1983/84 were the lowest production years for the modern period (something like 3,000 guitars, I think) and the point at which Martin almost went Bankrupt (according to Chris Martin).
Are there bad years for Martin guitars?
they returned to straight bracing on the models that were most affected. There were no scalloped brace Martins made between late-1944 and 1976. The HD-28 was introduced that year. For that reason, if you like the scalloped sound (and dont want to modify braces), then that is considered a bad period for Martin.
Do Martin guitars get better with age?
While the evidence is mostly anecdotal, its more or less taken as a fact that acoustic guitars do sound better with age for the reasons outlined above. Unfortunately (with the exception of A.R.E technology) theres no shortcut to aging your guitar and improving its tone.
Which Martin guitar has the best sound?
The 7 Best Sounding Martin Guitars for the MoneyMartin Standard Series D-28. Best Martin “Acoustic” Guitar. Martin LX1E. Best Small Martin Guitar. Martin GPX1AE. Best Martin Fingerstyle Guitar. Martin LXM. Best Budget Martin Guitar. Martin D Jr 10. Best Entry Level Martin Guitar. Martin DC-16E. Martin D-15.14 Oct 2019
Where is the Martin D18 made?
If youre eyeing up a Martin guitar, you might be wondering what the difference is between the D18 vs the D28. The truth is, theyre very similar guitars, with a couple of small (but vital) features that set them apart .Key Specifications.Martin D18Martin D28Body MaterialSitka SpruceEast Indian Rosewood5 more rows•3 Sep 2021