Topic: Looking for advice - evaluating/adjusting my Martin
This is my first post on this forum. Before asking for help, thought I should start with a short introduction.
I happened upon this site a few years back when searching for some song chords. Since then I pop in every once in awhile to see if I can pick up some tidbits. I have been impressed with the culture here - very friendly and helpful folks. You all should be proud.
I started playing acoustic guitar as a kid, mostly as a lone wolf. I played most every day into my late thirties, with the last ten years or so playing in a church group, also some weddings and funerals. I bought my Martin D28 in 1995, trading in everything else I had. About 10 years ago I pretty much stopped play altogether. Life got in the way - some good and some bad stuff. I'm in my early 50's now and trying for the last few years to get back to it. I did take my guitar in to a certified Martin shop for inspection and adjusting a few years back.
Here's my problem. My only other guitar is an $80 knock-around Rogue that I picked up recently from Musician's Friend. The Rogue is more enjoyable to play than my Martin.
Can I take my Martin to a shop and just say it's not as playable as my el-cheapo? Would they know what to do, or just think I'm an idiot? (I know my playing skills are not near what they used to be.) Also not sure about taking it to the same place as before. I went to Dave's Guitar Shop in La Crosse Wisconsin. Anyone have recommendations on where to take it? We live in north central Wisconsin.
Long shot - Any experienced player in the area interested in connecting and checking it out?
Any thoughts, suggestions or advice would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance for you help.