NAMM 2024: Remember that priceless Martin that Kurt Russell smashed on the Hateful Eight set? Well, it’s just been put on public display for the first time ever

Martin Hateful Eight acoustic
(Image credit: Martin)

NAMM 2024: Martin has been busy ushering in a suite of ultra-refined acoustic guitars this week – look no further than its all-new Inception GPCE platform – but the Martin model that has perhaps grabbed our attention the most this week is one that arrived to the Anaheim Convention Center in pieces.

Yes, that might sound slightly unhinged, but there’s a good reason for it: while our intrepid Editor in Chief, Mike, was scouring the show floor for the juiciest gear tidbits, he came across the Martin booth, which had on public display – for the first time ever – the priceless parlor guitar that featured in Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 western epic, The Hateful Eight.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.