Gretchen Menn wins the Martin/Guitar World No Limits Challenge competition

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

In early April, Martin – in partnership with Guitar World – launched the No Limits Challenge competition. 

A celebration of the company’s SC line acoustic guitars, which feature a bold cutaway that grants unprecedented upper fret access for an acoustic, the competition featured eight YouTube-savvy guitarists facing off against one another, covering tunes one wouldn't normally associate with an acoustic using one of the SC models.

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.