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head stock Martin decal

I just purchased a very unique guitar. My present guitar is a D32P, great, rich, sound. Today, I bought another guitar, it is identical to the D35, in every way. There is a paper ion the inside of the guitar saying it was put together to be like the D35, suspect most of the parts, including the body, neck, and head, are from a former Martin. Sound is unbelievable. Know something of the history, same owner for decades, who just died.
My question is this. I want to find one of the decals that goes on the head stock. Are they for sale, and if so, whom do I contact. Don't want or plan to misrepresent it, one look inside says it was made in California, but for sentimental sake, want to see if I can locate one of the decals.
Any thought or suggestion much appreciated.

Jerry Brittain
Statesville, NC

Martin N20 (Ser No: 522004)

I'm trying to find out something about these guitars. I now own the above. Can anyone help ?
Thank you,
Kenny

Martin OM-18P

Hello,

I have been try to research an old guitar I received some time ago after an aunt passed away. It is a Martin OM-18P with four strings. Unfortunately, it is damaged after years of being stored in an attack, but luckily its case absorbed the harshest of elements. Any help would be appreciated.

STOLEN MARTIN GUITARS.

Please look out for -
Martin M38 No: 398602 (`75 I think)
Martin O18 No: 157227 (`50s)
Martin OOOC16RGTE w/Aura system No: 1140783 (Brand New!)
All stolen from my home in Cornwall.

B and E string buzzing

Hi, when I strike the B and E strings around the third fret I've been hearing an intense buzzing. Any suggestions? Could it be the action?

martin f50

looking to buy martin f50. please send photos/condition/price.

thanks, hlb

Re: martin f50

I just took a nice one in all original this one is even more rare with original factory trem on it. im up for offers Thanks Tommysguitars.com

: looking to buy martin f50. please send photos/condition/price.

: thanks, hlb

Re: martin f50

: looking to buy martin f50. please send photos/condition/price.

: thanks, hlb I have one for sale 1962 f50 I will send you some photos . Terry

Looking to Buy a Pre-War Herringbone

I'm looking to buy a pre-war herringbone... I have looked at a couple, but I'm finding it difficult to ascertain the going rate for these guitars. Can anyone give me some info or point me to a resource that shows some pricing or comparable recent purchases? I understand all the variables that can impact the price... I'm just looking for some rough guidelines. Thanks a lot.

Difference Between D-28 vs D-35 vs D-45

What are the differences between D-28 vs D-35 vs D-45. Is the size the same? Tone the same? Is just the trim and decoration different.

Re: Difference Between D-28 vs D-35 vs D-45

: What are the differences between D-28 vs D-35 vs D-45. Is the size the same? Tone the same? Is just the trim and decoration different.

Size, is the same
Tone, a bit different

D28 is the de facto standard

D35 has a three peice back and a bit more Bass response, and a bound neck

D45 is top of the line in regard to trim

Gibson Guitar-Mandolin

I have these items Gibson SN 711 4R; Mandolin SN 7219 H. Does anyone know what these are worth??

Martin SPJC16RE guitar

I want to buy a second hand Martin SPJC16RE

Choosing a Martin Model

Martin makes a ton a models and guitar sizes, and prices vary. How does one choose between models? What's the difference?

I have a Martin DX-1K. I bought this as a camping/cottaging guitar and fell in love with the way it plays and sounds. I'm now intrigued to discover the higher-end Martins. The issue is there are so many models.

I play folk/blues/country stuff. What's a good next step for me to investigate? I love the bass and volume of my dreadnaught.

I really just want to narrow down my search. My proce range is $900-$1500 and I will consider used.

1950 D-28 Martin played on the Grand Ole Opry

Hello....my father was on the "Grand Ole Opry" in 1962 regularly...He played a 1950 Martin D-28...."Serial number 119xxx" as well as several other artists at the time also played it onstage....It has a "custom pick guard added by another performer named Shot Jackson and the guitar is in some of the pictures of my dad performing on the Opry....You can go to Bobbyhodge.homestead.com to see the guitar...My dad said even Elvis played it......Anyway.....I am looking to sell it and will entertain all "Reasonable" offers. We have quotes for the value above 12,000.....It is in decent shape and really sounds good when played!!! Please advise.....anyone!!!! Thanks......By the way.....I can be contacted at bob.hodge@frx.com.....

Gibson Advanced Jumbo Comparison

Hello,
What martin model compares with a Gibson Advanced Jumbo?

Jeff Muldaur LTD

Have one "as-new" for sale if anyone is looking.

sound hole pick up choice

my father has an older martin dred (probably 60's). he wants a soundhole pickup for live performance. i am thinking of getting him either the baggs M1 or the fishman rare earth humbucker.

has anyone had any experience or recommendations with either choice?

Martin Collectable

Hi, I'm new to the forum, I play a 1977 HD-28 in a bluegrass band.
I love the guitar and love the music we play. About twenty years ago I bought, used in a flea market, a Beverage Cooler made out of wood and shaped in a barrel form. I'm looking for some info. on it. It has a C.F. Martin & Co. logo painted on it, the cushioned top lifts off and inside is a plastic insert to hold ice and beverages and it has two rope handles. It's kind of neat and an interesting conversation piece, does anyone here, know the history on this piece?

Martin N20

Hi,
Would anyone know what the date range is for the N20? I was under the impression Martin dicontinued making this guitar sometime in the 70s but the serial number on mine looks to be from 1988.
Thanks for your help.

Difference between 1987 D-16 & D-18

I can't find any info on what exactly is the difference between these two models vintage 1987. Looks like same size, woods, binding, & bracing. Anyone out ther know?

Martin Prewar tuning machines -- where can I find?

Hi friends,

Hey, I'm looking for a source for Martin prewar tuning machines--particularly the 3 on a plate engraved ones for a turn of the (last) century 0/ 00-28 model. Does anyone know of a source for vintage Martin parts? I've searched the web high and low, and can only come up with newer imitations (sort of). I'm looking for the real thing! Anyone have an old prewar Martin for parts? I bet you could make a bundle, if the parts are original!

Thanks much,

Ken T.

Re: Martin Prewar tuning machines -- where can I find?

they are three to a side - dwdelcam@yahoo.com

Re: Martin Prewar tuning machines -- where can I find?

I think that I have a set I can give you they are 1927 vintage

search function

I just found this forum. Does it have a search function so I can check out previous posts before asking a bunch of questions?

Martin Sting Mini

I purchased a Martin Sting Mini several months ago. I have not played the guitar much, maybe 30 minutes tops and I have noticed that the frets are already showing wear. Now I know that you are bound to get minor marks from the strings, this is more than that. It has significant wear marks that I feel are abnormal for a guitar That costs this much. I also have owned and still own other Martin guitars and have not had any problems like this .Is anyone else having similar problems with their Mini?

Re: Martin Sting Mini

: I have since had the martin inspected by a couple of professionals and they say that it is indeed just string marks not actually fret wear. I took a high powered magnifier and they are right, no fret wear.
That is a relief.

Re: Martin Sting Mini

Re: Martin Sting Mini

Ever decide to sell.
I would be Interested.

thanks

Re: Martin Sting Mini

: Ever decide to sell.
: I would be Interested.

: thanks

I would be interested in selling my sting. Please let me know if you are still interested. Contact me @ hmathews1@wi.rr.com
Jim

Re: Martin Sting Mini

: Ever decide to sell.
: I would be Interested.

: thanks

I would be interested in selling my sting. Please let me know if you are still interested.
Jim

Re: Martin Sting Mini

: Ever decide to sell.
: I would be Interested.

: thanks

I would like to sell my martin sting. If you are still interested My new email address is hmathews1@wi.rr.com

1956 D28

I have a 56 D18 in amazing shape: sides and back of the best Brazilian I've ever seen in near mint condition; very slight checking on top, the B-string crack (repaired)all original except saddle (ivory) because of recent neck set, original case; I'm the second owner, and I just got an original herringbone. This is investment grade, a slim neck, and comes close to my herringbone. I would consider a trade for an older 00028 or a prewar D18. I'm in west Michigan.

Re: 1956 D28

Hi....wondering if you still have this? Or if you know if you know of any other "bones" for sale?

Dave
Wisconsin

I have a 56 D18 in amazing shape: sides and back of the best Brazilian I've ever seen in near mint condition; very slight checking on top, the B-string crack (repaired)all original except saddle (ivory) because of recent neck set, original case; I'm the second owner, and I just got an original herringbone. This is investment grade, a slim neck, and comes close to my herringbone. I would consider a trade for an older 00028 or a prewar D18. I'm in west Michigan.

can't find serial number

I'm staring with a flashlight into the guitar. I'm looking up and down and sideways. Straight down I see CEMartin & Co. Nazareth Pa, Made in USA. Can't see no serial number anywhere. WHERE IS IT? Maybe the pick up installer covered it, but doesn't seem likely. The Martin website doesn't say and I can't find it on the forum.

1987 Martin M-38 action adjustment.

Does anyone know of a reputable and experienced person or shop in the Philadelphia area who I can entrust my guitar to!

Martin C-2

Where would I find information on the value of a Martin model C-2?

Thanks

Re: Martin C-2 F hole

: Where would I find information on the value of a Martin model C-2 f hole. I believe it is a 1932 vintage.

: Thanks

D-18AG new pickguard?

I have a Martin D-18 Andy Griffith. I don't know a whole lot about acoustic guitars and the acoustic guitar market. I'm wondering if I would de-value the guitar if I put a tortoise pickguard on in place of the clear pickguard that comes standard on the guitar. I don't like the clear pickguard....but don't want to mod the guitar if the mod causes a huge decrease in its value. Thoughts anyone?

52 Martin D-28

I am about ready to pull the trigger on a '52 Martin D-28 in apparent pristine condition - I have pics. It will be for sale but does anyone know the real prices these are going for. Has non-original case and is a one owner guitar. Thanks, Kevin

Humidifier?

I recently bought a DCX1E, and I love it, and I have a question about humidifiers. I keep it in the case when I'm not playing it, do I need to get a humidifier for it? any info would be great! Thanks

Re: Humidifier?

Contact Mark at www.GetThePuck.com, he may have something that will work for you guitar. I use his product for my cigars and it is the be all, end all to humidification products!

SELLING D-45 AT EBAY

NO RESERVE PRICE
1$ START PRICE
SHIPPING ALL OVER THE WORLD

http://cgi.ebay.at/Original-Martin-D-45-1985_W0QQitemZ7419692891QQcategoryZ33028QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

LX1 or Baby Taylor?

Ok, I know this is a Martin forum so I am sorry in advance for asking this question, but I am looking to buy either the Martin LX1 or the Tylor Baby Taylor. What do you guys think? Anyone have any knowledge about these two guitars they want to share? All input is welcome. Thanks in advance!

D42K

I'm looking to sell my Martin. It's about a year old with normal wear for a year old guitar. Awesome sound and it's about the nicest looking guitar I've ever seen. I'll take 2800.00 or best offer. Pictures will be sent at request.
Thanks!!!

Wanted: 1948 28-D Martin

I'm interested in purchasing a 1948 28-d Martin Guitar. Please list condition and price.

Re: Wanted: 1948 28-D Martin

: I'm interested in purchasing a 1948 28-d Martin Guitar. Please list condition and price.

Hi there, i have one. If you want, email me. Condition is good.

Re: Wanted: 1948 28-D Martin

: : I'm interested in purchasing a 1948 28-d Martin Guitar. Please list condition and price.

: Hi there, i have one. If you want, email me. Condition is good.
i have one in exellent condition

Re: Wanted: 1948 28-D Martin

: I'm interested in purchasing a 1948 28-d Martin Guitar. Please list condition and price.

sir i have a 1948 d 28 martin it's i great shape
you would have to see it and play it to believe
it if interested let me know. thank you
roger stone.

Re: Wanted: 1948 28-D Martin

: : I'm interested in purchasing a 1948 28-d Martin Guitar. Please list condition and price.

:
: sir i have a 1948 d 28 martin it's i great shape
: you would have to see it and play it to believe
: it if interested let me know. thank you
: roger stone.
i have one in exellent shape 18,000 firm

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