Somewhere along Highway 1 north of Freeport we spotted a small guitar/luthier shop, and decided to stop.
Residing there was an old Martin. My “old” D-28S was made in 1970, this guitar in…um, 1898. Small, feather light with a slotted head…a 12-fret showing little wear with a really loud voice. Ron Pinkham, the resident luthier, didn’t really explain the first string fret zing…but the price is probably right – a mere twelve grand. (…it’s still residing somewhere north of Freeport.)