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Will Fly Is it still an old Martin? (53* d) RE: Is it still an old Martin? 20 Oct 18


Are they still making the awful formica topped one?

You mean the ones with the High Pressure Laminate (HPL) back and sides and spruce top - yes, they are. There was a thread on these guitars recently.

I have one - a Martin XC1T, which I bought in 2006 and, I have to say, it has an excellent sound - ironically better than the OM I traded in! I didn't buy it because it had the Martin name on the headstock - simply because it sounded very nice and felt good to play.

I think the rule is - get your budget fixed on, try several new and s/h makes that fit the price - and go for sound and playability over make and looks. But that's just my own philosophy.


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