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    I just bought the Martin Dxk2. It is an all laminate guitar...hell I'm not even sure if the bracing on the inside is actually real wood. I know this would bother some people to no end, hell, some would even scoff at the thing. However, after owning it a few days, I really, outright love this thing....great looks, great playability, great sound....and it is a Martin...is there any other reason to buy a guitar?? My question is, has anyone heard of any long term downsides to these laminate guitars?? I paid $450 for it, and if it is not going to last like a wood guitar, then it might go back. It doesn't bother me that it is not real wood, but...will it stand the test of time?? Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by againstthewind
    I just bought the Martin Dxk2. It is an all laminate guitar...hell I'm not even sure if the bracing on the inside is actually real wood. I know this would bother some people to no end, hell, some would even scoff at the thing. However, after owning it a few days, I really, outright love this thing....great looks, great playability, great sound....and it is a Martin...is there any other reason to buy a guitar?? My question is, has anyone heard of any long term downsides to these laminate guitars?? I paid $450 for it, and if it is not going to last like a wood guitar, then it might go back. It doesn't bother me that it is not real wood, but...will it stand the test of time?? Thanks!!
    I think I played one of those at Guitar Center, if that is the one I am thinking of I thought it was a very nice sounding well built guitar.

    I am not 100% certain, but I believe that laminate guitars are actually a little less fussy when it comes to humidty and temperature changes, so I would think that it will last just fine.

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    never liked anything by martin, even the most expensive models --- waaaaay too much bass.

    most martin models have so much bass they dont play they breathe.

    try a larrive guitar sometime, they do have models with that martin bass sound (unfortunately, i can't stand this sound), but they do have models with a much more balanced tonal range as well.

    can get pricey, but anyway, fun to play.

    just some ideas.

    anyone else have fav acoustic models brands?
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    I have liked just about every Taylor that I have picked up. They are a bit pricey, but play so smoothly that I will have one eventually. I thought the Martin DX that I played was nice, but something about it didn't work for me. If I remember correctly, isn't the DX series completely composite material with the exception of the top?

 

 

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