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Comment by Richard A. Burns on January 25, 2014 at 2:39pm

Okay, I'll re-post using the + Add a Discussion feature. Thanks for the observation, Dave. As a newbie, I'm just figuring this stuff out.

- Rick

Comment by Dave G on January 25, 2014 at 2:26pm

Help me out here, folks.  We all probably read Richard A. Burns tale of woe and intrigue in the form of a message to all.  Does anyone know where that appears on this forum or page.  How would one respond to it if it only appears in the email notification? 

Comment by michael schwartz on January 25, 2014 at 6:43am

perhaps I should have used the term : "simple elegance" for where my tastes run

Comment by michael schwartz on January 25, 2014 at 5:02am

those "novelty" guitars were done as the growing movement to "go green" and avoid dwindling wood resources. They are HPL(high pressure laminates) that C. Martin sez sounds like their other Martins. Think so? I'm strongly into sustainability, but still a purest when it comes to musical instruments. I doubt that the tone of natural products can be replicated in composite materials. Of course, sound is subjective. Aside from that, I wouldn't have a cartoon guitar even if C.F. Martin's face is one of the cowboys...ha

Comment by Jud Hair on January 24, 2014 at 5:34pm

The Martin dealer in my area told me that Martin forced them to accept one of those as part of their inventory a few years ago.  They basically couldn't give it away. It hung on the wall forever, unsold.  My wife thought it was Abe Lincoln, LOL. 

Comment by FloridaGull on January 24, 2014 at 3:55pm

Why, thank you, sir! ;-)

I guess those would be good wall hangers/conversation starters...

Comment by Bob Crain on January 24, 2014 at 3:15pm

To me those guitars look like dime store novelty items and I don't think I would be up on stage playing one of them....on the other hand it was a great photo of Florida Gull!!!!

Comment by FloridaGull on January 24, 2014 at 3:06pm

BTW, the Guitar Center in question is in Port St. Lucie, FL...should anyone be interested in a guitar with C F Martin's picture on it... ;-)

Comment by FloridaGull on January 24, 2014 at 2:51pm

So, my wife and I had a gift card to TGI Friday's from Christmas, and we decided to use it for take-out lunch today to bring back to the lab.  We had to wait 20 minutes after placing the order - so, I decided to stop in at the GC while my wife went into Plato's Closet...

Look what I found!

A used 175th Anniversary Martin - complete with C F Martin's picture!


Anyone know anything about these?  And, there were 2 "Cowboy" models - Cowboy 3 and Cowboy 4 - which implies that there were, at the least, a Cowboy 1 and Cowboy 2... ;-)


They are asking $539 for each of these...

Here is picture of a FloridaGull with C F Martin...

Comment by Acoustic Pickers on January 21, 2014 at 6:27pm

If you are in NYC this year, do not miss this!


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