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 Post subject: Martin Repair Summit
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:40 am 
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2 years ago CF Martin invited 50 repair centers to come to the factory to share information and see the latest and greatest. It was a great week . Martin put us up in the Hampton Inn and treated us like royalty. We got to speak to counterparts from all over and discuss techniques and materials . We also did a lot of jamming.
Here are 2 friends of mine, Dick Boak and David Nichols of Custom Pearl Inlay. Dave taught me a lot about inlay and building.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Repair Summit
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:42 am 
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We were there in the Factory and get to see up close and personal the Martin way . Carmen Cortez was introducing the speaker and updating us on Martin repair policy.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Repair Summit
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:44 am 
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Getting to see the fixtures up close and personal really explained a lot . There are many misconceptions about the process but as you can see I was there up close and personal
Here is how they set up the rims The disks have a radius and the mold is set on stops so they can control the process very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Repair Summit
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:46 am 
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You can see Richard Starkey in the back ground as we were speaking to the production people on things they learned


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Repair Summit
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Who's Richard Starkey? Ringo's brother????????
Nice pics, thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Martin Repair Summit
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:44 pm 
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He is a pretty big name down south in the bluegrass world. He is a clinician for martin and goes around doing seminars and guitar playing clinics. If you ever hear that he is in your area , he is worth going to see.

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