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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2011-03-27T02:12:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=7&t=9994 2011-03-27T02:12:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=109956#p109956 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]> friend, and even then it's a lot of money. Money aside, again my only concern about buying a guitar for someone is if they would find it comfortable.

Statistics: Posted by rustyslide — Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:12 am


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2011-03-26T16:51:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=109946#p109946 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]>
A PRE-OWNED 2005 MARTIN 000-28EC
ERIC CLAPTON ACOUSTIC GUITAR & CASE
000 size body, rosewood back & sides, sitka spruce top with vintage toner,
scalloped braces, ebony bridge, maple bridge plate, herringbone trim & rosette,
ivoroid binding, 24.9" scale, 1-3/4" nut width, V-shaped neck with adjustable truss rod,
open vintage style tuners, ebony fretboard with diamond & square inlays,
EC's pearl signature at 19th fret, standard saddle (not long), 2-1/4" string spacing.
Vintage "Geib" style archtop wooden case.

VERIFIED MARTIN STOCK - BODY, NECK, BRIDGE
ACCORDING TO VGG GUITAR TECH, MIKE.
SET UP WITH FRESH STRINGS &
IT PLAYS LIKE MELTED BUTTER.

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IN GREAT PLAYING CONDITION
However, some minor nicks, dings, throughout as it was enjoyed & played.
Note also some wear behind lower neck & some wear back of neck near heal.
Guitar neck and part of headstock was retouched and/or re-painted possibly due to past excessive wear.
Looked over by us today and no present issues can be seen.
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Please remember all used instruments may have some
minor imperfections. Anything major will always be pointed out. [/color]
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Thanks again for taking the time to repond and any insights you may have.

Statistics: Posted by MichelleB — Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:51 pm


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2011-03-26T15:10:51+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=109942#p109942 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]>
MichelleB wrote:
My next question is: Is this the type of purchase that is intimate enough that the ultimate owner should see, play, etc before making a deal?


Yes. V-shaped neck profiles aren't that common, so if your friend likes the model based on Eric Clapton or the specs rather than past experience with this model (or ones like it), he should probably play it. Martin makes OOO- models with the more common rounded neck profile.

Is the guitar for you or your friend? Who is pushing you to the purchase— the dealer or the friend? If you're buying this for your friend, that's a very fancy gift!

If it's for you, there are some very nice OOO- and OM- style guitars for a great deal less, and your friend should find a less pricey way to live vicariously through you. :)

Statistics: Posted by rustyslide — Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:10 pm


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2011-03-24T16:08:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=109906#p109906 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]> Statistics: Posted by MichelleB — Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:08 pm


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2009-08-09T16:56:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=97585#p97585 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]> Statistics: Posted by The Saint — Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:56 pm


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2009-08-07T18:21:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=97561#p97561 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]> Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:21 pm


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2009-08-07T02:46:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=97545#p97545 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]> Statistics: Posted by The Saint — Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:46 am


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2009-07-27T17:45:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=97164#p97164 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]>
birddog wrote:
Sorry Rob
probably didn't quite make myself clear, I was talking about the color. The dark toner used on the finish. The sound wasn't dark, I just didn't find so totally remarkable campared to hunreds of other guitars at Elderly. Guess maybe there just to darn many there to sample.
Yes I found one (at the moment) I'm playing that is doing it for me, for a fraction of the cost.
10-15 years ago I probably woulda gone for it when the money was really flowing, these days it just has to many directions to go.
On another note, when my playing is good enough to justify it well maybe...

Wally


Now, that's just funny. Yeah, it is a dark wood tone. I ran across Elderly on the Internet when I was shopping for a better violin. You're lucky you are close enough to visit and try the instruments.

Statistics: Posted by Rob Brown — Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:45 pm


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2009-07-27T17:15:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=97163#p97163 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]> probably didn't quite make myself clear, I was talking about the color. The dark toner used on the finish. The sound wasn't dark, I just didn't find so totally remarkable campared to hunreds of other guitars at Elderly. Guess maybe there just to darn many there to sample.
Yes I found one (at the moment) I'm playing that is doing it for me, for a fraction of the cost.
10-15 years ago I probably woulda gone for it when the money was really flowing, these days it just has to many directions to go.
On another note, when my playing is good enough to justify it well maybe...

Wally

Statistics: Posted by birddog — Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:15 pm


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2009-07-27T16:34:45+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9994&p=97161#p97161 <![CDATA[Re: Martin 000-28EC Serial numbers?]]>
birddog wrote:
This thread piqued my interest in the Martin 000-28EC, so last saturday while at Elderly I walked into the Martin room. I found and played this..
http://elderly.com/vintage/items/10U-5047.htm
For the life of me, I don't understand the fascination. The tone or the projection didn't strike me as that different from several other guitars. Now I suppose compared to new I guess this would be a bargain price for this Martin. The darker tone seems a little dark but one thing I did notice is the tuners still have the casting separations on the butterbeans. Seems to me for such a pricey unit those should have been removed prior to plating.

Wally


Well, the only thing that surprises me in this post is the characterization of the tone as "dark". But really even that shouldn't surprise me. Is there any guitar electric, acoustic, old, new, cheap or expensive about which you won't hear *every* possible opinion? Yours is as valid as mine because it's how you perceive the sound. Some characteristics of sound are measurable but how or why any specific person feels the way they do about it will never be quantifiable. You're lucky if you have an acoustic that does for you what this one does for me.

Statistics: Posted by Rob Brown — Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:34 pm


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