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Give the Gift of Guitar This Holiday Season with the HD Dierks Bentley Custom Signature Edition - Bentley Up for Three 2012 CMA Nominations

NAZARETH, PA - With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, give the gift of guitar-Martin Guitar-this year! One of Martin Guitar's top 2012 custom signature artist editions is the HD Dierks Bentley, designed in collaboration with multi-platinum selling, 10-time Grammy-nominated and CMA Award winning country singer/songwriter, and Martin brand ambassador, Dierks Bentley. The HD Dierks Bentley features the classic Martin Dreadnought shape, a fitting choice as Bentley has been a Martin D-28 player for years. Bentley is also nominated for 2012 CMA Awards for Album of the Year for his chart-topping new album 'HOME,' Single of the Year and Song of the Year for "Home."

"I bought my D-28 years ago because so many of my heroes played Martins, and I would never have thought that I'd be working with Martin one day to design my own signature model," said Bentley. "Their guitars have been played by the best musicians of all time and cross all music genres, so it's still pretty unreal that they asked me to collaborate on a custom model…definitely something I can check off my bucket list!"

The HD Dierks Bentley is crafted with solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, and a premium Adirondack spruce top, appealing to a wide range of pickers and strummers from Country to Bluegrass to Rock. Unique to Dierks' model is the patriotic bold red, white, and blue Herringbone inlay that adorns the top perimeter, rosette, and back purfling. The vintage profile neck shape has comfortably narrow string spacing, Waverly tuners, and bone nut, saddle and bridge pins for exceptional playability and tone. The black Ebony fingerboard bears a mother of pearl Phoenix bird inlayed at the 12th fret, a symbol of great significance to Dierks that pays homage to his Phoenix, AZ upbringing. Each HD Dierks Bentley Custom Signature Artist Edition bears an internal label, personally signed by Dierks Bentley and numbered in sequence without total. The retail price for the HD Dierks Bentley is $4999 and the MAP price is $3999.
Watch Dierks Bentley talk about the making of his custom model here.

ABOUT MARTIN GUITAR:
C.F Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the "Dreadnought" size.

One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line - the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line - which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.

Martin guitars and Martin Strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies; on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via www.martinguitar.com and www.martinstrings.com.

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Aliza Rabinoff
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Amani Duncan
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C. F. Martin & Co.
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