Martin’s fall line includes a D-45 that celebrates Woodstock’s 50th anniversary
Also features new Road Series and X series models in koa.
(L-R) The D-45 Woodstock 50th Anniversary, D-12E Koa and D-X1E
Martin has released five new acoustics just in time for the fall season. The line is led by a Woodstock 50th Anniversary D-45 model, and also features koa updates to the Road and X series. Here’s a snapshot:
D-45 Woodstock 50th Anniversary
This limited-edition acoustic rounds out Martin’s special series commemorating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Described as the most “opulent” of the range, this D-45 features East Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top as well as abalone inlays throughout. Woodstock-specific appointments come in the form of a “1969-2019” symbol – etched on the fingerboard – a peace sign on the heelcap and a replica of the Woodstock dove on the headstock.
Only 50 pieces are available at $13,999 apiece.
Koa Road Series models
The Road Series has been beefed up with two new koa models: the D-12E and 000-12E. Each model’s back and sides are crafted from a koa composite that’s said to be environmentally-friendly. Both acoustics also boast Sitka spruce tops as well as mother-of-pearl-patterned rosettes and fingerboard inlays.
Retails at $1,599 each.
Koa X Series models
Like the Road Series, the X Series has also welcomed two new koa acoustics: the D-X1E and D-X2E. Each instrument features koa HPL (high-pressure laminate) back and sides. This tonewood originates from premium Hawaiian koa that Martin selected at its wood stores. The guitars also feature Sitka spruce tops and Fishman’s MX electronics system.
The D-X1E retails at $649, the D-X2E at $799.
More info at martinguitar.com.
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