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Thread #136169 Message #3109057
Posted By: GUEST
07-Mar-11 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Joan Baez 0-45 guitar
Subject: RE: Joan Baez 0-45 guitar
I have a couple of old O size Martins: 1951 O-15 and a 1937 O-28. I love the size, and the O-28 has that dried-out, crisp sound found only in a vintage instrument. I have pictures of Mike Longworth holding this guitar, checking it out.
Regarding Joan's O-45, I remember reading that after she sent the guitar to Martin for some repair/setup work, she discovered some time later that someone had written some negative comments on the underside of the guitar top about Joan being a communist, and what a shame this fine guitar was owned by her.
In my formative years, I listened to a lot of Joan's albums, and hoped I could one day pick the guitar like she did. I'm still working at it ... -btmp