NAMM 2014: New from Martin

Editor General News, Martin Guitar

Martin have announced a raft of amazing new models for winter Namm! There’s lots of tasty new models, so here’s a round up for you, including UK SSPs. Remember you can find your local Martin dealer at www.quickfind.me/martin. Enjoy!

000-28K Authentic 1921-90

 

000-28K Authentic 1921- Based upon a pristine 1921 000-28K from the Martin Museum collection, this slotted head 12-fret is a completely faithful recreation of the original, featuring flamed Hawaiian koa top, back and sides, hide glue construction and a hand shaped neck without a truss rod. It is offered with Martin Silk and Steel strings. SSP£5399

D-28 Authentic 1937-90

D-28 authentic 1937- Perhaps the most revered vintage D-28s are the ones created in 1937 with forward shifted hand-scalloped X-bracing, Adirondack red spruce soundboard and a 1 3/4″ neck width. This addition to the Authentic series is a recreation of the original 1937 model offered with Madagascar rosewood back and sides. SSP £5699

000-18E Retro-90

000-18 Retro- Martin’s groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of our era in amplified acoustic sound. Based upon a beautiful 1940 14-fret 000-18 “donor” guitar from the Martin Museum collection, this 24.9″ short scale model produces clear and expressive response for stage or studio use. With modern performance and playability, the 000-18E Retro offers the visual and tonal integrity of the mahogany auditorium guitars from the pre-war era. SSP £2149

D-35E Retro-90

D-35 Retro- Chris Martin’s vision for the Retro Series is to perfectly capture the mystique and tonal emotion of priceless, pristine and well-aged Martin guitars. With electronic imaging contributed from a 1967 vintage D-35 “donor” guitar, the resulting acoustic as well as amplified tone is projective, balanced and resonant. Classic and enhanced D-35 appointments include a three-piece back, black pickguard, ivoroid bindings and a certified European spruce soundboard with thin 1/4″ width bracing. The visual appeal of the original D-35 is captured and blended with a High Performance Neck® taper for easy action and enhanced playability. SSP £2749

OM-ECHF Navy Blues-90

OM-ECHF Navy– The OM-ECHF Navy Blues is the third in a series of collaborations with Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara. This OM edition incorporates the longer 25.4″ scale for added string tension and tonal projection. The neck and body are lacquered and polished with a striking dark navy coloration combined with East Indian rosewood back and sides and a European spruce soundboard. SSP £4999

000-28K Authentic 1921-90

CS-00S-14– The CS-00S-14 is a premium Style 42 12-fret slotted head fingerstyle model crafted with rare Honduras rosewood back and sides for resonant tone, a torrefied (temperature aged) Swiss spruce top and a ultra lightweight non-adjustable carbon fiber neck reinforcement. Featuring unobtrusive plug and play Fishman Aura VT electronics, only 114 of these exclusive instruments will be offered worldwide.  SSP £6299

 

SS-000S-14-90

 SS-000S-14– Offered as a 2014 NAMM Show Special limited to no more than thirty premium instruments, the SS-000S-14 is a breathtaking traditional 12-fret design crafted with rare highly figured Claro walnut top, back, sides and neck. A classic floral and vine inlay motif is executed in thin veneers of tonally viable aluminum, beautifully designed and engraved by master engraver Tira Mitchell. A thinly dimensioned top supported with Adirondack red spruce bracing and hide glue body construction yields a surprisingly balanced and brilliant fingerstyle sound. SSP £8499

000RSGT-90

000RSGT– The 000RSGT is an affordable 14-fret “000” Road Series guitar with a polished gloss Sitka spruce top. Featuring solid sapele back and sides and a solid sipo neck, the 000RSGT emulates the appearance, integrity and tone of the Martin Style 18 Auditorium model. Comes equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics with USB. The USB port allows for easy plug and play with today’s computer based recording packages. SSP £949

DRSGT-90

DRSGT– The DRSGT is an affordable 14-fret Dreadnought Road Series guitar with a polished gloss Sitka spruce top. Featuring solid sapele back and sides and a solid sipo neck, the DRSGT emulates the appearance, integrity and tone of the Martin Style 18 Dreadnought. Comes equipped with Fishman sonitone electronics with USB. The USB port allows for easy plug and play with today’s computer based recording packages. SSP £949

GPCPA4 Shaded-90

GPCPA4 Shaded- The GPCPA4 Shaded Grand Performance cutaway is a warmly shaded top version of the Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 model. SSP £1279

DCPA4 Shaded-90

DCPA4 Shaded– The DCPA4 Shaded Dreadnought cutaway is a warmly shaded top version of the Performing Artist Series DCPA4 model. SSP £1279

D-15M Burst-90

D-15M Burst– The D-15M Burst, constructed with genuine mahogany top, back, sides and neck, is accented with beautifully toned pre-war mahogany top shading. SSP £1239