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Over the weekend, a link to this video appeared in my inbox, and I thought it worth sharing. It’s an inside look at the C.F. Martin Guitar factory from 1939. It fills me with shop envy more than anything else, I spent a lot of years under awful fluorescent lights with no view other than concrete block walls. This looks like a perfectly pleasant space to me, lots of windows, hardwood floors and a group of highly skilled craftsmen making things about as well as they can be made.

–Robert W. Lang

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  • Shawn Nichols

    After several long days at work, I’m feelin’ half past dead. Thanks Mr. Lang – this was a much needed pick me up. I think I’ll play my little girl some guitar tomorrow. She loves to take a load off and listen to daddy.

  • Danny H.

    Years ago as a UPS driver one of my pickup accounts was a small Co. that made guitars out of their garage here in So. Cal. You know them today as Taylor Guitars. This video brought back memories from those days. Thank You for sharing !

  • tombuhl

    Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to play with wood today.

    The music reminded me of Woodie Guthrie’s Roll On Columbia. Pretty sure Guthrie just wrote the lyrics to a traditional tune. I suspect the music here is case of new, relative lyrics added to an old tune.

  • djmueller1

    It’s great this short clip survived. The Way-back Machine reminds us what we have lost, and that for which we remain at risk of losing.

  • AL

    Great music Bob, thanks for sharing. I know two guitar pickers I plan on sharing this post with. Keep them coming.

  • Mitch Wilson

    As much as I enjoyed watching this video, I more thoroughly liked the music and musicians. Kept trying to figure out who that was singing. Wow, Blake and Rice. Great stuff. Thanks, Bob.

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