Monday, April 06 2015 08:50
D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition and LE-HMSD 2015 Unveiled
Nazareth, PA (Musikmesse, Hall 3.1 Booth F81) – C. F. Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) will unveil two new exceptional Dreadnought models at Musikmesse 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany April 15-18.
The D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition features Martin Guitar’s newly released Vintage Tone System (VTS) http://www.martinguitar.com/vts, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic D-35 model.
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the historic HMS Dreadnought sinking the German SM U-29 submarine in 1915, Martin Guitar is introducing the LE-HMSD 2015. This soon to be iconic model features an image of the legendary HMS Dreadnought printed on a Sitka spruce top and enhanced with Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS). The HMS Dreadnought battleship was one of the most notable design transformations of the armored warship era and Martin Guitar pays homage to the beautiful craftsmanship and honors its significance as the namesake of Martin’s iconic series of Dreadnought instruments. More details on this historic event are captured below.
About the LE-HMSD 2015
HMS Dreadnought was a battleship of the British Royal Navy that revolutionized naval power. Her entry into service in 1906 represented such a marked advance in naval technology that her name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships, the "dreadnoughts", as well as the class of ships named after her. The HMS Dreadnought did not participate in any of World War I's naval battles. She became the only battleship to sink a submarine when she rammed the German SM U-29 when it unexpectedly broke the surface after firing a torpedo at another dreadnought in 1915. She was relegated to coastal defense duties in the English Channel after Jutland, only rejoining the Grand Fleet in 1918. She was reduced to reserve in 1919 and sold for scrap two years later.
The dreadnought design so thoroughly eclipsed earlier types that subsequent battleships of all nations were generically known as "dreadnoughts" and older battleships disparaged as "pre-dreadnoughts". Her very short construction time was intended to demonstrate that Britain could build an unassailable lead in the new type of battleships. Her construction sparked off a naval arms race, and soon all major fleets were adding dreadnought-like ships.
The modern acoustic guitar developed by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916 with a wide, deep body was named the dreadnought after this iconic ship.
About Martin Guitar & Strings
C. F. Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 182 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 handmade 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.
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