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Pukulele Pete
11-19-2015, 01:58 AM
Nazareth, PA C.F. Martin & Co., the oldest surviving maker of acoustic guitars in the world, will be featured in an upcoming special episode of "Craft in America," the award-winning documentary series on PBS, on November 20th at 10pm ET (check local listings). This hour-long episode, titled "MUSIC," focuses on how fine handmade instruments, including ukuleles, trumpets, banjos and guitars, are crafted as well as the talented artists who play them. The episode culminates by highlighting C.F. Martin and Co., giving viewers an inside look at the Martin Guitar Company's Custom Shop, as well as musician and political activist, Joan Baez, who has been playing Martin guitars for over 50 years. :drool:

joekulele
11-19-2015, 03:19 AM
KVIE 6 in N. Califirnia (Sacramento) is airing it Sunday, 22 Nov. at 1:00 pm.
Set those DVRs!

Osprey
11-19-2015, 10:20 AM
Mine DVR is set. Tomorrow night at 10PM. I think Kamaka will also be featured.

spookelele
11-19-2015, 10:47 AM
http://www.pbs.org/craftinamerica/airdates.php

You can get the air dates there.
They moved it to sunday in my area.

Ukejenny
11-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Just set my DVR. Thank you!

Jimdrum
11-19-2015, 06:16 PM
Here's all that the KQED website says about Craft in America for us San Francisco viewers: "This program is not airing on this channel during the next two weeks." Just one more reason why I don't give them any $ besides my income tax dollars.

Pukulele Pete
11-20-2015, 03:18 AM
Hey , don't forget to set your DVR. Don't say I didn't remind You.

Ukulele Eddie
11-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Thanks for alerting us to this, Pete. I really enjoyed it, especially learning about the other instruments and how they're crafted. Was fun to research how much they retail for. We got it good with ukulele prices!

janeray1940
11-21-2015, 05:35 PM
For those of us who don't have TVs: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365607500/

Down Up Dick
11-21-2015, 06:25 PM
It was a GREAT program. I really enjoyed it, especially the banjo part. I was also surprised that I enjoyed how good Ol' Phoney Joanie sounded. I guess the sixties was a long time ago--good music trumps politics.

Anyway, I really enjoyed it. I even managed to stay awake. :old:

UkieOkie
11-22-2015, 03:10 AM
I loved the section on Kamaka. What a neat company and history.