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Tuesday, May 04 2021
Mahogany vs Rosewood - Which Guitar Tonewood is Better?

Mahogany or Rosewood? The answer is “Yes!” Yes to both. We are now going to explore the marvelous qualities that make mahogany and rosewood the most revered tonewoods used to create world-class acoustic guitars, in this, our May edition of Maury's Music’s A vs. B.

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Tuesday, March 02 2021
Ovangkol aka

As with most exotic species of wood, Guibourtia ehie has several common names. But in the world of musical instruments it is known as ovangkol. The latest Martin guitars to feature ovangkol are the D-16E Burst and OMC-16E Burst, the all-solid wood wonders that use it for the back and sides, and for their gorgeous tops under a high gloss mahoganyburst finish! And aren’t they pretty?

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Thursday, November 05 2020
Why choose a 000 instead of a 00?

Why Choose a Martin 00 Instead of a 000? (Or Vice Versa) As we contemplate and compare the similarities between the wonderful Martin 000-16E Granadillo and 00-16E Granadillo, the differences between them are definitely in the details.

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Thursday, May 28 2020
YouTube LIVE with Aaron Short

Our good pal Aaron Short is a working musician in NYC, and he hosts a wonderful YouTube channel - filled with gear demos, live concerts & fantastic interviews. Aaron and Maury will be spending some time demonstrating & discussing certain Martin models. We'll archive those discussions here.

 

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Thursday, May 28 2020
Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade
Martin has a long tradition of adding special toner to the spruce soundboard of a guitar to darken the  lacquer finish in a pleasing, aesthetic way. The official company language has always described such guitars as having a “shaded top,” with the common terms like “sunburst” and “burst” being used for specific types of top shading. And while there have been multiple bursts over the years, the two most popular examples remain available today, the Sunburst 1935 and the Amberburst 1933.

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Wednesday, April 08 2020
The Awesome Orchestra Model!

A week after Maury appeared on the popular YouTube webzine “The Aaron Short Music Hangout,” Martin’s Dick Boak took his place in front of a webcam for a lengthy and enlightening interview on the same show. Aaron asked him what his favorite Martin guitar was. Dick replied that there are so many great Martins, but for him it is the Orchestra Model. And it is no coincidence that John Mayer’s signature model is based on his long-time go-to axe, which happens to be the same Martin OM model that Dick Boak plays, and the very same one played to this day by Maury of Maury’s Music. The reason is simple – Martin OMs are awesome!

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Thursday, February 06 2020
Martin Body Sizes

Martin Body Sizes

When you see a Martin model name like D-15 or 000-18, the number on the right side of the dash refers to the “Style” of decoration and the materials used to create the instrument. The letter or number on the left side of the dash refers to the body size. And today we will look at the various Martin body sizes available in 2020, starting with the newest one. Read more!

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Tuesday, November 26 2019
Martin Neck Shapes

From Our Family to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

This year, Maury’s Music has much to the thankful about, including the bountiful choices to be had in Martin guitar neck shapes! Each is designed for comfort and ease of playability, no matter what size hands a musician may have. Read more!

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Thursday, November 14 2019
Sakes alive! It's Style 35!

With its unique pedigree and impressive good looks, a guitar made in Style 35 stands out like a thoroughbred stallion from the impressive Martin herd, especially when it’s heard. A rich and robust rosewood voice of exceptional complexity attracts admirers from all styles of music, and with good reason. Read more.

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Wednesday, October 30 2019
Celebrate Halloween with Martin Style 18!

Scary good guitars at shocking good prices!

As the golden October afternoons are spirited away and replaced by the spooky, spine-chilling nights of a dark and blustery November, we are reminded of how the cheerful voice of a Style 18 Martin guitar is as bright, clear, and pretty as a sunny Sunday in Spring Time. It is the perfect musical tonic for the soul this time of year, as the days grow dark, the nights grow long, and the winter blues approach. Read more!
 

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Thursday, September 19 2019
Why So Many Versions of the D-28?

Why are there so many versions of the D-28 for sale? From its introduction in early 1930s, the Martin D-28 set the standard that all other acoustic guitars have been compared to ever since. Today, Martin offers more than one version of this most-iconic acoustic guitar, inspired by various renditions from the D-28’s historic past. And we are going to take a closer look at each of them in this blog post. Read more.

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Wednesday, July 19 2017
NEW Martin Guitars - Fishman & LR Baggs electronics

NEW for 2017: You can now order select Martin Guitars with your choice of electronics.  Choose between the Fishman Aura VT Enhance or the LR Baggs Anthem!

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Friday, December 02 2016
Martin Guitar: Buy From Factory Program

Plan on visiting the C.F. Martin Guitar Factory! We'll give you one more good reason to make the trip.  Now customers can buy a new Martin Guitar at Martin Guitar through the Buy From Factory Program. Tell 'em Maury's Music sent ya!

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Wednesday, September 14 2016
Martin Travel Guitars

This week we embrace our wanderlust and discuss Martin's travel guitars. Which one is right for you?

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Sunday, May 22 2016
14-day Trial Period

Maury's Music gives you 14 days to evaluate your new guitar.  Some other stores only give you 2-3 days, and that's not nearly enough time.  When shopping for your next guitar, don't just compare prices - compare policies, too.

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Wednesday, October 21 2015
Martin Guitar Neck Profiles

This week we talk mostly about Martin Guitar Neck Profiles and maybe a little about Italian Westerns.

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Wednesday, October 14 2015
Spoon Phillips compares 3 Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931's

Spoon Phillips of OneManz.com visted Maury's Music for another round of Martin Guitar demos.  At the end of Day 2, he checked out three OM-28 Authentic 1931's and allowed me to roll camera.

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Wednesday, October 07 2015
Naming a Blueridge Guitar

A great resource for someone looking for a Blueridge guitar, this week we talk about how Blueridge guitar model names work.

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Wednesday, September 23 2015
Acoustic Guitar Body Size & Scale Length

Today we get into the nitty gritty, talking about how Body Size and Scale Length affect the sound of your acoustic guitar.

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Wednesday, July 15 2015
D-28 Marquis vs. D-28 Authentic 1937

This topic was actually requested by a customer who was having some difficulty understanding the difference between the D-28 Marquis and D-28 Authentic 1937. Both of these guitars offer similar woods, construction and features. However, as with all things acoustic guitar, the devil is in the details and it’s only by looking carefully at the specs that you’ll get a full picture.

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Wednesday, June 17 2015
Naming a Martin Guitar

For a newcomer to Martin guitars, the sheer size of their lineup can be overwhelming. With over 100 guitars in their lineup at any one time, all labeled with Martin's own unique labeling system, it could seem tough to narrow down your options. This weeks article is going to be an explanation of Martin's guitar naming system, breaking down exactly what each part of a model's name designates and what it means to you. In ten minutes you can go from a complete Martin beginner to an expert. 

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Monday, November 22 2010
Guitars cost less at Maury's - yes, even with 15% off at the competition.

The BIG chain stores often advertise super sales events.  To the uneducated customer, these holiday sales might appear to be very attractive.  Think again.

One of the sales we found is 15% off, with a maximum discount of $500.  Basically, that means any instrument they're selling with a price tag of $3300 or higher, the most you'll save is $500.  Think that sounds good?  They're still far more expensive than Maurys Music's everyday prices.  Here are some examples:

                                        
 Big Box everyday price          15% off SALE at the Big Box store        MaurysMusic.com
        $4900 + tax                             $4400 + tax                               $3886
         $3300 + tax                            $2805 + tax                               $2601
        $2000 + tax                             $1700 + tax                               $1546
        $1000 + tax                             $850 + tax                                 $ 880


If you purchase a new instrument at one of these "BIG" sales, you will pay $100-$400 too much, before tax!  Put that money in your pocket - not theirs.  Check out MaurysMusic.com.   

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