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Time for a Change 7 Replies

Started by Mike Bishop. Last reply by Mark Barrett Jul 23.

Tour................. 12 Replies

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Finally making the pilgrimage to Nazareth! 15 Replies

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Comment by Dave Fengler on July 23, 2014 at 6:37am

Here's the promised write up on the Martin factory tour we went on July 11th.  I had figured it would be a once in a lifetime trip (about 4 hours each way) but we may go back every year or 2.  It was that cool!  I'll probably never be able to afford a Martin guitar but this has given me a greater appreciation of all that goes into making them.

Martin Factory Tour DOC.


Martin Factory Tour Pictures

Comment by Jonah Lake on July 21, 2014 at 5:40pm

Hey there,

I went in to guitar shop today to try some guitars out. I tried the Martin 000SM and the new Martin 000RS1.

The RS1 was way cheaper and comes with a pickup and hardcase. But what hit me the most is that I liked the sound of it more than the 000SM. It sounded more warm and less Bright which is a sound I like.

Does anyone own a RS1 and can tell me a Little bit more about it?

Sincerely / Jonah

Comment by Jim Yates on June 30, 2014 at 10:11am

Thanks for that Michael.  These are all models that were unfamiliar to me.  The styles I was most familiar with were the 18, 21, 28, 42 and 45.  I have played a number of 18s, 21s and 28s, but, except for a few licks in a music store, have not much experience playing 42s or 45s.  Some of my students have brought the styles described in the video, and they seem like pretty nice guitars, but I think I prefer the older styles.

Comment by jdjango on June 30, 2014 at 9:15am

that was a down home 3 part series..........liked it!

Comment by michael schwartz on June 30, 2014 at 4:55am

I thought some  Folks might find this of interest. I thought it was good,not great, and not a waste of my time.

its a 3 part series

Comment by Dave Fengler on June 25, 2014 at 6:52am

I've found a few website with pictures from this tour.  I have to get working to learn the Martin model numbers.  D-45 = awesome bling!  Last night I watched a video of Vince Gill's guitar collection, many rare awesome Martins!

Comment by michael schwartz on June 25, 2014 at 6:46am
@Dave....whoo hoo for you!!!!! I have "tour envy". Looking forward to hearing about it.
Comment by Dave Fengler on June 25, 2014 at 6:38am

I just scheduled the Martin 2 hour Behind the Scenes tour for Wednesday July 9th!!

Comment by Mike Nepper on June 9, 2014 at 8:10pm

Ha ha, sorry Michael, not my books!

Comment by michael schwartz on June 5, 2014 at 3:59pm have some Beautiful guitars! Not enough strings to pique my interest(HA!).

I'm as interested in your books as the guitar. Too bad I couldn't zoom in on them.


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