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    Incredible Martin

    1958 CE-100 Capri
    1966 F-20
    1988 D15
    1994 F4CE
    1996 F4CE Sick puppy
    1996 A25
    2000 DCE5
    Several assorted DeArmonds
    The odd Epi
    A Dorado resonator

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    You mean, who is Harvey Leach, the preeminent inlay artist? :)
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post

    And I like Harry's approach.
    '66 Starfire I SB bass, '67 Mark IV pear wood, '75 Mark 4 P padauk, '00 Bluesbird black,
    '66 Thunderbird amp, '68 Thunder 1 RVT amp, '70 Superstar Combo

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    Senior Member rampside's Avatar
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    Wow!
    '94 GV-70 NT Westerly
    '99 F-30 NT HG Westerly

    '67 F-30 Hoboken
    '73 S-100 Carved (Natural)

    http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w487/rampside/7e9e5171-995b-4a57-9757-e87f0e5c8b40_zps692ae4ec.jpg

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    The Brazilian Rosewood on the back and sides of that guitar is downright psychedelic!

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    Exactly! With respect to the impressive inlay work, the rosewood grain is the most impressive part of that guitar, IMHO. Wow.

    walrus
    1984 Guild D64
    2008 PRS Hollowbody Spruce

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    Okay, I finally broke down and googled http://www.harveyleachinlays.com/

    Holy moly. Be sure to check out his guitar inventory as well.

    Just speechless, I am.
    1958 CE-100 Capri
    1966 F-20
    1988 D15
    1994 F4CE
    1996 F4CE Sick puppy
    1996 A25
    2000 DCE5
    Several assorted DeArmonds
    The odd Epi
    A Dorado resonator

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    Super Moderator chazmo's Avatar
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    I think Harvey did the inlays for the millionth Martin. It's impressive stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neal
    I am going to hang onto this little F-20 and play it as a reminder that life is sometimes rough, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the damage you accrue along the way defines who you are.
    Quote Originally Posted by marcellis
    Growing old is a bitch.
    Guild 12-strings:
    1978 G-312NT (Westerly) - "Franzz",
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

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    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Senior Member davismanLV's Avatar
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    I can appreciate the work and skill on this guitar. This is more "guitar as canvas" type of thing. Kinda sad that it's probably not going to get much playing time. And while I appreciate the work, it's kinda pointless to me on a musical instrument. The Brazilian rosewood steals the show, as has been said. It's a bit over the top.......
    Tom in Vegas

    Use the good china. Life itself is the special occasion.

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    Washburn EA-20 "Festival Series", 1995

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    Martin had their 2 millionth guitar on display at the recent Winter NAMM show. Yowza: Bling-O-Rama! But guitars like this are meant to be presented rather than played.

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 Thunderbird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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