"Puts My Other Guitars to Shame"
For my money there is nothing out there that beat the overall sound that this instrument delivers. It is fantastically alive and vibrant.
The 000-28EC is the best combination of incredible sound, short-scale, wide string spacing and smaller body size that any finger picker could ever dream of.
Ease of Use:
The typical string action of 000-28ECs is set up just a tad high for my bare-fingerpicking tastes but it is otherwise so easy to play that it is soon forgotten.
Much better top wood on these guitars than most others in the Martin line
I haven't had the opportunity to use Martin's support, but I can't imagine any guitar company's support being better than Taylor's.
At a street price of just under $3K new, this is a remarkable bargain for what Martin delivers in this instrument.
I have never coveted a guitar like I did this one and never had a moments "buyer's remorse". It is everything I was looking for and much more. I love my Martin M-38 and my Taylor 712 but I doubt I will play them much anymore. It is just impossible for me not to pick up the 000-EC when I feel the urge to play.