Martin unveils second commemorative John Lennon model guitar

Martin Guitar will unveil a second commemorative John Lennon model to follow up on the D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary Limited Edition model introduced in January 2016. The new D-28 John Lennon makes its debut at Musikmesse 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany April 7th through 10th and features John Lennon’s famous self-portrait illustration on the rosewood headplate, along with a beautiful mother-of-pearl, John Lennon themed design inlaid on the ebony fingerboard.

Martin will also introduce the 0X Uke Bamboo, a unique soprano ukulele crafted from green bamboo, and expanding on the brand’s successful X Series, three new models featuring macassar will be introduced – the DCX1AE Macassar, DX2AE Macassar and GPCX2AE Macassar.

  • D-28 John Lennon: The D-28 John Lennon is the follow up to the D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary limited edition model, commemorating John’s 75th birthday. This beautiful Dreadnought is sure to be a wonderful addition to any guitar enthusiast’s collection. A solid Sitka spruce top with Vintage Tone System is combined with East Indian rosewood back and sides – the back being inlaid with a peace sign. The East Indian rosewood headplate is adorned with John Lennon’s famous self-portrait illustration that rests beneath the Martin script logo. A beautiful mother-of-pearl, John Lennon themed design is inlaid on the ebony fingerboard to complete this model. $5499.00
  • 0X Uke Bamboo: This unique soprano ukulele is crafted from a green bamboo patterned high-pressure laminate (HPL) for the top, back and sides. The rosewood fingerboard and bridge add a tasteful color contrast and feature Martin’s Clear Fluorocarbon ukulele strings. This fun little instrument is super durable, great for travel, and sure to appeal to ukulele players of all levels. $449.00
  • DCX1AE Macassar: An affordable Dreadnought cutaway crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and paired with macassar patterned high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides for a great sounding, durable guitar. Also equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics for stage ready use. $929.00
  • DX2AE Macassar: The DX2AE Macassar is constructed of a solid sapele top coupled with macassar patterned high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides. This Dreadnought is equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics and is sure to be the complete package for home or stage. $779.00
  • GPCX2AE Macassar: The GPCX2AE Macassar is a Grand Performance cutaway model that is crafted from a solid sapele top paired with macassar patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides, a birch laminate high performance neck and Fishman Sonitone electronics. A great guitar for studio or stage. $929.00

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