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#21 User is offline   BluesKing777 

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:06 PM

View Postbayoubengal1954, on 04 April 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

Since I am so happy with my '48 J-50, I would try to find the 12 fret Martin 000-18 Norman Blake. They pop up from time to time. Here is an old ad from Elderly. If you find one you can usually get it for $2500 to $3000. BK there is one for sale in Australia, but they want around 4K. Yikes!
https://www.elderly....-model-2007.htm



Yes, that is what happens here, Bayou! For example, the one in your old link at Elderly is $2650. If I hit the 'Buy' button, though it would be a fool to do so without emailing them to get a better deal, but if I did hit the buy button, I have a general formula which seems to get it pretty close....add 62%. So the Elderly $2650 has massive delivery charge, Customs and brokering fees, exchange rates and later a little surprise credit card fee from the bank....then we arrive at the Australian price: $4293.

I have the close cousin of the NB, my 2002 Martin OM18V...same guitar and V neck but 14 frets...wonderful guitar and possibly more easy to find that the NB.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:43 PM

View PostBluesKing777, on 04 April 2018 - 05:06 PM, said:

Yes, that is what happens here, Bayou! For example, the one in your old link at Elderly is $2650. If I hit the 'Buy' button, though it would be a fool to do so without emailing them to get a better deal, but if I did hit the buy button, I have a general formula which seems to get it pretty close....add 62%. So the Elderly $2650 has massive delivery charge, Customs and brokering fees, exchange rates and later a little surprise credit card fee from the bank....then we arrive at the Australian price: $4293.

I have the close cousin of the NB, my 2002 Martin OM18V...same guitar and V neck but 14 frets...wonderful guitar and possibly more easy to find that the NB.


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You had mentioned that before. So your local stores have to deal with the same financial situation which means they have charge the 4K, correct?
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:45 PM

I'm thinking I'll take a shot here and have 4K change.

What's 'morado' again?

https://reverb.com/i...itar-w-ohc-j-50

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:54 PM

View Postbayoubengal1954, on 04 April 2018 - 05:43 PM, said:

You had mentioned that before. So your local stores have to deal with the same financial situation which means they have charge the 4K, correct?



Correct, plus some padding! [thumbdn]

The other way around if you want a Maton made in Australia. You pay double.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

View PostBluesKing777, on 04 April 2018 - 05:54 PM, said:

Correct, plus some padding! [thumbdn]

The other way around if you want a Maton made in Australia. You pay double.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:33 PM

If I had no guitars, and wanted the best I could get in today's market.

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Pre 1965 D-21
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:39 PM

View Postjedzep, on 04 April 2018 - 05:45 PM, said:

I'm thinking I'll take a shot here and have 4K change.

What's 'morado' again?

https://reverb.com/i...itar-w-ohc-j-50

Morado, a totally acceptable, more sustainable close relative of rosewood. Works just fine.

As far as the headstock repaired one in the Reverb link- the seller is a good bit optimistic; an original example would only hope to fetch as much.

I do love the WM-45's, especially the satin-finished ones- they're light, have no electronics, UST, etc., with the understated simplicity of a D-18, with the J-45 sound and feel. I also am still gassed over the 12 fret J-45, though.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:42 PM

View PostBluesKing777, on 04 April 2018 - 05:06 PM, said:


I have the close cousin of the NB, my 2002 Martin OM18V...same guitar and V neck but 14 frets...wonderful guitar and possibly more easy to find that the NB.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:03 PM

View PostJinder, on 04 April 2018 - 06:42 PM, said:

My favourite Martin. Dearly wish I hadnít let my 2004 go.


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Change the strings on the OM18V! 80/20s donít work. Maybe think about a K&K pickup.....? I havenít done any of this because a couple of years back, I bought the super duper OM18 Authentic and assumed I would sell the V. But it stands on its own 2 feet if you know what I mean.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:24 PM

This one might tempt me.

https://www.ebay.com...hsAAOSwH1Vaookj

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:23 AM

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This one might tempt me.

https://www.ebay.com...hsAAOSwH1Vaookj

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:07 AM

Likely this Marco Bortolozzo. Its a reproduction of the Segovia Hauser. I don't have a quality nylon model.

http://www.kentguita...zzo-2014-hauser

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 04:23 PM

I personally would buy a 1935 ADVANCED JUMBO REISSUE, AND PUT THE OTHER $1300 in my wallet and buy lottery tickets if I had Your luck. I think that the '35 Reissue is a special piece, copied off of a beautiful 1935 Advanced Jumbo Prototype. I have a friend in Bozeman who has played tons of Bozeman Gibsons. He said, at least the one that they gave him to test, had a tone unlike any other Bozeman Acoustic he had ever tried. But, I'm a huge AJ fan. The friend that I speak of knows well what he's comparing it to. And that includes just about every model that Bozeman has made.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:07 PM

View Posttpbiii, on 04 April 2018 - 06:33 PM, said:

If I had no guitars, and wanted the best I could get in today's market.

Early 30s L-00, L-0, or L-1
1950-1955 D-18
Pre 1965 D-21

That pre '65 D-21 calls to me in a seductive manner, but - alas - the $5000 eludes me!
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Posted 06 April 2018 - 12:28 AM

For five grand, I'd probably try out one of the offerings from Pre-War Guitars: https://www.pre-warguitars.com

And, yeah, if you don't want it to look beat up, they make them look like new.
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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:15 AM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 05 April 2018 - 11:07 AM, said:

Likely this Marco Bortolozzo. Its a reproduction of the Segovia Hauser. I don't have a quality nylon model.

http://www.kentguita...zzo-2014-hauser

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I've been re-appraising over the last year or so and have included more 'bare fingerstyle' playing in my set....

Resulting in the acquisition of IMO 2 superb Taylor nylon stringers.....a 200 and a 400 series

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