No "2" on it.
I think the build sheet stops because it was left inside the guitar.
The Ferlin Husky Grammers ... yes, I played them both. And a Fender Newporter that they also have for sale. All played…"
"This Martin was purchased by Grand Ole Opry star Billy Grammer. It commemorates 75 years of the Grand Ole Opry ..1925 to 2000. 1925 also happens to be the year Billy was born. He played this guitar on the Opry."
It is my understanding, from talking to Billy and others who actually worked in the shop, that Billy was the strictest on quality control. He was very proud of his family name and would let nothing out the door unless it was…"
"I agree with Bill. This has to be right at 1972. My understanding is that production totally ended in '72. They were doing lots of things to hold down costs there at the end. One thing was the omission of the RR tracks…"
Thanks for the interest. I will put up more pics of both guitars right away. I'm not looking for an Opry Martin. This one is mine. I just wanted to see if anyone else out there has one and trade background stories. Seems any limited editions like this have a story behind them.
I'm going to put up more pics of the Gibson and Silvertone right now. The will be in an album om my page.
Hey Dan, Love the Opry Martin...don't own one, but it sure is tempting...my guess is that that limited run has been sold and is long gone. I will look for one at the Philly Vintage Show this summer when I go. I am interested in more pics and info on you Harmony jumbo and Gibson archtop! I won a Harmony like that with a natural finish and a NY made 1948 Epiphone Zenith archtop that looks alot like your Gibby. You might consider joining us in the Gibson Owners group too...here is the direct link: