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Old 01-28-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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So recently due to my lack of time and being able to do loud things at night. I decided to trade in my electric for a nice acoustic. Off I go to guitar center with my Hamer Duotone I have had for many years. It served me well but at this stage in my life playing it through a 70w stage amp is not popular at my house. I leave it with the guy and go look at acoustic rigs.

He comes to me about thirty minutes later and explains to me that based on the serial number and lack of tone hole my guitar , the electric, was a factory prototype. Has collectible value. Ok I bought it 10 years ago for 425 dollars at a music go round. It is now valued at 1200 for trade in. So I got a freaking Martin lol! Awesome acoustic cut away with on board electronics I have always wanted a Martin or Taylor now I have one unreal story. So stoked

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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Damn, I should have bought it when you had it for sale in the classifieds for $250, lol. Congrats on the new one!

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Nice score JB....hope the Martin serves you well.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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My uncle has had a Martin he bought 35 plus years ago. The sound, tone is so sweet it is beyond description. Think he paid like 1500 bucks. Congrats. P
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:49 PM   #6
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That is a nice surprise.

Where did you get it?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:01 PM   #7
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I always though the hamer was Korean due to a lack of marking and the fact that it had no tone hole and an odd serial number.

The Martin I bought is no vintage guitar but it does sound sweet. And it is by far the nicest playing guitar I have ever owned.

Spence I got it at guitar center they were running a trade in special where if you traded in and bought something they gave you an additional 15%
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No, where did you get the Hamer?
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I got it at a pawn shop that ironically went out of business
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Should have kept the Hamer & sold the amp. Could have picked up a nice 5 watt tube amp or Pod and an acoustic. Guitars are like Lay's potato chips...you can't have just 1!
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Should have kept the Hamer & sold the amp. Could have picked up a nice 5 watt tube amp or Pod and an acoustic. Guitars are like Lay's potato chips...you can't have just 1!
I hear you the herd has been thinned significantly since the days when I had all the time in the world to play. Just getting back into it after a little hiatus. Eventually the Amp will be replaced along with the rack and replaced with something more modern. At one time I had two strats (one Mexican) a les Paul the hamer and two takamine's times and priorities have changed. I now collect fishing gear lol
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one of my favorite players of Martin. Luv the tone



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It's unbelievable how an instrument encourages playing. I have owned the guitar for a week and I think about playing it constantly. I have been practicing scales and transitions all week. Trying to redevelop the muscle memory I once had. I barely play any type of a song. Just scale patterns and chord shapes. Trying to stay focused on the fundamentals I ignored in my youth. Well hopefully six months of practice will have it singing for me. I haven't even plugged it in yet. Zero need
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