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David Gilmour

David Gilmour and Martin Collaborate On a Pair of Signature Models

January 13, 2021
Typically made with rosewood, this is the first time Martin has built a three-piece back "35" with sinker mahogany.
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Martin Guitar

Martin Guitars Introduces the 00L Earth Guitar

January 12, 2021
The guitar is the first acoustic that is 100 percent FSC certified AND 100 percent plastic-free.
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Has the Pandemic Sparked the 21st Century Folk Revival?

December 21, 2020
With off-the-charts numbers of folks playing guitar, and buying them as soon as they hit the shelves, these days have hints of yesteryear.
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The Year in Gear 2020

December 17, 2020
It may be the understatement of the century, but this year was weird. Even so, the killer gear kept coming. Here are the goods that stood out as extra-great amongst our annual haul of Premier Guitar reviews.
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Bahamas Hooked

Hooked: Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon"

December 15, 2020
The Canadian folk-rocker reflects on the Canadian folk-rocker's confidence and patience in a simple, repetitive riff.
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Martin D-X2E

Martin D-X2E Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 15, 2020
An affordable new dread loaded with Fishman electronics.
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What Will Replace Classic Tonewoods?

June 18, 2020
There are no simple substitutes for beloved and threatened woods, but the guitar industry is responding resourcefully, building extraordinary instruments and new supply and communication networks, and—quite likely—creating new classics in the process.
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Willie Nelson’s First Rose of Spring Might Be the Album We All Need Right Now

June 11, 2020
Brimming with poignant ballads and the indelible sound of his trusty guitar, Trigger, Nelson’s 70th solo album is a milestone the 87-year-old outlaw country legend doesn’t think too much about, because he’s busy planning his next one. But with the world in a state of turmoil, Willie’s warmth and humanity shines extra bright.
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Martin SC-13E: The Premier Guitar Review

June 5, 2020
A unique and responsive acoustic with an electric soul.
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Rig Rundown: Cory Branan

May 6, 2020
The Memphis honky-tonkin’, Tele-twangin’ songster reveals his beefed-up guitarsenal with 6-string stalwarts, a custom 3rd Power combo, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Finding the One

April 17, 2020
Guitarist Jeremy Ivey, PG editors, and our Reader of the Month discuss their personal holy-grail guitars.
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NAMM 2020

NAMM 2020 Editors' Picks

January 21, 2020
After four exhausting days of scouring the halls of NAMM, we present you with a collection of gear that stood out from the pack.
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Martin SC 13E Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The legendary guitarmaker's first asymmetrical model offers playability, big tones, and a unique cutaway design.
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Martin Guitar Debuts Limited-Edition Models and Series Upgrades

January 9, 2020
New models include the 16 Series, Modern Deluxe, a new D-18, and more.
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Martin Guitar Unveils the D-16E Rock the Vote Special Edition Model

November 21, 2019
A collaboration with artist Robert F. Goetzl and David Crosby that is aimed to help get young people to vote.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

November 6, 2019
Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound spends a whopping 90 minutes showing off the gear his crew has amassed since our last get-together.
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How Mikael Åkerfeldt Made Opeth’s New Album: “Big, Pompous, and Epic”

October 8, 2019
The outspoken frontman pushes the muse—moving his band’s sound beyond metal by blending vintage and cutting-edge instruments and sounds on their 13th studio album, In Cauda Venenum.
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Martin Guitar and the Cash Foundation Introduce the DX Johnny Cash Model

September 27, 2019
The instrument is a nod to the rich history between Cash and Martin Guitar.
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Micah Nelson: Tone Questing

September 5, 2019
Seasoned by playing with legends since he was a toddler, Willie Nelson’s youngest son is using alternate guitar tunings, experimental soundscapes, and a minimalist mindset to forge an inventive musical path with his solo project, Particle Kid.
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