Podcast 178: Guitarist Kurt Bloch

 Since forming the Fastbacks in the late ‘70s, guitarist Kurt Bloch has been a stalwart figure in Seattle’s music scene. On this week’s podcast, we talk to Bloch about growing up in Seattle, taking up guitar, the formation of his first bands, why he began tinkering with gear, his...

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Restoration/Transformation: A 1970 Martin D-18

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Impulse buys rarely work in my favor. A recent purchase of a 1970 Martin D-18 from a classified ad proved to be no exception. I know, the ‘70s were not a stellar period in the history of Martin guitars. They were hit and miss. 1970 being my birthyear made...

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