New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

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New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by Dok » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:09 am

I just pulled the trigger on an auction that was just too good to pass up. Feeling a little woozy.

The Martin CEO-7, ladies and gentlemen.

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Watch the classifieds for a different acoustic soon. :w00t: :w00t:
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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by mbene085 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:14 am

These are immensely popular over on AGF for good reason. Congrats!

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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:49 am

Yeah, I played one of those for quite a while when I was deciding on a new acoustic. I loved the guitar, except I was a little leery of the "V" type neck on there, but it probably would have been fine. I mean, I'd still buy one even now.

Congratulations- those are tremendous guitars. Good show!
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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by Dok » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:42 pm

Thanks, y'all!

I'm headed out of town for the remainder of the week so unfortunately I had to delay shipping. Gonna be a good week or so before it gets here.
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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by wproffitt » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:17 pm

Congrats! I’ve played a couple of those and may ultimately end up with one if a Waterloo doesn’t find me first. The neck is super nice and they sound SOOOOO lovely!

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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by DesmondWafers » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:59 pm

Very cool, I considered one of these over a 00018 and wound up with that (coming tomorrow!) but it was very, very close.

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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by mediocreplayer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:57 am

Congrats! This is one of the best --if not downright the best-- guitars that Martin makes.

You obviously know the neck profile. It is what has kept (and will continue to keep) me away from this guitar. Too bad as I think it is the perfect guitar otherwise. I always felt the 00-18V was Martin's crowning achievement, but the CEO took everything about that and made it better. Enjoy!

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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by Dok » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:41 pm

Thanks! The neck is actually a huge reason I'm into this guitar - a soft v is my favorite kind of carve.
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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by Dok » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:52 am

Well, the box has arrived. Do I really need to let it acclimate to my house for 24 hours like people often say?!? It's not as if it's been hermetically sealed. :wtf: :wtf:
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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by DesmondWafers » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:18 pm

I got my 000-18 on saturday and all I'll say that that I'm not even close to being that patient of a person. It was perfect when I opened it up. I've heard some stuff about martin neck angles recently, but the action was actually very, very nice out of the box and it has a ton of room to go even lower.

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Post by Telliot » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:20 pm

Dok wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:52 am
Well, the box has arrived. Do I really need to let it acclimate to my house for 24 hours like people often say?!? It's not as if it's been hermetically sealed. :wtf: :wtf:
As opposed to what, not playing it? It’s probably a good idea to hold off on a setup for a couple weeks, but I’d just play the hell out of it if I were you.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:22 pm

Well, the idea is that the finish will crack if the temperature changes too quickly, so you are told to leave it in the case for 24 hours.
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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:23 pm

DesmondWafers wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:18 pm
I got my 000-18 on saturday and all I'll say that that I'm not even close to being that patient of a person. It was perfect when I opened it up. I've heard some stuff about martin neck angles recently, but the action was actually very, very nice out of the box and it has a ton of room to go even lower.
That is very lucky- you probably heard about that neck angle thing from me, I have that 00-17s that I liked which needed a neck reset the day it rolled out of the factory.
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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by DesmondWafers » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Yeah, I saw your post here about it. I did my own research though and a couple of other people were saying the same thing over at the acoustic guitar forum, so you're by no means the only one. I'm glad I saw it though because it convinced me to buy new, rather than used and apparently martin will cover neck resets during the instrument's life if you're the original owner.

I don't want to try and derail the thread, but...

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It actually has pretty amazing action for an acoustic. Especially surprising because even the martin fanatics admit that martin doesn't exactly set them up with low action at the factory. Fuck this truss rod system, though.

We need pics of the ceo when you open it. They're so much prettier than your typical martin.
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Re: New Incoming Final Acoustic Guitar Day

Post by Dok » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:37 pm

NICE
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