American Icons – Johnny Cash & Martin Guitars.

Country/Western singer Johnny Cash in recording studio.  Nashville, TN 1969

Johnny Cash is as real as they come, brother.  I feel sorry for poor lil’ Juaqiem Phoenix - trying to fill those big (white) shoes on screen.  The hard livin’, honky tonkin’, God lovin’ man in black.  God rest his soul.

The Legendary D45 by C. F. Martin & Co.

C.F. Martin & Co. have been making top quality guitars since 1796, and are still family owned and operated out of Nazareth, PA.  Martin is truly a guitar with few rivals in terms of quality, tone and boom- played by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Guy Clark and many other music legends.  Martin is probably best known for their D-45 Dreadnought model (a little wider body and more squared shoulder), first crafted for Gene Autry in 1933.  In my book, both Johnny and Martin are true American Icons.

Link to Martin D45

 

Johnny Cash stickin' it to The Man.  "Try to put the screws on me and I'll screw right from under you." - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash stickin' it to The Man. "Try to put the screws on me and I'll screw right from under you." - Johnny Cash

4 thoughts on “American Icons – Johnny Cash & Martin Guitars.

  1. Mr. Phoenix couldn’t handle the pressure of playing the real deal; he’s supposedly given up movies.

  2. Blog looks great! Some beautiful photographs and articles thusfar. I’m really looking forward to the future. Much success to you!

  3. gotta love Martin + Cash.

    the D-28 is probably the standard when it comes to Martin guitars. the D-45 is more of a bling’d out custom model of the D-28.

    keep up the good work man, best blog on the internet.

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