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Music Industry Veteran Joins Iconic Guitar Maker from Sean CombsEnterprises/Bad Boy Worldwide

amani111Nazareth, PA - January 4, 2011 - C.F. Martin & Co., Inc. ( has today announced the appointment of 16-year industry staple Amani Duncan to the new position of Director of Promotional Marketing. Having worked in the past with such names as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lenny Kravitz, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Katy Perry, 30 Seconds to Mars and Joss Stone, she brings her expertise to the company synonymous with acoustic guitar manufacturing. Effective immediately, she will report to company President Keith Lombardi.

"Just a quick look at Amani's glittering track record makes it easy to understand the value that she will bring to Martin Guitar as we step up our marketing efforts in 2011," company CEO Chris Martin said. "Her innovative style and expertise will be great assets to the company and its marketing and promotional strategy."

Before joining Martin Guitar, Ms. Duncan most recently headed the marketing efforts for Sean Combs Enterprises. There she managed the marketing and integration of the corporation's many diverse divisions, including the Sean John clothing lines, Estee Lauder fragrances and BadBoy/Interscope Records. Additionally, she honed her craft with earlier senior positions at Capitol Music Group/EMI and Island Def Jam Music Group/Universal Music.

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