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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    This is easy.
    A D55 is ten more than a D45.
    Why even bother?
    Al
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    I am so blessed.
    Still waiting to hear if the Martin D-45 is available.
    Last night I got out my Martin and my Guild and spend an hour doing an A/B with them.

    I don't need any other guitar to be happy.
    These guitars are fantastic.

    I hope that the D-45 is gone and with it the temptation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Martin Guild View Post
    I am so blessed.
    Still waiting to hear if the Martin D-45 is available.
    Last night I got out my Martin and my Guild and spend an hour doing an A/B with them.

    I don't need any other guitar to be happy.
    These guitars are fantastic.

    I hope that the D-45 is gone and with it the temptation.
    Boy thatís a tough spot .
    Is the D55 your guild ? And era/ factory is it ?

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    My Guild D-55 is a 2005 Tacoma build.
    This is the one that I got used in 2008.
    It had only been played for less than 1/2 a year by a high school student that got it for a class.
    When he sold it to me, it still had the original strings on it and the plastic pick guard cover was still on it.

    It took a year or two for it to open up and it keeps getting better and better.
    Happiness Is A New Set Of Strings
    Taylor Martin Guild

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Martin Guild View Post
    My Guild D-55 is a 2005 Tacoma build.
    This is the one that I got used in 2008.
    It had only been played for less than 1/2 a year by a high school student that got it for a class.
    When he sold it to me, it still had the original strings on it and the plastic pick guard cover was still on it.

    It took a year or two for it to open up and it keeps getting better and better.
    With that description you really make it hard to let go . Haha just keep it and love it and stroke itís fur the wrong way and name it gorge lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Martin Guild View Post
    My Guild D-55 is a 2005 Tacoma build.
    I think there was something special going on during Guild's short stay in Tacoma, and it carried over to New Hartford.

    This has a couple of outcomes, all good:

    1). You end up with a ridiculously great D-45 because it would have to be that good to be better than your D-55.

    2). You will prove to yourself how absurdly great your D-55 is, since a Martin D-45 couldn't pry it from your fingers.

    Either way, you win.
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    I had an interesting experience with my mandolin this week. It had a slight buzz that I couldn't identify, so took it into Gryphon for a setup. Turned out it was very minor and I waited for them to do their magic so wandered into the mandolin area and played everything under $5000, some really nice mandolins. The repair guy brought me my Silverangel to test, and you know what? While they were all different, I doubt I'd trade my mandolin for anything I played that day. Add to the heard? Sure, but fancy doesn't add to tone. Sometimes what you've got is good. So my used $1400 A style is a keeper. I'd never done a side to side comparison before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    This is easy.
    A D55 is ten more than a D45.
    Why even bother?
    THIS =====^

    I could see adding a Martin D-45, if I could afford it, of course (which means the price really would have to be ridiculous!)

    But why trade away a D-55 to get it? They're both in the same sound spectrum. And, it's not like playing a D-55 makes you suffer.

    GAS is a subtle and brain-weakening disease, that's for sure. I've been there. And if you choose the Martin, I'll join everyone else saying: "Pictures!"

    But I'm rootin' for the D-55...
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    The Winner Is Guild D-55!

    We have all heard the expression that if it sounds too good to be true it probably isn't true.
    My buddy got back with me today and found out that the Martin is a D-41 not a D-45.
    The asking price is $3,500.00 not $2,500.00.
    Now that is still a good price for a D-41 but not for me.

    Now I'm going to get off the computer and go play my Guild.
    Live is good!
    Happiness Is A New Set Of Strings
    Taylor Martin Guild

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Martin Guild View Post
    Now I'm going to get off the computer and go play my Guild.
    Live is good!
    Sounds like a great plan! I'd do the same, but I already played an hour this AM, and have jam tonight... don't want to start jam with sore fingers!
    Life is Guild?
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