The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159196   Message #3771329
Posted By: Backwoodsman
08-Feb-16 - 01:52 AM
Thread Name: 1870's Martin destroyed for a movie
Subject: RE: 1870's Martin destroyed for a movie
I couldn't find any mention on the CFM website, and nothing official on the FB page, just mentions in 'guest' postings. I read that six replicas were built for use in the film, but that the actual guitar was used during the shoot, for some inexplicable reason.

It would be interesting to hear officially from CFM, but they seem very tight-lipped.

Michael, I'm very attracted to a five-string banjo, and I'm thinking I might acquire one, although I have a tenor guitar on the way, and I'll need to get my head (and hands) around that first, and I'm finding that, in my dotage, my musical skills don't transfer as easily as they used to.

Perversely (and, according to Mrs. Fenswoman, I am the World Master of The Art of Perversity), despite my dislike of pukuleles (or, more accurately, the current trend for every performer in folk clubs and venues to think they have to include at least one song in every set on which the pukulele is featured), I actually like the banjolele - a much more pleasing sound as far as my ears are concerned.

But, hey-ho, it's each to his own, I guess!