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Item Reviews for: Martin D18E Retro Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case  -  MAT D18ERETRO LIST

Well-made USA Martin
By: Tom B. from IL, USA, srboyles@gmail.com      Submitted: 7/31/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. This is a solid guitar that should stand up to years of playing. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Solid woods, well constructed. I've only had it for a few days, but it's a Martin, so you know it will stand the test of time. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Very playable out of the box. The guitar comes with medium gauge strings which I will switch out for light. Also, the action is a little high for my liking, but a setup will fix that. Barre chords are easy up and down the fretboard. Volume & tone controls are easily accessible on the side of the guitar. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? It's a Martin. That's really the only way to describe it. Rich, full, Martin dreadnought tone! The Fishman Aura+ produces some great sounds plugged in. Action How was the action out of the box? Again, a little high for my taste, but still very playable. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Flawless. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I've only had it for a short time, but my kids and grandkids will inherit this guitar down the road!
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