The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36962   Message #513597
Posted By: Midchuck
24-Jul-01 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Revisionist opinion on the Kingston Trio
Subject: RE: Revisionist opinion on the Kingston Trio

The CF Martin Company absolutely kissed the ground they walked on! All those orders for D-28s, thanks to Bob Shane.


Do I get accused (again) of being a cynic if I suggest that the KT are, indirectly, one of the reasons that Martins from the '70s are widely considered to be the least desireable, compared to either older or more recent ones? Because they started the folk craze, which made everyone want a Martin, which made Martin try to increase production too fast...