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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    I had no Martin and I felt sorry for myself until I met a man who had no D40.
    old Martins are great. I bet neal's 1960 is awesome sounding. A simple D-18. It does not get more fundamental bluegrass and old time folk than that.

    and i have owned my share of old martins: D-35, HD-28, D-28, 0-16NY (one that should have never got away)...

    that all being said, my D25 Br sounds fantastic for what it is. $225 in 1971. But all solid wood so it has aged nicely. It sounds like a more expensive dread. and over time, i think one gets used to the darkness and definition of all mahogany.
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    1971 D25 Br--ol' Flattop
    2008 Santa Cruz D/PWM--wife's

    https://soundcloud.com/woody-adams/sets/not-metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffcoop View Post
    One of the joys of those late-'60s/early '70s Martins is that there's no truss rod. If the neck needs tweaking, the only option is a neck reset.
    This was the case for most of Martin's history in fact. Truss rods are a fairly recent thing for them.

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    I had no Martin and I felt sorry for myself until I met a man who had no D40.


    Note that I said "calmed," not "cured!"

    And you'll note that I have a couple of other hog-backed Guild dreads. Just not a D40. Yet.
    Hoboken: '64 F20, '64 F30
    Westerly: '77 F112, '90 D25, '92 Songbird, '00 Blues 90
    Corona: '03 D50
    Tacoma: '07 F30, '07 F40
    New Hartford: '12 D50 Standard, '12 F47R, '12 G312;
    '13 Orpheum OM Mahogany; '13 Orpheum Slope-Shoulder Mahogany,
    '13 Orpheum Slope Shoulder Rosewood prototype
    China: GAD-F20

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