Martin Guitar to present four new models

Martin Guitar new models for 2015 Summer NAMM
Martin Guitar new models for 2015 Summer NAMM

Martin Guitar new models for 2015 Summer NAMM (left to right): LE-Cowboy-2015, 00-15E Retro, SS-0041-15 and CS-D41-15

C. F. Martin & Co. introduces an acoustic-electric Retro, a watercoloured Cowboy, a limited edition Dreadnought and a Show Special

esterday C. F. Martin & Co. announced the notable new models to be presented at the 2015 Summer NAMM show in Nashville, on 9–11 July. The 182-year-old guitar manufacturer will unveil the 00-15E Retro and the LE-Cowboy-2015, alongside several other distinctive guitars. The addition of the 00-15E to the successful Retro Series is the first 00-14 fret instrument in the product family, and the LE-Cowboy-2015 features a design on the body of the guitar by famed watercolourist William Matthews.

The 00-15E Retro is the first 00-14 fret instrument in the successful Retro Series product family. This acoustic-electric, non-cutaway model features a solid mahogany top, back and sides and the top is finished with a visually distinctive 15-style burst. Equipped with SP Lifespan strings and Fishman F1 Aura+ electronics, the 00-15E Retro’s suggested retail price has been set at $2,549 (approx. £1,648).

Widely known for his watercolor portrayal of the working cowboys from the great ranches of the American West, William Matthews has created a design that will adorn the body of the LE-Cowboy-2015 – a 000-12 fret with a Sitka spruce top finished and Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS). The top is inlaid with a multi-color rope design, and the back and sides are made of goncalo alves. This unique collector’s guitar will only be sold in 2015, with the recommended retail price at $3,999 (approx. £2,585).

A 14 fret, non-cutaway Dreadnought, the CS-D41-15 features a Sitka spruce top with Vintage Tone System (VTS). The East Indian rosewood back and sides showcase a ribbon inlay of cocobolo and flamed mahogany, matched with flamed mahogany binding. Limited to a quantity of 115, the manufacturer is suggesting the model retails for $8,999 (approx. £5,819).

The 2015 Summer NAMM Show Special has an Adirondack spruce top with VTS and finished with a cinnamon teardrop burst. The SS-0041-15 has Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, featuring various unique inlay designs: an alternate torch on the headstock and a tree-of-life on the fingerboard, both inlaid in a select abalone pearl. Equipped with Fishman Aura VT electronics, this limited edition guitar will have a suggested retail price of $10,999 (approx. £7,111).

More details and complete specs on all of the products featured at the showcase can be found at

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