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Favorite Flatpickers
Doc Watson, Clarence White and Marty Stuart
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Black Mt. Rag , Dusty Miller , Soldier's Joy
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I have been playing and building string instruments since 1967. Since
1972 I have been working in Nashville TN. and I am now teaching my granddaughter to play music.
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Lanham Guitar #1

After many years of restoring guitars with famous names and building guitars under the NGC name I have decided to present my own 'Master Series' using the Lanham name.

I am thinking in terms of using my absolute best materials and some of the things I've learned along the way to make a few really great guitars.Thanks to the encouragement of one of my clients I have finished Lanham #1 and it is a Brazilian rosewood/ Eastern Red D size. I have posted pics on my new website ] still under… Continue

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 7:15am

Lanham Guitars new from NGC

After making guitars under the Nashville Guitar Company label for the past 25 years I have decided to also build the Lanham brand . Lanham number 1 has just been delivered I am starting a batch of 6 Mahogany
D size guitars next.

Marty Lanham

Posted on June 6, 2008 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

This week at NGC

Thank you, Dan for setting up this neat website - it looks like it will be fun and it's sooo easy to use. Well I have strung 2 new instruments this week and they are unusual for my shop. One is a deep body baritone uke made with Koa and Engleman spruce. I made the uke for Nashville songwriter Tom Littlefield and he uses it for his craft. Come to find out that many famous songwriters use the uke. Tom is the grandson of Woody Herman the great band leader and he played me a knock-out version of… Continue

Posted on May 8, 2008 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

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At 4:18pm on May 8, 2008, Phil Burt said…
Hi Marty, You certainly will as it is attached to my side. Are you making it up there for a few days this year? Bring some Tee Shirts. This guitar is sounding better everyday. I have had a few "Real" pickers play it and a couple of them wanted to buy it from me.....NOT FOR SALE !!
See ya..
At 8:09pm on May 8, 2008, Jim Turpin said…
Hey Marty....that's a mighty nice guitar you're holding there.....
At 8:40pm on May 8, 2008, Rick Crenshaw said…
Yeah, that was a fun fish! Caught up in B.C. Look forward to seeing you soon. You said Charmaine was coming to Kamp? How 'bout that Jackson youngster?
At 5:38pm on May 11, 2008, Gerald Jones said…
Hi Marty! I've still got that first tunneled fifth banjo you built me back in '84. Hope all is well!

Let's pick!
At 6:03pm on May 11, 2008, Marty Lanham said…
Hi gerald , good to hear from you. I don't know if they will let us use the b**j*
word on this site. I am a Grandpa these days - ain't it great.

At 6:57am on May 12, 2008, Mojo1 said…
It's a tough job, but someones got to do it!!! Yup, I'm fortunate to have the privilege to play with that bunch and I'm lovin' every minute!

Be well!

At 5:22pm on May 12, 2008, Terry Lowe said…
Hi Marty,
Thanks for the add. I'm a big fan of your work.
At 8:20pm on May 19, 2008, Mark Cosgrove said…
Hi Marty,
It is just like the cafeteria! Hope we get to see you and Charmaine soon. We had a ball out at the Peaceful Bend thing. Thanks so much for taking a minute to say hi. Best, Mark Cosgrove
At 12:39pm on May 21, 2008, dr.mikey said…
Marty - Oh, I'll be there. Wait till you see Bonnie. She's got new frets and a French polished neck. She sounds great and looks new (except for that small ding where I ran into Rick's mandolin).
At 3:14pm on May 24, 2008, Phil Burt said…
You said that you are coming to Kamp on the 27th? I sure would like to get one of those yellow NGC Shirts XL. Are you bringing some?
See you then.

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