Martin Guitar To Introduce Updated Junior Series, Road Series, And New Slope-Shouldered Models At 2019 Winter NAMM
NAZARETH, Pa. (Winter NAMM, HALL D Booth 5602) – January 14, 2019 – C. F. Martin & Co.® (Martin Guitar) will introduce an updated Dreadnought Junior Series, an updated Road Series, and three new slope-shoulder models at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, January 24-27, 2019.
The Dreadnought Junior Series is designed for players looking for big Dreadnought sound in a slightly smaller body. The newly updated Junior is available with a sapele or Sitka spruce top, sapele back and sides in a rich cherry hue, and a hand-rubbed neck. The updated Junior models sport a thinner, 000 body depth with softer back edges to provide maximum comfort while playing. Every Junior model is available with or without Fishman® Sonitone electronics, and all include a form-fitted nylon gig bag for easy transport. All DJR models are strung with Retro strings. List price ranges from $699 to $899
The Road Series is perfect for value conscious players looking for a full-sized, solid wood acoustic with the superior Martin tone that has shaped generations of music. Newly updated in 2019, the series features a stunning mother-of-pearl pattern in the fingerboard and rosettes (except the D-12E, which has a Style 28 rosette pattern). All models include Martin’s high-performance neck taper for added comfort as well as satin and gloss finish options and a variety of tonewoods. Perhaps the most notable update to the Road Series is the addition of discreet Fishman® MX-T electronics with a built-in soundhole tuner that auto mutes the audio output so you can tune up any time without using a pedal. All Road Series guitars come with a Premium Soft Shell Case. All Road Series models are strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings. List price ranges from $1,099 to $1,699
The popular 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. The well-worn look and modern features of the StreetMaster make it perfect for your next gig, whether it be at the historic Ryman Theater or a day of busking in the big city. Enjoy the look and feel of a well-worn instrument with the lifetime warranty and the superb playability of a brand-new guitar. The DSS-15M StreetMaster comes with a gig bag and is ready to hit the streets. The DSS-15M StreetMasterTM is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $1,799
DSS-17 BLACK SMOKE
The DSS-17 Black Smoke slope-shoulder is striking yet understated with its satin black smoke finish offset with mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlay, antique white binding, and ivoroid pickguard. The rosewood fingerboard and bridge pop against the rich black satin finish. It is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a warm, comforting tone. The Dreadnought size adds depth and volume, while the slope-shoulder and modified low oval neck with high-performance taper make this guitar easy and comfortable to play. The DSS-17 Black Smoke is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $1,999
DSS-17 WHISKEY SUNSET
The DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset Dreadnought slope-shoulder model boasts a rich, warm sunburst finish that will delight any player with its aesthetic beauty. It is skillfully crafted from a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides with antique white binding. It features a modified low oval neck with a high-performance taper for added comfort and includes a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, scalloped bracing, and an old-style script logo on the headstock. The DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset produces beautiful, dynamic tones that will please the most discerning musician. The DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset is strung with Authentic Acoustic strings. List price $1,999
To learn more about these instruments, please visit www.martinguitar.com/new.
About Martin Guitars and Strings
C. F. Martin & Co.® has been Inspiring Musicians Worldwide® for nearly two centuries with their superior guitar and string products. Martin guitars and strings remain the choice for musicians around the world for their unrivaled quality, craftsmanship, and tone. Throughout the company’s long history, Martin products can be seen and heard across all genres of music and in all segments of pop culture, from concert and theater stages to television and movies.
With an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices, Martin continually drives the acoustic guitar market forward, introducing innovative features that have become standards across the industry. These groundbreaking innovations include the introduction of X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the “Dreadnought” size guitar.
Martin has also led innovations in strings, such as introducing the first high-tensile strength steel-string core wire; the first nickel acoustic strings (Martin Retro®); the proprietary Titanium Core strings; and now the groundbreaking, new Authentic Acoustic line, which offers unmatched stability, tone, comfort, and longevity. Learn more here: www.martinguitar.com/aa.
Kate Richardson | Richlynn Group