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Repairing Willie Nelson's Trigger guitar

Issue 291 August 10, 2017

Willie Nelson’s guitar, “Trigger,” is in for repairs at Erlewine Guitars in Austin, Texas. Mark Erlewine shares a closeup look at the famous hole in the top. Mark’s been Trigger’s caretaker for ages, and he gives us the inside scoop on Trigger’s history.
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About the guitar in this video: Trigger is a Martin N-20 classical guitar with a unique PrismaTone pickup from Willie's previous Baldwin Guitar. It's a great story that Mark Erlewine tells in this video.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkThe story behind Trigger
  • checkmarkUsing lacquer to protect against Willie's fingernails
  • checkmarkFixing a new crack in the top
  • checkmarkSignatures on Trigger's top

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