Folkway Music is proud to present an in-person book signing with Greig Hutton, Martin Guitar Historian and author of “Hutton’s Guide to Martin Guitars: 1833-1969.”

Saturday, November 26th, from 10:30AM until 1:00PM at Folkway Music

We have a limited number of copies available for purchase. If you already have your own copy of the book and would like to meet Greig, feel free to join us and get your copy signed, too.

Hutton’s Guide to Martin Guitars: 1833-1969

Greig Hutton has spent the better part of two decades compiling data for this seminal work on the history of Martin Guitars. He singlehandedly digitized most, if not all of the original archival documents in Martin’s museum and North Street attic, and has created a 436 page recount of every last detail of note that he unearthed. From tonewood purchase records to decal suppliers, the first X braced instruments to the list of pre-WWII left-handed instruments, this book has more information packing its pages than just about any other guitar reference book ever created. It’s a must-have for any vintage Martin guitar enthusiast or scholar.

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Designed by Folkway’s Mark Stutman and released as a 24 guitar limited production model, the 0002H Custom Traditional is Collings’ first Traditional Series 12-fret 000, and an exact recreation of the guitar Mark spec’d for 3-time Grammy winner Joe Henry.

Check out our listing for the right-handed version here.

Check out our listing for the left-handed version here.

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Presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music

Join Fretboard Journal‘s Jason Verlinde and acclaimed luthiers TJ Thompson (Pro Luthier Tools) and Mark Stutman (Folkway Music) for this informative class on the care, feeding and collecting of vintage acoustic guitars.

Over the course of this discussion, Mark and TJ will discuss variations between pre-war and collectible Martins and Gibsons, some of the most common issues they find on their repair benches and how to avoid them. We’ll talk about restoration work, neck resets, proper storage and shipping. At the end of the class, we’ll field questions from the audience on the buying, selling and preserving of these unique instruments.

08/12/2021 (1 meeting)
Thursday · 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Central)

Details and Registration HERE

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Nightshift guitar repair going on here with a 1933 Martin R-18 on the bench – the little sibling of Martin’s C-1 archtop.

Unlike the carved C-1, the R-18 has a pressed top that is just a bit thicker than a normal flattop top and features a beefed up X flattop style X bracing, complete with a little maple bridgeplate.
It is interesting to compare this model with Gibson’s flattop guitars that featured trapeze tailpieces and archtop-style bridges at around the same time.

Both Martin and Gibson were trying out bold new ideas in the early days of steel string guitar-making in the late 20’s and early 30’s.

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