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  • Martin 000 MMV

    It was time for me to get a new guitar, what with the new day job and all. Been playing for over 45 years and have never had a new guitar.



    So in the last two days I went to two Guitar Centers and the local music store and played everything in the $1500 to $5000 range......eveything. In fact, I played this 000 MMV immediately after putting down a $5,000 D28 Madagascar.



    I was floored by the tight low end and the liveliness of the mid to upper range. I had to buy it.....it just felt so good in my hands. $1500.00



    Now I'm trying to find out more about it. Seems like these guitars were made as a limited edition just for Guitar Center. Anybody know more?



    Leonard Scaper

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    Well Dang, Leonard. I'd say you were due for a new guitar if you've been playing for 45 years and never had a brand new one before.



    I've played the MMV Dreadnought version and I happen to believe it's one of Martin's biggest bangs for the buck guitar. It's kind of a bare bones version of a D-28 with a mortise and tenon neck joint instead of dove tail. Nevertheless, a damned fine guitar in its own right at a very affordable price. I've come so close to buying one on several different occasions it ain't funny. It also comes in an HD-MMV version that sports herring bone trim. Yes, it costs more.....about $150 more. Worth it?........



    They call it the MMV because it first came out in 2005...MMV = Roman numeral 2005.



    I've read a couple of rumors lately that the MMV won't be in production much longer. Also read a rumor that Guitar Center put out a recent flyer offering the MMV for $1399.00. Don't know if there's any truth to either.....like I said......it's a rumor.



    Congratulations on your purchase of one very nice guitar. Play it in good health.
    Three Dreads......2 Martins and 1 YamahaA fiddle, a mando, a uke, eight harmonicas, a Zoom H2, a Panasonic recorder, coupla penny whistles, an Italian made Titano accordion, three handguns, at least a dozen chess sets, more power tools than Bob Vila, and one old Westclox "Big Ben" wind-up alarm clock that still works! Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention my ocarina and maracas.

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      Leonard Scaper

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      • #4
        Put up some pics, Leonard Scaper, sounds sweet (love 000 Martins)!



        Plus, no pic, no goat!
        God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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        • #5
          I'll try to get some pics up tonight.......if this darned site stays stable long enough. And if I can put the guitar down for long enough.



          Seriously amazing instrument.
          Leonard Scaper

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            Quote Originally Posted by LeonardScaper
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            I'll try to get some pics up tonight.......if this darned site stays stable long enough. And if I can put the guitar down for long enough.



            Seriously amazing instrument.




            Cool.
            God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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            • #7
              Just a few pics.....



              Oh....and a short raw sound clip.



              http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12082364
              Leonard Scaper

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                Congratulations and Happy New Guitar Day.
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                  Leonard Scaper

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                  • #10
                    Congrats on the new Martin !!!



                    I played the Dred MMV a couple of weeks ago and was pretty impressed. The pictures of yours look great .....







                    Paul

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                    • #11
                      Ya dun good. A great guitar and a sparkling price too.
                      Foul language is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly. * Thankfully, my computer program masks all the foul language and changes it to @&%)7#

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, friends.



                        Up early here on the first day of the new year and went for a nice long run in the first light. Since then I've been here in the studio playing this guitar....fingers are actually getting a little sore and that hasn't happened for years.



                        Need to wear out those phosphor bronze strings he put on so I can slap a set of 80/20 bronze on this afternoon and wind 'em down properly.
                        Leonard Scaper

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                          God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                            Leonard Scaper

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                            • #15
                              I'm fightin off the urge to get the MMV-000. I can't get confirmation from anyone whether it is short scale or 25 1/2".

                              Do you have a tape measure?
                              Good Day. I said Good Day!

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