Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
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.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.