Mudcat Café message #187058 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18723   Message #187058
Posted By: MK
29-Feb-00 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Martin M-38 - Thoughts, Impressions
Subject: Martin M-38 - Thoughts, Impressions
I am going to my local luthier tomorrow to check out a 1980 version of this instrument.

I would really like to hear from any Mudcatters who either have one, or have had one, and all impressions of it.

Is is a good fingerpicking instrument in terms of tone, playability, intonation, and comfort?

Be brutally honest with your responses, please. I'm not locked into buying it, but would like as much info on this particular model, since it's relatively obscure. I do know that David Bromberg had a hand in the design specifications for it.

Other things I'd like to know: Are the braces scalloped? Does it have an adjustable truss rod, small maple birdgeplate, etc.etc.etc.

(Thanks....with any luck I might get a whopping 1 or 2 responses before this thread dies.)   8-)