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(@anonymous)
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Hey,
I was just browsing some of sites and well , got a shock and such a big one that made me fell out of my chair.I really took a great (ok , way great) liberty to open martin guitar site and guess what i found -

http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/choosing/price.php?c=4

:shock: Yeah and after that don't forget to be more when -

http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/choosing/guitars.php?p=c&g=4&m=D-100%20Deluxe

Somebody please tell , what's the heck so special in these guitars.Look more precious than a solid GOLD bar :roll:

I don't know who buys these guitars.I think i will get one when i am knockin' on heaven's door :wink:


   
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(@waltaja)
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the first one that caught my eye was the 7 string McGuinn guitar...then I scrolled down a ways and saw the D-100....$100,000 if my eyes are still working right.

"Say honey...do we really need to use this 100k on a house...There is a lovely Martin I saw...."

"I got a woman, stay drunk all the time!"

-Led Zeppelin-


   
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(@anonymous)
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That was funny yeah.Ok , does Bill Gates or Paul Allen or ... maybe Warren Buffet play guitars by any chance ....... :o


   
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(@vegas_jay)
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The ad points out under "OTHER OPTIONS:" that the $100,000 guitar is available lefthanded "at no extra charge." :lol:


   
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(@waltaja)
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i don't know if Paul Allen plays but he does run the EMP in Seattle. Very cool place

"I got a woman, stay drunk all the time!"

-Led Zeppelin-


   
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(@ricochet)
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Well, after looking at ads for $4500 amp power cords and $480 wooden control knobs on hi-fi sites, I'd say those guitars are all real bargains!

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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(@steve-0)
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I think that Martin's are kind of like the acoustic version of Gibson (in terms of price, in my opinion). Do they REALLY have to charge that much?!? I really, really, really, really doubt it... you're really just paying for the Gibson, or in this case Martin, name. That being said, if I had the money I'd definitely pick up a Gibson and a Martin because I know it's not going to be garbage... I'd probably pick up a Strat too, and a Vintage Marshall amp, and maybe a Mesa/Boogie too... but that's another story all together.

Steve-0


   
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(@ricochet)
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Checked the list prices on acoustic Gibsons lately?

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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(@hueseph)
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If it's a hand crafted Martin, they do have to charge that much. Otherwise your paying a master craftsman peanuts to perfect the angle on the guitar neck. It takes months to handcraft a guitar. You can find other guitars of near quality(larivee among others) but these use cnc machines to do much of the work. When it comes to an a/b comparison, Martin will likely still win hands down.

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(@backtothefuture)
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For my money, I would have rathered shelled out $25,000 for a Martin Jimmie Rodgers limited ed.

http://www.elderly.com/new_instruments/items/JRODGSW.htm

http://www.martinguitar.com/artists/famous.php?id=6

Only 100 made in 1997. Dang...I missed it. :lol:

Dennis


   
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(@yoyo286)
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If it's a hand crafted Martin,

Not true: http://www.modernwoodworking.com/01issues/march/editorial/finetuned.shtml

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(@hueseph)
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You won't pay thousands of dollars for a cnc carved Martin. It might be a nice guitar. I won't deny that, but I don't think it would equal a handbuilt D-10. I think you'd have to A/B them to truly find out though.

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100k, thats incredible. I'd pay it if I had it though ;)

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/


   
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(@kingpatzer)
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I could never understand Martin pricing.

How on earth can they justify a 5.5k price-tag for a laminated top guitar?

Mind-boggling.

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." -- HST


   
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(@ricochet)
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How on earth can they justify a 5.5k price-tag for a laminated top guitar?Because there are people willing to pay it.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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