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Martin Introduces The M-42 David Bromberg Signature Edition Guitar

Jul 14, 2006

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After several years away, David Bromberg is back making American music, to delight both those who have loved him since the 1970s and those who are just discovering his unique brand of magic. Famed for his inimitable mix of blues, jazz, western swing, Dixieland, Cajun, bluegrass, and genres in between and beyond, Bromberg's singular playing and witty stage presence remain as brilliant as ever.

To guitar aficionados, David Bromberg also is known for his unusually modified Martin guitar, an instrument that became so famous Martin created a new size flattop - the M (or 0000) - in 1977. Tonally powerful, balanced and well-defined, the Martin M went on to become a favorite among folk and studio musicians. To honor David Bromberg's musical contributions and his influential guitar, C.F. Martin is proud to introduce the M-42 David Bromberg Signature Edition.

In keeping with the archtop features on Bromberg's original guitar, the M-42 David Bromberg Signature Edition features solid premium tonewoods throughout: a top of rare - especially in this width - Italian alpine spruce with back and sides of East Indian rosewood, a low-profile neck of genuine mahogany, and fingerboard and bridge of Africanblack ebony. The guitar is finished in polished gloss lacquer, with aging toner on the top to enhance the vintage vibe. The M-42 David Bromberg Signature Edition's East Indian rosewood headplate bears a 1930s style "C.F. Martin" block letter inlay in abalone pearl. David Bromberg's signature is inlaid between the 19th and 20th frets.

Delivered in a vintage-inspired Geib™ style case, each M-42 David Bromberg Signature Edition guitar bears an interior label personally signed by David Bromberg and Martin Chairman C.F. Martin, IV and numbered in sequence together with the edition total. Left handed instruments may be ordered for no additional charge and factory-installed electronics are an extra-cost option.

For more information, visit their web site at www.martinguitar.com.
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