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Take Note: Martin Guitar's Iconic Dreadnought Turned 100

Musicologist Jerry Zolten and Martin Guitar Archivist Dick Boak talk about the 100th anniversary of Martin Guitar's iconic dreadnought.


Martin is to guitars what Stradivarius is to violins.  The Pennsylvania-based Martin Guitar Company commemorates the 100th anniversary of its dreadnought with a documentary film that traces the rise of the iconic Martin dreadnought from its humble beginnings to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world.  WPSU's Patty Satalia talks with musicologist Jerry Zolten, an associate professor in Penn State's department of Communication Arts & Sciences, and Dick Boak, Martin Guitar's director of Museum, Archives and Special Projects.

Patty Satalia was a senior producer/host for WPSU-TV and FM from 1987 to 2017. Prior to joining Penn State Public Broadcasting, she worked in commercial television in Pittsburgh, first as a film editor and fill-in capsule news anchor for WPGH-TV, and later, for WPTT-TV as public affairs director and co-host of the talk-show, People, Places and Things.
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