#3
Is that martin guitar a rare guitar or something i cant find anything really on it.
#6
yes.
every martin i have tried except for the dx series (although even those destroy most stuff) has been excellent.
a martin is ALWAYS a good choice.
#8
Based on what's been written about them, the Martin. However, the guitar isn't listed at the Martin site. Odd. It's also odd that the only places that list this guitar are musiciansfriend, guitar center and the like. So, I've sent off an email to Martin asking them about this. We'll see what they say shortly.
#10
Does everyone here favor Martin in general or does it just win out versus that specific Taylor? I'll probably end up buying either a top end Taylor or a top end Martin at some point and I want to make sure I buy the right one.
#12
Martin...looks better too.
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#13
umm witchever one sounds and plays the best is the one i would pick regardless of the name on the headtock(i am a taylor nut and if i ever heard a martin that i loved the sound of that i could actually afford i would buy it regardless of the name on the headstock) i personally like the feel of taylor necksand anyone that speaks to buying one guitar over another without hearing them thats just silly.
Also PEEVER i would love to know what guitar you are playing on if compared to it any sub 600 series taylor is nothing special. play em both if you can both if cared for would shurley last more than one lifetime it really comes down to wich neck profile you prefer and wich wood you like rosewood or mahogany.
#14
so i went down to guitar center and played both of those guitars and that martin mmv is amazing. Im probably going to buy one. Im telling you go to guitar center and try it out. The sound is CRAZY!
#15
Gotta go with Martin. In my opinion it looks better.
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#16
Martin. Taylors sound too thin for my liking.
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#17
Just got home from work, checked my email, and lo and behold, there's the reply from Martin. Copied and pasted in it's entirety below.

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Hi,
Thank you for contacting us.

The reason you can’t find your model on our site is because Guitar Center and Musicians Friend custom order these guitars exclusively for them. These are not part of our standard line. Below I have listed the specifications for the MMV model. Each Martin dealer usually discounts off the retail price, that’s why you see a lower price.

Best regards,

June Laubach
C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.
Customer Service

Guitar Center (RW-FG) --MMV
LABEL:
None

CONSTRUCTION:
1 Style; Ply Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint

BODY SIZE:
D-14 Fret

TOP:
Sitka Spruce

TOP BRACES:
Sitka/1 Style/Non-Scalloped

PATTERN:
D1 A-Frame

TONE BAR:
Sitka Spruce

CROSS BRACE:
Sitka Spruce

BRIDGE PLATE:
Maple

SIDE BRACE:
Sitka Spruce

TOP PLATE:
None

A BRACE:
Sitka Spruce

#1 BRACE:
Sitka Spruce

SOUNDHOLE BRACE:
None

TOP BINDING:
White Boltaron

TOP INLAY:
None

TOP PEARL:
None

ADDITIONAL TOP INLAY:
None

ROSETTE:
Style 28

PEARL INLAY:
None

ADDITIONAL ROSETTE INLAY:
None

PICKGUARD:
Tortoise

PEARL INLAY:
None

BACK:
Solid East Indian Rosewood

BACK PANELS:
2 Pc.

PURFLING:
None

CENTER STRIP/LOC. STAMP:
None

CAUTION STAMP:
None

BACK BRACE #1:
Sitka Spruce

BACK BRACE #2:
Sitka Spruce

BACK BRACE #3:
Sitka Spruce

BACK BRACE #4:
Sitka Spruce

BACK BINDING:
White Boltaron

BACK INLAY:
None

BACK PEARL:
None

ADDITIONAL BACK INLAY:
None

SIDES:
Solid East Indian Rosewood

SIDE INLAY:
None

SIDE PEARL:
None

ADDITIONAL SIDE INLAY:
None

RIBBONS:
Spanish Cedar

SIDE BRACES:
East Indian Rosewood

ELECTRONICS BRACE:
None

ENDPIECE:
White Boltaron

ENDPIECE INLAY:
None

ENDPIECE PEARL:
None

ADDITIONAL ENDPIECE INLAY:
None

BLOCK:
Strataply

TAG/PLATE:
Maple

REAR:
D Strataply

FRONT:
D 14 Fret Adjustable Strataply

Line 1:
CFM Logo

Line 2:
CUSTOM

Line 3:
Serial #

Line 4:
Made in USA

Line 5:
Patent #

Line 6:

NECK:
Genuine Mahogany-

NECK SHAPE:
Mod Low Oval

HEADSTOCK:
Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper

BACK/HEAD STAMP:
None

TRUSS ROD:
Adjustable

HEELCAP:
White Boltaron

NUT:
White Corian

HEADPLATE:
Solid East Indian Rosewood

HEADPLATE DECAL:
Raised Gold Foil

HEADPLATE BIND:
None

HEADPLATE INLAY:
None

HEADPLATE PEARL:
None

ADDITIONAL HEADPLATE INLAY:
None

TUNING MACHINES:
Gotoh Gold w/ Small Knobs

FINGERBOARD:
Black Ebony

RADIUS:
16''

ACTUAL SCALE LENGTH:
25.4”

WIDTH AT NUT:
1 11/16''

WIDTH AT 12 FRET:
2 1/8''

LENGTH:
17.984''

FRETS CLEAR:
14

TOTAL FRETS:
20

FINGERBOARD BIND:
None

FINGERBOARD INLAY:
None

PEARL INLAY:
Style 28

ADDITIONAL FINGERBOARD INLAY:
None

SIDE DOTS:
White Boltaron

SIDE DOT POSITION:
One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two at 12th, One at 15th & 17th Frets

FINISH BODY:
Gloss

FINISH TOP:
Gloss / Clear

FINISH NECK:
Satin

BRIDGE:
Black Ebony

STYLE:
1 Style Belly

PEARL INLAY:
None

ADDITIONAL BRIDGE INLAY:
None

STRING SPACING:
2 1/8''

SADDLE:
16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq

ELECTRONICS:
None

STRAP BUTTON:
None

STRINGS:
MSP 4200 Medium Phosphor Bronze

BRIDGE PINS:
White w/ Black Dots

END PIN:
White w/ Black Dot

CASE:
345
#18
Quote by anita prs bad
umm witchever one sounds and plays the best is the one i would pick regardless of the name on the headtock

+1

It depends on what sound you want. One has mahogany back and sides, while the other has rosewood. Personally, I'd choose the Martin, because it has the best resale value (and because I'm a sucker for rosewood).
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#19
Well its one of there customs made just for GC i have one and i dont know if anyone has played one but the low end is just awesome on it, i say it favors the low end alot.

Plenty of sustain when picking its quite lovely, looks steller to, loud when you want it to be and i mean looouud sounds sweet when your playing her softly to, bit muddy with mediums, its dream with lights tough.

Baisicly its just a Custom-D with nitro so yah, dosent sound like any other martin ive played, its not really going for that classic martin sound but the tone is there, if your want something more like a 28 then go for a 16.
#21
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Well its one of there customs made just for GC i have one and i dont know if anyone has played one but the low end is just awesome on it, i say it favors the low end alot.

Plenty of sustain when picking its quite lovely, looks steller to, loud when you want it to be and i mean looouud sounds sweet when your playing her softly to, bit muddy with mediums, its dream with lights tough.

Baisicly its just a Custom-D with nitro so yah, dosent sound like any other martin ive played, its not really going for that classic martin sound but the tone is there, if your want something more like a 28 then go for a 16.

That's true for dreadnoughts in general and especially Martin dreadnoughts.
If you like bass-heavy acoustics this is the one you want, otherwise get the Taylor as they're relatively light on the bass.