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Martin Guitar to Unveil Three New Performing Artist Series Guitars at MusikMesse 2013 in Frankfurt

Nazareth, PA  – April 8, 2013 – C. F. Martin & Co. ( will unveil three  outstanding new models from their prestigious Performing Artist series at Musikmesse 2013, Hall 3.1 Stand F81, in Frankfurt April 10-13.  Highlights for the new models include tops, backs and sides that are all Jett Black HPL Textured finish, fingerboards and bridges made of black Richlite, and Performing Artist Neck profiles in black  Stratabond.  These models, which are upgraded from the original black X series, will be equipped with Fishman F1 Analog electronics and will retail for $1099.

Martin Guitar Unveils Four Unique New Models At Nashville Summer NAMM Trade Show

Nazareth, PA (NAMM, Booth 1300) – July 10, 2013 - C. F. Martin & Co. ( is ushering in summer with four unique new models to be unveiled at Summer NAMM at the Music City Center in Nashville July 11-13. From a new addition to Martin's acclaimed Road Series to a highly-anticipated new artist custom signature model from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran to the outstanding new CEO-7 paying homage to Martin's "Golden Era®" of guitars, Martin's new models showcase the company's continued exceptional craftsmanship and technical innovation.

"The latest CEO-7 model is a tribute to a time when flat top steel string acoustic guitar design was evolving very quickly, says CEO and Chairman Chris Martin. “The market was very competitive as demand for fourteen fret neck instruments was rapidly growing. At that time the Dreadnought was not yet the dominant shape and the smaller tight-waisted models influenced by the parlor guitars of the prior century were still quite popular.”

C.F. Martin partners with Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu to bring guitars to the surfset

OAHU, HI – May 16, 2013 – For the first time, Martin Guitar, Martin Strings and branded products will be featured at a world-class resort, Turtle Bay, located on Oahu’s fabled North Shore. This unique collaboration is part of the overall renovation at Turtle Bay, which began in January 2013 and will continue throughout the year, encompassing changes to the entire 840-acre resort.

Turtle Bay Resort Opens Epic New Coastal Lifestyle Retail Experiences

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Turtle Bay Resort Opens Epic New Coastal Lifestyle Retail Experiences  

NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HI (May 16, 2013) – Two new coastal lifestyle retail experiences have been unveiled at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's fabled North Shore as part of the multi-million dollar renovation to the existing hotel: The North Shore WaterShed and Oakley at Turtle Bay. Both stores will celebrate an official grand opening on May 21, 2013.

C.F. Martin Presents 5 at 5 at the Ace Hotel in New York

NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2013 – C.F. Martin & Co., the venerable 180-year-old manufacturer of the world’s finest acoustic guitars and guitar strings, is once again partnering with Ace Hotel New York and The Bowery Presents to bring music lovers an intimate performance experience not found anywhere else – 5 at 5Concert Series. Held five times throughout the year in the Ace Hotel’s always-buzzing lobby lounge, this unique concert series will feature some of the hottest, of-the-moment live music acts in the country, as curated by The Bowery Presents. Each act performs 5 songs at 5:00 pm using Martin Guitars and Martin Guitar Strings.

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