You sir are a genius...Maybe get real eccentric and have someone craft me some Braziliian Rosewood veneer drums with wood harvested from perfectly good from pre-war Martins.
No way! I took a picture of those when I visited the shop in May in NYC. One of the best versions of Cantalope Island was Jack playing those drums with Herbie and Pat Metheny and Dave Holland.Funny you should ask. This was listed by Steve Maxwell just a few hours ago.
Awesome! But the other genuis part of my plan to harvest pre-war Martins, is the downlline consequence of raising the value of any pre-war Martins I didnt use to make a set of drums. But since I am also a benevolent genius, I would not harvest a D45. I may be rich and weird, but I have scruples. My drums would also feature Martin provided herringbone inlays around the circumfrence of all my shells. Since money is no object, I would also have to hire a Dr. Frankenstein to re-animate Craviatto to craft these drums. Edit: I absoluty would have to buy HanK Williams' D28 from Neil Young to make the snare. Neil is getting up there in age and that D28 is gonna be on the market. And to show that I'm not a complete b^^tard I would give up one my two HD28V's to make these drums.You sir are a genius...
But I will see your perfectly good pre-war Martins, and raise you Jimmy '59 Les Paul (and his EDS-1275 for good measure) , Jimi's white Strat, Jeff's Tele, Eric's Strat Blackie, Stevie Ray's #1 Strat, Tony's SG, Michael's Flying V, Eddie's FrankenStrat, John's Rickenbacker, maybe a Stradivius or two, etc... as donors to have an "octa-plus" style kit in white cortex (to protect the invaluable veneers) all crafted by the fine folks at CB-700 factory.