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    Quote Originally Posted by itsallintheblues View Post
    It's nice, Ive tried one, I think its the most affordable Martin in the Ph. a lot of guys were trading it for a good electric guitar. but I never really liked it enough to get one.
    I'm sure they have that really cheap Martins in the Philipines too- that Chinese made Little Martins, although few would classify them as real Martins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    They are made in Mexico. It was 799.00 at Long & McQuade.
    The necks seem to be made differently--which helps with cost...

    I haven't those here--but I have seen other MIM Martins, they've been doing that for a few years--at least.

    So materials, less bling, neck construction (At least on some models) & location of manufacture can = fewer $
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    & there is a saying about Fender & the difference between MIA & MIM

    You can buy a Fender made in Mexico, or one made in the US, by Mexicans.

    (No slam against Mexicans--it's part of Fender's history that they have always employed Mexicans. And in some cases those employees are known by customers & their work is prized...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    & there is a saying about Fender & the difference between MIA & MIM

    You can buy a Fender made in Mexico, or one made in the US, by Mexicans.

    (No slam against Mexicans--it's part of Fender's history that they have always employed Mexicans. And in some cases those employees are known by customers & their work is prized...)
    Probably very true

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    Not probably--it is.
    It's mentioned in various books about Fender's history & can be seen in some of the pictures--Fender had soem real good workers back then--and seem to now as well...
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    Could probably start a thread in the pickup section for stuff like this:
    "Queen of Tone" Abigail Ybarra Talks Fender History and 57 Years of Pickup Winding
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    Friend of mine has a Baby Taylor- not a good guitar. I'd suspect that the lowest end Martins are similar

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    I don't know I like the Baby Taylors--I wouldn't say hey are not good guitars--they are very good for their intended purpose.
    And I always try to judge musical gear by how well it suits the intended purpose
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    Well they are what they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Well they are what they are!
    I am tempted to just post--"Well, duh!"
    But I won't.

    I do find it helpful to review gear based on what it is intended for--too many reviews out there don't--and they can be quite useless...

    Would I buy a Baby Taylor?
    I doubt it--but give me one--I woudl use it....
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