Martin Guitar Factory Closed

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by thunder58, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was just on line and I figured as much ...... Martin Guitar has closed down temporarily . I am sure this goes for all guitar / gear factories around the globe . In a case like Martin , ( as an example ) if you have a guitar there for repair , it will of coarse take much longer . Screen Shot 2020-03-21 at 6.54.40 AM.png
     
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  2. slickfaster

    slickfaster Gretschie

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  3. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

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    Nov 3, 2010
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    Such a great facility full of good people. I was fortunate enough to visit and tour the factory last summer.
     
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  4. S.R.Cash

    S.R.Cash Gretschie

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    Aug 29, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    Wherever my singer sent her guitar in for repair is closed for awhile too. Apparently it's siting there finished, ready to go.
     
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Well, it's not closed for good, but only "for the duration".
     
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  6. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Electromatic

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    Dec 22, 2018
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    Agree. If you think about how old the Martin Guitar company is and all the Depressions, World Wars, Civil Wars and such they have been through, Corona virus is a walk in the park for them......hopefully.
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    At least Martin Co. was smart enough to stay with the thing they know best---guitars---unlike Gibson.
     
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  8. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Synchromatic

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    They are also still owned by the family, not some soulless, faceless hedge fund that doesn’t know and doesn’t care about guitars or product quality.
     
  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And I'm sure others as well . Taylor Guitars cancelled all tours as well . Don't know of any other companies that give tours , but I'm sure lots of company employees are working from home too . Wonder what SweetWater is up too at this point ?
     
  10. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

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    Springfield Oregon
  11. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    You mean that they don’t see the potential of theme parks and “lifestyle products”. I wonder how long it will be before Henry’s business ideas are put to use as studies in what not to do.
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ? What's up Raye
     
  13. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I'm ok with temporary but not permanently. I still have a dream Martin or two to fight for!
     
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  14. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Yea, like Fender? ;)
     
  15. BFTmarshall

    BFTmarshall Gretschie

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    Jan 12, 2020
    York
    Time to buy another Gibson & Fender..thanks for the motivation....
     
  16. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Why would this motivate you to buy Gibson and or Fender? The Gov of Pennsylvania ordered non essential businesses to close not like they did it just to mess with their employees.
     
  17. BFTmarshall

    BFTmarshall Gretschie

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    Jan 12, 2020
    York
    when the Gibson & Fender corporate stuff gets redundantly spit out over & over on gear sites,,i look closer at em & usually end up with more of em ..cause ..they simply are great guitars...

    it was in reference to the posts above me ..not the Martin thing
     
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  18. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Just moderating myself. As you know I have a warped sense of humor. So, my post was sort of stupid, no it was really stupid. So, I deleted it. I think I am maturing. ;)
     
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  19. BatmansGretsch

    BatmansGretsch Gretschie

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    Dec 3, 2019
    Earth
    It says TEMPORARY in the title. :)

    This is just good business practice like everywhere else that is doing it. No point in having all your staff get sick at the same time. The same as closure. So close and maybe some vaccines will see an end to this sooner.
     
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  20. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    well thought
     
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