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Hmm Martin Short Scale Slope Dread...


Salfromchatham

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I cant do anything about it, but I find this very interesting.

 

Martin has made a few CEO guitars based on a slope shoulder dread. I owned the CEO4-R years back. Anyway, those guitars were long scale with a M&T neck joint (as opposed to dovetail). Mine was really muddy. I sold it.

 

I just saw this on UMGF.

 

Short scale. Dovetail. Adi over hog. He is asking $2,999 on UMGF new with warranty (they are a Martin dealer).

 

https://www.guitarho...guitar-2027455/

 

 

I am sorry.... this is one I would be buying if for nothing else than curiosity. I bet it is not muddy at all. Although, I would prefer natural finish or burst.

 

 

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"That is a very cool looking guitar", indeed. The antique white should age to something really nice, too. However, I've been noticing something lately with the satin finish of the WM-45; Don't know if it's just a particularly good sounding guitar- it is very light, great string break, small pick guard, and no electronics… but it is just so opened up sounding, and I'm wondering if coating a guitar with paint enough to give a glossy, reflective finish effects/ hampers the sound some. The Guitar Hotline D-18 would be a good compare to see how Martin does a version of the J-45.

 

Keep in mind there are a small number of D-18 SS's out there, which are also short scale.

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This conjures up some really bad memories for me. I once spray painted an old Gibson when I got into my first band, thinking it would look cool in white under stage lights. Well, it sucked the tone out of that old classic, but I didn't realize why at the time (15 years old). So, it was goodbye guitar and goodbye stage lights for me... alas!

 

I'm sure this one sounds MUCH better, however.

 

Rb

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This conjures up some really bad memories for me. I once spray painted an old Gibson when I got into my first band, thinking it would look cool in white under stage lights. Well, it sucked the tone out of that old classic, but I didn't realize why at the time (15 years old). So, it was goodbye guitar and goodbye stage lights for me... alas!

 

I'm sure this one sounds MUCH better, however.

 

Rb

 

 

Bwahahah. I once repaired a crack in the top of a 1930s Gibson L-00 by drilling holes on either end of it (figuring it would stop the crack from spreading) and then filling with Duco cement. I then attempted to mount a PAF pickup (purchased out of the standard parts box most small music stores used to have sitting in the corner) on a 1930s Martin archtop because I really wanted an electric guitar. Folly of Youth relicing.

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