As you probably already know, I’m a poor broke bastard and can’t afford a $1400 guitar, let alone a $48,000 acoustic guitar. But hey, they are fun to look at, right?
Martin says the D-45 Authentic is made exactly like the original 91 pre-war D-45 Dreadnoughts. I think what Martin is hoping for is that the D-45 Authentic becomes the next “Holy Grail” of acoustic guitars, which I guess could happen someday in the far future. Hell, it is speculated that Hard Rock Cafe in Boston dropped a 1,000,000,000 big ones on Keith Richards 1959 Gibson Les Paul. Perhaps it is possible that someday our great, great, great grandkids will get to see a rare D-45 at some Hardrock Cafe in a glass case somewhere. It does sound amazing, you can hear it in the video below. Read more
NAMM 2011 — C.F. Martin & Co. is proud to announce the introduction of two new Custom Artist Edition guitars: the Martin JSO! Sing Out Pete Seeger (6-string) and the Martin J12SO! Sing Out Pete Seeger (12-string). Read more
Bracing the 1930s small bodied blues acoustic guitars
In answer the recommendations from Martin Owners Club members, the all-new 00-15M provides an genuine blues-type acoustic guitar reminiscent of small bodied Martins of the 30s. Favored by army of blues players, these mahogany wood bodied acoustic guitars have a warm sound and clear voice unique of itself. The Martin 00-15M is further enhanced tonally by Martin’s brilliant A-frame Sitka bracing. A single ring wood rosette is applied to keep with the historic 30s tradition. The real mahogany 14 fret neck has the legendary solid headstock with vintage-style Gotoh tuners. Fretboard and “belly” bridge are East Indian rosewood. Nut and remunerated saddle are bone. This gorgeous, soulful acoustic guitar is finished in satin lacquer over a rich dark stained body. All you need to do now is just play the blues. — Check for prices. Read more
CF Martin & Co is proud to announce the launch of the Performing Artist Series, an innovative line of acoustic/electric guitars set to debut in 2010. The three models that form the foundation of the new series include the DCPA1 Dreadnought, OMCPA1 Orchestra Model, and the new Grand Performance GPCPA1. Read more
Martin & Co. (March 18, 2009) – In a response to these challenging economic times, C.F. Martin & Co. is proud to announce the return of the highly popular “1 Series” acoustic guitars. Read more
It’s a well-known fact that if you spend a few thousand dollars on an acoustic guitar, you’re more than likely going to come away with a high-quality, exceptional-sounding instrument. But in the last few years some of the biggest names in high-end acoustics have introduced scaled-down models selling for under a thousand dollars that offer similar sound, craftsmanship and playability to their more expensive models. Read more