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  • A trip down Martin memory lane...

    For anyone who hasn't already seen this, I thought I'd share it. REALLY interesting!






    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_FBy6xCY4A
    <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;If you walk through the streets of life looking behind you, you're gonna bump into ****************&quot;</div>

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    Awesome vid. Makes me want to run out and steal several Martins.
    <div class="signaturecontainer">I guess I kinda lost control, because in the middle of the play I ran up and lit the evil puppet villain on fire. No, I didn't. Just kidding. I just said that to help illustrate one of the human emotions, which is freaking out. Another emotion is greed, as when you kill someone for money, or something like that. Another emotion is generosity, as when you pay someone double what he paid for his stupid puppet.<br><br><br><br><br><br>I.K.F.C.<br><br>E.S .C.<br><br>Potato Society<br><br>SAWG</div>

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    • #3
      Hey! Not a bad idea...wonder what the security is like at CFM....
      <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;If you walk through the streets of life looking behind you, you're gonna bump into ****************&quot;</div>

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        Quote Originally Posted by Bullettoothtony
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        Hey! Not a bad idea...wonder what the security is like at CFM....




        Pretty decent, I'd expect. And they have all that glass in front of the most interesting stuff. I was thinking of stealing locally. I generally prefer to buy, but who has the money for that?



        Seriously, one little bit that caught my ear was CFM's praise of his ancestor for coming up with a "simple, elegant" headstock design. Martin's headstock shape is so ubiquitous now, so much the standard, that I'd bet very few people tend to think of it as a "design." But it really is, IMHO, an accomplishment and a giant aesthetic element of Martin guitars. One thing I've noticed about ****************ty guitars is that they almost universally have bat**************** headstock designs. For me, as an inexperienced but enthusiastic tinkerer, coming up with a headstock design that is at once original and attractive has proven surprisingly difficult. I'm still chasing it.
        <div class="signaturecontainer">I guess I kinda lost control, because in the middle of the play I ran up and lit the evil puppet villain on fire. No, I didn't. Just kidding. I just said that to help illustrate one of the human emotions, which is freaking out. Another emotion is greed, as when you kill someone for money, or something like that. Another emotion is generosity, as when you pay someone double what he paid for his stupid puppet.<br><br><br><br><br><br>I.K.F.C.<br><br>E.S .C.<br><br>Potato Society<br><br>SAWG</div>

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          Quote Originally Posted by knockwood
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          Pretty decent, I'd expect. And they have all that glass in front of the most interesting stuff. I was thinking of stealing locally. I generally prefer to buy, but who has the money for that?



          Seriously, one little bit that caught my ear was CFM's praise of his ancestor for coming up with a "simple, elegant" headstock design. Martin's headstock shape is so ubiquitous now, so much the standard, that I'd bet very few people tend to think of it as a "design." But it really is, IMHO, an accomplishment and a giant aesthetic element of Martin guitars. One thing I've noticed about ****************ty guitars is that they almost universally have bat**************** headstock designs. For me, as an inexperienced but enthusiastic tinkerer, coming up with a headstock design that is at once original and attractive has proven surprisingly difficult. I'm still chasing it.




          I agree. Some headstock designs are just atrocious. As I learn more and more about Martin (and guitars in general) , probably stuff most of you guys knew already, the more my respect for the company grows. The plain fact is this - the 'guitar' as we know it today, did not exist before Martin. X-bracing, headstock shapes, body shapes..they wrote the book on alot of it. Pretty impressive.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;If you walk through the streets of life looking behind you, you're gonna bump into ****************&quot;</div>

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