Back in 2002, when Martin realised that they were approaching the manufacture of their one millionth guitar, plans were set in motion to ensure that it was something truly unique. Acoustic talks to Dick Boak about the mightiest dreadnought ever made, the incredible Martin D-100, which costs a whopping $115,000!
Acoustic explores the world of an illustrious Canadian guitar maker and innovator noted for his skill in the art of inlay via £25k’s worth of guitar: “The Da Vinci”.
Not only do Alister’s initials come top billing but, more importantly, so do his finely crafted guitars.
What do Martin Simpson Clive Carroll and Brendan Crocker all have in common? Other than being darn fine acoustic guitars players, that is… They all play Ralph Bown guitars, that’s what.
No other singer-songwriter to emerge from the folk music scene of the 60s has had a sustained level of multi-genre success as Paul Simon has. An eclectic musician, gifted composer and musical risk-taker, Simon is the definition of a legend.
Whether it’s the windswept despair of ‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down’ or the poignancy of ‘Old Man’, there is one constant in Young’s acoustic output: an omnipresence of deep reflection in where lyrics and melodies commune seamlessly.
Acoustic magazine explores the history of Martin’s iconic three-piece back dreadnought as it celebrates its 50th birthday
Check out the 15 artists to be featured on this month’s covermount CD: Acoustic Presents… Vol. 3
When pioneering singer-songwriters discovered the acoustic guitar in the early ‘60s, they revolutionised popular music. Graham Hazelwood talked to the original folk guitar legend Bert Jansch in 2006 about Beth Orton, Bernard Butler and Johnny Marr, as we revisit this classic interview.