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Richlite vs Ebony

Does anyone know when Martin switched from ebony on their fretboards and bridge to richlite for both? I know the GPCPA1 had ebony and the A…

Started by Michael S. Jackson

19 Aug 30
Reply by michael schwartz

Finally making the pilgrimage to Nazareth!

Dream come true ... bucket list item to check off.  Any advice from those who have already enjoyed this experience??? My son and I are leav…

Started by Jud Hair

19 Aug 9
Reply by Dave Fengler

Time for a Change

Well I dumped my Martin MMV. I know, I know, I said I loved it and I did. But from day 1 I always had problems with my fat fingers on the 1…

Started by Mike Bishop

7 Jul 23
Reply by Mark Barrett


My son and I did the tour May 15.  What a terrific experience, and worth the 450 mile drive (each way).  Loved the museum, some great stori…

Started by James Baxter Bain

12 Jun 13
Reply by FloridaGull

Waiting for a CEO-7

Ordered a CEO-7 today.  Projected date....maybe October!   Martin is inundated with all manner and kind of orders for this and other acoust…

Started by jdjango

2 Jun 12
Reply by Edward Sparks

Tone woods and sizes, what are your favorites and why>

Maybe I can get some opinions on different tone woods. My Martin guitars include an HD-28 in Indian rosewood, a 000C1E in mahogany, a backp…

Started by Kurt Chandler

7 Jun 11
Reply by Mike Raeburn

GAS and my next Martin guitar.

Hi folks, I'm new to this forum and thought I'd solicit some thoughts of a way to resolve my current bout of GAS, a syndrome that has hit…

Started by Richard A. Burns

6 May 4
Reply by Richard A. Burns

Hotels near Nazareth?

My son and I are looking at doing a visit to the factory in mid-May.  It's about an 8-hour drive for us, so looking at getting a hotel for…

Started by James Baxter Bain

2 Apr 8
Reply by Mark Chalupsky

UV aging guitars

here are a 1968 Yamaha FG230,1992Martin(S)D12-1932, and a 2002 Martin J12-16RGT I've been putting the 2002 in sunlight(now that we have som…

Started by michael schwartz

5 Apr 6
Reply by Rosemary j. Lambin

Off Topic But Martin Related

I know I should probably post this in the Strings Forum but it's for my Martin MMV so I respect all your opinions. First a silly confession…

Started by Mike Bishop

5 Apr 6
Reply by Mark Barrett


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