Gretchen Menn advances to final round of the Martin No Limits Challenge

Gretchen Menn plays a Martin SC-10 acoustic guitar
(Image credit: Gretchen Menn/YouTube)

This week, Martin – in partnership with Guitar World – kicked off the second semifinal round of its No Limits Challenge competition.

This round of the No Limits Challenge – which features eight guitarists facing off against one another, covering tunes you wouldn't normally associate with an acoustic using a Martin SC model – saw Gretchen Menn and Sophie Burrell skillfully re-imagine two hard-riffing power pop classics. 

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.