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Martin Regains Ownership Of The Company's Trademark In China

The DreadnoughtNazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co., Inc. (Martin Guitar) located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is proud to announce it has regained the rightful ownership of three of its legendary trademarks in China.

Martin Guitar Expands its Popular Junior Series

The DreadnoughtNazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co. ® debuts a new Junior Series model, the D Jr. 2 Sapele, crafted with sapele top, back and sides, at the upcoming 2016 Summer NAMM Trade Show. First introduced at 2015 Winter NAMM, the D Jr. E (also available without electronics) https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/junior/ has quickly become a favorite amongst guitar enthusiasts and popular singer/songwriters. The new D Jr. 2 Sapele will be available without electronics and the D Jr. 2E Sapele will come equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics.

Ace Hotel and Martin Guitar Support Artists and Communities

Ace Hotel & Martin Guitars New York, NY -- Ace Hotel and Martin Guitar have been friends and partners for a half-decade now, cultivating a collaboration that's deeply rooted in a shared passion for music and the desire to support those who make it. In 2016, Martin and Ace Hotel will evolve their partnership from in-room strumming and 5 at 5 into a two-part initiative that centers around public outreach and an openhanded support towards musicians.

Martin Guitar's Premiere Ambassador Program Expands with Artists

Martin Ambassadors Class of 2016Nazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co.® is continuing to add to their official Martin Guitar Ambassador program with today's hottest artists including Grammy nominee Elle King, Sam Hunt, Anderson East, Father John Misty, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Flo Morrissey, Brett Dennen, and Megan Rapinoe. These musicians join the family of Martin Ambassadors who comprise a venerable group of career artists that love and proudly represent the Martin Guitar brand known worldwide for 183 years of premiere craftsmanship and guitar innovation.

Martin Guitar Proudly Presents The Dreadnought Junior

Martin Dreadnought JuniorNazareth, PA/ -- Martin Guitar's Dreadnought Junior, which first debuted at the 2015 Winter NAMM Trade Show, is the perfect model to add to the Martin Guitar family of acoustic guitars. The Dreadnought Junior is a solid wood guitar, ideal for any guitar enthusiast looking for Martin Guitar's unparalleled artistry and undeniable acoustic tone at an affordable price.

Martin Guitars Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Iconic Martin Dreadnought

100th Anniversary of the Iconic Martin DreadnoughtNazareth, PA -- Martin Guitar (www.martinguitar.com) will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of their iconic Dreadnought model (1916-2016), known worldwide as the most copied body size in the world. To launch the year-long celebration, Martin Guitar will unveil two distinctive limited edition models during the 2016 Winter NAMM Trade show in Anaheim, CA: the D-222 Anniversary Edition and D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary Edition. The two limited edition models pay homage to the highly influential instrument which shaped the sound of American music.

C.F. Martin Introduces Acoustic Amplification By Fishman

Martin D35 Turns 50Nazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co. will exclusively debut a new pickup and preamp system in 2016, the Aura® VT Enhance™ acoustic amplification by Fishman®, which offers the most advanced technology, Aura Acoustic Imaging, to preserve the unique and pristine acoustic tone of each instrument with studio microphone quality. In addition, the new streamlined Matrix VT Enhance™ will be offered on select models.

Martin Guitar Introduces Two New D-35 Models at 2015 Summer NAMM

Martin HD-35 CFM IV 60tNazareth, PA -- NAMM, Booth 902 -- C. F. Martin & Co. continues to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Martin D-35 model with two commemorative limited-edition D-35 models at the 2015 Summer NAMM show in Nashville July 9th through July 11th. The limited edition D12-35 50th Anniversary model and the HD-35 FM IV 60th will be among six other models showcased.

Martin Guitar's Long-Standing Commitment To The Environment Continues

Martin Wood Summit RepresentativesNazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co., Inc. (www.martinguitar.com) hosted the Fifth Bi-Annual Wood Summit at the company's headquarters in Nazareth, PA on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The full-day Summit commenced with an agenda of discussions, networking and presentations on a myriad of key topics that ranged from CITES Permits & Process, Lacey Act Due Care, DNA Chain of Custody Tracking, and alternative material sourcing.

Martin To Unveil Limited Edition D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary Guitar

Martin Limited Edition D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary GuitarNazareth, PA -- C. F. Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) is celebrating 50 years of their legendary D-35 Dreadnought with a very special model to debut at the 2015 Winter NAMM Trade Show – D-35 Brazilian 50thAnniversary Limited Edition. The innovative D-35 was first created by C.F. Martin & Co. in 1965 and has gone on to be one of the most popular and replicated models of our time. With no more than 100 created, the D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary Limited Edition model is constructed with Madagascar rosewood sides and back wings, a Brazilian rosewood back center wedge and headplate, FSC certified European spruce top, ¼" non- scalloped X bracing, and ivoroid bindings.

Chris Martin to Accept Sustainable Standard-Setter Award

Martin GuitarsNazareth, PA -- The Rainforest Alliance will honor C.F. Martin & Co. with the Sustainable Standard-Setter Award at their annual gala this evening, May 7th at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The dinner and awards ceremony recognizes industry champions who prioritize environmental sustainability. C.F. Martin & Co. make the popular bluegrass and folk acoustic guitars.

Martin Guitar's Navojoa Factory Celebrates 25th Anniversary

 Tara Stephenson, Steven Geiges, Bill Hall (Director of International Manufacturing), Deb Karlowitch (VP Human Resources), Charles ...Nazareth, PA -- C. F. Martin & Co. marked the 25th anniversary of its factory in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico with a celebration attended by the Board of Directors and the newly released Road Series DRSGT and 000RSGT models.

Martin Guitar Company Pledges $6,000 for WoodSongs

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio HourImagine you standing on the stage of the Lyric Theatre alongside Michael Johnathon and the WoodSongs crew during an actual WoodSongs broadcast and having upwards of two million people in over 175 nations hear your voice on radio and see you on TV. It can happen - that's just one of the many premiums they are offering for your kindness in helping WoodSongs upgrade to HD TV. The Martin Guitar Company has just pledged $6,000 towards the WoodSongs HD Kickstarter Program.

Martin Guitar Chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV Appointed to NAMM Executive Committee

Evolution of the American guitarNazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co. is pleased to announce that chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV has been named incoming secretary of the NAMM executive committee through 2015. The appointment was announced during the annual board meeting at the Summer NAMM conference this past weekend in Nashville, TN. Chris Martin previously served on the NAMM board of directors from 2000 to 2003. "It is an honor to be appointed to the NAMM executive committee," Martin said. "NAMM has been a wonderful supporter of the Martin brand and our products for many years, and I am looking forward to working on a deeper level with the group on opportunities and issues that are relevant to the industry."

Martin Guitars Announces New Nashville Guitar Brand Consultants

Evolution of the American guitarNazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co. is continuing to expand its already deep-rooted relationships in the country music world with the announcement of its new brand marketing consultant Kate Richardson, who runs the well-respected Richlyn Marketing in Nashville with her partner Lynn Tinsey. Martin Guitar selected Richlyn Marketing for its top-tier artist relations and marketing consulting. The firm will focus on strategic partnerships in aligning the Martin brand with artists, events and media outlets and increasing Martin’s brand awareness amongst the music industry in Nashville.

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