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This Custom Signature Edition D-18, featuring imprinted original artwork by the talented Robert Goetzl, is a tribute to the Lakota Sioux Native American Tribe.
The guitar features a single arrowhead inlay on the head plate, to symbolize a tool that was essential to the tribe’s early survival, along with four arrowheads on the fingerboard, each facing outward, to represent the four directions which were sacred to the Lakota Tribe. Martin will be donating a guitar to the Native American Heritage Association (www.naha-inc.org), a charitable organization whose mission is to provide food and other essentials to the people of Crow Creek and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota. Pine Ridge has the lowest survival rate in the Western Hemisphere, second only to Haiti. The donated guitar will be auctioned off to raise much needed funds for the organization.
The late Martin Ambassador Chris Cornell was honored at the L.A. Chefs for Human Rights Hero awards.
His humanitarian efforts and the original song and music video for "The Promise" were honored. His wife, Vicky Cornell, accepted the award of his behalf and said, “My husband loved to help people, especially children. He believed it was up to adults to never turn our backs on the most vulnerable and innocent members of our society."
The 2017 L.A. Chefs for Human Rights event raised $140,000 with all of the proceeds going directly to the Program for Torture Victims.
The GPCRSG is a cutaway Grand Performance model that is crafted with a Sitka spruce top and mutenye back and sides.
The guitar produces a beautiful even tone with good bass response and clear mids and trebles. The GPCRSG also features a Richlite fingerboard and bridge, high performance taper neck, and Fishman® Sonitone electronics to make this guitar ready for the road.
Martin Ambassadors Frightened Rabbit recently released their acoustic leaning three song EP.
Last Friday, "Recorded Songs" was released and shows off a different side of the Martin Ambassadors. The band says these three songs existed happily next to each other and didn't deserve to be wedged into an album in which they didn't fit well.
You can listen to "Recorded Songs" from Frightened Rabbit here.
The 00LX1AE is a Grand Concert, slope shoulder model and constructed with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides, which offer a greater tolerance from fluctuating temperatures so you can take your guitar anywhere without worry.
The high-performance tapered neck is constructed from a rust-colored birch laminate. A faux tortoise pickguard and Richlite fingerboard and bridge complete this model. The 00LX1AE is complete with Fishman® Sonitone electronics to make it the perfect acoustic-electric guitar at an affordable price.
The Women’s International Music Network (theWiMN.com) presents “Girls Night Out NYC” – an evening of live music, fashion, education, networking and fun at The Cutting Room in New York City on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
This all-ages evening will feature an educational industry panel, on-site interactive sponsor displays, giveaways, raffles, a silent auction and much more. The event will support the Women’s International Music Network’s efforts to create a voice for women in the music industry.
Tickets are $38 and can be purchased at TheCuttingRoomNYC.com. The Cutting Room is located at 44 E. 32nd St. in New York City.
Martin Guitar is a proud sponsor of Girls Night Out NYC and will be on-site for the event. Martin String Patrol Artists The Command Sisters will also be in attendance.
If you’re looking for a new guitar that looks and sounds like you’ve been playing it for 80 years, you have just found your holy grail of guitars.
The Aged version of the D-28 Authentic 1937 includes all of the goodness that comes with Martin’s Authentic Series instruments, like hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X bracing. Plus, the Vintage Tone System (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin, but we didn’t stop there. We’ve now taken 50 of these amazing guitars and methodically and painstakingly distressed them, inside and out, in all the right places. The result is a tactile, visual, and auditory experience that will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. And we know you’re going to like it there.
The D-21 Special is a limited edition dreadnought that will only be available through the end of 2017 and it’s definitely worth a look.
The D-21 is rich with East Indian Rosewood which is used not only for the back, sides, and headplate but also for the fingerboard and bridge. Other unique features are the nickel open-gear tuners and faux tortoise binding around the entire body of the guitar. The D-21 Special includes a Sitka spruce top with forward-shifted scalloped bracing, a traditional hand-fit dovetail neck, and a polished gloss finish. Some modern touches include a modern belly drop-in saddle and a high performance neck, for enhanced playability and comfort.