NAMM 2019: Martin unveils two Woodstock 50th Anniversary guitars

The brand teams up with the Woodstock Foundation to commemorate an iconic moment in music history.

Martin Woodstock 50th Anniversary

DX Woodstock 50th (left) and D-35 Woodstock 50th Anniversary (right)

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A half-century after Woodstock, Martin Guitars is paying tribute to the watershed moment in music history with two new acoustic models. A collaboration with the Woodstock Foundation, these D-model guitars bear several cosmetic touches inspired by the 1969 festival.

DX Woodstock 50th

You can’t miss the reference. This X Series D-14 model is emblazoned with colourful custom artwork by Robert F. Goetzl inspired by the original festival poster.

In terms of tonewoods, the guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top as well as mahogany-grained high-pressure laminate back and sides. It also comes with a rust birch laminate neck and a FSC-certified Richlite fingerboard.

A Fishman Sonitone pickup, a lovely rosewood pattern back design, and chrome-enclosed gear tuning pegs are the other highlights of the DX Woodstock 50th.

Retails at $799.

D-35 Woodstock 50th Anniversary

This guitar is the boutique cousin to the model above. While not as flashy, the D-35 Woodstock 50th Anniversary still sports several hat tips to the festival. These include a ‘Bird of Peace’ inlay on both the headstock and pickguard.

In terms of specs, this guitar retains all the features of Martin’s Reimagined D-35 model. These consist of a Sitka spruce top with an aged toner, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and an antique white binding around the ebony fingerboard. Rounding out the tonewood appointments is a satin-finished mahogany neck.

Retails at $4,499.

More information at martinguitar.com.

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