NAZARETH, Pa., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (NAMM, Booth 902) -- Today C. F. Martin & Co. announced the notable new models to be presented at the 2015 Summer NAMM show in Nashville July 9th through July 11th. The iconic 182 year old guitar manufacturer will unveil the 00-15E Retro and the LE-Cowboy-2015, alongside four other distinctive guitars. The addition of the 00-15E Retro to the successful Retro Series is the first 00-14 fret instrument in the product family. The LE-Cowboy-2015 features a design on the body of the guitar by famed watercolorist William Matthews.
More details on all of the products featured at the showcase can be found below, and complete product specs can be found at http://www.martinguitar.com/new.
SUMMER NAMM NEW MODELS:
- 00-15E Retro
The 00-15E Retro is the first 00-14 fret instrument in the successful Retro Series product family. This acoustic-electric, non-cutaway model features a solid mahogany top, back and sides and the top is finished with a visually distinctive 15-style burst. Equipped with our popular SP Lifespan strings and Fishman F1 Aura+ electronics, the 00-15E Retro will appeal to players at all levels who are seeking incredible tone and playability.
A 14 fret, non-cutaway Dreadnought, the CS-D41-15 features a Sitka spruce top with Martin's new Vintage Tone System (VTS) http://bit.ly/1Bxyait. The East Indian rosewood back and sides beautifully showcase a unique ribbon inlay of cocobolo and flamed mahogany. Flamed mahogany binding visually completes the CS-D41-15, making this limited edition model one that is both beautiful to the beholder and pleasing to the ear. Limited to a quantity of 115. MSRP: $8,999.00
William Matthews is widely known for his beautiful watercolor portrayal of the working cowboys from the great ranches of the American West. Mr. Matthews created a design for us that will debut at the 2015 Summer NAMM trade show. The LE-Cowboy-2015 is a 000-12 fret with a Sitka spruce top finished with Martin's Vintage Tone System (VTS) http://bit.ly/1Bxyait. The top is inlaid with a multi-color rope design, and the back and sides are made of goncalo alves. This unique collector's guitar will only be sold in 2015.
- SS-0041-15 The 2015 Summer NAMM Show Special has an Adirondack spruce top with Martin's Vintage Tone System (VTS) http://bit.ly/1Bxyait and finished with a gorgeous cinnamon teardrop burst. The SS-0041-15 has Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, featuring various unique inlay designs: an alternate torch on the headstock and a tree-of-life on the fingerboard, both inlaid in a select abalone pearl. Equipped with Fishman Aura VT electronics, this limited edition guitar will be cherished for years to come.
About Martin Guitar & Strings
C. F. Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 182 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 Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line, the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, 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.com and www.martinstrings.com.
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