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Comment by Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars on March 7, 2011 at 9:26am
I saw an 1870's 0-28  New York from San Diego (w/ original sales receipt) on Antiques Roadshow a few weeks back. It was in "perfect" condition and they valued it at $4000 (I think). Despite what it seems, I paid attention because I recently got an 1870 C.F. Martin, New York. 0-28. Mine is not in perfect condition but reasonably restorable. I got it from a homeless guy who carried it in his shopping cart :-o (it's a long story)!! I'm taking him to Guitar Center to get him a new guitar in trade....one that's suitable for the street.
Comment by Dave Sterenchock on March 7, 2011 at 8:10am

Interesting.

A Martin guitar on the Antiques Roadshow.

Comment by Terry Angelli on March 7, 2011 at 8:02am
Cheeez . . . why would you want to put that cover over any guitar? I'd rather view the beautiful wood than engraved leather.
Comment by Ed Rhoades on March 7, 2011 at 5:32am
I played that Elvis guitar. I expected it to sound bad because of the leather, but it sounded great. Imagine what it would sound like without the leather.
Comment by Jeff Barrett on March 6, 2011 at 9:47pm
Hey,I am a sucker for tooled leather though,not on a guitar.<LOL>
Comment by Edward Sparks on March 6, 2011 at 8:27pm

Terry to tell you truth, I don't know how we got off on that...but it wasn't a Martin topic, that's for sure!  Okay guys, let's get focused...How about that leather cover on the Gibson on the cover of AG this month...had to have been a tone killer, but Elvis had one on his guitar and it was a Martin!   Seriously though, what a crime to put an overcoat on a beautiful Martin!  Edward

 

Comment by Charles on March 6, 2011 at 8:00pm

I love how the Martin Group delves into things that sometimes "appear" to be non-Martin!  As long as they are musically oriented....they are still Martin in my view.  After all.....is that not what Martin is about?  The pursuit of music?

And I fully appreciate Terry's ;-)!!!

 

Comment by Terry Angelli on March 6, 2011 at 6:44pm
So Edward, what has any of this to do with Martin guitars???  :-)
Comment by Edward Sparks on March 6, 2011 at 4:19pm

That's right, I have done camera work before and the one we used was a broadcast model with a translucent screen which is placed directly in front of the lens that the text reflects from the screen below and crawls up, so the lens actually shoots THROUGH it, and as Terry said it makes it look like you are looking directly at the center of the lens. The software we used cost about $1200.   

 

 

Comment by Terry Angelli on March 6, 2011 at 3:08pm

Yes, all you need is telelprompter software (about $390.00)

(http://www.markertek.com/Video-Equipment/Teleprompters-Cue-Prompter...)

and a computer, none of the newscaster hardware required. FYI newscasters view the text which is positioned directly on top of the camera lens so it appears that they are looking directly into the camers.

 

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