Nazareth, PA (November 21, 2019) -- Martin and artist Robert F. Goetzl have collaborated with David Crosby to produce a special-edition art guitar aimed at encouraging young people to actively participate in the nation’s election system.

Martin Guitar and David Crosby have a relationship that spans more than 50 years. CSN played Martin Dreadnoughts at the historic 1969 Woodstock festival, and Crosby continues to tour with his Signature Edition Martins in 2019. Chris Martin has long been inspired by Crosby’s advocacy and enthusiasm for encouraging people to vote in our federal, state, and local elections.

“My hope is that this guitar will inspire people to register to vote and exercise this fundamental and important right,” said Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of C. F. Martin & Co.

"We are thrilled to team up with Martin Guitar to encourage young musicians and their fans to get involved in our civic process," said Carolyn DeWitt, President and Executive Director at Rock the Vote. "As we approach 2020, a lot of important issues are being discussed, and it is essential that young people make their voices heard."

About the D-16E Rock the Vote Special Edition

This 16 Series Dreadnought guitar, with custom artwork by Robert F. Goetzl, is crafted with satin-finished sycamore back and sides for clear and transparent overtones with a punchy response, and a Sitka spruce gloss top for balanced tone and projection. It includes a high-performance neck taper for ease of playability up and down the fretboard, and it comes equipped with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance™ NT2 electronics. The D-16E Rock the Vote Special Edition is strung with Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 light gauge strings.

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