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2023 GAS Wish List

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Yes the economy looks gloomy, interest rates and fuel prices are going up. And you're going to buy a guitar in 2023. What's it going to be, and why?
(It goes without saying it will make you play better, no matter what it is, and probably make you better looking too)
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Could see myself picking up an SG or a vintage Martin or Gibson acoustic, but really I'm hoping for little to no guitar purchases next year.
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Not having a plan last year is how I went from 2 guitars to 10 guitars. This year I need a plan!
Man, I feel personally attacked by this statement :ROFLMAO:
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Made a trip to London guitars earlier this week and came across a used Martin SSC-D35-14 Acoustic. It's not vintage but if you are looking for a collector this one is 13 of 47 made and is the Canadian tribute model.
London Guitars: Martin SSC-D35-14 Acoustic Guitar #13 of 47 w/ Hardshell Case - Used

It plays and feels like you would expect from a well crafted Martin.
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Overview of Martin SSC-D35-14 Acoustic Guitar #13 of 47 w/ Hardshell Case - Used
This guitar is a limited edition Martin D35 #13 of 47 made. Comes with original case + all the paperwork.
The Martin SSC-D35-14 has been designed as a tribute to Canadian tonewoods. It has a Canadian red spruce soundboard with solid certified cherry sides and the back suggests the Canadian flag, using a 3 piece back with red toned cherry wings with Pacific big leaf flamed maple center wedge. A matching maple heel cap has a laser engraved maple leaf. An uncirculated Canadian nickel is inlaid and encased as ornamentation for the ebony veneered headstock.
Model: SSC-D35-14
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped - Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 1/4''
Back Material: Solid Certified Cherry Wings w/ Pacific Bigleaf Flame Maple Wedge
Back Purfling: Style 35 w/ Black Fiber Strip on each side
Side Material: Solid Certified Cherry
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Headplate: Solid Black Ebony w/ Inlaid Canadian Nickel
Heelcap: Flame Maple w/ Laser Engraved Maple Leaf and Multiple B/W Inlay
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 42 - Snowflakes w/ Select Abalone
Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Finish Top, Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Black
Case: Blue Molded
Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV - Numbered in sequence
Electronics: none
Beauty! But definitely still planning to look for a smaller body Martin like a 000 or a Gibson.
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The red is less pronounced in person. Not a clown burst. 🤡
It has a lovely neck carve that is almost identical to my 1958 J50. They got this one right.
That just looks like a good one! Replacement knobs?
Just embrace it. Let go Mark. You don't even come close to having a problem until you hit double digits anyway.
Amen. I’ve thus far been strong but the SG gas is currently strong.
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Have you been watching TPS lately ? :)
That episode definitely didn’t help
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