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Will Fly Should I buy a paper HPL guitar ? (25) RE: Should I buy a paper HPL guitar ? 25 Sep 18

I've had a Martin XC1T for 12 years now. The Sitka spruce top is a little worn from my plectrum threashings but, apart from that, it's in excellent shape. And, yes, it's been bumped, banged, played in the open air, slung into the backs of my cars, propped up against pub tables and played well in. Not a sign or a scratch on the HPL back and sides.

The sound is fantastic - clean, clear and ringing. I had a 40-year old Epiphone Texan with a cedar top. Lovely to look at, but the tone had died with the top. I swapped it for the Texan without a qualm. I don't really care what guitars are made of or what the headstock says - it's how they feel and sound that matters. Here's some info about my Martin:

Will's Martin XC1T

and here's what it sounds like:

Will Fly: Piedmont Perpetual Motion

Just my 10c-worth...

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