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4th Annual Supplier Conference

roryplayingRory Block was the featured performer September 27, 2006 for the 4th Annual Martin Supplier Conference held at the Martin factory. Listeners were treated to traditional Delta Blues in the styles of Robert Johnson, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt and the Reverend Gary Davis. As she switched effortlessly among four Rory Block Signature Model guitars tuned to different open tunings, Rory shared her own personal experiences with the music and its originators. It was a unique experience for the many suppliers in attendance.

The Martin Supplier Conference is a vehicle to encourage partnership and mutual growth between Martin and its vendors and suppliers. This year a special invitation was extended to the wood suppliers, and the unique perspective and passion they offered was appreciated and respected by all.

Chris Martin offered a very personal view of the Company as he welcomed the group through the new Martin Guitar Museum and Visitors Center. The vendors were also treated to an extensive tour of the Martin factory to personalize and celebrate our partnership. After an interactive day with many represented Martin departments and an awards ceremony, a social hour and dinner were held in the Visitors Center. We are very grateful for our relationship with our suppliers and would like to thank them for their hard work in helping us remain successful.

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