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Guitar test - Martin 000-28EC (Eric Clapton edition)

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Guitar test - Martin 000-28EC (Eric Clapton edition)

Next on the journey through wonderful instruments in a local music store is the Martin 000-28EC. This is not the fancy one with back and sides in Brazililan rosewood, but "just" East Indian Rosewood. And the list price is "only" a bit past $4000.

- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back and side material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Martins list price: $4349.00
- Martins presentation: http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/choosing/guitars.php?p=m&m=000-28EC

My impression:

- Very good to play. Everything feels right. These 000 models are very handy to hold and embrace. Not as thick and big as the D (dreadnought) models. The crafting of this model is awsome, everything is perfectly on the right place, so nice to hold and play.

- The tone is very balanced. Good I for recording I believe, I only needed to lower bass just slightly around 150Hz. I bet it's tone is going to mature very well. But, as a matter of taste, it's tone doesn't have the macig and richness that D model players have learned to love. A dream to be able to own, yes, but the Martin CSN (I will post sound sample later) is something — really something for at least my dreams.

- The character of the 000-28EC inspired me to different playing than the D models do. Different kind of ideas came up and I guess that if I had one of these at home it would lead to jams with a broader repertoire of styles. Would be nice to have BOTH a good D model and a 000-28EC at home ... a dreamer I am.


Comment on the recordings:

- A bit noisy surrounding here. Beside the sound of some climate machine faning, you hear people talk and telephones ring. And my foot tapping creates some unwanted sounds too. Well, the point was to try out this precious insturment, so I guess that is ok.

- Just slightly lowered bass around 150Hz.


Coming later; the last guitar I will post a sound sample of is:

Martin CSN (Gerry Tolman Tribute Edition)
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Ed Hannifin said 3595 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Well I can't wait...
...to hear what you do on that Gerry Tolman model...

This does indeed seem to have drawn something different from you... I'll bet you that I would really like this guitar... I've never played one, but it sounds terrific, and I like the body shape....

Between you and Felix, I'm convinced that I have to get the Zoom H2, as well...

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Feter said 3595 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Guitar test - Martin 000-28EC
This is MAGIC ...there s a soft touch with the
feel of the bass ...I do believe your skills
helped the feeling how cotton touch this guitar
has ...a real dream ...thnx alot for sharin !!!
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magnatone said 3595 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Guitar Test
WOWZA!!! what a sheer pleasure to listen to you "test out" this Martin. I'm not sure who's luckier - you, or the guitar!
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Ibstrat said 3595 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Certain people
sound like they were born to play guitar- you are one for sure.Guitar sounds great, but no Layla or Tears in Heaven? I bet the shop owners were ecstatic not to hear those songs!
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michael2 said 3595 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
did i never get to hear anyone play like this when I worked at a guitar store? very inspiring actually, you sound great just sitting there jamming. you're every bit as good as I thought you were.
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Skean said 3595 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Oh man
No matter what sort of git you use, it sounds excellent.

Roligt att du gör dessa tester! fast jag undrar om du tittar efter en ny git åt dig själv?

Hade bra
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composerclark said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
The thing that is immediately striking to me about this guitar is that YOU like it… you seem to be inspired by it, to the point that you're doing some fantastic playing here! I love it!
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FEEL said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Aww she sounds so sweet
Especially the way you play it. I like the idea... take your recording gear with you and cherish what you can't bring home.
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diamondvalley said 3593 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
Cool idea
This was a fun listen and I always enjoy your work and hearing your heart. You might consider trying to link this with other musical sites that review instruments and equipment (Harmony central is one that comes to mind). Just a thought that might help other players decide. Thanks for the post.
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TERRAPLANE said 3540 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
A blend
of delightful artistry that fills my ears,,,,
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Fluffball said 3526 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Nicest guitarr
Sounds like the best of the guitarrtest beats. This one sounde to have many dimensions as the other ones dont seem to have any but one.

Its a good sound in it, but ofc a good player on it aswell.

If youre to get one and choose, i would support the choice of this one.
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