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  • Evening at Martin Guitars with Chris Martin

    Posted by Loraine on May 4, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    I’ve been accepted to attend an evening at Martin &Co. in Nazareth, PA to meet Chris Martin, to meet the VP of Research & Development, Fred Greene, listen to Craig Thatcher play and perform in Chris Martin’s personal collection of guitars, and then have a cocktail hour and meet and greet that evening.

    Carol-3M-Stillhand replied 1 month ago 7 Members · 13 Replies
  • 13 Replies
  • Moose408

    Member
    May 4, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! That sounds like a great evening. How did you get the invite?

    • Loraine

      Member
      May 5, 2024 at 1:24 pm

      I’m a member of the Martin Backstage Pass, and they occasionally offer special things, such as the night with Chris Martin. It’s typically based on a first come, first served type response or lottery system who wins. Site says, “special perks, like exclusive content, access to the Martin Lesson Room, discounts on some of your favorite merch, chances to win one-of-a-kind prize packs, and so much more.”

      Anyone can join the Martin Backstage Pass. go to their site, martinguitar.com and click on Backstage and join.

  • albert_d

    Member
    May 5, 2024 at 6:29 am

    Well aren’t you just the cat’s Martin’s meow? Have fun.

    • Loraine

      Member
      May 5, 2024 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks Albert.

  • Mrfredsporty

    Member
    May 6, 2024 at 2:33 am

    Sounds great. I’ve watched Chris give his Martin talk on YouTube tube several times and it is fascinating.plus of course the superb playing by Craig Thatcher. What an evening you are going to have. I’m jealous

    • Loraine

      Member
      May 6, 2024 at 8:27 am

      I’m very excited. I actually had a front row seat to see John Hiatt that night that I’m now selling.

  • Philb

    Member
    May 8, 2024 at 7:41 pm

    Sweet! Enjoy!

    • Loraine

      Member
      May 9, 2024 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks Phil. I’m really excited about it.

  • SoCal_Ian

    Member
    May 10, 2024 at 11:28 am

    Well that sounds just FANTASTIC! It’s sounds quite similar to the experience I had with those gentlemen at this year’s NAMM Show but at (or at least near to) the actual factory? Shweet! I know you’ll have a great time @Loraine and it’ll be so worth giving up the other show.

    • Loraine

      Member
      May 10, 2024 at 11:39 pm

      Thanks Ian. It’s a little bittersweet giving up a front row seat seeing John Hiatt, but it was all the way in Atlantic City, which is a few hours from me. It’ll still be an hour drive to Nazareth PA, but I’ll get home at a more reasonable hour and don’t risk being too tired to drive. Can’t complain too much. I have other concerts lined up. In fact, this weekend I’m going to local concert with Muriel Anderson Sunday afternoon at a local Guitar and Arts Center. I’ve tried to learn finger style from her on True Fire, but it’s a lost cause. My hands and fingers shake and jerk, and I’m too tense. Then I’m seeing Neil Young & Crazy Horse Sunday evening. Lots more in the queue.

  • Carol-3M-Stillhand

    Member
    May 11, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    @Loraine that’s awesome news!! I am sure it will be quite the experience. You may have thought of this already but if you have a Martin guitar, bring it with you and Chris might have an opportunity to sign it somewhere?

    Have fun and can’t wait to hear all about it!!

    • Loraine

      Member
      May 12, 2024 at 12:31 am

      Carol, where the heck have you been?!! We’re allowed to have one item signed by Chris Martin. It’s probably a good idea to take my Martin. They have a guitar valet of sorts that will take and check in the guitar and hold it until signing. I just wish it was a higher quality Martin than it is. It’s nothing to sneeze at. It was still a thousand dollar guitar, but everyone else I know that has one has such a nice model. .I have to admit, though, it’s a great sounding and easy playing guitar.

      Anyway, hope to see you soon 🙂

      • Carol-3M-Stillhand

        Member
        May 12, 2024 at 12:11 pm

        @Loraine glad to hear you will be taking a Martin Guitar for Mr. Martin to sign!! And yes, hope to see you soon 😉

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