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Martin Guitar's Limited Edition D-19 190th Anniversary commemorates a company milestone as well as reintroduces a design from the past that commemorated an American milestone many years later.
So how does this guitar cross paths of two cultural significances?
November 6, 2023 is one hundred and ninety years since Christian Martin the first arrived in America from his native Germany, settling at 196 Hudson Street in New York City seeking new opportunity. After working as an apprentice and shop foreman under Austrian luthier Johann Stauffer, Martin Sr. set up his own storefront at this New York City location, signifying the beginning of what we know today as CF Martin and Company.
Fast forward many years later to 1976, the United States of America's bicentennial year. Martin Guitar, now long since established in Pennsylvania, introduces the D-19 model in celebration of America's 200th birthday. This guitar was noted for its stained Sitka spruce top - perhaps appearing as mahogany at first glance.
In 2023, to celebrate the 190th anniversary of Martin Sr's arrival to the new world with his family, the D-19 is reintroduced in limited numbers. White the D-19 of 1976 featured a Sitka spruce top, this limited edition 2023 model receives a stained Adirondack spruce top, now with the addition of a Mimaki printed finish to achieve the look of figured mahogany.
Key build features of this Limited Edition D-19 include forward shifted scalloped X bracing, genuine mahogany back and sides construction, high performance neck taper, Guatemalan rosewood fingerboard, nickel open gear tuners, Old Style 18 fingerboard inlay pattern, and hardshell case. Inside the guitar, the D-19 190th Anniversary features a label signed by Christian Martin IV.
Celebrate a chapter of Martin Guitar history with this, the Limited Edition D-19 190th Anniversary dreadnought acoustic.
- Celebration and Commemoration of 190 Years of Martin Guitar History
- Styled After the Original D-19 Introduced in 1976
- Gloss Finished, Stained Adirondack Spruce Top
- Genuine Mahogany Back and Sides with Gloss Finish
- Select Hardwood Neck with High Performance Taper and Satin Finish
- Guatemalan Rosewood Fingerboard with Old Style 18 Inlays
- Guatemalan Rosewood Bridge with Compensated Bone Saddle
- Nickel Open Gear Tuners
- Interior Label Signed in Sequence by CF Martin IV
|Top Material:||Adirondack Spruce|
|Neck Material:||Select Hardwood|
|Fingerboard Material:||Guatemalan Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Old Style 18|
|Fret:||20 w/ 14th Fret Neck Joint|
|Neck Profile:||Modified Low Oval with High Performance Taper|
|Tuning Machines:||Nickel Open Gear|
|Bracing:||Forward Shifted Scalloped X, Adirondack Spruce|
|Finish:||Custom Ink Gloss Nitrocellulose|