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Dick Boak of Martin Guitars talks about pre-war tenors

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

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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmark1927 Martin 5-15T and 1932 Martin O-18T
  • checkmarkThe origin of the tenor guitar
  • checkmarkCF Martin III's spruce grain preferences
  • checkmarkScale length related to tuning pitch
  • checkmarkLowering the action on old pre-truss rod Martins

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