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    No, I do not
    -A whole lotta Guilds, mostly acoustic but a few nice electric pieces as well

    -Not nearly so many Martins, Gibsons and Taylors

    -2 Chinese Blueridges and 1 Epi Masterbilt



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayk View Post
    May the D40 be the norm and not the rarity .
    Ray, all I got to say is...


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    Quote Originally Posted by kostask View Post
    Al,

    Sorry I did no detect the facetiousness of your question.
    NO worries, "deadpan" 's hard to pull off, especially in writing.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonneville88 View Post
    Played a brand new Ox D40 today... was knocked OUT!

    LOUD and PROUD, crisp and clear...holy smokes.
    And felt lighter than I expected it would.
    Tried some other guitars higher and lower... the D40 simply stood out!
    $1499 price tag, well worth what I was hearing.
    Of course, I gotta ask, was this the satin finish or one of the "Vintage" models (that have high-gloss NCL finish)?
    Going by price I'm guessing it's the "base" model.
    Last edited by adorshki; 11-29-2017 at 02:36 AM.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    Al -

    Believe the D40 was a gloss finish, but not 100% sure now.
    Whatever it was, it looked good,
    as did the rest of the instrument. I'd been playing my NH D40 before
    leaving for work, about 5 hours before I played the Ox D40.
    Next time might bring the NH with me to the store and do
    a full-on throw-down side-by-side comparison.

    Among other guitars I spent some time with today was one recently
    discussed here, a new Martin Streetmaster.
    It and the Guild D20 were pretty similar and to my ears about equally
    ho-hum - if I had to choose, probably would go with the D20 just 'cause I'm a Guild guy.
    Same price, $1399. The faux-aged / worn finish on the Martin is interesting up close,
    but not as sexy to my eyes as the Guild.



    Last edited by Bonneville88; 11-29-2017 at 03:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonneville88 View Post
    Al -

    Believe the D40 was a gloss finish, but not 100% sure now.
    I understand, I'm getting that way meself now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonneville88 View Post
    Among other guitars I spent some time with today was one recently
    discussed here, a new Martin Streetmaster.
    "Streetmaster"?!?!?
    What, it wants to be a muffler when it grows up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonneville88 View Post
    It and the Guild D20 were pretty similar and to my ears about equally
    ho-hum - if I had to choose, probably would go with the D20 just 'cause I'm a Guild guy.
    Same price, $1399. The faux-aged / worn finish on the Martin is interesting up close,
    Stratabond neck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonneville88 View Post
    but not as sexy to my eyes as the Guild.
    Yeah no contest and I'm not even a big 'burst fan.
    WTH are they thinking with these pre-aged finishes?
    Movie props?
    Reminds me of stone-washed/pre-ripped jeans.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    I played a D-40 Oxnard the other day at the Tone Shop in Addison, TX. There were 2. One more stripped down and the nicer more expensive glossy finish. Both sounded great and were super light. I think they are priced well.. Well above my budget... The more stripped down D40's and D20's are really not much to look at. Not a fan of the ivory tuners and the matted black finish on the headstocks..
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    D30man, agree re ivory tuners and low gloss on the headstocks... not
    nearly as rich as what we're used to seeing on vintage Guilds. Glad you
    had a chance to check 'em out!
    Last edited by Bonneville88; 11-29-2017 at 05:44 PM.

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    Al... I mentioned this before in another thread I think.
    That faux aged look on the Martin is kinda cool, it's not unattractive,
    but it soon has me thinking of all the crappy "aged" looking
    furniture and needless home accessories you'll find at Pier One, World Market, various furniture stores.
    Not a good association, LOL.
    And you're right, "Streetmaster" sounds like it was named after a muffler or some big ol' two-
    wheeled cruiser!
    Last edited by Bonneville88; 11-29-2017 at 05:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    Stratabond neck?


    Yeah no contest and I'm not even a big 'burst fan.
    WTH are they thinking with these pre-aged finishes?
    .
    I detest distressed or "aged" finishes. The -15 series is made in the US and has a solid neck though. Could be either Spanish Cedar or some type of Mahogany.

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