C.F. Martin & Co. announces the introduction of the new OMM John Renbourn Custom Artist Edition guitar.
The guitar was designed to celebrates the career of the fingerstyle guitarist. The Renbourn Artist Edition is inspired by Renbourn’s preference for orchestra model guitars and the original orchestra model guitar made by C.F. Martin & Co. in 1929.
The new instrument is a classic Martin Orchestra Model design made of solid tonewoods. The top is made of Italian alpine spruce, Madagascar rosewood on the back and sides, with a neck carved from mahogany. An ebony headplate features a detailed unicorn inlay in abalone pearl, gold and white mother of pearl and Micarta, while the ebony fingerboard features a mother of pearl pentangle (five-pointed star) design.
The model is finished with a polished gloss lacquer finish with aging toner on the top and is protected in a Geib-style hardshell case. Each of the limited edition custom guitars bears an interior label signed by John Renbourn and is numbered in sequence. Additionally, each guitar is equipped with Martin SP Lifespan phosphor bronze strings.
The guitar will be one of several new models featured at 2011 Summer NAMM in Nashville from July 21–23.
No pricing info yet. For more details, visit www.martinguitar.com.
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