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    Default Dipping my toes in the Vintage pond.

    Today I ordered a 1950s style O Martin.

    It's described as being in great condition with only some cosmetic scratches and no functional issues.

    I should have it late next week. 30 day trial so if I don't bond with it it goes back but I'm expecting good things.

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    Congrats. You probably can't go wrong with that choice!

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    Congratulations, it better not be the one I have my eye on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike $ View Post
    Congratulations, it better not be the one I have my eye on.
    It's coming from GC in Denver. I hope yours is still out there!

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    My own experience with purchasing vintage Martins has been good. Wish you luck with yours! Let us know the outcome once it arrives.
    One is good. Anything more than that is gravy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJB View Post
    It's coming from GC in Denver. I hope yours is still out there!
    I am quite happy that it is. I hope you enjoy yours. Please let us know how it plays. The one I played is fantastic, it is also from the '50s. I am a bit jealous of you, but happy for you at the same time. Have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike $ View Post
    I am quite happy that it is. I hope you enjoy yours. Please let us know how it plays. The one I played is fantastic, it is also from the '50s. I am a bit jealous of you, but happy for you at the same time. Have fun
    Thanks Mike!

    I'll give a full report after I spend some time with it.

    Mike

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    It doesn't get much better, IMO!
    There are enough vintage Martin's at GC that anyone interested should keep their eyes open.
    I expect prices to compete and fall there.
    Tracie

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    Nice score MJB! I absolutely love my vintage Style 1 Martin. The tone is incredible. Enjoy.

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    It's here! Got a few dings and one previous owner put his name on the inside back (look in the soundhole).

    It is in great shape as advertised. I brought it up to pitch and just played it for a few minutes. I'm going to let it sit overnight and play it some more tomorrow. Light as a feather and sounds sweet.

    vintage1.jpg

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