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Martin Introduces New Stock Models at Summer NAMM

Jul 28, 2007

OM Negative

As a followup to the popular HDN Negative issued in 2002, this striking Limited Edition OM Negative offers similarly reversed appointments in an Orchestra Model format. Features include a polished black lacquer body finish in sharp contrast with the ivory coloration of the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and pickguard. Style 45 snowflakes mark the fingerboard positions, an abalone torch is inlaid in the headplate, abalone inlay circumscribes the rosette, and bold herringbone trims the perimeter of the top. To complete the negative motif, black bindings with reversed black/white inlays demarcate the edges of the top, back, sides, fingerboard and headstock.

OM-28 Marquis Madagascar

Like the original OM-28 constructed for plectrum banjoist Perry Bechtel in 1939, this OM-28 Marquis is a Style 28 Orchestra Model crafted with pre-war Golden Era® appointments and tonewoods that include Adirondack red spruce for the soundboard and genuine black ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. Unlike several previous Marquis Series instruments, this special model utilizes Madagascar rosewood (as opposed to East Indian rosewood) for the back, sides and headplate. Madagascar rosewood is prized for its tone and beauty, having attributes that closely resemble Brazilian rosewood.

Beautiful Alternatives To Brazilian Rosewood Rival The Originals Upon Which They Are Based

D-28 Marquis Madagascar

Like the OM-28 Marquis Madagascar model, this premium Dreadnought guitar is crafted with pre-war Golden Era® appointments and tonewoods that include Adirondack red spruce for the soundboard and genuine black ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. The only exception is that the Brazilian sides, back and headplate typically seen on rosewood Golden Era® models are replaced with select Madagascar rosewood. Prized for its tone and beauty, Madagascar rosewood - selected for the back, sides and headplate - shares attributes that are analogous to Brazilian rosewood.

D-42 Cambodian Rosewood

The D-42 Cambodian Rosewood NAMM Show Special features Cambodian rosewood for the two-piece back, sides and headplate, an Adirondack spruce soundboard, gold-plated open-geared Gotoh tuning machines with vintage "X coating," and a 1930s style ebony belly bridge. Like Madagascar and Amazon rosewoods, Cambodian rosewood is comparable in both beauty and tone to Brazilian rosewood. Limited to no more than 30 unique instruments, orders will only be accepted from Martin dealers in attendance at the Austin NAMM Show.

New M Models Provide Perfect Stage Ready Acoustic Tools On The Road Or In The Studio

MC Adirondack 1

The MC Adirondack 1 is a Grand Auditorium cutaway ("0000" shape with "000" depth) designed for versatility of playing style and exceptional tonal responsiveness. Crafted with solid Spanish cedar for the neck, sides and back, this guitar is extremely light in weight, and accordingly it yields tremendous clarity, complexity and power. The soundboard is bookmatched from prized Adirondack red spruce, trimmed with fine herringbone and inlaid with a single ring abalone rosette. The modified low oval neck (1 3/4" width at the nut) features Martin's new two-way adjustable rod. Ebony is selected for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. The body is lacquered to a polished gloss and offered without a pickguard.

M-36 Grand Auditorium

Originally introduced in 1978, Martin is proud to restore the M-36 back into the stock model lineup. Like the recently reintroduced M-38 (its two-piece back counterpart), the M-36 with its three-piece rosewood back has long been prized in performing and recording circles. M models combine the larger "0000" shape with a thinner "000" body depth to yield notes that resonate, then dissipate - allowing for new notes without excessive overtones - resulting in a tonal balance that is less prone to feedback and thus highly useful on stage and in the studio.

Alternative & Sustainable Materials - Reduce Impact Upon Wood Resources

DCX1E Tawny Satinwood

Following on the success of the DX1 Tawny Satinwood model introduced in January of 2007, the DCX1E Tawny Satinwood adds a cutaway and Fishman Classic 4T electronics to create an attractive, functional, stage-ready guitar. This 14-fret Venetian cutaway Dreadnought blends the attractive figured woodgrain pattern of Tawny Satinwood high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top. The rosette is inlaid with a unique Art Deco design, laser cut from contrasting East Indian rosewood, maple and koa. Style 45 maple hexagons are inlaid with inset koa diamonds into a rosewood fingerboard. A hardshell case is optional.

DCE Black

This latest addition to Martin's environmentally responsible series of Sustainable Wood models is the first Martin guitar to be offered with American poplar for the back and sides. Light in weight with a warm responsive tone, the DCE features a durable polished gloss black finish. This 14-fret Venetian cutaway comes stage ready with Fishman's new reduced profile 4-image Aura Pro electronics system with an onboard tuner. The greater majority of the wood utilized in the construction of this guitar originated in forests managed in a sustainable and ecologically responsible manner.

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