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Thread #66563   Message #1106071
Posted By: ddw
31-Jan-04 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: Has Martin gone mad? (Plastic guitars?)
Subject: RE: Has Martin gone mad?
Rangeroger — the FeLiX model is one of the Little Martin line. All are definitely plastic; one is faux woodgrain, one is flat black (face included) and the other is Felix.

Speaking of the growing scarcity of old wood, has anybody heard about the company Timeless Timber in Ashland, WI that is retrieving logs that have been petrifying in the depths of Lake Superior for up to 300 years and turning the highly-compacted wood into musical instruments? A friend of mine toured their operation about a year ago and brought back some literature on them. Really interesting concept and apparently the instruments have incredible vibrance of tone.

They don't mention any instruments, but you can check it out here