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    So i posted earlier about a trade that i was interested in.... I would be trading off my Les Paul Classic for a Martin d28. Well... the trade is done and now i own my first Martin d28.. It is a 2006 model. It sounds ok, i was really hoping for a glorious experience, but it does have old strings on it, so im convinced that with new strings and a setup, it's voice will return..... and don't get me wrong, It doesn't sound bad, I just think it needs some strings. anyway. Love the feel and love the neck. I now realize what all the talk is about with these. Thanks for your input and helping me make the leap.
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>GUITARS</b><br />
    96 gibson sg faded sh-6s, 90 gibson les paul w/50s wiring sd sh-6 and classic 57, 11 ibanez rg3550 prestige, 07 fender strat h-s-s jb duncan and sh1 singles, 85 fender mij contemp strat 11 Esp Ltd mh-1000 with emg's, 95 mim fender strat, 92 martin d-16h, 2006 Martin d-28, 04 martin d-16, 78 Yamaha fg512 12-string, 00 Ibanez rg7421 7 string<br />
    <b>AMPS</b><br />
    5150, rivera knucklehead, mesa studio pre, digitech 2120, marshall 9005 power amp, peavey ultra 212</div>

  • #2
    Does it look like it's been played much, or is it a closet queen? It may just need some playing hours on it.



    Make sure it's not over humidified. If it needs it, get a good setup on it. Put a set of Martin MSP 3200 or 4200 strings on it. Don't put any wimpy light strings on it. Play the hell out of it.



    Pictures are expected.
    Proud reject from the HCAG Civil Posters Society, Martin snob, vitriolic sociopath, and tantrumist

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    • #3
      I'll add pics Shorty
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>GUITARS</b><br />
      96 gibson sg faded sh-6s, 90 gibson les paul w/50s wiring sd sh-6 and classic 57, 11 ibanez rg3550 prestige, 07 fender strat h-s-s jb duncan and sh1 singles, 85 fender mij contemp strat 11 Esp Ltd mh-1000 with emg's, 95 mim fender strat, 92 martin d-16h, 2006 Martin d-28, 04 martin d-16, 78 Yamaha fg512 12-string, 00 Ibanez rg7421 7 string<br />
      <b>AMPS</b><br />
      5150, rivera knucklehead, mesa studio pre, digitech 2120, marshall 9005 power amp, peavey ultra 212</div>

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      • #4
        Congrats on the D28 !!!



        That must have been a difficult decision. I'm quite a Les Paul fan myself.



        Paul

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        • #5
          If I had the choice, I'd be happier with the D28. I've never played a LP that made me go 'WOW! THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!'



          Happy NGD!
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><font color="red"><font size="3">“Conservatives aren't necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives”</font> </font><br><br><i>John Stuart Mill.</i></div>

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          • #6
            http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/thinkinginterms/2012-10-13_15-02-25_910.jpg
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>GUITARS</b><br />
            96 gibson sg faded sh-6s, 90 gibson les paul w/50s wiring sd sh-6 and classic 57, 11 ibanez rg3550 prestige, 07 fender strat h-s-s jb duncan and sh1 singles, 85 fender mij contemp strat 11 Esp Ltd mh-1000 with emg's, 95 mim fender strat, 92 martin d-16h, 2006 Martin d-28, 04 martin d-16, 78 Yamaha fg512 12-string, 00 Ibanez rg7421 7 string<br />
            <b>AMPS</b><br />
            5150, rivera knucklehead, mesa studio pre, digitech 2120, marshall 9005 power amp, peavey ultra 212</div>

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            • #7
              Looks like someone has cut or removed the strap that holds the case top up. That's pretty common. Comes from a paranoia that the top will fall on the guitar and ding it. Mine's the same way.



              Seems that the D-28 is a guitar that doesn't really begin to shine until it's a few years old and got some mojo on it. I hope you enjoy putting those hours on that one.
              Proud reject from the HCAG Civil Posters Society, Martin snob, vitriolic sociopath, and tantrumist

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by FretFiend.
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                Does it look like it's been played much, or is it a closet queen? It may just need some playing hours on it.



                Make sure it's not over humidified. If it needs it, get a good setup on it. Put a set of Martin MSP 3200 or 4200 strings on it. Don't put any wimpy light strings on it. Play the hell out of it.



                Pictures are expected.




                I agree with FF, mediums will make your guitar louder and sound fuller.
                Bob.
                Martin HD35 | Gibson J45tv | Taylor DN3 | Guild GAD25 | Taylor Baby | Yamaha FG413SBD | Yamaha FG200

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                • #9
                  Congratulations! What style of music will be playing on it?



                  +1 on keeping it strung with medium gauge strings. Being that you traded an electric for it forgive me if I assume that you'll be going light gauge. The D-28 was built to handle mediums though and as such they're almost needed to fully realize the guitar's potential. As for setup, I'd highly recommend getting it adjusted to fit your tastes.
                  Cornelius Clodhopper

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                  • #10
                    God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                    • #11
                      What size do you all think.... 13 to 57s ?
                      <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>GUITARS</b><br />
                      96 gibson sg faded sh-6s, 90 gibson les paul w/50s wiring sd sh-6 and classic 57, 11 ibanez rg3550 prestige, 07 fender strat h-s-s jb duncan and sh1 singles, 85 fender mij contemp strat 11 Esp Ltd mh-1000 with emg's, 95 mim fender strat, 92 martin d-16h, 2006 Martin d-28, 04 martin d-16, 78 Yamaha fg512 12-string, 00 Ibanez rg7421 7 string<br />
                      <b>AMPS</b><br />
                      5150, rivera knucklehead, mesa studio pre, digitech 2120, marshall 9005 power amp, peavey ultra 212</div>

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by MichaelYoung
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                        What size do you all think.... 13 to 57s ?




                        Me, I'd try both a .012 - .053/.054 set and a .013 - .056/.57 set, in both 80/20 and Phos. Bronze (so, 4 sets in all) and, at that point, see which I, over-all, liked best. Likely a 3-4 month process of elimination.



                        The heavier set will probably be somewhat louder and probably have a deeper bass (which can, for some, be too much of a good thing), but the lighter set won't be "wimpy", will possibly be more comfortable for your fretting hand, and may well give your new guitar a more pleasing balance, tonally.



                        Once done, try different brands until you settle on what set/brand you prefer.
                        God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                        • #13
                          The sweetest sounding D28 I was ever around on a regular basis belonged to an old friend and stage partner (I even got to play it a few times).



                          It has always been strung in Martin M130 or D

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by kwakatak
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                            Congratulations! What style of music will be playing on it?



                            +1 on keeping it strung with medium gauge strings. Being that you traded an electric for it forgive me if I assume that you'll be going light gauge. The D-28 was built to handle mediums though and as such they're almost needed to fully realize the guitar's potential. As for setup, I'd highly recommend getting it adjusted to fit your tastes.




                            I'll be playing bluegrass
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>GUITARS</b><br />
                            96 gibson sg faded sh-6s, 90 gibson les paul w/50s wiring sd sh-6 and classic 57, 11 ibanez rg3550 prestige, 07 fender strat h-s-s jb duncan and sh1 singles, 85 fender mij contemp strat 11 Esp Ltd mh-1000 with emg's, 95 mim fender strat, 92 martin d-16h, 2006 Martin d-28, 04 martin d-16, 78 Yamaha fg512 12-string, 00 Ibanez rg7421 7 string<br />
                            <b>AMPS</b><br />
                            5150, rivera knucklehead, mesa studio pre, digitech 2120, marshall 9005 power amp, peavey ultra 212</div>

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by MichaelYoung
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                              I'll be playing bluegrass




                              Perfect! Did you also look at the new D-18?
                              Cornelius Clodhopper

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