What We Are Looking Forward To In September

Twitter Chat With Martin Ambassadors NEEDTOBREATHE

On September 2nd at 2PM (EST), we will be holding a Twitter Chat with NEEDTOBREATHE! Do you have questions for the Martin Ambassadors? Head over to Twitter and use #NTBMartinQA for a chance to have your question answered. Be a part of the chat here.


Loundon Wainwright III Releases New Album

Martin Ambassador Loundon Wainwright III will release his new album "Haven't Gotten The Blues (Yet)" on September 9th. You can preorder the album here.


ABC's Nashville Is Back!

The season 3 premiere of ABC's Nashville will air on August 24th at 10PM (EST). The season premiere will include live music segments. Of course, you will be able to spot some Martin Guitars through out the season. 


Miles and Music For Kids

On September 28th, Martin Ambassador Dierks Bentley will host the 9th Annual Music and Miles for Kids. The motorcylce ride and concert in Nashville benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbuilt. For more information on the event, click here.



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Monday Music Round Up- 8/25

"C.F. Martin & Co.-Images of American" Released

Director of Museum and Archives, Dick Boak, released "C.F. Martin & Co.-Images of America" last week. The black-and-white book is published by Arcadia Publishing and takes readers on a journey of Martin Guitar with almost 200 never before seen images. You can purchase the book here.


Ed Sheerans Wins His First Moonman!

Congraulations are in order for Martin Ambassador Ed Sheeran. Last night Ed took home the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video for the video "SING" with Pharrell. Watch the video for "SING" here.


Hunter Hayes Performs On The Today Show

On Friday, Martin Ambassador Hunter Hayes performed and chatted with The Today Show hosts. Hunter also announced his "Tattoo" tour! You can watch his performance and interview here.


Colbie Caillat for Guitar Center

Martin Ambassador Colbie Caillat shot a video for a Guitar Center series this past week. She is featured in the video with a Martin 000-15. Keep a look out for the video coming soon!



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Why You Need A Little Martin

The Little Martin is the compact and afforable member of Martin's X Series. Like any other Martin, the Little Martin is built with the same quality, craftsmanship, and astounding sound.


So what can you use a Little Martin for? Fan favorites activities are: jam sessions, campfire side, practicie, recording, and traveling. And the list goes on!

Find out where you can get your Little Martin here.

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Monday Music Round Up- 8/18

The Avett Brothers At Red Rocks

This summer marked the tenth Avett Brothers performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. You can watch some behind the scenes footage of the band with their family and friends here

Martin Ambassador Seth Avett took some time backstage at a show in Burlington, Vermont to perform the song "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" You can watch the performance here.


Valerie June Featured On CMT Edge
Martin Ambassador Valerie June performed her single "Workin' Woman Blues" live for CMT Edge. You can watch a short interview and performancehere.



Del McCoury Nominated for 6 IBMA Awards

The Del McCoury band is nominated for six IBMA Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Recorded Event of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Fiddle Player of the Year. 



Martin Ambassadors Win Teen Choice Awards

Hunter Hayes won Choice Male Country Artist at the Teen Choice Awards.
Ed Sheeran won Choice Male Artist and Choice Single Male Artist for "Sing."

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Signed Paul McCartney D-28 Raises $50,000!

Yesterday, Martin Guitar and The Nature Conservancy auctioned off a signed  D-28 left handed guitar signed by the legendary, Sir Paul McCartney. It didn't take long for that D-28 to sell for $50,000! The proceeds raised will go towards the Nature Conservancy in Africa's initiave to #SaveElephants.


Sir Paul McCartney has worked for many decades to create a safe world for animals. On the D-28, Sir Paul McCartney wrote "This Guitar Save Elephants." A fitting nod to the forever, famous Woody Guthrie guitar and also the #SaveElephants campaign. For more information on the auction, click here.

Martin Guitar is a Founding Sponsor of the #SaveElephants campaign. To learn more about how you can join the herd and help stop the worst poaching crisis in history, click here.

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Monday Music Round Up-8/11

Craig Ross Joins The Martin Family!

Craig Ross, the lead guitarist for Lenny Kravitz, has become our newest Martin Ambassador! We are very excited to welcome him and his immense talents to the Martin family. Learn more about Craig here


Ed Sheeran Premieres Music Video for "Don't"

Martin Ambassador Ed Sheeran premiered the music video for "Don't" this week. "Don't" is the second single off his sophomore album X. You can watch the music video here.


Valerie June In The New York Times

Martin Ambassador Valerie June was on the cover of The New York Times Arts Section for her performance at this year's Pickathon Music Festival.


Burton Loves Sleepy Man Banjo Boys!

Martin Ambassadors The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys were featured on the Burton Girls Apres section. The article talks about why everyone should listen to the band and also features a slideshow of photos from their performance at Frendly Gathering with is thrown by fellow Martin Ambassadors Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani. Click here to read more. 


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Guitar Kits: Why You Should Build One

The guitar kits that Martin Guitar has available through the 1833 Shop teach guitar enthusiasts the steps of building and assembling a guitar. The kit contains all the necessary parts to complete a guitar with the exception of glue and finish. 


You can choose from a variety of body shapes and wood types based on your personal preference. These kits provide the opportunity to build a guitar without the hassle of searching for wood, preparing the wood, and shaping the pieces.

Martin's guitar kits are perfect for those who possess a love of guitars and an interest in the luthier craft.

Looking to purchase a guitar kit? Click here to find one to fit your style. 

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Monday Music Round Up- 8/4

Elvis Presley's Martin Guitar Featured On The Today Show

Last Tuesday, Priscilla Presley was a guest on The Today Show showing some of the Elvis Presley items that will be auctioned off on August 14th. Among the items was one of Elvis' Martin Guitars. You can watch the segment here.


Ed Sheeran To Perform at iHeartRadio Festival

Martin Ambassador Ed Sheeran will head to Sin City on September 20th to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival being held at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Learn more about iHeartRadio Festival here.


Martin Ambassador Hunter Hayes Releases Official "Tattoo" Music Video

Billboard hails Hunter Hayes "Tattoo" video a "perfect example why he's leading country music's youth revolution. With his clean-cut looks, cherub face and clear, controlled vocals, Hunter Hayes is country's rising golden boy." Read more here


City and Colour Covers Tears For Fears

Martin Ambassador City and Colour covered the Tears for Fears song "Suffer The Children" which he premiered on Esquire.com. You can listen to the cover here.



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What We Are Looking Forward To In August

The month of August begins tomorrow and we have the events you should be looking forward to!

Valerie June's Tour Continues!

Martin Ambassador Valerie June will continue to bring her talents across North America in the month of August. You can find a list of her tour dates here.


The Gaslight Anthem To Release "Get Hurt"

Martin Ambassadors The Gaslight Anthem will release their fifth album on August 12th titled "Get Hurt." The album is available for preorder here.


Hunter Hayes On The Today Show

Martin Ambassador Hunter Hayes will take over Rockafeller Center on August 22nd for the Today Show Summer Concert Series. Use #HunterTODAY when posting pictures from the Plaza or just to talk about how awesome Hunter is!


The 2014 MTV VMA's

Mark your calendars and tune in to the MTV VMA's on August 24th. Martin Ambassador Ed Sheeran is nominated in the Best Male Video category for his music video for "SING" featuring Pharrell. You can vote for the VMA's here.


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RECAP: An Evening With Chris Martin

On Friday, July 25th, Martin Guitar hosted the first annual An Evening With Chris Martin. 


The event was held exclusively for 100 Martin Owners Club Members and their guest. The evening kicked off with some amazing hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

During the event, Martin Owners Club members had the opportunity to strum a few of Martin's priceless museum pieces, including the OM-45 Deluxe, as well as Martin's new Summer 2014 models. Not only was the museum open, but Martin Owners Club members were able to tour the Martin Factory and have their questions answered by Martin's talented craftsmen and craftswomen.

The evening also featured a raffle for a CEO-7. Lucky Martin Owners Club Member Tom Beham of New York was the winner of the guitar.


The evening concluded with "A Word From Chris". Martin Owners Club Members even got the opportunity to meet CEO and Chairman Chris Martin IV during an exclusive autograph signing.


An Evening With Chris Martin was one of our best events and we loved the chance to meet some of the Martin Owners Club.

Want the chance to attend next year's An Evening With Chris Martin? Make sure to join or renew your membership to the Martin Owners Club in 2015. Keep up with all our latest Martin Owners Club news here

You can also view more photos from the evening here

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