“I pulled in to Nazareth, was feeling bout half past dead”


So the song goes…….  we were feeling somewhat better 🙂

This is the home of Martin Guitars which has been in operation in this location since 1833.  Ya, that’s a long time and there’s a lot of that out here.  Cathy and I did the one hour factory tour, visited the Martin museum and gift store.  There’s also a “pick’n parlor” where all of the high end guitars are hanging on the wall.  Grab a chair and start pick’n!

I was very surprised that a factory with robots in it still had so much hand work on each guitar that they produce.  Everywhere you looked there were people sitting at tables with sanders, files and assorted hand tools doing all sorts of work that takes a very special eye to do.  We were both very impressed.


~ by jerrygreenwood on October 16, 2009.

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