This is my Martin DX-1. It is a very nice sounding guitar. This got me to thinking that maybe it could sound even better. Plus it was exccedingly ordinary. If I accidentally dropped my DX-1 in a pile of other DX-1's, then I would surly never find it again.

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Maybe the top could resonate better without that ugly pick guard. And besides I like some scrapes on my guitar, makes them look nice to me. So I got my hair dryer and a scraper and I took off the Tortex pick guard.

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Now I really noticed that the spot where the guard was is very light and different looking than the rest of the guitar. So I took some of my leather dye and put it lightly on the top. This is how it turned out. Sure I know, I have runied the resale value of my Martin. So what I say, it is wholly mine now.

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