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Billy Strings and His Father’s Martin D-93

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The songwriter and guitarist talks with Preston Thompson Guitars about tracking down the Martin guitar his father had to sell because the family was short on money.

by Thompson Guitars
October 09, 2018
Preston Thompson Guitars sat down with guitarist, songwriter, and Thompson Guitars endorser Billy Strings in 2017 in Bend, Oregon, while Billy and his band were in town for a show. Billy told the story of his father having to make the decision to sell his prized Martin D-93 guitar in order to pay for his family’s living expenses. Then, years later, Billy found the guitar for sale online, and went to great lengths to buy the guitar back.
 
You can read the online discussion that Billy describes in the video in this thread on the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum.
 
Learn more about Billy Strings at BillyStrings.com.
 

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