As reported by the gang over at Guitar Player, a Martin guitar from the 1870s was smashed to bits on the set of Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 Western, The Hateful Eight. Well, here's a Martin that's considerably older than that.
The cascading waterfall of sound that is Eric Johnson's lead playing has captivated players and listeners for 30 years. In Johnson's ethereal soundscape, all the edges are smoothed away. Even the distinction between scales and arpeggios seems to blur. His patterns tumble imperceptibly through positions. And his limitless supply of sparsely voiced diatonic chord substitutions only enhances the vertigo.