1 Deed Eddy 3 weeks ago While visiting Savannah over the past week, Fred shared this rare Martin/Bigsby guitar with Duane. A collaboration that was limited to 100 pieces, this is an exact reproduction of Merle Travis's 1938 Martin, with a neck supplied by Paul Bigsby. Duane said it played like a dream, and I can tell you it has a gorgeous, big, full sound. There is a serial number card inside signed by Fred Gretsch, C.F. Martin IV, and Thom Bresh, the son of Merle Travis.