Martins & More with Spoon Phillips

This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon’s longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employees at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.

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Episodes

Maury’s Music is For Sale

Monday Nov 20, 2023

Monday Nov 20, 2023

In today's episode, Maury & Spoon discuss the fact that Maury's Music is up for sale. After 20 years, Maury & Lori have decided to retire from retail. Will Maury continue to produce YouTube videos? Will Maury & Spoon continue podcasting? These answers and more - on the season 3 finale of Martins & More!. Sit back & enjoy this season 3 finale of M&M!
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a premium online partner for Blueridge Guitars, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #forsale

Monday Nov 13, 2023

Blueridge Guitar hidden gems! In today's episode we're discussing more under-the-radar guitars at Maury's Music. For one reason or another, we recognize that these guitars don't always get the attention they deserve. This is a list of those great Blueridge guitars that are easily overlooked - but shouldn't be. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon find out, as they get their Blueridge hidden gems chat on!
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a premium online partner for Blueridge Guitars, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #blueridgeguitars

Katie Fawkes of Ecamm LIVE

Monday Nov 06, 2023

Monday Nov 06, 2023

In today's episode we're we're talking with our pal Katie Fawkes - director of Marketing at Ecamm Live.  Ecamm is the software that powers all of Maury's Music's online video content. Martins & More, Mystery Guitar, Guitar Store Virtual Tour - and this program, Martins & More - they all have one thing in common: Maury uses Ecamm Live to record them, edit them & livestream them. Sit back & relax as Maury, Spoon & Katie get their Ecamm LIVE chat on!
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #ecammlive

Monday Oct 30, 2023

In today's episode we're discussing some recent Martin Guitar news. Rather than choose 1 specific topic for the entire show, we thought we'd experiment by jumping into a few topics today. Please let us know what you think of this format. On today's to-do list:
Martin Backstage All-access exclusive content debuts
The Martin D-15E is a ruse!
The Woodstock Luthier Show
20 questions & more!
Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their Martin Guitar NEWS chat on!
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #martinguitarnews

Monday Oct 23, 2023

In today's episode we're discussing some great Martin Guitar hidden gems - at any price. At Maury's Music, lots of players ask us lots of questions about which guitar to buy, and among the almost 200 models, many just seem to get overlooked. Well that stops here- because today, they get center stage! Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their hidden gem chat on, once again!  
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #hiddengems

Monday Oct 16, 2023

In today's episode we're discussing some great Martin Guitar hidden gems under $1000. At Maury's Music, lots of players ask us lots of questions about which guitar to buy, and among the almost 200 models, many just seem to get overlooked. Well that stops here- because today, they get center stage! Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their hidden gem chat on!  
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #hiddengems

Martin Guitars Backstage

Monday Oct 09, 2023

Monday Oct 09, 2023

In today's episode we're discussing Martin Guitar's NEW members-only club: Backstage! Backstage is brand new for 2023, and its a program that replaces the previous Martin Owners Club (MOC). When you enroll in Backstage, you’ll get exclusive perks, discounts on some of your favorite Martin merchandise, chances to win unique prize packs, and so much more. Is it worth it? How do our friends at the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum feel about it? Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their backstage chat on.
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
Visit the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum at https://www.UMGF.org
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #martinguitarbackstage

Monday Oct 02, 2023

In today's episode we discuss the all-mahogany Martin 15 series and how it compares to the all-mahogany (technically sapele) road series. The 15 series is made in the USA and features simple dovetail construction. The Martin road series is made in Mexico and costs approximately half the price. Which one should you go for? Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their all-hog chat on!
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
Check out John Hall at https://www.bluescreekguitars.com
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #mahogany

Monday Sep 25, 2023

Today's episode was recorded on-location at Blues Creek Guitars in Hegins, PA! Our good friend John Hall - or Tippie as he's widely known - runs a top-notch Martin repair shop, builds his own instruments, performs conversions & even teaches a guitar building class. John's been our friend since the beginning & we're so glad we finally found the time to chat with him. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon get their Blues Creek Guitars chat on!
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
Check out John Hall at https://www.bluescreekguitars.com
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #bluescreekguitars

Monday Sep 18, 2023

When did Maury's Music open its doors & how did Spoon Phillips get involved? This topic was requested by a loyal listener & we're excited to chat about the good old days. What was the very first demo video on Maury's YouTube channel? How long was it before Spoon was seen in videos? Why did he choose the famous green sweater? Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon stroll down memory lane.
This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employee at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music.    
Visit Spoon at http://TSPguitar.com AND at http://onemanz.com/ Check out Maury's Music at https://www.maurysmusic.com 
We’re proud to be a certified online dealer for Martin Guitar, and we’d love the chance to earn your business.Have a suggestion or request? E-mail us today at Support@MaurysMusic.com 
#martinguitar #tspoonphillips #history

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Martins & More with Spoon Phillips

This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon’s longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employees at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of MaurysMusic.com 

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