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I bought me a D18 .. [tongue] .. It is pretty Nice... Im not a fan of D18s at all.. but this one said , Take Me Home... 55 made of this Model... They got it very Close to the Original 1955 Year.. with the exception of the adjust. truss rod.. and does it have Bark,,,, I never had a 50s D18 with this much volume..

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I bought me a D18 .. [tongue] .. It is pretty Nice... Im not a fan of D18s at all.. but this one said , Take Me Home...

Aha, , , , it must be something special. I like the straight look, the top hue in that burgundy interior a great deal.

 

Congs.on what have to be a surprise to you -

 

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By the way never noticed they come with black bridge-pins opposed to the white on D-28's.

 

Good detail from Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

 

The other thing they did was a upgrade to a Quited Mohagany back and sides... Non scalloped braces..

 

I went in with the intentions of buying a J185.. when the issue of How Much? was asked.. It was clear the J185 was staying at the store..

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as long as we're admitting things here...

 

i've really been considering - and shopping around for - an OM. For the money i'm being drawn towards the santa cruz/collings camp. they're just a little more difficult to come by.

The other problem is that i've always really loved those 42/45 appointments (mostly so i can pretend i'm neil young when i play for our cats).

 

help me, i need help!!!

 

[cursing]

 

 

EDIT: AND i'm being rude! when i first heard about that new config of D-18 i thought i would probably make an awesome guitar. yours looks like a total winner. I can't wait to try one out sometime.

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I bought me a D18 .. [tongue] .. It is pretty Nice... Im not a fan of D18s at all.. but this one said , Take Me Home... 55 made of this Model... They got it very Close to the Original 1955 Year.. with the exception of the adjust. truss rod.. and does it have Bark,,,, I never had a 50s D18 with this much volume..

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Don't want to turn this into too much of a Martin discussion, but can you explain why you say you're NOT a fan of the D18. How'd you do pricewise?

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BANISH HIM!!!!

 

Nah... Im a Gibson Guy at heart ..and Ive owned many.. Too Many...

 

Ive tried the D18V Models.. I wasnt very Impressed with those...

as for D18s.. Dollar for dollar compared to a Gibson Acoustic on any Normal day.. I would prefer a Gibson..

 

But as I mentioned before in another thread.. Im finding alot of J45s and J185 , J200s not being very Clear in tone... They sound Muddy.. and theres No reason why anyone should have to pay more for a True Vintage to get that tone when the early 90s Guitars already had that Tone .. Something went south on the New ones..

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Nah... Im a Gibson Guy at heart ..and Ive owned many.. Too Many...

 

Ive tried the D18V Models.. I wasnt very Impressed with those...

as for D18s.. Dollar for dollar compared to a Gibson Acoustic on any Normal day.. I would prefer a Gibson..

 

But as I mentioned before in another thread.. Im finding alot of J45s and J185 , J200s not being very Clear in tone... They sound Muddy.. and theres No reason why anyone should have to pay more for a True Vintage to get that tone when the early 90s Guitars already had that Tone .. Something went south on the New ones..

Vintage wood rules! That's why I wouldn't spend my scant money on any but vintage. Pre-worn jeans feel best. My old D18 has superior balance and more volume than my J45, but the Gibson has a warmth that heals you when you play it. Two wonderfully different tools! Screw new.

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