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Bridge and Saddle Measurement Differences

Regarding measuring for bridge/saddle placement: In kits, Martin recommends adding 1/10" to the scale length and placing the near (sound ho…

Started by Bill Cory

19 on Sunday
Reply by Roger Häggström

Source for vintage Martin-style pickguards?

I have looked at all the usual sources, but no one seems to make a truly authentic-looking pickguard material that replicates the look of a…

Started by Dave McCarty

2 Mar 24
Reply by Dave McCarty

Martin DXM after a car trunk heating

I have been challenged to repair a Martin DXM (HPL top back and sides) after exposure to some excessive heat while under tension.  Imagine…

Started by Bob Witte

28 Oct 12, 2014
Reply by Jelle van Tilburg

Martin 21/2-40

I have what appears to be a Martin 21/2-40.  I bought it for $25.00 at auction many years ago.  It is in pristine condition, except for an…

Started by Michael Hugo

7 Jan 18, 2012
Reply by lonnie james barber

50's martin uke - progress, question about fixing a hole

So, I am NOT trying to do a full restoration here - it's a 50's Martin uke, and it's a nice instrument, but at best it's a $500 instrument…

Started by Mark Pollock

4 Sep 5, 2011
Reply by Jim Bancroft

When to re-top an old Martin?

Bought a 1947 D-28 "fixer upper" recently for a low price.  Has lots of issues. Multiple long repaired top cracks, two in the upper bout wh…

Started by Stephen P. Johnson

29 Dec 27, 2010
Reply by mike carne

Martin Uke + Dog = uh oh!!

Oh boy, have I got a project here.   I bought this Uke with full knowledge that it was thrashed. What I didn't realize was that a dog had c…

Started by Mark Pollock

3 Sep 19, 2010
Reply by Mark Pollock

New Martin d28 B String Buzzes Tried evertything

Bought a 2008 Martin D-28 new from a shop going out of business. It played fine at the shop. After playing it for an Hour, lots of lead an…

Started by Charles

44 Aug 20, 2009
Reply by Joe Sanders

Martin DXK2: What Glue for Bridge to HPL?

Hello All... I got in a Martin DXK2 with a severe belly bulge. The bridge was lifting off due to the distortion of the top I presume. I re…

Started by Ray Hughes

4 Mar 9, 2009
Reply by Ray Hughes

I just bought a Martin Guitar and I have no idea what size Allen key I need to adjust the Truss Rod

I recently bought a Martin D-15, should be a 2008 series. I have no idea what size allen key I need to adjust the truss rod, plus it's way…

Started by Chris

1 Feb 8, 2009
Reply by Greg Mirken

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