“The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) is a process
developed by the Martin Research & Development team with
its foundation rooted in the historic torrefaction process.”
Were you ever curious as to how Deering makes their tasty Goodtime Banjos?
Check out this short video from Chris Martin. He explains the history of the use of elephant tusks in the craft of making guitars and how Martin Guitars made the decision to step away from that in the 1960’s. Martin is the founding sponsor for The Nature Conservancy and they continue to fight to protect and save elephants from the disturbing slaughter for the harvest of ivory that is still going on today. Martin Guitars no longer uses ivory of any sort – instead they have substituted a synthetic for the ivory used on their instruments.
“This is a terrible shame and it should stop.. and the only way it’s going to stop is if people stop buying and using ivory.” – Chris Martin IV
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We had this awesome event last year so in case you missed it we’re having another one! Come on down and see the 20 guitars our Taylor rep Eric Skaimoto will be bringing and the 40 we already have in our shop. Eric is a Taylor Guitar expert who can help you find your “fit” and answer all your questions. Come on down anytime from noon to 5:00pm on Saturday, May 23rd and test drive the latest and greatest that Taylor Guitars has to offer! Hope to see you there!
“……Finding a successor has to be a big hurdle for anyone who has built a hugely respected company, and as Taylor Guitars reached its 35th anniversary several years ago, Bob Taylor faced precisely that dilemma when thinking about someone who could take the reins and create inspiring instruments for decades to come. Bob called it his “dear god” letter, in which he wrote out a list of qualities such a person would have. As Taylor recounts, it went something like this: “I need a guitar maker who’s a better builder than I am, a pro player, is self taught, has 20 years of experience, is in his 30s, and can make a lifetime commitment.” A wishful list for sure, and one that Bob says he put away for a year or so until a chain of events led him to spending an afternoon with an extraordinarily talented builder and guitarist in the San Diego area named Andy Powers…….”
Martin Size 5 “Terz”
Have you been looking for a small body guitar? Look no further- These are two of the nicest you can find! Click Below for the links to our website listing! BOTH SOLD!
Redhead Link: SOLD! Blonde Link: SOLD!
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn playing full live set at Morning Becomes Eclectic KCRW
“Inspired by John Hartford’s love for low-tuned banjo, Bela Fleck conceived the Missing Link, Baritone Banjo.
Bela’s previous experience with the Gold Tone Cello Banjo brought him to Wayne Rogers. The two collaborated in the design and, after many months of experimentation and various challenges, we are ecstatic to present the ML-1!
To produce the lower tone with a traditional sound in the lower register, we use a 12 inch, 3 ply Maple Rim with a Bronze Tone Ring.
After Beta Testing a variety of neck and bridge options, Bela signed off on the Compound Radius (5”-9”) Ebony Fingerboard attached to a Hard Rock Canadian Maple Neck and a Cathedral-like Radius Bridge standing 7/8” over the signature black Remo head.
Jumbo Frets, our exclusive Terminator Tailpiece and our Patented ZerO Glide Nut complete the perfect formula for the throaty ML-1.
Bela’s Noveau inlay design courses the length of the fingerboard and finishes on our C-Cut Headstock. Black Binding, Black Tuner Buttons and the Black Head create a bold, autonomous look.” – Gold Tone
For specs and more information including the Missing Link Teaser click HERE
The ML-1 is hard to get but we have one in stock!
Check out this video of Thomas Leeb’s acoustic version of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” on his Lowden Baritone. He attached a couple of GoPro cameras so you can see the vibration of the strings. Pretty rad!