Here is a current inventory of my guitars.
All of the acoustic guitars are Martins.
One Man’s Guitar History
My first acoustic guitar had Conn on the label and would have been built for that tuba maker in Japan or Korea, in 1971. It was based closely on the Martin 000-18, but was lamented wood through and through. I have since had acoustic guitars by Bourgeois, Collings, Fender, Martin, and Schoenberg, and electric guitars by Danelectro, Gibson, Fender, Richenbacker, and Washburn. My only electric guitar at present was custom built from a body made for Jonny Lang. It was one of ten made with PRS style flamed maple. He picked two or three and this was one of others. Chris Whitley had put his brother Dan onto them, and Dan got one and made into a guitar for his then girlfriend, who later gave it to me in barter. It is currently in need of much work and remains in the case.
My current acoustic guitars are all Martins and consist of:
1966 D-28 – Purchased without a neck or usable top and converted to Adirondack spruce and prewar bracing by Brothers Music, but a modern 1-11/16″ Low Profile neck with a modern truss rod.
A pair of 000C-16s from 1994 and 1995, mahogany with Sitka spruce, full dovetail neck joint, deep cutaway, oval sound hole. These were the closest thing to a Standard OM-18 Martin made in the modern era. They have a long-scale neck and 1/4″ scalloped braces in the forward-shifted position, with an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. One of them has a bridge plate sensor K&K-style pickup.
2004 OMC-28B LJ – Brazilian rosewood Laurence Juber artist signature model, with a dual-source B-Band pickups (bridge plate and undersaddle.)
2007 000C-28V Custom – Madagascar rosewood, Adirondack spruce, short-scale neck with Golden Era V neck shape, 1/4″ GE Series bracing, maple binding. Fishman pickup. (Pictured below.)
2011 Deep Body OM-42 Slothead Custom – Madagascar rosewood, Adirondack spruce, Fishman pickup.
2017 000C-21 T Spoon Phillips model – Guatemalan rosewood, Adirondack Spruce, circa 1940 Style 21 appointments, Authentic Series features (thin finish, hide glue construction, etc.,) K&K pickup.
I use a Red Eye pre-amp for the K&K pickups, and a Fishman Aura pre-amp for the Juber and the Fishman and B-Band pickups.