Tag Archives: Guitars

Have Geeklets, Will Travel: Martin Guitars Factory

Have Geeklets, Will Travel: Martin Guitars Factory

The Martin Guitars factory is like paradise for musical geeks. Our family took a tour of the 180-year-old guitar business, seeing the process of how their guitars start as blocks of wood and turn into instruments played by the likes of Eric Clapton. There are 300 steps, some completed by people and others completed by robots, that go into making a guitar, and you’ll marvel just as much at the skilled labor as you will at the numerous machines that dot the tour path. Read More

Give a Girl a Guitar

I learned my first chords on my dad’s Martin Shenandoah, and rocked out for the first time on his Les Paul. I had choice instruments. But plenty of girls have none at all. Especially not guitars. And if their … Read More