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Old 09-25-2017, 01:37 PM
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Yeah, Willy bought old trigger in 1969 after a drunk stumbled into his previous guitar. He saved it and a pound a weed from a house fire.

On a related note, an icon at C.F. Martin & Co. up in Nazareth is set to retire. Dick Boak wore many hats there for 40 years but ironically he got the job after being discovered dumpster diving for wood scraps.

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/articl...martin-guitars



Nowadays, Martin maintains a separate store front where they sell "rejected" parts and pieces in their original factory several blocks away in residential Nazareth, PA. During my visit last October instead of looking for the dumpster, I paid this "Guitar Makers Connection" a visit. I don't know if this store was Boak's idea but I'm thankful and have to say that the two women who run the store are very helpful indeed!
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