Stories and Stuff ... The Martin Guitar Repair
The Martin Guitar Repair
got the Martin Guitar in 1967 while I was a sophmore at Carleton
College. It was $263.73 with the case, from Terminal Music
Supply, New York.
After 43 years, the Martin D-18 action was
getting too high, even after cutting down the saddle to almost nothing
and having the bridge plate planed down. The authorized Martin luthier
is Lane's Lutherie in Madison and they did an excellent job. They have
a backlog, so it took 2 1/2 months. They reset the neck, a very complex
and risky endeavor, and put in a new bridge plate and saddle. The
action is very low and does not buzz. I also had K&K Sound passive
pickups added and they are great.
Martin Guitars honored the
Lifetime Guarantee and the neck-reset was done under warrenty. Take
note- there is now a cutoff date and the lifetime guarantee is actually
40 years now.
I am very happy with my guitar now. Martin Guitars and Lane's Lutherie are people you can trust.