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Removing Fishman Pickup from Vintage Martin? Effect on Acoustic Sound?
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Recently bought a vintage Martin D-21 that has a pickup installed under the through saddle. I believe the pickup is a Fishman matrix as it has a strip of reddish gold tape in the saddle slot, the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Mirken Feb 8, 2011.

Repairing a bad repair?
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Still planning the repairs on my 1947 Martin D-28 "fixer upper".  I was looking at the repaired crack that runs the length of the back.  I believe it was repaired with cyanoacrylate.  When I rub my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grahame Myers Jan 18, 2011.

When to re-top an old Martin?
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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 where someone had plugged holes apparently drilled for a…Continue

Tags: repair, Martin, vintage

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike carne Dec 27, 2010.

Quartersawn Ebony on Vintage Martins
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Does anyone know if Martin specifically used only quartersawn ebony for their fingerboards and bridges on their vintage guitars?I can buy ebony locally, but I can't tell if it's quartersawn.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Hostetter Oct 31, 2010.

 

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Quartersawn Ebony for Martin Fretboards and Bridges?

Does anyone know if Martin specifically used only quartersawn ebony for their fingerboards and bridges on their vintage guitars?

I can buy ebony locally, but I can't tell if it's quartersawn.

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 8:59pm

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