The famed singer/songwriter and frontman for the iconic folk/rock band The Lovin’ Spoonful pays tribute to his lifelong passion for roots music through his exquisite namesake dreadnought sloped shoulder guitar.
Kansas, best known for their 1977 track “Dust in the Wind,” and Martin Guitar — which made the guitar used on the song — have teamed up to create a one‐of‐a‐kind 35th Anniversary “Dust in the Wind” Martin D28 guitar. They've also announced the "Dust in the Wind" 35th Anniversary Martin Guitar Sweepstakes.
Chris Thomas of C. F. Martin & Co. recently visited the Guitar World office in New York City. Accompanying him were four new Martin models -- a 00-DB Jeff Tweedy, a new D-18, the GPCPA4 Siris and a Custom Shop CS28-12 -- all of which were debuted by the Nazareth, Pennsylvania-based company at the NAMM show in January.
What happens when a 14-year-old white girl sits down with blues legends and shoots the breeze? Ask guitarist Rory Block. She’ll tell you the blues is in her blood. In her soul. In her hands. Block picked up the guitar at age 10 and by her early teens was learning from the men that birthed the blues.
The new site, which was designed by Liquid Interactive of Breningsville, Pennsylvania, now includes the Guitar Finder feature (a Martin dealer finder), an updated 1833 Shop e-commerce portal, news about the Martin Custom Shop; a more comprehensive database of instrument and string choices -- and the official Martin Guitar blog, which discusses news about the company’s offerings and the music industry in general.
Guitar World paid a visit to the C. F. Martin & Co. booth at last week's 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim to check out several new Martin models -- including the 000C Nylon. In this video, Martin's Chris Thomas explains the new model, which comes equipped with a Fishman F1 analog pickup system and is a clever hybrid between a steel-string and nylon-string classical guitar (Check out the trad headstock and long, classical-style bridge).