I actually did the job some time ago, but I'm writing it up blog-style as I go through about a thousand photos I took along the way.Here's a real old timer, a Martin guitar built in 1867, so that makes it a "post-war" Martin - post-Civil War, that is. | Tips For Safe Shopping | Contact Us | Copyright © 2017 Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
When [Crissie Rhodes and I] first got together we couldn’t have dreamed of achieving everything we have so far, and especially so quickly.
It feels like we are riding this incredible wave that just keeps going and going.
As a result, only a handful of guys in the world are ready to pay real money for a rare Harmony model.
In the Harmony world, the interested buyer is often rarer than the guitar itself.
The vintage series used a "V" prefix in serial numbers.
Perhaps the best way to date the Vintage series is to carefully remove the necek and check the bottom of the neck for a production date.
We’ve had so many amazing experiences in such a short time, and it’s been so great to share them together.
We barely knew each other when we signed our record deal, having only met eight months before. It’s funny, in the early days of The Shires people thought we were a bit crazy for thinking we could break into the mainstream as a Country act.
It’s really great that some of the upcoming UK Country artists say we are a big influence for them.
When we started there really wasn’t anyone to look up to, which was as exciting as it was scary. There’s a great community that we are so happy and proud to be part of.
The larger one is the serial number, and the part after the "H" letter is the model number.