November 2019

Martin

ARTICLES

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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Summer NAMM 2019: Martin Little Martin Series, Junior Series & D 16E Demos

July 20, 2019
We take a look at changes to the revamped 16 series, a new Little Martin, and new Junior acoustics.
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Gallery: Summer NAMM 2019 Day 2

July 19, 2019
The second day was packed full of new tone toys from Wampler, Godin, Nutter, Line 6, Taylor, Martin, and more!
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Martin Guitars Announces New Models for Summer NAMM 2019

July 10, 2019
Updates include LX travel guitars, new Junior Series guitars, new 16 Series guitars, and several Special and Limited Edition models.
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Rig Rundown: Arielle

June 19, 2019
Inspired by the lutherie skills of Brian May and the tonal essence of Eric Johnson, this self-proclaimed “classic-folk rocker” shows off her acoustic and electric setups.
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Martin Modern Deluxe OM-28 Review

June 14, 2019
It’s new school. It’s old school. Medium school, maybe?
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GALLERY: The David Gilmour Guitar Collection

June 5, 2019
An inside look at 10 of the Pink Floyd legend’s most iconic guitars that will be sold at auction in New York on June 20.
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Rig Rundown: The Tallest Man on Earth

May 29, 2019
Take a look at how Kristian Matsson, one of Sweden’s most enigmatic songwriters, crafts layers of sonic magic with a handful of open tunings and a pile of pedals.
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First Look: Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe

April 15, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger enjoy his initial jam session on the acoustic icon's newest orchestra model that blends old-world craftsmanship with modern upgrades for maximum fingerstyle playability and tone.
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Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn: Into the Mystic

February 21, 2019
Two exploratory rockers discuss their Philadelphia roots and the magic of collaboration, alternate tunings, old and loved guitars, and the search for transportive vocal and 6-string sounds.
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Jeff Tweedy: The Lone Troubadour

January 31, 2019
The renowned gear collector and Wilco frontman discusses making his new solo album, Warm, with a minimal setup: a ’30s Martin, a ’58 Esquire, and a Fender Princeton.
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David Gilmour to Auction off the "Black Strat" for Charity

January 31, 2019
More than 120 guitars will be up for auction with all proceeds going to charitable causes.
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NAMM '19 - Martin Guitars D-18 Modern Deluxe, Road Series & Dreadnought Jr Demos

January 25, 2019
The acoustic mainstay demos new Modern Deluxe, Road Series, and Dreadnought Jr. instruments.
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Martin Guitar to Debut Special and Limited-Edition Models

January 17, 2019
New offerings include the CEO-9, Size 1 De Goni Authentic 1843, D Homeward, and more.
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Martin Guitars Unveils Updated Junior Series, Road Series, and New Slope Shoulder Models

January 14, 2019
The solid mahogany StreetMaster is now available in a slope-shoulder model with Golden Age relic nickel tuners, an old-style script logo, and scalloped bracing.
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Martin Guitars Partners with the Woodstock Foundation to Offer 50th Anniversary Models

January 10, 2019
To commemorate this milestone anniversary, Martin will introduce the D-35 Woodstock 50th Anniversary and the DX Woodstock Anniversary.
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The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

November 9, 2018
A dual-source setup is extra terrific on one of Fishman’s finest amplification pickup/preamp systems yet.
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