Nazareth, PA (NAMM, Booth 901) – To continue the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Martin Dreadnought, the most copied body size in the world, Martin Guitar has announced two new Dreadnought models that will be debuting at the 2016 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN June 23rd through June 25th. The new guitars featured include the D-1 Authentic 1931, which closely replicates the very first Martin branded Dreadnought made in 1931, and the CS-Bluegrass-16, a Dreadnought model limited to 100 guitars and inspired by the pre-WWII D-28 "Herringbone" Martin guitars that have long been acknowledged as the timeless workhorses for country and bluegrass music.
The award-winning documentary "The Ballad of the Dreadnought" narrated by award-winning actor and musician Jeff Daniels will be shown daily at 2:00 pm for NAMM attendees in Music City Center, room 205. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Also on display will be the LE Cowboy 2016, a truly unique instrument limited to models sold in 2016 and is crafted from a solid Sitka spruce top with Vintage Tone System (VTS) with beautiful cowboy-themed artwork painted by renown painter William Matthews. After owners register their guitar they will also receive a special package including a copy of Matthews’ hardcover book, "Working the West" and a feature length DVD "Drawn to Paint."
"It is such an honor to collaborate once again with Martin Guitar on the LE Cowboy Guitar, 2016 Edition," says William Matthews. "Tapaderos are the stirrup covers of a Spanish saddle, and are symbolic of the rich Buckaroo culture of the Great Basin in Nevada, where I have painted for many years. I feel that the painting and headstock inlay design perfectly enhance the craftsmanship of Martin's Custom Shop. I am very proud of this partnership and I know this guitar will be appreciated by guitar enthusiasts everywhere."
Details on the products to be featured at the 2016 Summer NAMM Trade Show are captioned below and complete product specs can be found online.
About Martin Guitar & Strings
C.F. Martin & Co.® (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 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 successful Martin SP® LIFESPAN® the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, the exciting new Retro Strings line played and loved by Tony Rice and Laurence Juber 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 to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.