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Thread #64999   Message #1067378
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
07-Dec-03 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Formica Martin Festival friend -
Subject: RE: Formica Martin Festival friend -
My best friend is selling his 710 Taylor and is considering buying this baby (largely on my recomendation and largely because I don't have the money to buy it or it would already be MINE!).

It has a micarta fretboard which is a little off-putting considering the price tag. One would expect ebony for the bucks but it certainly wouldn't keep me from buying the guitar if I liked everything else about it.

I recall Gibson's experiments with plastic bridges back in the 60's. Just about every one of those guitars has been retrofitted with a rosewood or ebony bridge. I only hope Martin has done the research and that the plastics they are using are at least as durable as the wood they are replacing. If not, they do still give a lifetime warranty on their guitars and I'm sure they know how to replace a fretboard.

Bruce