Martin’s opulent D-45 Woodstock 50th Anniversary headlines 5 new acoustic releases

Martin 2019 fall acoustic guitar releases
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Martin has unveiled five new acoustic guitar models for the fall season, headlined by the luxurious Limited Edition D-45 Woodstock 50th Anniversary.

The American acoustic giant is heralding this latest Woodstock model as the most opulent of all, with a ‘1969-2019’ inlay, Woodstock dove atop the headstock, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and abalone inlay throughout.

Martin 2019 fall acoustic guitar releases

(Image credit: Martin Guitar)

Its interior label is hand-signed by C. F. Martin IV and two of the original Woodstock co-founders, Joel Rosenman and Michael Lang.

Just 50 will be produced, with a price tag of $13,999, including custom hardcase.

Other new releases include a koa update to the Road Series, with the D-12E and 000-12E both featuring environmentally conscious koa back and sides, bonded to a mahogany core.

Both models also feature Fishman MX-T electronics, mother-of-pearl patterned rosette and fingerboard inlay, plus a soft-shell gigbag.

The lower-priced X Series, meanwhile, receives koa HPL (high-pressure laminate) tweaks to the D-X1E and D-X2E.

Martin’s HPL features on the top, back and sides of the D-X1E ($649), while the D-X2E ($799) features the material on the back and sides, teamed with a Sitka spruce top.

Both models come fitted with the Fishman MX electronics system, and come with a new soft gigbag.

Read on for all the info, and head on over to Martin Guitar for more.

These models follow yesterday’s release of two new additions to Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads collection, the 000-42EC Crossroads Ziricote and 0042-JSC John Mayer Crossroads.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.