Dick Boak of Martin Guitars talks about pre-war tenors

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Issue 194
July 04, 2013



Dick Boak of the Martin Guitar Company visiting Dan Erlewine's guitar repair shop. The conversation is about pre-war Martin tenor guitars, and Dick really knows this subject. From the free Trade Secrets newsletter at stewmac.com

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Check out this second video:

Talking about troubles with these old guitars, and Dick reveals the guy responsible for those photo-reproduced fake tortoiseshell pickguards!
 

In this Trade Secrets video:

  • 1927 Martin 5-15T and 1932 Martin O-18T
  • The origin of the tenor guitar
  • CF Martin III's spruce grain preferences
  • Scale length related to tuning pitch
  • Lowering the action on old pre-truss rod Martins

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