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Thread #115472   Message #2473617
Posted By: GUEST,misty-eyed lurker
23-Oct-08 - 08:18 AM
Thread Name: Passin' Down My Martin D-18....
Subject: RE: Passin' Down My Martin D-18....
This thread reminds me of the actions of a friend of mine here in the States... he is fairly well-to-do with a successful business. Over the years, he has purchased many fine instruments and has given several away to those he thought would benefit.

There was a family of Christian missionaries to the Philippines on furlough in his hometown back in the late 60s. The daughter of the family was a young teen, no more than maybe 13 or so. She was a budding guitarist who had a lath-and-glue monstrosity to play on. My friend gave her a D-28 of then-recent vintage. At last report, she is still working to educate the poor and needy in the islands, and still playing that same Martin.

Bobert, well done, indeed. I have had the privilege of being the uncle who gifted several relatives with their first (or first really good) instruments. She has been blessed by both the gift AND the giver.