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Thread #42116   Message #611981
Posted By: Mark Cohen
17-Dec-01 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: Protecting the finish on a new Martin?
Subject: RE: Protecting the finish on a new Martin?
Thanks, guys, I knew you'd come through. 'Spaw, that Frets site is outstanding! But I'm still trying to figure out what kind of a finish "hust" is. :-) And Rick, that was my general impression, as a non-expert. The action is very smooth all the way up the neck (not that I play up there very much, but I'm learning to!), the intonation is right on, and it has a beautiful sustain. It doesn't have the powerful bass of my D-18....but it's a lot easier to hold! I'm amazed that they can get that much sound with such a shallow body. Yeah, I think I picked a winner.

And thanks, Jeri, for the idea about the pharmacy. (I don't work in a hospital, but I play one on TV. No, I mean, I go to the hospital just about every day--I'll check with the staff there.)

Also, somebody gave me a bottle of lemon oil that says it's for the fingerboard. Good idea, harmless-but-why-bother, or throw it far away?

And one other question: Would it be safe to put medium gauge strings on this puppy?

Aloha,
Mark