Martin sound for import price
By: cib54 from PA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Made here in Pennsylvania in the USA and it is not going to blind you with inlays and such ..But it is clean,neck is straight with a slight bit of relief and the new gloss top is tasteful.
Your general opinion of this product.
Had to decide on a import with a lot of nice bling and all solid wood or the new Martin D1GT. I chose the Martin because the quality is easy to see when you look the D1GT over. The sound was a big plus I thought being a Series One dread it would not have the Martin sound I was looking for. I knew it was not going to sound like a Vintage series D18GE but I was surprised when it sounded so close to a Standard Series D18.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Really not much difference from a D18 which is straight braced the D1GT has scalloped bracing.The D18 a dovetail neck the D1GT does not. But hard to tell the difference between the two. The D1GT has the woody sound you get from solid mahogany back and sides and a deep bass.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The Gloss Top is a nice addition and the finish is clean and simple.