Solid Wood. No Compromise. Martin Guitar Proudly Presents The Dreadnought Junior.

The Perfect Addition to Your Martin Guitar FamilyNAZARETH, PA - February 1, 2016 - Martin Guitar's Dreadnought Junior, which first debuted at the 2015 Winter NAMM Trade Show, is the perfect model to add to the Martin Guitar family of acoustic guitars.The Dreadnought Junior is a solid wood guitar, ideal for any guitar enthusiast looking for Martin Guitar's unparalleled artistry and undeniable acoustic tone at an affordableprice. https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/junior/dreadnought-junior/

The Dreadnought Junior has been well received by many music industry publications including Guitar World, featuring the guitar in their "Best of NAMM" issue, Total Guitar which named it a "best buy" in 2015 and Acoustic Guitar UK saying "There comes a time when you get a guitar and just know it has 'acoustic guitar of the year' written all over it... It might be small but, oh my, it perfectly forms- surely, we have a new category on our hands."

"This year we proudly celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the iconic Martin Dreadnought (1916-2016), a model that has played a huge role in shaping American music and is one of the most replicated body sizes in the world," said CEO and Chairman Chris Martin IV. "It is not often we introduce a new body size, so we are very proud to continue to add to the Martin Dreadnought legacy with the introduction of the Dreadnought Junior, which offers to guitar enthusiasts worldwide a new body size with the same renowned Martin tone and premier quality people have come to expect from Martin Guitar."

For a closer look at the Dreadnought Junior, view the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP0wsHr-9dc and contact your local Authorized Martin Dealer near you to check out firsthand the perfect addition to your guitar family.https://www.martinguitar.com/find-a-dealer/

About Martin Guitar & Strings

C.F. Martin & Co. ® (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 years.  It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the "Dreadnought" size. One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings.  These include the successful Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, the exciting new Retro Strings line played and loved by Tony Rice and Laurence Juber and the Martin SP line, which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.

Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers.  They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via www.martinguitar.comand www.martinstrings.com.

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