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“Live Oak” by Tim May & Steve Smith

In this bonus episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions” Mike welcomes renowned pickers, Tim May (guitar) and Steve Smith (mandolin) for a quick interview and a performance of their original tune, “Live Oak” from their “Murder of Crows” album. Enjoy! More about TIM MAY and STEVE SMITH: http://timmaymusic.net http://www.desertnight.com http://www.hardroadtrio.com/shop/ We hope you enjoy this series… we have […]

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Pete Huttlinger & Tony Polecastro (Interview & Performance)

What a treat to have Pete Huttlinger stop by the Acoustic Letter studios and not only play for us, but chat about what it was like to relearn guitar after some major health issues that left him not even being able to hold a flatpick. This is one that you cannot miss, especially the jam that […]

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Paul Talks with Chris Martin about Martin Guitars (2 of 2)

Music Villa owner, Paul Decker sits down with legendary guitar-maker, Chris Martin IV to discuss Martin’s 175th Anniversary Dreadnought, and more! Created and built by the finest luthiers in the Martin Custom Shop in celebration of the company’s 175th anniversary. The back shows every generation of the Martin family, dating back to 1833. This guitar is […]

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Paul Talks with Chris Martin about Martin’s D-100 Deluxe (1 of 2)

Music Villa owner, Paul Decker sits down with legendary guitar-maker, Chris Martin IV to discuss Martin’s one-millionth guitar, the Martin D-100 Deluxe. Only 50 made of this exquisite masterpiece, and we have #45 of 50. This guitar is basically sold out and our’s is still here. It’s setup and ready to ship. Please call us […]

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Chris Martin Interview: Being CEO of Martin Guitars [full video]

Tony sits down with legendary guitar-maker and CEO of Martin Guitars, Chris Martin I.V. to talk about… His take on rare tonewoods Chris’ folk art collection (hint: naked Adam, Eve, and the devil?!) The story of the Louvin Brothers Devil Martin Guitar A day in the life of Chris Martin Who’s running the day to […]

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Chris Martin on Devil Pop Art & Being CEO of Martin Guitars

Today is the official launch of the Acoustic Letter iTunes Video Podcast. UPDATE: The Acoustic Letter is STILL on YouTube. Nothing is changing other than the addition of an Acoustic Letter iTunes Video Podcast. The Chris Martin interview, Waterloo reviews & comparisons, New Martin D-35E 50th Anniversary, and 2015 Gibson Limiteds are currently exclusively on […]

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Taylor’s Andy Powers Talks About HIS Playing with Tony Polecastro (3 of 3)

In Part 3 of 3, Tony asks Andy about how his own guitar playing has influenced how he builds guitars, and much more! This is Part 3 of 3 of the interview. We hope you enjoyed the series, and please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below. Thanks for watching! Shop all our Taylor Guitars HERE

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How to Build Expensive Guitars with Tony Polecastro & Andy Powers (2 of 3)

In Part 2 of 3, Tony and Andy Powers show you the guitar-building and wood-selecting process, first-hand in the Taylor Factory. Watch as they select from the best-of-the-best woods for 2 custom guitars (see finished guitars below). This is Part 2 of 3 of the interview. We hope you enjoy the interview, and please don’t hesitate to […]

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The REAL Story Behind Taylor’s New 600 Series w/ Andy Powers & Tony Polecastro (1 of 3)

In this interview, Tony sits down with Taylor Guitar’s Andy Powers to chat about how he redesigned & built both the 2014 800 Series, and the brand new 2015 600 Series. This is Part 1 of 3 of the interview. We hope you enjoy the interview, and please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below. […]

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Bob Taylor’s Dream Comes True – The Full Story (3 of 3)

Tony sits down with Bob Taylor (founder of Taylor Guitars) at the Taylor Factory in El Cajon, California. In Part 3, Bob tells the story of meeting and hiring Andy Powers as the future of the company. This is Part 3 of 3 of the interview. We hope you enjoy the interview, and please don’t hesitate […]

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Bob Taylor: The (Surprising) True Potential of Maple (2 of 3)

Tony sits down with Bob Taylor (founder of Taylor Guitars) at the Taylor Factory in El Cajon, California. In Part 2, the fellas talk about the true potential of Maple, both from a sustainable harvesting stand-point, and as a tonewood. This is Part 2 of 3 of the interview. We hope you enjoy the interview, and please don’t […]

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Life According to Bob Taylor: Guitars & Sustainability (1 of 3)

Tony sits down with Bob Taylor (founder of Taylor Guitars) at the Taylor Factory in El Cajon, California. The 2 chat about their shared love for guitars and the importance of sustainability in our industry- whether it be sustainable wood harvesting or the sustainability of a company like Taylor. This is Part 1 of 3 of the interview. […]

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Tommy Emmanuel “I Rarely Have People at Soundcheck” w/ Tony Polecastro (2 of 2)

In part 2 of 2 in Tony’s interview with Tommy Emmanuel… Tommy says, “I rarely have people at soundcheck.” Learn why. Tommy talks about his performance philosophy. Tony asks an odd viewer question that Tommy has never gotten asked before (and it shows!) (look for it at 6:27) To end the interview Tony asks “How […]

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PRS asks Tony Polecastro About Doing Mushrooms? (Part 2)

Paul Reed Smith and Tony Polecastro get deep about PRS acoustic guitars, The “Reed” in Paul Reed Smith, and Paul asks Tony if he’s on mushrooms!?!? This is part 2 of 3! Subscribe to The Acoustic Letter so you don’t miss any upcoming episodes of Behind The Acoustic Guitar: http://acousticletter.com/join/