Serial Number 700000
© Frank Ford, 2002; Photos by FF
With its inlay gold, abalone, pearl and other precious natural materials, this guitar currently ranks second in the scale of elaborate Martin commemorative instruments, behind the now-famous "Peacock D-45" serial number 750,000. Larry Robinson is Martin's choice when it comes to elaborately hand inlaid designs, and he proved himself worthy of that choice once again with his dragon motif. Alongside the paper label there's even a gold and abalone inlay design inside the Brazilian rosewood back.