From the moment I started playing seriously, I’ve wanted a Martin. My heroes all played Martins. Neil Young, CSN, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Dan Fogelberg and so many more. I read about them in guitar magazines. I went to stores and played them. D-18’s, D-28’s, D-35’s and D-41’s. Oh, the 41’s…. I fell in love.
Many years passed. I had my Sigma, and I loved it, how the mahogany-spruce combo could cut through just about any mix, but I still craved that deep bottom end and balanced treble of the D-41’s. Midlife crisis hit; I gave in and started looking for a used 41. It took about eighteen months of searching, but I finally found the D-41 of my dreams in a farm town in Southwest Missouri. The rest is history.