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Old 04-24-2019, 08:03 PM
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Fantastic inlay and amazing work across the board. Not really what I look for in a guitar but I'm sure someone with deep pockets will be happy with it whether they play it or not. I was thinking someday I might get something in the D-4x arena but anticipated I'd be looking in the 6 to 8 K range, not new car range.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:19 PM
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It’s pretty spectacular, and certainly timely, but it has no association to Game of Thrones.
^^ It's a Harv Leach masterpiece and in no way associated or "themed" for Game Of Thrones. It is, as most of Harvey's intense inlaid guitars, a collector piece. So, the person who buys it will have plenty of sense and money. Probably no different than people buying any guitar (here or otherwise) and letting them sit in cases or display boxes for viewing rather than playing.
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C.F. ... uh ... Martinís Fire and Ice guitar, prominently featuring a dragon emerging from a frozen lake.
The guitar features a Phoenix fighting an Ice Dragon.

Here is the link on Harv's website:
http://www.harveyleachinlays.com/mar...e-and-ice.html
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:41 PM
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The guitar features a Phoenix fighting an Ice Dragon.



Here is the link on Harv's website:

http://www.harveyleachinlays.com/mar...e-and-ice.html


Iím just having fun here, so not trying to have a big debate. But the the headstock depicts a dragon emerging from what looks like a frozen lake, which bears striking resemblance to a key event from last seasonís Game of Thrones.

I love the guitar, and I love the show. Not trying to cast any aspersions.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:59 PM
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Some valid points made on the artistic value of the guitar and the craftsmanship. But to really believe there was no GOT capitalization at work here..well....

Btw. I think Bran is the Ice King
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:37 PM
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Btw. I think Bran is the Ice King
You just took this debate too far!
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:25 AM
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I don't see Game of Thrones. I see Kung Fu Panda III. That's the Dragon Warrior. Haha.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:03 AM
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That guitar may not be for you or me but that doesn't mean the person who buys it will have more money than sense. Quite the opposite, it will probably indicate he had enough intelligence to position himself where he can afford things others can't.
"Intelligence" and the ability to afford expensive things are NOT correlated. Some of the least intelligent people I know are the wealthiest (they tend not to care about others much and will scam away where they can) while the "smart" folks (those with higher degrees and such) are a mixed bunch of middle-class and poor people.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:22 AM
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"Intelligence" and the ability to afford expensive things are NOT correlated.
I don't think the guitar is a smart purchase for a guitarist. For a collector of Martin guitars it's more of an investment opportunity than a playing guitar.

I prefer luthier made instruments (one builder from start to finish). 31K pays for one hell of a custom made luthier guitar, something that you would NEVER put down, complete with Howard Leach inlay if that's your thing.

Maybe even two of them.

PS: An investor collector would tell you that you are pissing your money away if you went the small shop luthier route, as your resell value would be very low.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:32 AM
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I don't think the guitar is a smart purchase for a guitarist. For a collector of Martin guitars it's more of an investment opportunity than a playing guitar.
Agreed. But I would not even consider betting $31k on that guitar as an investment. But hey, I've missed out on investments before!
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:52 AM
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Bear claw Sitka? More like dragon claw!
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:35 PM
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I don't watch Game of Thrones so I was quite surprised to find a correlation to "Martin" and "Fine and Ice" that had nothing to do with C.F. Martin. The idea for the inlays came from someone at Martin who I seriously doubt watches it either. Not that I have anything against it mind you... I'll probably binge watch it at some point
The inlay has 2 separate possible meanings, 1: The obvious Yin Yang of hot vs cold, good vs evil etc and 2: The love story of the emperor and the empress.

So is it a battle or an embrace? You be the judge!

The dragon rising from the "ice" was simply a way to incorporate my "Smoke and Mirrors" thin shell effect in a limited run Martin...

To me it's art that is functional and I don't get why some feel offended by the price... What is the going rate for top-level art if it's in a fame? It seems to me that adding it to an already expensive "canvas" makes it a bargain!

...but in a way I get it... I can't afford one either
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:35 AM
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To me it's art that is functional and I don't get why some feel offended by the price... What is the going rate for top-level art if it's in a fame? It seems to me that adding it to an already expensive "canvas" makes it a bargain!

...but in a way I get it... I can't afford one either
Well-said. Wonderful work and....highly recommend GOT as long as you don't have severely high blood pressure! DRACARYS!
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Old 05-05-2019, 12:06 PM
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Well-said. Wonderful work and....highly recommend GOT as long as you don't have severely high blood pressure! DRACARYS!
Well, now I guess I'll have to! Trouble is I have Dish and they are still feuding with HBO...

My latest Martin collaboration is called "Excalibur"... and no secret... it is based on all the many adaptations of King Arthur

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Old 05-05-2019, 02:47 PM
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All of that inlay should make string-bending quite easy! Perhaps too easy and slip way too sharp!

Very nice artwork. Amazing how intricate and clean inlay work is these days when using machinery.
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