Martin Guitar to Launch the CEO 10 at NAMM 2023
The CEO 10 is the first Martin model designed by CEO Thomas Ripsam. Check out these other limited-edition guitars set to release at NAMM 2023.
This 000-14 fret acoustic guitar is crafted with Guatemalan rosewood, and the top and its bracing are made from FSC Certified European spruce. The top also features a 1933 amber tone finish. Other features include stunning European flamed maple binding throughout, a compensated bone saddle, bone bridge pins with abalone dots on an ebony bridge, and an ebony fingerboard with Foden-style abalone inlay. The look is completed with gold open-gear tuners and custom head plate inlay on Guatemalan rosewood. The model also comes with a Vintage Deluxe neck, which is slightly asymmetrical for comfort and playability. Each model includes a label signed by Martin CEO Thomas Ripsam and numbered in sequence. This model is limited to 100 instruments, and they’ll be sure to sell out fast.
List price: $8,999.
D-Robert Goetzl 6 (Rabbit)
This one-of-a-kind art guitar was inspired by the Chinese zodiac Year of the Rabbit and features original artwork by artist Robert Goetzl hand-painted on the soundboard. Now the sixth in a series, the D-Robert Goetzl models feature full-gloss finished East Indian rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top and forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing for a full and balanced sound. They also include an ebony fingerboard and bridge and a stylized script logo on the headstock, and a paper label signed by the artist.
List price: $11,999.
It’s not just a guitar. It’s a call to action on climate change. A reminder to preserve our planet for future generations. To show our support for the preservation and replenishment of coral reefs, which are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on earth, the top is adorned with stunning artwork by renowned artist Robert Goetzl depicting a colorful ocean scene. This model is 100% FSC certified and only the second plastic-free guitar in production today, preceded by our 00LEarth guitar. Even the gig bag is sustainable: made from hemp—a Martin first. So, share your support for our oceans by playing one of the most environmentally friendly guitars on earth.
List price: $2,299.
D-28 Klaus Voormann
Klaus Voormann, best known for his Grammy Award-winning artwork on the cover of The Beatles’ Revolver album, has now graced a Martin guitar with a new piece of original artwork that was created with his son Maxi. The artwork symbolizes “Peace through music,” with white doves seemingly carrying away various musical instruments with long, flowing strings. Truly inspiring. The canvas for the artwork is a modern-day D-28 like the one played by Klaus’s longtime friend Paul McCartney.The artwork is one-of-a-kind, never to be duplicated, and includes both Klaus’s andMaxi’s signatures. This stunning guitar is sure to make its new owner very proud!
List price: $18,999.
Martin Guitar has been around since the early days of U.S. currency, and we are still here today. This model was created as a nod to the latest global currency, bitcoin. It includes a one-ounce, solid-gold token coin embedded in the headstock.It also includes unique inlays on the fingerboard and the headstock. It features Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, so you’ll get plenty of bass and volume with this guitar; but it’s paired with Englemann spruce, which is lighter than most top woods and may appeal to artists who like to play softly without losing the complexity in the tone. This guitar will be a fine addition to any playable guitar collector’s arsenal.
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