Hi, I've not read the replies so maybe too late with this gem.
Long story short. Stonebridge guitars. They may be branded under a different name in USA. 2012-Catalog
A-B against a D28 and you'll see why you don't get value for money from similar priced Martins.
Had my D22-CM for 7 years now and it's starting to really open up. Gets used almost daily and been hauled about. No tuning problems, robust...just plays lovely.
Here's a video Stonebridge Guitar - Model DS-22-CM - www.candyrat.com - YouTube
lowest youtube quality and still sounds good IMO.
Just emailed them about getting a pickguard. Here's their reply. Hello Pat,
I will send the pickguard today. Take it as customer service.
With best regards
I suspect I'd be paying other luthiers a damn sight more than nothing for a plastic pickguard...Or still waiting for an email reply.
May read like it but I don't work for them. Converted, definitely.