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Lehigh Mining & Navigation Receives Five Awards at 86th Annual Art Directors’ Club of Philadelphia Gala

Bethlehem, PA - Creative work produced by advertising agency Lehigh Mining & Navigation ( captured four "Louix" awards and a "Judge's Choice" award at the 86th Annual Art Directors' Club of Philadelphia Award Show, February 26 at The Downtown Club in Philadelphia. The event recognizes the best advertising and design work each year from the greater Philadelphia area.

Ed Sheeran Collaborates With Martin Guitar for the Second Time to Create the Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition

NAZARETH, PA – C.F. Martin & Co. and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran are teaming up for the second time to create another Signature Artist Edition guitar from the Martin Custom Shop, the Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition. In 2013, Martin Guitar and Sheeran unveiled their first collaboration, the LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition, which sold out everywhere. The latest model will be available for pre-order starting February 17th. To find an Authorized Martin Dealer to pre-order the model, go to

Martin Guitar to Showcase New Design and Proprietary Treatment for the Martin Strings Line at the 2015 Winter NAMM, January 22-25

Nazareth, PA (NAMM, Booth 5454) – C. F. Martin & Co. ( will unveil their newly revamped Martin Strings line at the 2015 Winter NAMM Trade Show in Anaheim, Jan. 22-25, 2015. The improvements to Martin’s string products will boast new stay-fresh packaging and eye-catching design for all 8 major acoustic string product lines. The company is also announcing a new in-house proprietary treatment for their SP Lifespan Acoustic Strings that delivers the longest possible string life without sacrificing tone or natural feel.

Martin Guitar Continues Their Exclusive Partnership With "Once" the Musical on Their Worldwide Tour

Nazareth, PA – February 3, 2015 - C.F. Martin & Co. ( is continuing their longstanding collaboration with the 8 time Tony Award-winning musical, "Once" as they move forward with their global tour featuring Martin guitars and strings. Based on the 2007 Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, "Once" completed a successful run on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this past January, where they were housed for over three years. The West End production will wrap in March after two years in London, while the U.S. national tour is currently in its second year. Regarding the international expansion, "Once" recently completed a leg of shows in Japan and a production in Melbourne, Australia will end February 8th. Discussions for a production in Sydney to begin in 2016 are underway.  Additionally, a Toronto, Canada production begins February 10th. These dates will live alongside the United States tour with ticket information available here:

Martin Guitar Continues to Innovate Introducing a New Vintage Tone System (VTS) at Winter NAMM 2015 in Anaheim, CA, January 22 - 25

Nazareth, PA (NAMM, Booth 5454) – C. F. Martin & Co. ( continues to innovate and present unparalleled artistry as seen in their outstanding new models to be unveiled at Winter NAMM 2015. Exciting new models to be showcased include the CS-00041-15, CEO 8 and two new Authentics Series models. Details on the products featured at the showcase are below and complete product specs can be found at

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