Mudcat Café message #2567198 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32063   Message #2567198
Posted By: GUEST,jeff
14-Feb-09 - 11:47 PM
Thread Name: Calling all Martin Guitar Nerds
Subject: RE: Calling all Martin Guitar Nerds
Would recommend printing a copy of Willie-O's post as he has given a very succinct, experienced and fair assessment.

You would not receive the same from George Gruhn, I assure you. He'll charge you 50-100.00US for the 'appraisal' and try to accuire the instrument from you for half it's value. He's an angry, embittered, failed musician who carved out a niche for himself by taking advantage of others' ignorance or circumstance and parlaying that into some sort of 'expert appraiser' cache. He's arrogant, intractable and completely corrupt. A glorified pawnbroker. Stay away from him.

This is in no way an indictment of van lingle...what he says IS true.