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Project by Ram5703 posted 04-11-2018 03:05 AM 1557 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I lost all of the pictures with computer crash but, this link ( will take you to a video of my progress as I built the guitar. The guitar n the picture is not the one I built!

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#1 posted 04-11-2018 04:10 PM

Sorry for the crash. Gotta ask, how hard was the build?

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 04-11-2018 10:52 PM

Stellar job on the build of the Martin guitar….It looks like a D-28 or a possibly a D-18….but with the Herringbone binding, I’d say a 28…I collect vintage Martin guitars dating from the 1940’s—58….! I used to build resiphonic guitars (most people call them DoBros.)....Your build of the body and neck looked really familiar….Beautiful job, and beautiful guitar….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 04-12-2018 12:39 PM

Musicians Friend sells these, and you can also find reviews there on other’s experience.
There have been complaints that Martin is not using their first quality pieces for these kits, but instead this has become an outlet for seconds. Complaints on knots, small shrinkage cracks, etc.

I don’t personally know, I decided long ago to stick to electrics with all the acoustic builders around me down here in SE Tennessee. But I have also heard this same complaint from a couple of independent music store owners, who will not purchase them from kit builders, since they have little or no resale value. “Not really a Martin”. And at least one store owner I talked to thinks in terms of them being a cheap knockoff, which I thought was a little harsh. After all, you can pay up to what, $600 for one of these kits?

But for a personal project, with the knowledge needed, I think you can get a pretty nice guitar if it all falls into place.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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