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    In the market for a Gibson Pat Martino. Preferable a Carmel/brown finish and a player.
    Anyone have one laying around

    cheers

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    Did you check the classifieds? Someone just posted one for sale.

    Oops! Sorry it is a Benedetto.

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    Lavonne Music Savage Mn 952, 890-7288 ask for Peter Wagonner. Carmel Brown color from a recent Estate Sale.

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    Did you buy the Caramel one from Lavonne Music? If not it's sold unfortunately !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles
    Quite a price drop on that one... its now listed at $3k. The other one on Reverb is still North of $4200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jads57
    Lavonne Music Savage Mn 952, 890-7288 ask for Peter Wagonner. Carmel Brown color from a recent Estate Sale.
    I pulled the trigger on this guitar! Thanks for the heads up! Peter was really great to work with and it seems like a very professional shop!!

    Arrives to San Diego tomorrow, so very excited

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    Peter Wagonner has been in the music store business since he was 13 through his dad Charlie. I met him in 1977 and even then he had an incredible archtop collection of 100 vintage Gibson's and Epiphones.
    He's long ago sold them , but continues with is music store. He knows more about vintage Epiphone and Gibson Archtops than just about anyone I ever met.
    And a great person as well!

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    I know it's not what you asked for, but the Carvin (now Kiesel) SH550 is very similar in construction. I have owned both and I feel the Carvin is superior to the Gibson in fit and finish, and neck/fretboard/ effortless playablity.

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    Last edited by Woody Sound; 12-11-2020 at 10:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jads57
    Did you buy the Caramel one from Lavonne Music? If not it's sold unfortunately !
    Hey @jads57, here's the Martino I bought from Lavonne. It's freaking amazing & I've been experimenting with different Thomastik string gauges.
    I was going to go with Benson 14s, but after testing I landed back on my go to Thomastik 12's

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    I still find the headstock a bit funny looking. I know they were going for a straight-pull layout, but if they staggered the tuners, like on the Ibanez Talman, the effect would not be so "pinched".


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    I love the headstock and wish Gibson would have used it on more guitars. There was one for auction at Heritage Auctions in November 2020. Hammered down for $3000, Buyer's Premium included.

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    have played a couple of gibson martino's...(thom 12's should be great, no reason to go to pats 15 & 16 extremes! haha)...my only caveats were that i found the guitar a bit heavy...and the compounded fretboard a bit wide and flat radiused...which may be non-issues for someone else...otherwise a beautiful & inspiring guitar

    i like pats guitar choices as much as i enjoy his playing!

    congrats & enjoy your beautful guitar

    cheers

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    I had a Gibson Pat Martino. I loved the slim neck and she was a beauty. And I used TI 13 Flats on her. Single note lines were great and with my RE Steath 12/Clarus rig, I truly got a Pat Martino sound. But Chords sounded a bit muddy to me and she was sold to someone else. All in all a Beautiful guitar. There are days that I regret selling her....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    I had a Gibson Pat Martino. I loved the slim neck and she was a beauty. And I used TI 13 Flats on her. Single note lines were great and with my RE Steath 12/Clarus rig, I truly got a Pat Martino sound. But Chords sounded a bit muddy to me and she was sold to someone else. All in all a Beautiful guitar. There are days that I regret selling her....
    I snagged this Gibson Martino on a whim and absolutely love this guitar! A great contrast to my L5ces and Super 400ces for louder organ trio gigs. I tried a few different gauges of Thomastiks flats and landed on 11’s or 12’s, so I can get my bends on. I Figure I can flip over to round 11’s to use on other more rockin gigs
    I have to say the overall build and neck profile on the one I got is stellar. Mine has a mid size neck, very similar to my L5. With Pat being sick and not many of these made, I’m so glad I grabbed one, def a keeper...