NAMM 2023: Martin debuts spotlight-stealing StreetLegend series, recreating historic models from the brand’s museum

Some of Martin's new-for-2023 acoustic guitars
(Image credit: Martin)

NAMM 2023: Martin has made a spectacular start to 2023’s NAMM season by issuing a handful of new-look satin-finished and Authentic Series D-18 and D-28 dreadnought acoustic guitars.

The standout six-strings from the whole drop, though, are the all-new StreetLegend D-18 and D-28 models – two heavily-worn acoustics that are said to be inspired by "historic models” found in the Martin museum.

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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.