At 11:00 in this video from Premier Guitar, Larry Carlton says about his acoustic guitar, “Yeah, this is my Valley Arts acoustic that I've played since the 80's. And I fell in love with a little [Martin D-28](http://equipboard.com/items/martin-d-28), and so I went to Mike McGuire at Valley Arts and I said, “I love this guitar, but when you put pressure on it, or you're playing, it didn't stay in tune, the little Martin. It’s so soft.” But I said, “I love the size, and the feel, and that tone.” So we copied the body, obviously, but reinforced with bracing everywhere. So the insides, it won't budge on the pitch if you put some pressure on it. And that was a motivation for it and this is the I played Smiles and Smiles To Go, Discovery, all those tunes on.” When asked if the guitar was ever commercially released, Larry answered, “No, he made five of these and let me choose and then I think Carlos Rios has one. Maybe Paul Jackson Jr. You know, the guys that were hanging out there during that time in LA, they got to choose one… So yeah this has been with me a long time.”more
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