PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Martin Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest acoustic guitar models -- 00-45SC John Mayer, D-18, 000C Nylong, D-28 The Mamas and the Papas, and the GPCPA Mahogany.



PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Martin Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest acoustic guitar models -- 00-45SC John Mayer, D-18, 000C Nylong, D-28 The Mamas and the Papas, and the GPCPA Mahogany.

Johnny Marr’s latest LP spans influences from New Order to the Staple Singers while staying rooted in his clockwork timing and copious talents as arranger and melodicist.

When the great Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes passed away earlier this year, I thought a lot about Johnny Marr. Marr was moved deeply by the girl groups of the ’60s—their positivity, energy, and the convergence of ecstasy and melancholy in the music. He was even fired up by the audaciousness of their style: The impressive beehive hairdo worn by Spector’s bandmate Estelle Bennett famously inspired the jet-black pile Marr wore at the height of Smiths fame.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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