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C.F. Martin & Co. is celebrating a landmark milestone with their 175th anniversary! Last year, Martin unveiled a new booth accommodating intimate acoustic performances by Martin artists at the Winter NAMM show. Expect more artists, booth demonstrations and new guitars than ever before.
Be sure to stop by and check out all the new Martin Guitars models to be introduced at the 2008 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. OM-28M ROSEANNE CASH SIGNATURE EDITION
Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash's music exemplifies the lady herself: intense, honest and timeless. The eldest daughter of country icon Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash may be best known as a country artist, but her music encompasses pop, rock & roll, rockabilly, folk and blues. So when asked to design the Martin Signature Edition guitar that would bear her name, we at Martin expected she would base it on the 00-18 Martin she used to play on the road or perhaps one of the Martin dreadnoughts she keeps at home. We were wrong. Ever the independent, Rosanne decided on an OM and the guitar she created - the OM-28M Rosanne Cash Signature Edition - is the guitar she always wanted.
A classic Martin OM, the Rosanne Cash Signature Edition features superb solid tonewoods; Adirondack spruce top and back and sides are rare Madagascar rosewood, with the former divided by an HD-28 zigzag center strip. The combination of body style, tonewoods and bracing give this instrument extraordinary power, balance and clarity. The low profile neck sports a solid, squared headstock and Gotoh nickel open back tuners with butterbean knobs. The spruce top is left natural (without vintage or aging toner) and Martin's flawless polished gloss finish on the body and neck highlights the beauty of the tonewoods and appointments.
The Martin OM-28M Rosanne Cash Signature Edition features a decorative "signature" that ranks among the most distinctive in the entire Signature Edition series. On the ebony fingerboard, below the long pattern "diamonds and squares" position markers, "CASH" is inlaid between the 19th and 20th frets in white block letters. "The lettering is very special," she explained. "I found a white patch with "CASH" in block letters in my dad's office right after he died and I sewed it onto my guitar strap. When we were designing the guitar, I asked Martin to base the fingerboard lettering on that typeface."
Delivered in a Geib® style hardshell case, each Martin OM-28M Rosanne Cash Signature Edition guitar bears an interior label personally signed by Rosanne Cash and Martin Chairman C.F. Martin IV, and numbered in sequence with the total number in the edition. Left-handed guitars may be ordered with no additional charge: factory installed on-board electronics also are available at extra cost. The number of Martin OM-28M Rosanne Cash Signature Edition guitars made will be strictly limited to the orders received. Authorized C.F. Martin dealers will begin taking orders immediately and the names of participating Martin dealers will be posted on the www.martinguitar.com