The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66563   Message #1106863
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
01-Feb-04 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: Has Martin gone mad? (Plastic guitars?)
Subject: RE: Has Martin gone mad?
They are making some nice guitars with walnut sides and back...

Like this one!

Note that it appears to be made of, for lack of a better term, "furniture grade" walnut instead of the much more expensive highly figured walnuts like Claro. Fancy walnuts are highly prized as gunstock material by high-end firearms makers, and they have bid the prices on the really good stuff up so high that guitars made from premium walnut are often more expensive than those made from tropical woods.