Martin Guitar Unveils 4 New Models
Last week, at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Martin Guitar debuted four new guitars, at prices ranging from $599 to $2,999.
The new guitar models are:
- CEO-7: Inspired by Martin's successful "Golden Era" 00 models that sparked guitar manufacturers to introduce their own models made popular by this body style, the CEO-7 (shown in the photo on this page, modeled by company CEO Chris Martin) features a sunburst finish, golden-age tuners and authentic headplate lettering. This new 14-fret short scale 00 "Sloped Shoulder" model features a solid Adirondack spruce top with solid genuine mahogany back and sides for complex tonality. Retail price: $2999
- 000RS1: A great solid-wood Martin at an affordable price - the 000RS1 is the newest addition to the successful Road Series. Constructed with solid sapele and equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics, this stage-ready Auditorium model produces the perfect blend of volume and balance. Retail price: $999
- Grand J12-16GTE: Classic styling at an affordable price, the Grand J12-16GTE features a 17" grand jumbo body along with D-TAR Wave-Length Multi-Source electronics. The powerful yet defined sound and easy playability makes this a great choice for any 12 string enthusiast. Retail price: $1999
- LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition: Designed in collaboration with award-winning artist Ed Sheeran, this Signature Edition Little Martin features unique personal laser etchings in the solid sapele top. Stage-ready, this model is small enough to take anywhere and comes equipped with Fishman Isys T electronics, Martin strings and a padded gig bag. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this model will go to the East Anglia Children's Hospices (www.each.org.uk). Retail price: $599