Saturday, November 21, 2015

Martin Guitar Collector's EXCITE! SS-0041-15 #29 of 35

Mark, the owner of Portland Music Company went to the Summer NAMM Show and was absolutely STUNNED by this guitar.
The 2015 Summer NAMM Show Special has an Adirondack spruce top with Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS) and finished with a gorgeous cinnamon teardrop burst. And I know you all love cinnamon tears.

From Martin:
"The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments."

The SS-0041-15 has Guatemalan Rosewood back and sides, featuring various unique inlay designs: an alternate torch on the headstock and a tree-of-life on the fingerboard, both inlaid in a select abalone pearl. BLING!
This limited edition guitar, #29 of 35,  will be cherished for years to come. There's ONLY 35 of these in the entire world, OK.


Hide Glue was used, as on their Authentic Series, to provide a better bonding agent that hightens the guitars sensitivity. Plus, thinner bracing allows the top to vibrate more freely, producing a more active sound and helps age the tone the more you play the instrument. It's hard to call this just an instrument, though. This is a work of fine art, people. It's gorgeous!
The Modified V shaped neck has a 1-3/4" Bone nut. Some of you love a Modified V shaped neck and some of you don't. I think there is no middle ground with that. What I find with the Modified V is that if you're fingerpicking, it's easier to wrap your thumb around to the bass strings. So all you fingerpickers out there, REJOICE!

Alternate Torch Headstock

Gold Butter Bean Tuners

Tree of Life Neck Inlay

More Tree of Life Inlay, SWEET!

Ooo La La
The wonderful Tree of Life neck inlay using Select Abalone Pearl is mesmerizing. I wonder how long it took just to do that part of the guitar. And believe me, it ain't easy. You have to know what you're doing for sure.
I greatly appreciate the Fishman Aura VT system in that it not only sounds great, it's so inconspicuous you don't even know it has electronics until you get up close enough to see the controls inside the sound hole.
Cinnamon Teardrop burst & Ebony Pyramid Bridge

#29 of 35!
You have to come and see this one. Even if you can't physically be here. Astral travel yourself to our store and be stunned by this gem. #29 of 35 IN THE WHOLE WORLD!

Portland Music Company on Broadway
2502 NE Broadway
Portland Oregon 97232

Friday, September 25, 2015

So, this is a good a time as any to let you know that we will be having a 
MARTIN Guitar Experience Event here at PMC Broadway.

We will be joined by Martin's Custome Shop Administrator, Emily Meixell and she will have a lot of COOL Custom Martins for you to play and drool over. This is a little different than other Martin events we've had because we're concentrating on the custom shop guitars. 

A lot of people want their perfect, dream guitar but don't realize that it's actually feasable to do so.
If you're looking at higher end Martins, heck, even 28's and 35's, you may be able to spend slightly more and get EXACTLY what you've always wanted. 

Check this beautiful guitar out: This is an Custom OM model with Adirondack Spruce top, absolutely knock-out awesome Cocobolo back and sides with Flamed Mahogany binding and back wedge.


 The neck is also 100% Flamed Mahagony, adding subtle beauty to the most 
under-looked, utilitarian piece of the guitar.

 The Flamed Mahogany also trims out the guitar wonderfully.

Yes, you're right. That is one amazing guitar. When we had guitar virtuoso Shawn Hopper here to play at our last Clinic, he was astounded at not only the playability and beauty of it, the TONE was unbelievable! Now, here's a guy who travels all over the place and plays a lot of different guitars and this one blew him away. 

That's what Martin can do. Martin has been exceeding expectations since 1833. I'm glad to say that this guitar has found a loving home and no, I won't give you the name and number of who bought so you can go check it out. BUT - just know that these kind of things can come true if you want it. What are your dreams? What would you absolutely love? 

Come to our Martin Experience Event 
Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 7:00 PM 
and share your ideas and together we can make it happen.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Taylor K26ce -

You know, Taylor Guitars makes some pretty sexy guitars. This K26ce we just got in is a good example as you can see.
The Grand Symphony sized body really lends itself to the Koa tonewood, adding bass and roundness to an otherwise clear mid-range. It rings like a bell when you want it and cuddles you with warm bass when you need it to.

 The grain! Oh My! The grain of this Koa is crazy beautiful and Taylors' shaded burst really accentuates the variety of warm syrupy colors.
The detail in the purfling and fretboard inlay is immaculate. I love the whimsical, vine inlay they have on these Koa series.
It's such a sleek and sexy machine and plays so unbelievably well, given Taylor Guitars expertly carved neck profile. 

Come on in and check this one out. It's such a beautiful instrument, crafted by one of America's leading guitar Manufacturers. The Taylor K26ce should be in your music life if you like big, sexy, bold statements and a clean, clear, even guitar tone.