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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-02-2006, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Marlin guitars

i just bought one of **** and was wondering about the history of them, i know its a 1980s guitar recently fitted with an ofr, but does ne1 know much about the company ive looked everywhere and cant find any info.
anything thing would be great.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 12:54 PM
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Martin has a huge history.
One of the oldest companies in America, they opened in the 1800's in New York and shortly moved to Nazareth, PA. Many patents.
The pre-WWII D-series guitars fetch over $100,000.00 regularly.
Go to the Marin website to catch up on them...
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For some reason I don't think he's talking about Martin.
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Although a OFR on a 000 would be a funny sight.
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I would LOVE to see the look on a purists face at the sight of an OFR on a Martin

I thought Marlin only made cheap poor copies???
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Gee, nobody has a sense of humor around here.........:^)
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Although a OFR on a 000 would be a funny sight.


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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 07:31 PM
 
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Marlin guitars were available in the late 80's in the UK. They were budget 'Cheapo' copies. They had a few models: Slammer (Strat copy), 'Sidewinder' and 'Loner' (like Super Strats, albeit with sub-standard hardware). I had a red Marlin 'Blue Fin' (RR type copy) in '87, the pick ups squealed like crazy. All models generally sold for around £99 back in the day.

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OK, I'm really sorry to bump this but I was just doing a web search on Marlin and I thought it was hilarious how Jemaholic tried to pass off his misunderstanding as a joke!

Here's to those who owned a Marlin. I seriously hope you managed to get rid of the damn thing in the end.
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Dee.... dont get rid of it!!!!!
my first axe was a marlin slammer bought with a student grant
this is what it transformed into last year.

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Sorry J, but i'm with Dee

I got rid of mine and called in a priest to exorcize the evil spirits it left
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LOL! Good move, Andy.

Jaden, I threw it out of the window in 1984. You're 24 years late. Hey, I'd gotten a Squier, so it was all good.
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Here's to those who owned a Marlin. I seriously hope you managed to get rid of the damn thing in the end.
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I got rid of mine and called in a priest to exorcize the evil spirits it left
Exorcism didn't work - it opened a rift into Hell under my bed where i used to store it!!

The room is locked now and my parents blame me for being unable to sell the house LOL
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my first guitar was a marlin sidewinder.no mate very poor guitars think i paid £80 in 1987 and that was brand new.
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Ancient threads FTW!
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