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NAZARETH, Pa. (Winter NAMM, HALL D Booth 5602) – January 17, 2019 – C. F. Martin & Co.® (Martin Guitar) will introduce brand-new Special and Limited Edition models at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, January 24-27, 2019.

SPECIAL EDITIONS
 
GPCX1AE 20th ANNIVERSARY      
In 1999, Martin broke into the world of alternative materials and created a whole new class of high-quality guitars: the X Series. In the 20 years since, the X Series has evolved to include multiple design changes and alternative materials. This Grand Performance model, featuring a solid hardwood neck, mother-of-pearl pattern fingerboard and rosette inlay, and morado fingerboard and bridge, harkens back to the earliest days of the X Series. Timeless tone for the modern age. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings. List price $779
 
DXMAE 30th ANNIVERSARY
The year 2019 represents a milestone in the history of our Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico, manufacturing plant – 30 years of operation. In that time, Martin colleagues in Mexico have produced world-class guitars and strings, and helped put affordable, high-quality instruments in the hands of countless musicians. Custom artwork from Robert F. Goetzl honors these employees and features elements of Mexican national symbols on this custom HPL Dreadnought. The model also includes Macassar-patterned HPL back and sides, laminated birch neck, and an FSC® certified Richlite® fingerboard and bridge. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings.  List price $799
 
D HOMEWARD
Martin celebrates famed American-style tattoo pioneer, and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum’s namesake, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins in this special edition Dreadnought guitar. It features elements of Collins’s work, titled “Homeward Bound,” inlaid with shell and hand-selected wood species on the headplate, fingerboard, and body. The artwork takes shape in a multitude of rich, earthy colors using a combination of pearl and natural wood tones. The wood tones are enhanced using a technique called sand shading. The level of artistic talent that went into creating this fine guitar is immediately evident and timeless. In addition to the custom artwork, this guitar features flamed koa back and sides with quilted bubinga binding and a custom inlaid koa headplate. The top is heavy bearclaw Sitka spruce and features non-scalloped, forward-shifted X-bracing found in Martin’s recently reimagined Standard Series. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $19,999
                                  
D TRUE LOVE    
Martin celebrates famed American-style tattoo pioneer, and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum’s namesake, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins in this special edition Dreadnought guitar. It features elements of Collins’s work, titled “True Love,” inlaid with shell and hand-selected wood species on the headplate, fingerboard, and body. The artwork takes shape in a multitude of rich, earthy colors using a combination of pearl and natural wood tones. The wood tones are enhanced using a technique called sand shading. The level of artistic talent that went into creating this fine guitar is immediately evident and timeless. In addition to the custom artwork, this guitar features figured East Indian rosewood back and sides with flamed koa binding and a custom inlaid East Indian rosewood headplate. The top is heavy bearclaw Sitka spruce and features non-scalloped, forward-shifted X-bracing found in Martin’s recently reimagined standard series. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $19,999
 
OMSS 2019
This special edition Orchestra-style guitar features an Adirondack spruce top with a multi-striped, abalone pearl rosette and quilted sapele back and sides with European flamed maple binding around the body and fingerboard. It is adorned with ultra-modern appointments, including a carbon fiber pickguard, carbon fiber and titanium open-gear tuners, and red dot Liquidmetal® bridge pins. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $7,999
 
CUSTOM SIGNATURE EDITION
 
CEO-9
This exquisite 00 14-fret slope-shoulder acoustic guitar exhibits a curly mango top with a gorgeous gloss mango sunset burst finish, paired with figured curly mango back and sides. Other features include antique white binding and heelcap with multi-stripe border, a compensated bone saddle, Liquidmetal® bridge pins on an ebony bridge, and an ebony fingerboard with Style 42 snowflake inlay. The look is completed with vintage copper open-gear tuners and a stylized script logo on a faux tortoise headplate. The model also comes with a modified V neck for fast finger work. Each model includes a label signed by Chris Martin IV and numbered in sequence. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $4,399
 
AUTHENTIC SERIES
 
SIZE 1 DE GONI AUTHENTIC 1843
Martin celebrates the very first Size 1 model and the earliest X-braced guitar ever documented. The story of X-bracing began in 1843 when C. F. Martin made a special X-braced guitar for Madame Delores N. de Goñi after entertaining her in his home. Madame de Goñi was probably the finest professional guitar soloist of her time. Her performances were widely popular throughout the Americas between 1841 and 1892. She pronounced Martin guitars to be "superior to any instruments of the kind [she had] ever seen in this country or Europe for tone, workmanship, and facility of execution!"  This replica of that revolutionary guitar is true to the original right down to the worn paper label and authentic gut strings. List Price $12,999
 
LIMITED EDITIONS
 
D-42 CUSTOM
This limited edition custom 42-style Dreadnought features a Carpathian spruce top with aging toner, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and European flamed maple binding with multi-stripe border around the body, fingerboard, and headplate. It includes forward-shifted X-bracing, a high-performance neck taper for easy playability, nickel open-gear tuners, and an abalone rosette with multi-stripe border and abalone fingerboard inlay. This model is limited to 50 instruments. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $9,999
 
OMCE SHADOW BURST
The OMCE Shadow was inspired by Martin coworkers who were enamored of some dramatic finishes found in the solid body electric guitar world. This Orchestra-style beauty is the successful result of experimentation with various finishing techniques. It features a Sitka spruce top and quilted maple back and sides with silver binding and a unique translucent black sunburst finish. The top is accented with an abalone rosette with a multi-stripe border, and it features Martin’s high-performance taper neck for easy playability. This model is limited to 50 instruments. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $3,999
 
OMCE BLAZE BURST                   
The OMCE Blaze was inspired by Martin coworkers who were enamored of some dramatic finishes found in the solid body electric guitar world. This Orchestra-style beauty is the successful result of experimentation with various finishing techniques. It features a Sitka spruce top with a mahogany burst finish and quilted maple back and sides with a translucent blaze sunburst finish. The top is accented with an abalone rosette with a multi-stripe border, and it features Martin’s high-performance taper neck for easy playability. The headplate is adorned with an abalone stylized script logo to complement the rosette. This model is limited to 50 instruments. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $4,399
 
CF MARTIN D-45 EXCALIBUR
The CF Martin D-45 Excalibur is the latest design collaboration with renowned inlay artist Harvey Leach. This special edition guitar is adorned with original artwork in honor of the mythical dragon told to have hidden the mystical Excalibur sword in its tail. The custom inlay features a dragon intertwined around both a custom rosette and a custom back purfling. The model features an Engelmann spruce top with heavy bearclaw, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, European flamed maple body binding and birdseye maple headplate binding. The tuners are Gold GrandTune open gear, and the label is signed by Chris Martin and Harvey Leach. This model is limited to 20 instruments, so visit your authorized Martin dealer to get your hands on one of these rare beauties. This model is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $39,999
 
EXCALIBUR® is a registered trademark of Vigier.
Liquidmetal® is a registered trademark of Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.
 
To learn more about these instruments, please visit www.martinguitar.com/new.
 
About Martin Guitars and Strings
C.F. Martin & Co.® has been Inspiring Musicians Worldwide® for nearly two centuries with their superior guitar and string products. Martin guitars and strings remain the choice for musicians around the world for their unrivaled quality, craftsmanship, and tone. Throughout the company’s long history, Martin products can be seen and heard across all genres of music and in all segments of pop culture, from concert and theater stages to television and movies.
 
With an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices, Martin continually drives the acoustic guitar market forward, introducing innovative features that have become standards across the industry. These groundbreaking innovations include the introduction of X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the “Dreadnought” size guitar.
 
Martin has also led innovations in strings, such as introducing the first high-tensile strength steel-string core wire; the first nickel acoustic strings (Martin Retro®); the proprietary Titanium Core strings; and now the groundbreaking, new Authentic Acoustic line, which offers unmatched stability, tone, comfort, and longevity. Learn more here: www.martinguitar.com/aa.
 
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