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Thread #136169 Message #3108193
Posted By: Little Hawk
06-Mar-11 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: Joan Baez 0-45 guitar
Subject: Joan Baez 0-45 guitar
Joan Baez bought an old Martin 0-45 parlour guitar back in 1959 and has been playing it to the present day. It's a beautiful looking little instrument, and I bet it sounds great. I think Bob Dylan can be seen playing it in one of the Newport films.
Martin Guitars decided to reissue that style of guitar in 1998 as a special edition, and they built only 59 of them to commemorate the year Joan Baez bought hers. All 59 of those guitars sold out fast.
What I'm wondering is...has anyone here had a chance to play one of those guitars? If so, can you report on what it was like as to tone, feel, playability, volume, etc?
Here's an article about this guitar: