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Hi everyone

So my husband took off from work on my day off two weeks ago. He wanted to surprise me with a trip to the Martin Guitar Factory. A little back story. This past March the month before my dad died. My husband and I went to the Martin Factory. I was just beginning to play guitar again. When my husband saw this one hanging on the wall he asked me to play it. He offered to buy it right then and there. I said No. I got all practical on him ..you know (I don't need another guitar yada yada yada) 

so we didn't get it....fast forward to now. Ever since we didn't buy it I was sorry. I didn't know my dad would die the next month and now I regret that I didn't get to play it for him....so when my husband said "You know Maria if you were like a normal woman and liked jewelry no one would have a problem if I bought you another piece of jewelry but because it's a guitar SOMEONE always has a comment"  "WHAT do you need another guitar for?" I'm sure you all have heard that if you own several guitars.

So that day I said YES!  i loved what he said and I didn't want that moment to pass again. AND as he put it how many people can say that they got a Martin Guitar right from the factory? It was a magical day!
Ever since I brought it home I'm playing even more guitar. I told my husband that I feel like I'm playing better with this guitar and he said "I never heard you  play like this period." Isn't that crazy?

SO  here is my new baby...and she smells sooooo good!!

 

Maria

ps thanks for letting me share my joy

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Lovely guitar - congratulations Maria!

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Great story,, and great marriage.. that's what life's moments are about! 

 

Beautiful.. enjoy!

 

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On 11/26/2019 at 8:31 PM, Dave White said:

Lovely guitar - congratulations Maria!

Thank you so much!

Happy THanksgiving!

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On 11/26/2019 at 8:56 PM, Mike Hoodenpyle said:

Love that story! Enjoy your new guitar!

 

Awe. Thank you. Glad you liked it!

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10 hours ago, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

Years of enjoyment and memories to come

From your mouth to God's ears!!

Thank you 
Maria

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9 hours ago, columbo said:

Great story,, and great marriage.. that's what life's moments are about! 

 

Beautiful.. enjoy!

 

Thank you so much. I'm really blessed. Thanks for the kind words! 

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2 hours ago, NeilES335 said:

@sleepingangel Your smile tells it all Maria😁. Congratulations!

Thanks so much. Yes I was all smiles in the Martin Factory and honestly every time I look at and/or play that guitar!

Take care

Maria

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What a wonderful story Maria!! 

Congrats on your new guitar!! 

The Martin Guitar Factory is a great place!! We took the tour back in 2010 when Adele and I were 'road- tripping' to the Gathering. Fantastic tour, and although I already have a Martin (the Custom x series - it is a wonderful instrument!)  it was so tempting to add a guitar! :) 

Enjoy!!! And Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

 

 

 

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Great story, Maria.  Thank you for sharing it.  Enjoy that gorgeous guitar a long time.

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7 hours ago, K9kaos said:

What a wonderful story Maria!! 

Congrats on your new guitar!! 

The Martin Guitar Factory is a great place!! We took the tour back in 2010 when Adele and I were 'road- tripping' to the Gathering. Fantastic tour, and although I already have a Martin (the Custom x series - it is a wonderful instrument!)  it was so tempting to add a guitar! :) 

Enjoy!!! And Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

 

 

 

Yes that place is great !! And that’s exactly how I felt the time before when I said no to the temptation. But I guess the time was right this time. :) 

take care

Maria 

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I love "the one that I went back again for" stories  Yours is a lovely story Maria, and that guitar looks good on you! Congratulations and enjoy, it was meant to be.  As others have said, your smile says it all.❤️

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Very nice story and congratulations on the new guitar.  I would like to tour that place some day,  

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A beautiful story for sharing. Congrats on the guitar and the wise choice for a husband.

Greg

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22 hours ago, Quilter1958 said:

You deserve that guitar, Diane!

Sherry, I appreciate you thinking of me, but, um, I think you meant to say, "Maria"!

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On 11/29/2019 at 10:18 AM, matonanjin said:

Great story, Maria.  Thank you for sharing it.  Enjoy that gorgeous guitar a long time.

Thanks so much. I really appreciate the that!

Maria

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On 11/30/2019 at 1:49 AM, Nutty 1 said:

I love "the one that I went back again for" stories  Yours is a lovely story Maria, and that guitar looks good on you! Congratulations and enjoy, it was meant to be.  As others have said, your smile says it all.❤️

Awe thanks so much. I appreciate your good wishes. I'm so thrilled with it! I just want to play it every day!

Maria

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On 11/30/2019 at 7:32 AM, fray said:

Very nice story and congratulations on the new guitar.  I would like to tour that place some day,  

Thanks so much Fray!!

I appreciate your good wishes and kind words and do I sincerely hope you get to go to the factory someday!!

Maria

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On 12/1/2019 at 3:55 PM, gotto said:

A beautiful story for sharing. Congrats on the guitar and the wise choice for a husband.

Greg

Oh Greg!! thanks so much> Nice to see you here again! I appreciate your words and you made me laugh too!!

Maria

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On 12/1/2019 at 5:36 PM, Quilter1958 said:

You deserve that guitar, Diane!

THANKS SO MUCH!! 
I appreciate your good wishes!

Maria

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Hi Maria, i have a question for you. The 00-15 is a guitar that i really want for some years now. One day it will be mine when my budget allows me to :). You have yours for 4 months now so you are a little experienced with that instrument. How is the playability? And would you recommend it for fingerstyle? Is it as good as i read in many reviews? Greetings from Belgium

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