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www.VintageGuitar.com       Issue No. 013

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Paul GilbertPaul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert and the crew that makes up Mr. Big — bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Pat Torpey, and vocalist Eric Martin — reunited a couple years ago on the heels of a Gilbert gig at the L.A. House of Blues where he, Sheehan, and Torpey jumped onstage together. Digging the vibe, they soon called Martin, then got after it.

The band's new album, Live From the Living Room, was recorded in January, 2011, in front of an audience at a television studio in Tokyo. It offers stripped-down versions of some of the band's hits and several tracks from its 2011 album, What If..., some accompanied by a string quartet. Click to read more

 

Martin OM-18 and 000-28Martin OM-18 and 000-28

What makes these two Martins remarkable is not necessarily their rarity or historical importance, although both would be welcome additions to any serious collection. It is their sunburst finishes that I find interesting — and especially beautiful.

Martin has offered sunburst finishes as an option since the 1930s. The earliest Martin catalog reference is a 1932 C-1 archtop with a "top shaded golden brown;" sunburst R-Series archtops and Dreadnoughts followed in 1933 and 1934, respectively. It was also a popular finish on Martin's O-18H and 00-40H Hawaiian guitars during this period. Click to read more

 

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