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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 05:37 PM

Martin guitar history and tone woods

Anyone into music should check this out! You will learn a lot about acoustic guitars.



Which martin is your favorite?

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jpmonk91 Apr 2016 OP
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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 06:11 PM

1. I have a D-16

and love it

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 06:38 PM

2. The one that says

"Guild"

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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 06:40 PM

3. Check out Richard Johnson's two books on the Martin guitar

PBS Antiques Roadshow go-to-man on everything stringed, and owner of Iconic Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, Calif, has written two 'Authorized histories" of Martin Guitar.

Richard is a friend of mine and I know with certainty he will answer any questions you may have via the store's online site. Hell, the site is worth a visit just to have a look-see at all the old bling instruments they offer for sale, including the gems sold over the years..

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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 06:41 PM

4. I'm the proud owner of a 1932 Martin C1 Archtop.

 

It's a great box. Love playing it. The store I work for is also a Martin dealer. My favorite acoustic guitars, by far.

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 06:58 PM

5. Thanks for this!

I've never been able to buy a Martin. Bought a Yamaha with rosewood back in 1965. A dozen years later it was "borrowed" and got its head snapped off; the luthier just about cried when he told me it was beyond repair. Haven't had one since that gave the same sound quality. These days I have a hundred dollar Johnson guitar that serves to keep the fingertips in shape on the off chance they'll increase my social security benefit enough to allow me to trade up.

I did send the link for this to a relative who works in a business that specializes in salvaged exotic woods.

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