with a fishman preamp (right word?). i am so happy.

to further this story, i owned the same guitar (without the electronics) a few years ago for $450ish and i traded it for a '95 MIM strat, two hard cases and $175 from a friend (he knew that the deal was in my favor, i told him), as he wanted an acoustic, so we did the deal.

further yet, this guitar's liniage goes as fllows: i bought a peavey wolfgang for $350, traded it for the MIM strat and $130 dollars and a hard case. i traded that strat for this Martin.

so twice have i traded MIM strats for Martins several years apart.

i came out pretty good i think. only problem is i have at least six fender strat/tele HSC's. lol.

so here are some pics of her:





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#2
Very nice. Looks like it is in great condition!
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#3
Well, a provisional , "Happy New Guitar Day" to you, sir.

I am a bit troubled by the way you summarily kicked your poor Epiphone to the curb. (With that said, I'm rally not one to wallow in sympathy for inexpensive guitars). So, I guess that warrants a "just kidding". Enjoy your new Martin!
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#4
I'm all in favour of building acoustic instrument using synthetic materials, and I've tried a few of those and liked them. The "X" series came up in discussion in the UMGF a few days ago, and one of the luthiers opined something I had never thought about. - The big cost saving compared to their wood models isn't in the materials, but that they don't have to apply a finish to the back and sides.
#5
love me some woody martin action!
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#6
sweet
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#7
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Well, a provisional , "Happy New Guitar Day" to you, sir.

I am a bit troubled by the way you summarily kicked your poor Epiphone to the curb. (With that said, I'm rally not one to wallow in sympathy for inexpensive guitars). So, I guess that warrants a "just kidding". Enjoy your new Martin!


Thanks! lol on the epi, it will get used on occasion.
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alright "king of the guitar forum"


Quote by trashedlostfdup
nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


Quote by andersondb7
youre just being a jerk man.



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#8
Tony Done

That is interesting. it makes sense.

I also like the alternative materials because they are more humidity resistant than all solid. solid top is s nice thing to have to.
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alright "king of the guitar forum"


Quote by trashedlostfdup
nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


Quote by andersondb7
youre just being a jerk man.



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#9
well. i like her. went to a bar a friend was playing at, after the set and the bar had most emptied, we did a two acoustic jam for a bit. it sounded really good through the pa, and we had a great time.

I am a happy Martin owner

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Quote by andersondb7
alright "king of the guitar forum"


Quote by trashedlostfdup
nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


Quote by andersondb7
youre just being a jerk man.



****** NEW NEW NEW!
2017-07-07 2017-07-07 Update and a Chat On Noise Constraints *** NEW FRIDAY 7/7
2017-04-13 RUN AWAY from COMPUTERS!!! TCE? RANT ALERT!!!
2017-03-02 - Guitar Philosophy 1001- Be Prepared For the Situation (Thursday 2017-03-02)
2017-02-21 How to Hot-Rod the Hell of your Stratocaster for $50! (Tuesday 2017-2-21)
Resentments and Rambling from a Guitar Junkie
---> http://trashedengineering.blogspot.com/