Enter the September/October 2014 On My Deathbed Contest

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A new addition to Martin’s Retro series this year, the 000-18E Retro is the first short-scale (24.9 inches from nut to saddle) guitar in the line. It’s also a sweet-sounding guitar even when not using the revolutionary Fishman technology that makes the Retro series one of the great guitar innovations of this century so far. (Click […]

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Accouncing the Top 5 Finalists for the Secret Road Pub Deal

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Presented by Martin Guitar, the 2nd Annual Pub Deal will give away a $20,000 publishing deal with Secret Road Music Publishing.   Judges from Songspace, American Songwriter, Secret Road and Martin Ambassador Amanda Shires all narrowed the Top 25 Finalists down to the Top 5 artists below.  From here, each finalist will participate in an audition process with the Secret Road staff.  Click on the LISTEN button to […]

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Meet the Top 25 Finalist for the Secret Road Pub Deal

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For the 2nd Annual Pub Deal, Secret Road Music Publishing, Martin Guitar and Songspace have teamed up to give away a $20,000 publishing deal to one deserving artist. Over the past 75 days we’ve received entries from south Louisiana to Sweden. Our favorite part of the Pub Deal is discovering so many great artists from […]

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Enter the July/August 2014 On My Deathbed Contest

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With electronic imaging contributed from a 1967 vintage D-35 “donor” guitar, the resulting acoustic as well as amplified tone is projective, balanced and resonant. Classic and enhanced D-35 appointments include a three-piece back, black pickguard, and ivoroid bindings and a certified European spruce soundboard with a thin 1/4″ bracing. (Click here to read our review). […]

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Adam Faucett Live: Presented by Martin Guitar

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Singer-songwriter Adam Faucett hails from Benton, Arkansas, the same town where Billy Bob Thornton shot the movie Sling Blade in the mid-90s. And much like Thornton’s film, Faucett’s music is very much in the Southern Gothic vein, flowing with tunes about prophets, day drinking and the occasional opossum. Here, Faucett performs the song “Edgar Cayce” on a Martin […]

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Elise Davis

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A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Elise Davis moved to Nashville two and a half years ago to make it happen.  The 25-year-old singer-songwriter has been releasing albums on her own since her late teens and found her big break not as an artist, but as a songwriter.  Last year she won American Songwriter and Martin Guitar’s fist annual competition “The […]

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The Pub Deal 2014: FAQs

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A few weeks back, American Songwriter partnered with Songspace, Martin Guitar and  publishing/management/music licensing company Secret Road to launch the 2nd Annual The Pub Deal.  With the deadline approaching, we’ve had lots of questions about the opportunity, so we had Director of Strategy, Jesse Feister, answer some frequently asked questions below: Why did you all decide to create an opportunity […]

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Parker Millsap Live: Presented by Martin Guitar

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In his early teens, Parker Millsap took a trip to a high-end guitar shop in Oklahoma with his dad. He felt like a kid in a candy store, and picked there for hours on end, sampling as many vintage axes as he could get his hands on. Finally, his dad put a stop to the […]

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Enter the March/April 2014 On My Deathbed Contest

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Martin’s D-18 Dreadnought features a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability, and adds a Sitka spruce top to the mahogany back and sides. It’s perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.  (Click here to read our review). Want to own one? Simply click the button below and tell us the “ten albums you’d […]

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Enter the January/February 2014 On My Deathbed Contest

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The Martin 000-15SM continues the C.F. Martin Company tradition with solid, all-mahogany construction and a rich satin finish. The Martin 000-size 12-fret neck features a slotted headstock. Satisfy your desire with an affordable solid wood guitar that is visually distinctive and innovative. (Click here to read our review). Want to own one? Simply click the […]

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Review: Martin 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar

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MSRP: $1,849 When I checked out the Martin 000-15SM it turned out to be full of surprises. I figured it would be a decent enough guitar since I’ve never played a bad Martin, but after spending some time with it and seeing the very reasonable price tag I definitely became a believer. For starters, the […]

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