New Book on Invention of the American Guitar Finds Early Spanish Influence
New York, New York – A new book on the early history of the American guitar, "Inventing the American Guitar: The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C.F. Martin and His Contemporaries," documents the Spanish influence on C. F. Martin and the evolution of the iconic American flat-top steel string acoustic guitar.
Ace Hotel New York Events - Notes From the Underground
New York, New York – Ace Hotel New York hosts the fourth annual Notes from the Underground, a full three days and four nights of music events right smack in the middle of our lobby. The CMJoyful live music events anchor the series: artists selected by MyMusicRx, the innovative Children's Cancer Association program that delivers the healing power of music to seriously ill kids and teens, perform in the lobby from 11am to 5pm October 16 to 18. In-room video interviews from participating artists will add to the growing amount of exciting musical content available to kids served by the program. CMJoyful is sponsored by Martin Guitar, Uber and Walker, who know a thing or two about innovation themselves.
C.F. Martin & Co. Partners with Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Nazareth, PA – World-renowned guitar maker, C.F. Martin & Co. has partnered with Ace Hotel London Shoreditch to provide guests with a premium acoustic guitar in select rooms to play during their stay. Martin's classic DXMAE guitars have custom interior label and engraving on the body that reads, "The left hand is what you know. The right hand is who you are." These special edition guitars are not for sale and were created solely for guests of Ace Hotel London. Martin has been partnering with Ace Hotel New York since 2012 on their 5@5 series, providing guitars for the intimate performances that feature five songs at 5 pm by up-and-coming artists.
Voting for the 43rd Annual Sufer Poll is Now Open
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Voting for Surfer Poll is live, meaning you now have the opportunity to decide the top surfers of 2013. Each year, SURFER Poll allows readers to cast a vote for their 10 favorite male and five favorite female surfers who will be honored during the exclusive awards ceremony. Kelly Slater has remained on top for nine consecutive years and 18 years in total—will he maintain his berth in 2013? Who will break into the Top 10? Will five-time World Champ Steph Gilmore once again steal the Women’s #1 spot? Your vote will decide. Voice your opinion for the men’s Top 10 and the women’s Top 5 now through Nov. 1, 2013. Log on to Surferpoll.com or use the voting widget on the Surfermag.com homepage.
Guitar Center Announces 3rd Annual Search for the Best Singer-Songwriter in America
Los Angeles, CA - Guitar Center offers emerging musicians the chance to win $25,000 and head into the studio to record with Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was.
- Guitar Center and Converse Team Up to Discover the Next Buzzworthy Independent Artist with Launch of “Get Out of the Garage”
- CEO & Chairman Chris Martin IV Joins NAMM Executive Committee
- LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition wins NAMM's Best in Show Award
- Martin Guitar Unveils Four Unique New Models At Nashville Summer NAMM Trade Show