The guitar comes factory-equipped with Fishman’s Sonitone sound reinforcement system and includes a nylon gig bag.

Nazareth, PA (February 3, 2016) -- Martin Guitar’s Dreadnought Junior, which first debuted at the 2015 Winter NAMM Trade Show, is the perfect model to add to the Martin Guitar family of acoustic guitars. The Dreadnought Junior is a solid wood guitar, ideal for any guitar enthusiast looking for Martin Guitar’s unparalleled artistry and undeniable acoustic tone at an affordable price.

“This year we proudly celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the iconic Martin Dreadnought (1916-2016), a model that has played a huge role in shaping American music and is one of the most replicated body sizes in the world,” said CEO and Chairman Chris Martin IV. “It is not often we introduce a new body size, so we are very proud to continue to add to the Martin Dreadnought legacy with the introduction of the Dreadnought Junior, which offers to guitar enthusiasts worldwide a new body size with the same renowned Martin tone and premier quality people have come to expect from Martin Guitar.”

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Equipped with noise reduction and noise gate modes, the Integrated Gate has a signal monitoring function that constantly monitors the input signal.

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Luthier Maegen Wells recalls the moment she fell in love with the archtop and how it changed her world.

The archtop guitar is one of the greatest loves of my life, and over time it’s become clear that our tale is perhaps an unlikely one. I showed up late to the archtop party, and it took a while to realize our pairing was atypical. I had no idea that I had fallen head-over-heels in love with everything about what’s commonly perceived as a “jazz guitar.” No clue whatsoever. And, to be honest, I kind of miss those days. But one can only hear the question, “Why do you want to build jazz guitars if you don’t play jazz?” so many times before starting to wonder what the hell everyone’s talking about.

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A modern take on Fullerton shapes and a blend of Fender and Gibson attributes strikes a sweet middle ground.

A stylish alternative to classic Fender profiles that delivers sonic versatility. Great playability.

Split-coil sounds are a little on the thin side. Be sure to place it on the stand carefully!

$1,149

Fender Player Plus Meteora HH
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After many decades of sticking with flagship body shapes, Fender spent the last several years getting more playful via their Parallel Universe collection. The Meteora, however, is one of the more significant departures from those vintage profiles. The offset, more-angular profile was created by Fender designer Josh Hurst and first saw light of day as part of the Parallel Universe Collection in 2018. Since then, it has headed in both upscale and affordable directions within the Fender lineup—reaching the heights of master-built Custom Shop quality in the hands of Ron Thorn, and now in this much more egalitarian guise as the Player Plus Meteora HH.

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