Martin Guitar to introduce updated junior series, road series, and new slope-shoulder models at 2019 winter NAMM
January 14, 2019
C. F. Martin & Co.® will introduce an updated Dreadnought Junior Series, an updated Road Series, and three new slope-shoulder models at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, January 24-27, 2019.
The Dreadnought Junior Series is designed for players looking for big Dreadnought sound in a slightly smaller body. The newly updated Junior is available with a sapele or Sitka spruce top, sapele back and sides in a rich cherry hue, and a hand-rubbed neck. The updated Junior models sport a thinner, 000 body depth with softer back edges to provide maximum comfort while playing. Every Junior model is available with or without Fishman® Sonitone electronics, and all include a form-fitted nylon gig bag for easy transport. All DJR models are strung with Retro strings. List price ranges from $699 to $899
The Road Series is perfect for value conscious players looking for a full-sized, solid wood acoustic with the superior Martin tone that has shaped generations of music. Newly updated in 2019, the series features a stunning mother-of-pearl pattern in the fingerboard and rosettes (except the D-12E, which has a Style 28 rosette pattern). All models include Martin’s high-performance neck taper for added comfort as well as satin and gloss finish options and a variety of tonewoods. Perhaps the most notable update to the Road Series is the addition of discreet Fishman® MX-T electronics with a built-in soundhole tuner that auto mutes the audio output so you can tune up any time without using a pedal. All Road Series guitars come with a Premium Soft Shell Case. All Road Series models are strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings. List price ranges from $1,099 to $1,699
The popular solid mahogany StreetMaster® is now available in a slope-shoulder model with Golden Age relic nickel tuners, an old-style script logo, and scalloped bracing. The well-worn look and modern features of the StreetMaster make it perfect for your next gig, whether it be at the historic Ryman Theater or a day of busking in the big city. Enjoy the look and feel of a well-worn instrument with the lifetime warranty and the superb playability of a brand-new guitar. The DSS-15M StreetMaster® comes with a gig bag and is ready to hit the streets. The DSS-15M StreetMaster is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $1,799
DSS-17 Black Smoke
The DSS-17 Black Smoke slope-shoulder is striking yet understated with its satin black smoke finish offset with mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlay, antique white binding, and ivoroid pickguard. The rosewood fingerboard and bridge pop against the rich black satin finish. It is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a warm, comforting tone. The Dreadnought size adds depth and volume, while the slope-shoulder and modified low oval neck with high-performance taper make this guitar easy and comfortable to play. The DSS-17 Black Smoke is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $1,999
DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset
The DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset Dreadnought slope-shoulder model boasts a rich, warm sunburst finish that will delight any player with its aesthetic beauty. It is skillfully crafted from a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides with antique white binding. It features a modified low oval neck with a high-performance taper for added comfort and includes a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, scalloped bracing, and an old-style script logo on the headstock. The DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset produces beautiful, dynamic tones that will please the most discerning musician. The DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $1,999
To learn more about these instruments, please visit www.martinguitar.com/new.