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Martin Custom & Special Editions | D-19 190th Anniversary
1 of 190 Worldwide, Signed by C.F. Martin IV, Long-Kept Adirondack Spruce w/Figured Mahogany Looks
The Martin 190th Anniversary Special Edition Acoustic Guitar is a limited tribute to Martin's 190-year history. It pays homage to the Martin family's arrival in New York City from Germany, where they established the first Martin Guitar workshop. The original D-19, introduced in 1976, inspired this limited run. The guitar is built using long-stored Adirondack Spruce that was cosmetically flawed, promoting sustainability and taking advantage of excellent seasoned tone. Using their Mimaki printer, they achieved the look of figured mahogany for the top. The back and sides are made from genuine mahogany, producing a warm and balanced tone. It's a dreadnought with classic Martin power and resonance, strung with Luxe by Martin Kovar Strings. The guitar is purely acoustic with no electronic components, and it comes with a hardshell case and is signed by C.F. Martin IV. This limited-edition piece celebrates Martin's legacy and looks to the future. Only one lucky customer will have the chance to own this unique guitar.
This guitar stands as a tribute to Martin's illustrious 190-year history, a rare gem limited to just 190 units worldwide. It pays homage to the Martin family's roots, tracing back 196 years to their arrival in New York City from Germany, where they established the first Martin Guitar workshop in the New World. Fast forward to 1976, when Martin introduced the original D-19 in honour of the founding of the United States, designed as an upscale D-18. These guitars featured tops stained to make use of spruce with exceptional tonal qualities but less-than-perfect aesthetics.
In a heartfelt nod to this legacy, C.F. Martin IV has chosen to revive the spirit of the D-19 as a limited run to celebrate Martin's 190th anniversary. Staying faithful to the original design, Martin has chosen to use tonally-flawless Adirondack spruce that had long been part of their inventory due to minor cosmetic imperfections. Through advanced technology, they've achieved the look of figured mahogany for the top, resulting in a unique and rare appearance that elegantly conceals any flaws. This approach not only yields a rare and exceptional-sounding guitar but also embodies sustainability by using wood that had been harvested and stored but remained unused. The back and sides are crafted from Genuine Mahogany, producing a warm and balanced tone.
As a dreadnought, this guitar embodies the classic Martin power and resonance, remaining purely acoustic with no electronic embellishments. It's strung with medium gauge Luxe by Martin Kovar Strings, a newer string with excellent durability and rich, resonant tone. The forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing is also constructed from Adirondack spruce, providing exceptional strength and tonal characteristics. The Modified Low Oval neck shape ensures comfortable playability, especially when combined with Martin's High-Performance neck taper.
The guitar comes with a hardshell case for easy transportation and protection and is set apart by the personal touch of being signed by C.F. Martin IV.
Don't miss the opportunity to possess a piece of history with the Martin 190th Anniversary Special Edition Acoustic Guitar. Act swiftly, as only one fortunate customer will have the chance to experience the enchantment of this limited-edition masterpiece. Celebrate the legacy and embrace the future with Martin's 190th Anniversary Special Edition Acoustic Guitar.