Slightly alarming news via The Voice of America that the legendary guitar makers C F Martin are in financial trouble and having to introduce short-time working. Just about everyone who ever played guitar almost seriously will have dreamed of owning a Martin guitar - but if Martin go out of business their guitars will become even more expensive. Anyone who is the slightest bit interested in guitars should browse around the C F Martin website.
I think we all owe it to posterity to order a new Martin guitar right now and save this noble company from oblivion. Meanwhile, if the US Government is considering further financial bail outs then I reckon C F Martin is a darn sight more worthwhile than General Motors, AIG and so forth!