Martin Factory Trips 2007

Up 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 <i>Bluegrass Unlimited</i> article <a target=CLICK HERE.">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 Bluegrass Unlimited article CLICK HERE. Martin_07-12-07-001                                The Main Entrance - The entire lobby and customer area is only a couple of years old.Martin_07-12-07-001 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_07-12-07-002 Signs are only on the property, in a quiet neighborhood. Martin_07-12-07-003  Ready to go in (BL)Martin_07-12-07-003 Ready to go in (BL) Martin_07-12-07-004                                Tuning Head in entranceMartin_07-12-07-004 Tuning Head in entrance Martin_07-12-07-005                                More of the neckMartin_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_07-12-07-006 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_07-12-07-007 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_07-12-07-008 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_07-12-07-009 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_07-12-07-010 Checking out the 40-year-old D-28 (BL) Martin_07-12-07-011                                Light and mirror checking the interiorMartin_07-12-07-011 Light and mirror checking the interior Martin_07-12-07-012                                The 30-year-old D-35
(BL)Martin_07-12-07-012 The 30-year-old D-35 (BL) Martin_07-12-07-013                                (BL)Martin_07-12-07-013 (BL) Martin_07-12-07-014                                Thanks to Bob Lazzaro for these pictures.
(BL)Martin_07-12-07-014 Thanks to Bob Lazzaro for these pictures. (BL) Martin_07-12-07-015                                Light and mirror againMartin_07-12-07-015 Light and mirror again Martin_07-12-07-016                                Martin_07-12-07-016 Martin_07-12-07-017                                Dave answers all my questions, explains the repairs, and tells me about the wood.
(BL)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_07-12-07-018 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_07-12-07-019 Pleasure to meet you! What a fantastic experience and a nice guy! (BL) Martin_07-12-07-091                                Classic Tourist Shot...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_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_09-24-07-001 Dave unwraps the D-35. (BL) Martin_09-24-07-002                                Looks pretty good!
(BL)Martin_09-24-07-002 Looks pretty good! (BL)