C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest acoustic guitars in the world for over 180 years and their innovative techniques have become industry-wide standards. Handmade by skilled craftsmen and women at their factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Martin guitars make an incredibly special gift for the beginner or experienced musician in your life. Three guitars to consider are below and additional instruments can be found at www.martinguitar.com.
The 000RSGT is an affordable 14-fret "000" Road Series guitar with a polished gloss Sitka spruce top. Featuring solid sapele back and sides and a solid sipo neck, the 000RSGT emulates the appearance, integrity and tone of the Martin Style 18 Auditorium model. Comes equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics with USB. The USB port allows for easy plug and play with today’s computer based recording packages. List Price: $1,299.00
Chris Martin's vision for the Retro Series is to perfectly capture the mystique and tonal emotion of priceless, pristine and well-aged Martin guitars. With electronic imaging contributed from a 1967 vintage D-35 "donor" guitar, the resulting acoustic as well as amplified tone is projective, balanced and resonant. Classic and enhanced D-35 appointments include a three-piece back, black pickguard, ivoroid bindings and a certified European spruce soundboard with thin 1/4" width bracing. The visual appeal of the original D-35 is captured and blended with a High Performance Neck® taper for easy action and enhanced playability. List Price: $4,499.00
The D-15M Burst, constructed with genuine mahogany top, back, sides and neck, is accented with beautifully toned pre-war mahogany top shading. List Price: $1,749.00
About Martin Guitar & Strings
C.F Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years. Martin 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, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Nashville, Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to movies, Broadway, 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.