1939 Martin D-18 – From the Workbench | Gruhn Guitars Repair Shop in Nashville, TN

This week, Gruhn Guitars repair staff David Kriesel gives us a look at the interior structure of the late 1930s Martin dreadnought guitars. Additional bracing was added to stand up to the pull of the steel strings that had replaced gut strings on these instruments. David also tells us about other structural changes that were made during that time to accommodate the new playing style that was becoming popular: bluegrass! We hope you enjoy this glimpse into this unique and innovative era in Martin’s manufacturing.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to send your guitar in for repair, visit https://guitars.com/repair-shop/ or contact Gruhn Guitars at 615-338-8898.

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Gruhn Guitars, Nashville’s premier vintage guitar store, was established on January 2, 1970, and is celebrating fifty years in business. While the business has come a long way since 1970, the basic foundation of our business principles remains unchanged. Gruhn Guitars continues to operate on knowledge, integrity, and service. Offering a wide selection of new, used, and vintage guitars, basses, mandolins, the collection at Gruhn Guitars is one of the finest in the world. Come visit our store in Nashville, Tennessee or visit us online at https://guitars.com

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