Winter NAMM 2018 Coverage: New for 2018 - Martin has just announced a trio of new X Series dreadnought acoustic guitars, available at The Music Zoo. They even included a special one for you nature-lovers out there. They've also introduced new premium ukulele and classical guitar strings! Keeping reading for more details, and check out the full specs on the Martin website
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X SERIES GUITARS
DX1AE Macassar Burst
Tone and tradition in a tough, stylish package. Solid Sitka spruce set off by a vintage sunburst finish for a look bold enough to match the timeless sound of X-bracing and the body shape that started it all: the Dreadnought. Versatile and responsive Fishman Sonitone electronics are discreet so you can shape your sound anywhere, anytime.
Designed for those who have fallen in love with the look of Martin’s 15 and 17 Series solid mahogany guitars, this full-sized Dreadnought version of Martin’s recent 0XMAE features mahogany high-pressure laminate (HPL) top, back and sides, a herringbone applied rosette, a high performance neck and a Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Richlite fingerboard and bridge. This warm projective X Series guitar is stage and studio ready with Fishman Sonitone electronics, and built for strength to endure endless miles on the road.
This X Series version of Martin’s acclaimed D-420 model from 2017 features a custom printed illustration by visual artist Robert Goetzl. This full-sized Dreadnought features an HPL printed top, mahogany printed high pressure laminate back and sides, a high performance neck taper for easy play, and an FSC certified Richlite fingerboard and bridge. With warm bass and crisp highs, this great sounding, unique looking art guitar rings true to our ever-evolving country and culture.
CLASSICAL GUITAR STRINGS
Magnifico Premium Classical Strings
Martin’s premium classical strings are tonally superior to nylon and the proprietary synthetic material emulates gut strings that have been around for centuries. Magnifico strings, developed exclusively with Aquila, offer precise intonation and exceptional tuning stability. Unlike Martin’s standard classical strings, which have a ball-end, Magnifico classical strings will be offered only with the traditional tie-end. The premium line will debut with two models: Hard Tension (M165) and Normal Tension (M265).
Martin Premium Ukulele Strings
Martin is known for making exceptional ukuleles for over 100 years and now the company is proud to unveil a premium line of ukulele strings at Winter NAMM 2018. Developed exclusively with Aquila, the new strings provide precise intonation and clear, balanced tone with exceptional sustain and projection. Martin’s premium ukulele string line will be launched with three models to suit every ukulele enthusiast: Soprano (M605), Concert (M610) and Tenor (M625).