NAMM NEWS 2017: Martin Releases New High End Guitars

Martin takes the record for the most pre-NAMM announcements this year and has already left us in shock with its 2 Millionth Guitar with built in watch and the new 16 Series Models and along with these Martin has now removed the lid on seven more high-end acoustics, including John Prine & Dwight Yoakam signature models. Here’s a few we liked the most!

Martin D-420


This Dreadnought features a Sitka spruce top that has been printed with a custom illustration by fine artist, Robert Goetzl. The D-420 is crafted with mahogany back and sides, a modified low oval neck with high performance taper, simple dovetail neck joint, bone nut and saddle, ebony bridge and an ebony fingerboard. A great sounding, unique looking guitar that has a rich, clean and articulate tone with great sustain and clarity.

Martin Dwight Yoakam DD28 Signature Edition


The Dwight Yoakam DD28 is inspired from a 1972 D-28, the guitar Dwight has played his whole career. He has always loved the sound of his guitar and his custom signature model could not be anything less. Honky tonks and casinos are the theme for this model. Crafted from Sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides, this model honors the classic booming sound of the Dreadnought. An ebony fingerboard is the backdrop for the inlaid mother-of-pearl and recon stone playing cards. The other truly unique feature of this instrument is the bull’s horn shaped pickguard. This guitar is sure to be a treasured instrument for years to come.

Martin CEO 8.2


This beautiful FSC Certified Grand Jumbo 14-fret acoustic guitar is crafted with a European spruce top with Vintage Tone System and a Bourbon Sunset Burst finish, paired with genuine mahogany back and sides. Other features include a Martin archtop headstock shape, grained ivoroid binding and heelcap, bone nut and saddle, liquid metal bridgepins on an ebony bridge and an ebony fingerboard with a gorgeous mother-of-pearl skeleton diamond pattern inlay. This guitar comes with a TKL Alumin-X™ case which is built using patented technology for a strong, lightweight case with great impact protection. The interior of the case was custom designed for a precise instrument fit. If you are looking for a great sounding guitar that is also pleasing to the eyes, look no further.