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Offline Fret Buzz

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Thoughts on Martin D-16GT?
« on: October 29, 2017, 01:53:45 am »
I played a used Martin D-16GT in the local guitar shop today. The price seemed really reasonable... it's in range, anyway.

I'm just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on these guitars, good or bad? It's calling my name...

(For context: I'm a beginner, just crawled into Stage 4. I've been mostly playing a 20-year-old Fender DG-6 so far, so the Martin felt and sounded great by comparison! But so does the Seagull, the Taylor, etc.  :D )
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Re: Thoughts on Martin D-16GT?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 08:40:05 pm »
I don't know anything about the Martin... but my advice, for what it's worth, would be to wait a while until you really know what features you want in a new guitar.

A year ago I was convinced that a Big Baby Taylor was what I wanted. Then I decided that it would make sense for my next guitar to be electro-acoustic, and decided it just had to be an Epiphone Hummingbird Pro (I liked the colour!!)

Luckily I resisted the temptation as I've now realised that a smaller body size and slightly shorter scale length would be better for me.

I'm currently looking at the Taylor Academy 12E, which seems to fit the bill in terms of size and playability, but that may change.....
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Re: Thoughts on Martin D-16GT?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 09:35:49 pm »
If you can hack a dreadnought size guitar that one is one of the most underrated Martin guitars, they are really nice and will last you a lifetime if you look after it properly, if you feel something inside that makes you want to go back for it then get it, you can't beat having a connection with your guitar - it makes you want to play it.
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Re: Thoughts on Martin D-16GT?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 02:00:36 am »
Thanks guys. Both good points... I’m still in limbo. I’ll keep you posted!  :)
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Re: Thoughts on Martin D-16GT?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 07:30:30 am »
Thanks guys. Both good points... I’m still in limbo. I’ll keep you posted!  :)
Go on, you know you want it ;)
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Re: Thoughts on Martin D-16GT?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 07:17:01 pm »
Do yourself a favor and go play a Recording King guitar.

I think your will be pleasantly surprised.

$2500 vs $300

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Or the real expensive stuff .. .$500




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Re: Thoughts on Martin D-16GT?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 11:51:18 pm »
Go on, you know you want it ;)

Haha you’re no help!   :D

(You’re right though! Good thing I won’t be back by the store again before Saturday...)  :)

Do yourself a favor and go play a Recording King guitar...

Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely check that out.
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Re: Thoughts on Martin D-16GT?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 11:25:08 pm »
I bought a Dreadnought Junior as my first Martin for home practice. I feel like it's the ideal size and volume for playing around the house. An all solid wood Martin for under £600 too, I think it's great.

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