Martins & More with Spoon Phillips

This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon’s longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employees at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music. Want to support the show? Visit Patreon.com/martinsandmore

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5 days ago

Doug Young: Fingerstyle Guitar.  Welcome to Martins & More with Spoon Phillips. Today we're continuing our chat with Doug Young. Doug is a professional guitarist from Mountain View, California. He's a teacher, performer, engineer, & writes for Acoustic Guitar magazine. He performs regularly in a duo with Teja Gerken & has several instructional books to his credit. Have you ever looked online for information on an acoustic guitar pickup? Chances are, you've benefited from Doug's advice in that department, too. Sit back & relax as we continue to get nerdy with Doug Young.
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips 

Doug Young

Monday Apr 08, 2024

Monday Apr 08, 2024

Doug Young: Fingerstyle Guitar.  Welcome to Martins & More with Spoon Phillips. Today we're chatting with Doug Young. Doug is a professional guitarist from Mountain View, California. He's a teacher, performer, engineer, & writes for Acoustic Guitar magazine. He performs regularly in a duo with Teja Gerken & has several instructional books to his credit. Have you ever looked online for information on an acoustic guitar pickup? Chances are, you've benefited from Doug's advice in that department, too. Sit back & relax as we get nerdy with Doug Young.
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips 

Monday Apr 01, 2024

In today's episode we're counting down Spoon's TOP 10 Martin models discontinued too soon - including the Super D. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their discontinued chat on.
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #superD

Monday Mar 25, 2024

In today's episode we're chatting with our pal Mike Dickinson: sourcing specialist for Martin Guitar. Mike is in charge of sourcing things like sinker mahogany, pearl inlay & so much more. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon - and Mike - dive deep into a fun & informative conversation. It's gonna get nerdy.
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #mikedickinson

Cherry Hill Customs

Monday Mar 18, 2024

Monday Mar 18, 2024

In today's episode we're discussing the new Cherry Hill Customs from Martin Guitar. These unique instruments are only available IN-PERSON, for those customers visiting the Martin factory. Sit back & listen as we tell you all about 'em ... and you'll hear some sound samples, too.
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #cherryhillcustoms

Teja Gerken

Monday Mar 11, 2024

Monday Mar 11, 2024

In today's episode we're chatting with Teja Gerken. Teja is a professional fingerstyle guitarist from the bay area of California. He worked at Acoustic Guitar magazine for many years before co-founding Peghead Nation with Scott Nygaard and Dan Gabel. His brand new album "Test of Time" is earning glowing reviews and can be found on all the major platforms. We're very excited to sit down with Teja and we hope you enjoy this very special episode!
Visit Teja at www.tejagerken.com and www.pegheadnation.com .
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #opentunings

Open Tunings for Guitar

Monday Mar 04, 2024

Monday Mar 04, 2024

In today's episode we're discussing open tunings and alternate tunings for guitar. What artist do you think of when someone mentions "Open G"? Which song do you most associate DADGAD with? Have you ever heard of "Celtic C"? Double-drop D? Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their open tuning chat on.
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #opentunings

Monday Feb 26, 2024

In today's episode of Martins & More, we have a mixed bag of topics. Maury's Music brings back the OM-18, Martin Backstage members get 3 more Episodes of "From the Cage",  non-Martin NAMM items that caught our eye & more. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their smorgasbord chat on. :)
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #OM18

Martin 12 String Guitars

Monday Feb 19, 2024

Monday Feb 19, 2024

In today's episode of Martins & More, we're discussing Martin 12 string guitars. Current models, limited editions, the first Martin 12-strings ever made - and all points in-between. We'll even compare notes on our favorite 12-strings artist - and songs! Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their 12-string chat on. 
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #12string

Monday Feb 12, 2024

A few episodes ago, we critiqued Rolling Stone's 250 greatest guitarists list. Upon hearing that show, our friend John asked us to "do the top female guitarists next... and include Marshall from Martin VS Martin". This episode is exactly that. The greatest female guitarists (according to Maury, Spoon and Marshall).

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Martins & More with Spoon Phillips

This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon’s longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employees at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury's Music. By request - we've added a tip jar: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=BMGGSRXBJRPEG

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