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Comment by michael schwartz on August 13, 2015 at 3:34pm

I got this WONDERFUL handmade present from Ed Sparks today!! I can't begin to thank him enough! I'll have more later..

Miniature Martin guitars
In 1981, Edward Sparks of Glen Burnie,
Maryland, made and donated to the Martin
Museum a beautiful replica of a 1929 0-45,
just like Joan Baez’s famous concert sized
12-fret 0-45 model. Ed returned to Martin
recently to take the factory tour and see his
miniature on display in the new Martin
Museum. He shared photos of two other
models he recreated in miniature – an
1830s Martin Stauffer and of course the
holy grail – a Martin D-45. We’ve seen a lot
of Martin miniatures and there are several
in the museum collection, but Edward’s
work rivals the precise craftsmanship and
detail of the full-sized instruments he’s
Full story:…/downloa…/newsletter/Vol_23.pdf
Michael Schwartz's photo.


Comment by Antonio Cotichini on August 5, 2015 at 10:09am

Mhmm... too much silence here...

Let's talk about something that makes me curious...

Does anybody of you, girls and guys, have any experience about the "torrefied" treatment on some guitars' tops ? I know that Yamaha's LL16-12 comes now with this kind of upgrade. If somebody of you have ever played a 12 or a 6 string made in this way... please share opinions. Thanks.

Comment by Antonio Cotichini on August 1, 2015 at 5:55pm

I can admit that this is not a chat, so if I've exagerated I excuse me... but... there's always the freedom, for those who are not interested in other people's discussions, to quit reading... and try to offer something more intelligent. Anyway, beyond my jokes, we were talking about a 12 string guitar... aren't we here for that purpose?

Comment by michael schwartz on July 31, 2015 at 3:25pm

Yes, I did see your Avalon...she's a Beauty, and I probably should have said so earlier!!

  I too agree that communication is what its about here, and I've "met" some Wonderful Folks via these forums. 

Comment by Robert Alan Kershaw on July 31, 2015 at 1:55pm


Thank you. Ignore Mr. Williamson we shall.

I thought that one of  objects of this site was to allow people who had musical interests in common  to get to know one another and that's what Antonio and I have been doing with a little levity thrown in.

Did you see the photographs of my Avalon?


Comment by michael schwartz on July 30, 2015 at 6:00pm
Guys...ignore him.
Comment by Antonio Cotichini on July 30, 2015 at 5:22pm

Sorry Robert, I didn't figured out it should be a problem.

Alan, if you want we can send one another the e-mail address.

Comment by Robert Williamson on July 30, 2015 at 3:11pm

you know, you could message each other and spare us your romance

Comment by Antonio Cotichini on July 30, 2015 at 10:50am

Abito 50 Km a sud di Ancona, sul mare Adriatico. Nex time you'll come in Italy bring your Avalon and come to see me, I'll let you know some nice friends and we'll play some songs together!.. Bring also a beautiful red haired irish girl... or a dark haired selkie... who knows... maybe I'll marry for the third time! Eheheh... Ciao Alan.

Comment by Robert Alan Kershaw on July 30, 2015 at 2:57am


Ho un buono dizionario! Anche per me un piacere. A proposito, dove abiti?



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