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.

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.

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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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