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Pre-War Perfection: The Martin D-45

April 10, 2014
The 91 D-45s that Martin produced between 1932 and 1942 may be the most coveted flattops ever made. What makes them so special?
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Musikmesse '14 - Martin GPC-Aura GT, 000-18, and OM-28 Demos

April 2, 2014
The acoustic guitar titan introduced three new delicious models at this year's show--see and hear them in action!
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Martin Guitars Introduces the OM-28, 000-18, DC-Aura GT, and GPC-Aura GT

March 12, 2014
The 000-18 and OM-28 highlight distinct vintage design and include features that can be found on coveted Martin pre-war era guitars.
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Rig Rundown: Pixies

February 12, 2014
Get the lowdown on the axes, amps, and effects used by influential alt-rockers Charles Thompson and Joey Santiago.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Install a Soundhole Pickup

January 27, 2014
Magnetic soundhole pickups have come a long way since they were introduced many decades ago. If you’re considering getting one, here’s how to install it the right way.
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NAMM '14 - Martin OM-ECHF Eric Clapton Navy Blues Demo

January 24, 2014
Watch the demo of newest collaboration between Martin and Eric Clapton, the OM-ECHF.
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GALLERY: 2014 NAMM Day 1

January 23, 2014
Check out the latest and greatest gear from the first day of the 2014 Winter NAMM show.
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Musicon Valley: The Home of German Lutherie

January 16, 2014
PG’s German correspondent guides us through the storied town of Markneukirchen in the heart of Germany’s “Music Corner,” where centuries-old instrument-making traditions live on.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Personal Design Study, Pt. 2

November 18, 2013
How two under-saddle acoustic guitar pickups can look identical—but perform very differently.
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GALLERY: Rich Robinson's 2013 Touring Gear

October 21, 2013
Check out what Rich Robinson brought out on tour with the Black Crowes—everything from relic’d Gibsons and Japanese Zemaitis models to a few Gretschs and Teles.
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Hal Leonard Releases The Martin Ukulele Book

August 20, 2013
Drawing heavily from the extensive archives at the Martin factory, Hal Leonard has published a book detailing the history of Martin's ukuleles.
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Martin BCPA4 Bass Review

August 11, 2013
Martin’s BCPA4 acoustic bass guitar is the first 4-string offering in their Performing Artist series and a fun-to-play, first-in-class rumble box.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Martin LX1E Ed Sheeran, Grand J1-16GTE & CEO-7

July 15, 2013
Learn more about Martin's newest acoustic guitar offerings - LX1E Ed Sheeran, Grand J1-16GTE & CEO-7.
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Martin Guitars Unveils Ed Sheeran Signature LX1E Guitar

July 9, 2013
Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran teams up with Martin for a new signature model.
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1967 Martin GT-70

July 1, 2013
Billie Joe Armstrong’s Martin GT-70 features a semi-hollow plywood body with f-holes, DeArmond pickups, and Bigsby-style tailpiece.
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Martin 000X1AE Acoustic Guitar Review

May 28, 2013
The 000X1 sounds like it was made for fingerpicking and it rewards a nuanced touch and inventive fingerstyle techniques.
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Musikmesse '13 - Martin Guitars GPCPA5 Black Performing Artist

April 22, 2013

PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Martin Guitars booth for a demo of their GPCPA5 Black Performing Artist acoustic guitar.


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NAMM 13 - Martin Guitar Authentic Series 1921 D28, D45, OM18, AND D18

February 7, 2013
Check out the Martin Authentic Series 1921 D28, D45, OM18, and D18.
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GALLERY: Guitar Center Eric Clapton Crossroads Collection 2013

February 5, 2013
Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton "Brownie" Tribute Strat, Gibson Harrsison-Clapton "Lucy" Les Paul, and a trio of Martin 000 body-style acoustics round out the collection. Photos courtesy Guitar Center.
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Martin Announces the 00-42S John Mayer Custom Signature Edition

January 20, 2013
Mayer and Martin join forces again to create a follow up to last year’s custom model that is more affordable and accessible to meet high customer demand
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