mudcat.org: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


A trip to the Martin Guitar factory

Related threads:
Martin HD 28 (64)
1870's Martin destroyed for a movie (73)
Martin Conservatoire (Canadian Martin Guitar) (40)
Is it still an old Martin? (53)
CF Martin D16TRW (1)
Has anyone seen my Martin guitar? (45)
Little Martin Guitar (11)
Martin's Guitars in the NY Times (14)
Martin D-7 & HD-7 (Roger McGuinn) (20)
C.F.Martin. Is there any E-mail adress (12)
'Inventing the American Guitar' - Martin (24)
Martin Guitars - Customer Service (13)
Tech: D18 Martin / D18 golden era martin (13)
Martin D=21 (30)
Chords Req: Susanna Martin (3)
Martin Classical guitar (34)
Martin Guitars: D35 or HD28? Which is the best? (43)
Martin M-38 - Thoughts, Impressions (15)
Lyr Req: The D-18 Song / Thank You Mr Martin (17)
Martin OM28-V Fingerstyle guitar (41) (closed)
Help Identify martin guitar - pix link added (30) (closed)
Why are Martin Guitars so expensive? (284)
Formica Martin Festival friend - (6)
1933 Martin OO-42 found in a closet (25)
Martin C-18 Value (9)
Joan Baez 0-45 guitar (9)
Martin 00 wanted. (46)
Martin Guitars & great customer service (8)
Martin Factory Tour (10)
A Surfeit of Martins? (89)
C.F.Martin email no. (11)
1969 Martin D-18. Worth? (29)
Martin Guitar Registration (46) (closed)
CF Martin makes a 'Tres' (11)
Calling all Martin Guitar Nerds (49)
Tech: The New Martin 1 Series (20)
I Played a Martin D-28 today.... (89)
Lyr Req/Add: Me and Martin (Gary Fjellgaard) (7)
Martin MC 16 GTE now available (2)
Martin guitars with synthetic bodies? (39)
Has Martin gone mad? (Plastic guitars?) (118)
Fitting a strap button on a Martin (23)
Martin Guitars - at Costco? (9)
Info reqd: Martin guitars (11)
martin guitar-seek Martin HD-28VS in Yorkshire (16)
Seeking: Old Martin Tortoise Shell Picks (4)
Martin Guitars again! (82)
Keeping my Martin in tune (55)
I can't find the Busted Martin Thread (5)
OK, Martins. Yeah sure, but... (15)
Martin 1235 guitar (13)
guitars: OO Martin Sing Out! (55)
Buying a 1971 D35 martin (28)
Warped Martin (71)
reseating Martin bridge (31)
Tech: Zero fret Martin Guitars (11)
A Martin or a Gibson? (82)
Tech: The Aluminum Martin Guitar (22)
Eric Clapton Signature Martin - GREAT! (15)
Nylon strings on a Martin 00016 (6)
Review: Martin's $500 Dreadnought 15 (10)
Help: Martin Guitar prices in your Town (15)
Review: CF Martin (3)
Martin Guitars - Too 'Boomy' ?? (60)
Protecting the finish on a new Martin? (20)
My Martin's 'home' for a holiday repair (14)
Help: Truss Rods in Martins? (22)
Help: Martin OOCXMAE guitar (8)
Martin Guitar Master Thread (3)
Martin Stringstuff (9)
The Martin 000-15S (20)
Martin 58. Gibson 2. Holy Cow! (100)
Martin Backpacker delicious after all (6)
Help: Secondhand value:-75'Martin D-35 (6)
Martin's new Guitar Strings (4)
Info/Opinions RE: Martin Guitars (62)
Other great folk-sites (3)


GUEST,Sheila 22 Feb 08 - 09:08 AM
John MacKenzie 22 Feb 08 - 09:16 AM
Don Firth 22 Feb 08 - 01:21 PM
PoppaGator 22 Feb 08 - 01:34 PM
NormanD 22 Feb 08 - 03:50 PM
PoppaGator 22 Feb 08 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,Rich (bodhránai gan cookie) 22 Feb 08 - 05:11 PM
PoppaGator 22 Feb 08 - 05:40 PM
NormanD 23 Feb 08 - 07:36 AM
kendall 23 Feb 08 - 09:04 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:







Subject: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 09:08 AM



This
in today's NY Times.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 09:16 AM

Been there done that, very interesting place to visit.
Giok


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: Don Firth
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 01:21 PM

". . . the Lourdes of twang."

Great line!

Don Firth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: PoppaGator
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 01:34 PM

I've been there, too. Nice experience.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: NormanD
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 03:50 PM

"I pulled into Nazareth
Was feeling 'bout half-past broke....."

Do they have a factory shop where you can buy very cheap discontinued models and rejects with slight dings in them?

Thought not.

Would love to go though.

Norman


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: PoppaGator
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 04:43 PM

I've always heard that lyric as "Feelin' 'bout half-past dead.

(Rhymes with "tryin' to find a place where I might lay my head.")

For years, I had never considered that the "Nazareth" Robbie Robertson was writing about in the first line of that song might have been the one in Pennsylvania, where they make those guitars.

Then, in the winter of '05-'06, while making many trips back and forth between New Orleans and New Jersey along a route going right through Easton, PA, I got a collection of The Band CDs and a DVD packaged with a nice fat hardback book, and finally picked up on the connection. I still found it difficult to detour off the beaten path for a factory visit, but we made our pilgrimage to CF Martin at the beginning of our very last trip south, just as we were heading home for good.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: GUEST,Rich (bodhránai gan cookie)
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 05:11 PM

In the liner notes to "Music From Big Pink" it clarifies that the lyric indeed refers to an il-fated trip to the Martin Guitar company in Nazareth PA.

Rich


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: PoppaGator
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 05:40 PM

I once owned a vinyl copy of "Big Pink" ~ hard to believe I never read that.

Unless, of course, a new set of liner notes was written for the CD...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: NormanD
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 07:36 AM

PoppaG wrote:'I've always heard that lyric as "Feelin' 'bout half-past dead.'

Of course, you're right.

I was just trying to make a pun on the lyrics.



I'll get me coat.......


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A trip to the Martin Guitar factory
From: kendall
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 09:04 AM

Discontinued or cheap rejects? Sure they do. They are called SIGMA.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 18 January 9:46 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.