Source: Sounding Board Newsletter Vol 2 - January 1997
Marty Stuart & Travis Tritt took a break from their busy "Double Trouble" touring schedule to stop in at the Martin factory for a special tour. In particular, Marty wanted to personally see how the HD-40MS Limited Edition Marty Stuart Signature guitars were progressing.
Marty was personally responsible for the unique fingerboard inlay designs and for the unprecedented concept for "herringbone pearl," which adorns the rosette of this model. The HD-40MS was introduced at the Nashville Summer NAMM Show and the edition of 250 instruments has since sold out to dealers.
These two country music greats had a great time during their visit, and after their tour they both sat down and ordered some very special Custom Shop Martin models that are sure to show up on stage in the near future. Look for the one's that sound really good!