Season 1 Episode 15 of Martins & More puts the spotlight on the concert artists and recording stars that were honored by C. F. Martin & Company with a limited edition model celebrating their contribution to popular music. Some have been honored with more than one such model. Thanks to all our listeners on the Maury’s Music Facebook page for replying to the poll that led us to doing a podcast about Artist models made by Martin!
Maury and Spoon engage in an impromptu discussion reaching back thirty-one years to the first signature models, the 000-42EC and 000-28EC that were made to honor Eric Clapton. They also explore the most-recent Artist Signature edition, the D-28 Rich Robinson, inspired by the 1954 D-28 used to write most of the Black Crowes biggest hits. And they manage to mention a great many of the coolest and even some of the most obscure Martins signature models made thus far.
Which signature models do you remember most fondly? Do you own one, or have you played many over the years? What artist hasn’t had a Martin signature model that you feel deserves the honor most? We would love to know your thoughts, via email, or in the Comments section on the Youtube or Facebook version of this podcast.