The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66563 Message #1105952
Posted By: Walking Eagle
31-Jan-04 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: Has Martin gone mad? (Plastic guitars?)
Subject: RE: Has Martin gone mad?
Martin does not do the painting themselves. They have to be requested as a special item and then the work is jobbed out.
A recent interview with Chris Martin IV indicates that Martin has become aware of dwindling wood products. This is my addition. There is a world-wide market for illegally harvested rare woods. Mahogany being one. These trees are cut by poor people and sold to drug dealers who already have a delivery system set up.
It seems as Martin is becoming aware of the shortage problem and is trying different methods to work with what will be available in the future now.
I agree that the painted guitars look horrible, but apparently they are selling.
The (nest-less) eagle that walks. Julie