Ed Modanio (D50Ed) trying out my guitar.
It's a heartfelt ballad, I can guarantee you.
My traveling companion this time, the Clapton Madagascar 000-28. See my other gallery for guitar-porn on this one...
Photo at the Martin factory.
I believe Eric's playing his 000-42M, the older sister to my 000-28M.
The new Jorma Kaukonen M-30. We're all raving about it. It has the same binding as my 2008 OM-30 DB Pat Donohue, they're the only 2 guitars to have it since the 1920's.
This is a great guitar.
On tour. That's UMGF'ers Dave and Jeanne Martin (no relation to CFM) in the back.
Sam Cornetto, our superb tour guide at the Martin factory on Friday.
We heard later that Sam had this tattoo on his leg before he worked at the Martin Factory!
If your bridge cracks lengthwise, just get a staple gun.
What kind of Spruce is that?
I asked Tracey what kind of metal polish she would use on the aluminum top...
She said, "Who knows, I never did one before!" :-)
Now this is the way to set up your inlay router!
Freshly-drilled peg holes.
Hell if I know what he's doing.
Neck-fitting, using a jig to ensure proper alignment and centering.
Adjusting the dovetail. All Martin's craftspeople sharpen their own tools.
Amy talking to one of the Martin workers about guitars.
No wait, they're talking about where they bought their clothes.
Amy checks out the bracing of a Jumbo.
Amy Keller and Jeanne Martin, Martinfest pals since 2009.
Richard Johnston asked me to say hi to Sandy Siegfried, she takes great care of Gryphon and the other Martin dealers, she's their go-to person.
Talking with Ed Golden (back to camera) and Dan Brown of the Custom Shop.
UMGF'er Jon Garon, of My Favorite Guitars, putting an incredible Bubinga OM through its paces like few others can.
"My window... faces the South...."
Check out YouTube to hear Jon play if you haven't had the pleasure.
Zipster (Jim Martin).
Wayne Wirta and Tom Moore at Martins on Main Street.
Mike and Nikki.
Rhys on Main Street.