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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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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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English


Episodes
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Luxe by Martin Kovar Strings - PART 2

5/20/2024
Luxe by Martin: Kovar Strings: Part 2. Maury & Spoon finally found the time to try the new Kovar strings on their guitars. Maury put a set of 12s on his Martin OM-28V & recorded the results over 4 weeks. Spoon also tried Kovar lights on his rosewood 000C-21 TSP Custom Martin AND his mahogany 1990's 000C-16E. This episode was too big for one show. Sit back, relax & enjoy the thrilling conclusion of Kovar strings. 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. #martinguitar #tspoonphillips

Duration:00:49:55

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Luxe by Martin: Kovar Strings

5/13/2024
Luxe by Martin: Kovar Strings. Maury & Spoon finally found the time to try the new Kovar strings on their guitars. Maury put a set of 12s on his Martin OM-28V & recorded the results over 4 weeks. Spoon also tried Kovar lights on his rosewood 000C-21 TSP Custom Martin AND his mahogany 1990's 000C-16E. The verdict? Listen today and find out. :D 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. #martinguitar #tspoonphillips

Duration:00:40:41

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Bobby Moderow & Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

5/6/2024
Aloha! In today's episode we're talking about Hawaiian music & slack key guitar, paired with Maury's interview with Bobby Moderow. Bobby is an award-winning guitarist from Hawaii & he made the pilgrimage to the Martin Factory to pick up a very special instrument. Maury caught up with him in the Martin museum & he played a song for us, too! Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their slack key 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 #bobbymoderow

Duration:00:58:48

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Earth Day at Martin & the DSS Biosphere II

4/29/2024
Earth Day at Martin Guitar & the NEW DSS Biosphere II. Robert Goetzl hit another one out of the park, with this - the 3rd guitar in his series of earth day instruments. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon discuss this exciting new model, and the ever important cause it's inherently attached to - making every day earth day. 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. Follow Robert Goetzl on Instagram @rfgoetzl 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

Duration:00:42:19

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THE BEST (Our Favorite) Bass Players

4/22/2024
THE BEST (Our Favorite) Bass Players. The top bassists according to Rolling Stone. The greatest bass players according to Consequence.net Our Favorite Bass Players… do any of these names intersect? Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon debate this popular topic. Thanks for being here! 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

Duration:01:22:02

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Doug Young - Part 2

4/15/2024
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

Duration:00:40:45

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Doug Young

4/8/2024
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

Duration:00:45:08

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The Martin Super D & other models discontinued too soon

4/1/2024
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

Duration:00:50:24

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Mike Dickinson from Martin Guitar!

3/25/2024
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

Duration:01:10:49

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Cherry Hill Customs

3/18/2024
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

Duration:00:55:23

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Teja Gerken

3/11/2024
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

Duration:01:14:32

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Open Tunings for Guitar

3/4/2024
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

Duration:01:04:33

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Martin OM-18, Backstage Updates & More

2/26/2024
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

Duration:00:49:59

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Martin 12 String Guitars

2/19/2024
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

Duration:01:01:00

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The Greatest Female Guitarists

2/12/2024
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).

Duration:01:08:07

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We Played the NEW 2024 NAMM Martins

2/5/2024
The NEW 2024 NAMM Martins Now that we've played many of the new 2024 NAMM Martins, we'd like to give you our real impressions - from a player's point of view. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their 2024 NAMM 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 #NAMM2024

Duration:00:59:37

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Martin Guitar Remastered X Series

1/29/2024
In today's episode we're discussing the new Remastered X Series from Martin Guitar. We'll talk about the 00-X2E Cocobolo, D-X2E 12 Brazilian, GPC-X2E Ziricote - and so many more! New innovations like beveled fingerboard edges, refined string spacing & gorgeous new HPL pattern backs & sides. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon discuss these brand new X series NAMM offerings from Martin Guitar. 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 #remasteredXseries

Duration:01:10:40

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NEW Martin Guitars from NAMM 2024

1/22/2024
NEW Martin Guitar models for NAMM 2024! In today's episode we're discussing the NEW 2024 offerings from Martin Guitar, introduced at Winter NAMM. Standard series SC-18E and SC-28E, The remastered X series, the controversial GPCE Inception Maple - and more! Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon dive deep into the exciting new Martin guitars from NAMM 2024! 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 Want to support the show? Join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/martinsandmore #martinguitar #tspoonphillips #NAMM

Duration:01:02:28

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Rolling Stone 250 Greatest Guitarists - Our Reaction

1/15/2024
In today's episode we're discussing the Rolling Stone 250 greatest guitarists of all time. List like these were made for debating - and now it's our turn to dissect and debunk this enormous - and erroneous, collection. Should Neil Young be 100 spots higher than Stephen Stills? Does Joe Bonamassa deserve to be omitted? Where (if at all) does your favorite guitarist rank on this list? Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon tear apart this list of 250 greatest guitarists of all time. 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 #rollingstone

Duration:01:10:12

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The NEW Martin GPCE Inception

1/9/2024
In today's episode we're discussing the NEW Martin GPCE Inception Maple! With its revolutionary new bracing, environmentally-friendly construction & gorgeous new sunburst shade, this brand-new offering from CF Martin deserves an episode all to itself. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon dive deep into this exciting new guitar from NAMM 2024! 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 #GPCE #inception

Duration:00:48:54