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David Gilmour Stratocaster Sells for a Record-Breaking $3,975,000 at Auction!
Not too long ago, musical legend David Gilmour announced that he will donate money raised from the sale of his collection of classic guitars to ClientEarth, supporting efforts to fight the climate crisis. The auction of the Pink Floyd guitarist’s collection took place on the 20th June at Christie’s in New York and included more than 120 guitars. Among them was "The Black Strat," a 1969 Fender Stratocaster which Gilmour used to record Pink Floyd albums "The Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here" and "The Wall," selling for an astounding $3,975,000, a new world record for a guitar at an auction!
All-New Martin Showroom At The Music Zoo Features Over 50 Models And A Rustic Decor!
If you haven't heard already, we've moved our showroom from Roslyn, NY to Farmingdale, NY, a much larger and more easily accessible space, located just east off Route 110. With this change also comes an all-new Martin showroom, which features over 50 models ranging from a number of their series, and a rustic decor with an awesome vibe.
Martin Guitar's New Authentic Acoustic Strings Look, Feel, & Sound Better Than Ever Before!
Martin introduced their most advanced strings to date with their new Authentic Acoustic Line. Martin has taken their market leading strings and made them better in every way. They look better, they feel better, and they sound better than ever before. And with three versions to choose from, any player can find the ideal strings for their acoustic guitar. Watch the video below to get the full scoop on these new strings!
A Music Zoo Exclusive Short-Scale Martin Guitar
This special guitar is a Martin Custom Shop single 0 body acoustic with Style 15 accouterments, spec'd out as a limited Music Zoo run of guitars during a trip to the Martin factory! This 0 Style 15 has a shorter 24.84" scale length for a slinkier strumming feel, and paired with the all-genuine mahogany body, this small sized acoustic is a rhythm players dream guitar! This little guitar is a cannon that will pump out as much tone and energy as you put into it, and we love the sparse looks of the mahogany body sans any flashy cosmetics - it's a workhorse guitar that knows how to get the job done!
Martin Delivers With This Modern Take on Pre-War Design
The Martin OMC-28E model boasts a new aging toner finish, open gear tuners, and forward shifted scalloped X bracing! This cutaway Orchestra body acoustic guitar is constructed with Sitka spruce and East Indian rosewood. The OMC-28E also features a modified low oval neck with high performance taper, simple dovetail neck joint, bone nut and tusq saddle, ebony bridge, and an ebony fingerboard inlaid with mother of pearl Style 28 inlays. Add in the cutting edge Finish Matrix VT Enhance electronics for a quality amplified sound, and the new OMC-28E is the full package.
High-End Custom Shop Martin Guitars Showcased at NAMM 2019!
C.F. Martin showcased a number of new models from their Custom Shop this year, including one-offs and other high-end creations. See something you like? We'll be bringing a few of these to The Music Zoo, and you can also special order any one of these! (with the exception of the Excalibur model) Contact us now!