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Dreadnaught

Martin Guitars Introduces the Dreadnought Junior

February 3, 2016
The guitar comes factory-equipped with Fishman’s Sonitone sound reinforcement system and includes a nylon gig bag.
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Framus Expands Legacy Acoustic Series

November 30, 2015
The new instruments feature solid spruce tops with East Indian rosewood back and sides.
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Michael Kelly Triad 10E 10-String Review

October 6, 2015
Michael Kelly streamlines the 12-string concept, delivering dazzlingly complex sounds at an attractive price.
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B.C. Rich BCR6 Acoustic Review

July 30, 2015
B.C. Rich honors its acoustic origins with a fancy but affordable dreadnought.
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SNAMM '15 - Martin CSD 41-15, D12-35, LE Cowboy, HD-35 CFM IV, & 00-15E Retro Demos

July 10, 2015
The acoustic titan celebrates an anniversary with some refreshed classics.
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Ryley Walker: Seeking the Infinite within “Weird” Tunings

June 18, 2015
Fingerstyle guitarist Ryley Walker channels the past to create a fresh take on folk music.
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Musikmesse '15 - Martin D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition & GPX1AE Demos

May 1, 2015
Chris Martin and his dedicated crew show off two new models that represent both ends of price spectrum.
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Alvarez ADA1965 Review

April 21, 2015
This distinctive dread is a sweet player—at a sweet price.
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NAMM '15 - Santa Cruz Custom PJ, Custom 1929 OOO, and Tony Rice Pro Demos

February 15, 2015
Richard Hoover shares his building philosophy and inspiration behind three new handmade models.
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NAMM '15 - Martin Guitars D-35 50th Anniversary, OM-45, Dreadnought Jr & CEO-8 Demos

January 27, 2015
The forefathers of acoustic guitar show off five new exquisite flattops.
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NAMM '15 - Dana B Goods Grace Harbor Acoustic Demos

January 25, 2015
The longtime distributor breaks into the gear game with their own line of flattops.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Recording King Torrefied Top RP1-16-C Demo

August 1, 2014
The acoustic shop releases a new model with their new wood-aging process.
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Epiphone Announces the PRO-1 Acoustic Collection

July 29, 2014
The Gibson-owned brand unleashes four new acoustics geared towards beginners.
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Maton SRS 70 Review

July 22, 2014
Australian dreadnought delivers top-notch playability—and a sonic alternative.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Martin D-18 Sycamore, 000RS25, D-28 Louvin Bros, and CS-GP-14

July 18, 2014
The iconic acoustic brand unveils a handful of high-end creations and updated models.
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Takamine Expands the G Series

May 14, 2014
The four new models include the GN10, GN10CE, GN20CE and GD20CE.
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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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NAMM '14 - Yamaha LL16 Dreadnought & FG740SFM Demos

March 6, 2014
The Japanese company releases two new acoustics—see and hear what they sound like in this clip.
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Fender Kingman Pro Review

February 13, 2014
Fender reimagines a vintage acoustic and creates a new classic.
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