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prairieschooner
08-10-2013, 04:41 PM
I should have a deal on a 50's Martin Concert. I am looking for advice before I leave with it.
Any known issues that I should pay attention to prior to accepting it?
thanks in advance

mm stan
08-10-2013, 04:49 PM
Play it first and see how it sounds...Congrats on the find....let us know if you get it.....

prairieschooner
08-11-2013, 12:49 PM
Play it first and see how it sounds...Congrats on the find....let us know if you get it.....

Decided against it. I think that I'll put a new set of strings on my Favilla at least for now.

mm stan
08-11-2013, 02:01 PM
How much was it selling for PS?

prairieschooner
08-11-2013, 02:08 PM
How much was it selling for PS?

$1,300 but talked down to $1,000 (or so I was being told-never did get a receipt). I just decided to not spend the dough just yet.
I know that these are supposed to be rare although they never did guarantee that it was in original condition and didn't clarify if there was any restoration work performed on it.

Patrick Madsen
08-11-2013, 02:59 PM
There's nothing like a good Faivlla with it's deep, smokey,mahogany sound.

prairieschooner
08-11-2013, 05:26 PM
There's nothing like a good Faivlla with it's deep, smokey,mahogany sound.
That's it! I have been trying to figure out a way to describe it.
PS What Strings do you suggest?

coolkayaker1
08-11-2013, 05:33 PM
That's it! I have been trying to figure out a way to describe it.
PS What Strings do you suggest? Fremont Blacklines

prairieschooner
08-11-2013, 05:40 PM
Fremont Blacklines
I ordered some Martins but need to find Fremont Blacklines! just to see if your advice is any good, HA!!

Patrick Madsen
08-11-2013, 07:25 PM
That's it! I have been trying to figure out a way to describe it.
PS What Strings do you suggest?

I've found with my Favilla baritone that it likes Nylon strings over the fluro carbon. I've got Diaddarios on now just cause I had them. Sounds great. On the vintage Martin bari I hae Worth Browns for 1&2 with Hilo wound 3&4

garyg
08-12-2013, 04:48 AM
I"ll second Steve's suggestion of Fremonts (I use medium blacklines), on Favilla's. The make the sopranos sing. I don't have any bari's though.

prairieschooner
08-12-2013, 05:39 AM
Thanks for the advice guys, I'm going to start a thread about this. I am concerned about the tension?

coolkayaker1
08-12-2013, 05:39 AM
I ordered some Martins but need to find Fremont Blacklines! just to see if your advice is any good, HA!!

Seriously, I'm pretty sure you'll love the Fremonts.

If you don't, then it was all Gary's idea.

prairieschooner
08-14-2013, 05:11 PM
Seriously, I'm pretty sure you'll love the Fremonts.
If you don't, then it was all Gary's idea.

yeah sure blame Gary!

garyg
08-15-2013, 03:05 AM
yeah sure blame Gary!

LOL -- hey, every fall including this one, I teach a class of 140+ undergrads -- think I'm not used to being improperly blamed, guess again <g>. g2