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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, '69-70 Thunderstar Combo, '70 Superstar Combo

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

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

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


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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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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.

    1984 Guild D64
    2011 Guild F-30RCE
    2008 PRS Hollowbody Spruce

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    Okay, I finally broke down and googled

    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.
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    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

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    Guild D65s, 1994
    Guild DV72, 1994
    Taylor GC8, 2011
    Breedlove Oregon Concert Rogue 4/12/2016 (The BLUE one)
    Breedlove Myrtlewood Concerto E 07/12/17
    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.

    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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