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  • WTB a gently used Martin D-28 or D35

    Preferably in Canada but willing to consider nice guitar in great condition with some history from the US. I have friends spread around the US so shipping to a US address would be less of an issue than shipping direct to Canada.

    I have about $1500 to spend. That may be on the low end for some but it is a lot for me. I really want to upgrade my guitar but with three kids in music school I can only afford so much.

    Please feel free to pm me.

    Thank you.


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    If it has to be a Martin my favorite model is the J-40. New ones can retail around $2,500 to $3,000, but like most new Martins, they take a huge depreciation hit and you can find used but practically new ones around $1600.

    Like this for example

    Like this for example.

     

    Maybe seek one out and try it before you settle on a drednaught style.

     

    Personally I like a jumbo Gibson styyle. Here's a bubinga one that went for around $1200

     

     

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    • #3

      There are some great ones out there - just be aware of the potential problems.   

      http://www.bryankimsey.com/70s_D28/index.htm

      http://www.bryankimsey.com/problems/index.htm

      Probably the best place to look would be here

      http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/forums/23/Buy-and-Sell

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      • #4

        This one is close to your budget.

         

        http://reverb.com/item/10148-martin-acoustic-d-28-1973-natural

         

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        • #5

          Justbefrank wrote:
          Preferably in Canada but willing to consider nice guitar in great condition with some history from the US. I have friends spread around the US so shipping to a US address would be less of an issue than shipping direct to Canada.

          I have about $1500 to spend. That may be on the low end for some but it is a lot for me. I really want to upgrade my guitar but with three kids in music school I can only afford so much.

          Please feel free to pm me.

          Thank you.


          I have no kids, but I would say kids first and do what you can.

           

          I'm not a fan of the 3 piece back on the D35, if they are still using a 3 piece back

           

          I'd probably go with the D28.

          I'm actually more of a fan of the M series Grand Auditorium, but that's neither here nor there.

          I once shipped a guitar to Canada, I was told that if you use UPS or Fed Ex you will have to pay customs fees. This is not so if it is shiped US mail, but it takes a long time to get to Canada. I think the guitar I shipped to Calgary from Massachusetts took 3 weeks.

           

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