NAMM Acoustic Spotlight: C. F. Martin

This year at NAMM I had the opportunity to check out and try some of the new guitars from legendary guitar maker, C.F. Martin.

And legendary is a good word to start with, as they have issued several guitars that are recreations of legacy models, each with their own personality and tonal characteristics.

My overall reaction at first was that of being a little overwhelmed by the choices. But after sitting down and playing several models, I really enjoyed hearing and feeling the subtle differences of these wonderful Martin models.

Check out the gallery below with some choice photos and info on some of the guitars I took a shine to!

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Laura B. Whitmore

Laura B. Whitmore is a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, writing for, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.