Season 1 Episode 6 of Martins & More is dedicated to Maury and Spoon’s personal opinions of the amazing new Martins released at the 2022 trade show for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM.) There was only one NAMM show this year and Martin made the most of it!
The long-awaited D-18 Authentic 1937 was the debutant of the ball, being a close copy of the actual 1937 D-18 formerly owned by James Taylor. It was accompanied by the newly made-over D-28 Authentic 1937. Each model features a body shape even more like a pre-war Dreadnought than ever before.
Two new Artist Signature editions include the D-28 Rich Robinson. This is the first time Martin’s exclusive Aging techniques have been applied to a signature model, in this case to replicate the looks of the 1954 D-28 that Robison used to compose most of the Black Crow’s major hits.
All the more unique is the Custom Major Kealakai, inspired by a unique large-body Martin that pre-dates the famous Dreadnought design. Its existence was lost to history until an amazing discovery happened recently.
Other NAMM 2022 Martins include the 000-16 StreetMaster, with its spruce top adorned with the super-cool StreetMaster finishing, the acoustic-electric GPC-13E Burst with highly-figured Ziricote fine veneer, the D-17 Squadron with United States Air Force inspired artwork by Robert F. Goetzl, and two limited editions all aglitter in spectacular pearl inlays.
Learn the scoop on these exciting new Martins as Maury and Spoon revel in the latest additions to the Martin catalog like two tykes ogling the toy section of the Sears Christmas catalog!