My favorite Martin. 1939 O-17

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  1. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    This is my favorite couch guitar.

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    What a beautiful object, perfect for crooning in the parlour I'll bet.
     
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    To have a 1939 Martin couch guitar is on my check list
     
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    A recent bridge? What strings do you use on it?
     
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    It’s the original bridge. I use D’Addario phosphor bronze medium gauge strings.
     
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    The bridge looks newer somehow. You take damn good care of it. I see it is the long glued in saddle.

    Those are the strings I use on my 2015 HD-28. I was curious, thinking you'd go down a gauge or two due to the age.

    Magnificent example you have there! You know how I love a Martin!
     
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    Really nice! Bet it is part of you.
     
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    Oh man, I am DROOLING! What a guitar! Wish I could hear it live, not a recording- there is something about the way the air moves with those old Martins that can’t quite be captured with recording equipment. Outstanding guitar!
     
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    That'll do.

    Thread title made me think of Ray Walston.
     
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    Ray Walston made me think of the title, haha.
     
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    It’s pretty sweet. It’s not my favorite guitar but one of them. It’s got a nice woody tone. I only paid around $600 for it about 20 years ago.
     
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