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all guitar players past and present

Postby Al dedenus » Sat, May 02 2009, 11:40PM

Hey guys its starting to get cold over here and I'm starting to play the acoustic guitar again after a break of 10 years(something to do other than ecabs on those cold wet days)I've borrowed a peice of */# from a well meaning friend but it doesn't quite cut it.Have been looking around for a second hand Martin D28 six string or similar model .So my question is how much are they worth over there for something in good condition & does anyone know of one for sale
I see from a recent post that you were right into guitar Kerry,are you still playing :?:

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Postby Paul Huff » Sun, May 03 2009, 4:27AM

Hey Al
I guess I am a guitar player but I don't play much any more. It seems like everytime I get a guitar I end up giving it to one of my kids. It just seems like they would get more use from it than I do. But I used to be a lead guitarist in a rock band in the 70's and you couldn't get that thing out of my hands in those days. I later learned to make music with a PC and Cakewalk Sonar. I learned a lot from doing that. But now I spend so much time with eCabinets and CAD programs that hardly ever get back to that either.

But I guess I can never rule out that those old flames may erupt and get me going again. I still have Cakewalk and an old Alverez acoustic guitar.

I used to dream about having a Martin though.
Not really sure what they are worth. I guess it depends on the year it was made and how hard they are to find.

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Postby DanEpps » Sun, May 03 2009, 7:36AM

Check out eBay...I just did a quick check and found D28s ranging from about $2000-$10,000+ USD.

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Postby Al dedenus » Sun, May 03 2009, 11:06PM

thanks Dan will have a look. Paul you think thats old,I've got a hofner F soundhole that looks like it could have been pre WW1 :lol:

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Postby Keith Neal » Mon, May 04 2009, 5:23AM

I play with a couple Hohner Dr550s(one acoustic/electric with bronze strings the other with nylon for fingerpicking) beautiful rich sound,incredible action and plain gorgious to look at!They are reletively cheap,I got my first one a few years ago for $300 to use as a "camp guitar" and it ended up being my main axe acoustically(i use a 72 Gibson Les Paul electrically).

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Postby DanEpps » Mon, May 04 2009, 5:30AM

You ought to hop over to NSW AL and join up with Glenn Van Reason...he is retiring from cabinetry and starting a new rock band. :beer:

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Postby Al dedenus » Mon, May 04 2009, 6:51PM

We could call ourselves the ecab wizards and you could be on lead vocals Dan :joker:

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Re: all guitar players past and present

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, May 04 2009, 7:35PM

Al,

I don't even know what a good guitar would be anymore. In the 70's we were always looking for a Martin built in the 40's (or an old Gibson Dove or Hummingbird) but just because you found one that was "Vintage" didn't mean it would sound good. There were some great ones and there were some that were just old. I think the same holds true today. You just have to hunt till you find one you really like. I was also told by a luthier many years ago that if a great guitar sits unused in the case for several years the wood "Dies" and it can lose it's warmth. I don't know if that is true but I have played some old guitars that were stored for a long time that sounded pretty bad. Keep Hunting.

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Postby Al dedenus » Tue, May 05 2009, 2:44AM

Hey Keith.I had a 76 lez paul custom jet black ,ebony fretboard, pearl inlay.Awsome guitar wish I had never sold it.Have a Ibanez delux 59er but haven't touched it in years.Still want my Martin! must be old age but don't get too excited about electric anymore .Yee-gads never thought I'd say that :lol:

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Re: all guitar players past and present

Postby DanEpps » Tue, May 05 2009, 5:32AM

Al dedenus wrote:...you could be on lead vocals Dan :joker:


You REALLY wouldn't want that Al!

What I really want is that job in Oz...$100,000 for sitting on a deserted island and blogging about whats going on every day for six months. I might even be able to sing after that job. :beer:

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Re: all guitar players past and present

Postby Kerry Fullington » Tue, May 05 2009, 6:46PM

Al,

I found the perfect Martin for you.

Martin Guitar for Sale

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Postby Al dedenus » Tue, May 05 2009, 7:49PM

think you should buy it first Kerry just to make sure that it sounds good

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Re: all guitar players past and present

Postby Kerry Fullington » Tue, May 05 2009, 8:19PM

Al,

HERE is a youtube link to a guitarist I met not too long ago. It amazes me what wome of these young guys are doing.

Kerry

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Re: all guitar players past and present

Postby JohnLashuay » Wed, May 06 2009, 6:46AM

Why don't you guys try to make a guitar on a Therwood. I bet it would sound great!
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Re: all guitar players past and present

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, May 06 2009, 6:54AM

John,

For the $165,000 they want for that Martin you could buy the Thermwood to build the guitar.

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