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BY Slowy
#776447
Conway wrote:I played a 1954 Martin the other day and was rather taken with it. Yes, 1954 I said. And I gave it a good long sniff. It wasn’t smelly in the slightest. Shock horror!

Well that's worthy of note; Conway and Slowy agreeing on a guitar! This particular D18 is exactly what an old Martin should be. It expects you to hit it and rejoices when you do. There are instruments out there with greater subtlety but for sheer exuberance, this one can't be beat. I think it's an amazing guitar.
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BY robnobcorncob
#776457
Slowy wrote:
Conway wrote:I played a 1954 Martin the other day and was rather taken with it. Yes, 1954 I said. And I gave it a good long sniff. It wasn’t smelly in the slightest. Shock horror!

Well that's worthy of note; Conway and Slowy agreeing on a guitar! This particular D18 is exactly what an old Martin should be. It expects you to hit it and rejoices when you do. There are instruments out there with greater subtlety but for sheer exuberance, this one can't be beat. I think it's an amazing guitar.


I thought that D18 was a '64?
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BY olegmcnoleg
#776460
robnobcorncob wrote:
Slowy wrote:
Conway wrote:I played a 1954 Martin the other day and was rather taken with it. Yes, 1954 I said. And I gave it a good long sniff. It wasn’t smelly in the slightest. Shock horror!

Well that's worthy of note; Conway and Slowy agreeing on a guitar! This particular D18 is exactly what an old Martin should be. It expects you to hit it and rejoices when you do. There are instruments out there with greater subtlety but for sheer exuberance, this one can't be beat. I think it's an amazing guitar.


I thought that D18 was a '64?


That's right. Conway was playing a 0017.
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BY Slowy
#776461
robnobcorncob wrote:
Slowy wrote:
Conway wrote:I played a 1954 Martin the other day and was rather taken with it. Yes, 1954 I said. And I gave it a good long sniff. It wasn’t smelly in the slightest. Shock horror!

Well that's worthy of note; Conway and Slowy agreeing on a guitar! This particular D18 is exactly what an old Martin should be. It expects you to hit it and rejoices when you do. There are instruments out there with greater subtlety but for sheer exuberance, this one can't be beat. I think it's an amazing guitar.


I thought that D18 was a '64?

:problem: Hmmmm. You may be right. There's a little Mahogany jobbie if I remember correctly but Conway liking that?
Inconceivable! What have you done with Conway?!!!!!
Everything I said about the D18 stands though.
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BY olegmcnoleg
#776468
Slowy wrote:
robnobcorncob wrote:
Slowy wrote:Well that's worthy of note; Conway and Slowy agreeing on a guitar! This particular D18 is exactly what an old Martin should be. It expects you to hit it and rejoices when you do. There are instruments out there with greater subtlety but for sheer exuberance, this one can't be beat. I think it's an amazing guitar.


I thought that D18 was a '64?

:problem: Hmmmm. You may be right. There's a little Mahogany jobbie if I remember correctly but Conway liking that?
Inconceivable! What have you done with Conway?!!!!!
Everything I said about the D18 stands though.



The whole incident is remarkable in a number of ways: Conway posts enthusiastically to the acoustic guitar thread(!) about enjoying playing an old guitar(!), that he likes(!) and it does not smell(!) Next, he will be buying guitars that begin with 'G'. Or perhaps that is going too far?
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BY Conway
#776494
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Conway wrote:Uh-oh! What have I said...


To be clear, I don't want you to buy it, just to like it :-)

Phew. I've already told you it's the best G guitar I've ever met.
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