Martin Factory Trips 2007
.">MartinTourCoaster These are pictures from my two trips and tours: in July to drop off my guitars for service and again in September to pick them up. I combined the pictures of both July & September factory tours. Pictures taken by Bob Lazzaro are noted (BL). To see my
Martin_07-12-07-001 The Main Entrance - The entire lobby and customer area is only a couple of years old.
Martin_07-12-07-002 Signs are only on the property, in a quiet neighborhood.
Martin_07-12-07-003 Ready to go in (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-004 Tuning Head in entrance
Martin_07-12-07-005 More of the neck
Martin_07-12-07-006 The receptionist saw my 2 guitars, immediately asked if I needed service and called a technician/craftsman to come out. Souvenir Shop is on the left. (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-007 Waiting for the craftsman... (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-008 Paula from Customer Service greets me after we exchanged emails over the previous week. She also gives the tour and helped me with these captions.
Martin_07-12-07-009 Customer Repair Technician Dave takes us in a private room and spends 45 minutes with us! (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-010 Checking out the 40-year-old D-28 (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-011 Light and mirror checking the interior
Martin_07-12-07-012 The 30-year-old D-35 (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-014 Thanks to Bob Lazzaro for these pictures. (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-015 Light and mirror again
Martin_07-12-07-017 Dave answers all my questions, explains the repairs, and tells me about the wood. (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-018 Checking the action...Guitars will be ready in about 8 weeks.
Martin_07-12-07-019 Pleasure to meet you! What a fantastic experience and a nice guy! (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-091 Classic Tourist Shot..."I'll be back soon!" (BL)
Martin_07-12-07-092 September - I'm back to pick up the guitars. Navigator Bob returns and musician-buddy Don joins us.
Martin_09-24-07-001 Dave unwraps the D-35. (BL)
Martin_09-24-07-002 Looks pretty good! (BL)