Martin unveil new acoustic guitars set for release in 2021

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Martin unveil new acoustic guitars set for release in 2021

Words by Will Brewster

Including new Road Series models, a FSC-certified acoustic and more.

Following on from their announcement of the limited edition David Gilmour signature models last week, acoustic guitar heavyweights Martin have offered a taste of what’s in store for the brand in 2021, debuting a stack of new models in the lead up to this week’s Believe In Music festivities.

In one of the more unique launches we’ve seen thus far, Martin’s new 00L Earth guitar aims to highlight the impact of climate change with its eye-catching design.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg and painted by frequent Martin collaborator Robert Goetzl, the 00L Earth guitar is 100% FSC-certified and 100% plastic free, and comes bundled in a hep gig bag to help wave the flag for sustainability in the guitar industry.

Also new to the Martin range in 2021 is the Grand J-16E 12-string, which looks to tickle the fancy of jangly folk fans with its jumbo body size and scalloped X-bracing for a sparkling resonant tone.

It’s constructed with a spruce top and satin-finished East Indian rosewood for the back and sides, while a Fishman Matrix VT Enhance preamp system ensures it’ll sound just as good amplified as it does unplugged.

Martin have also fleshed out their Road Series with two new ziricote guitars – the GPC-13E and D-13E.

These models boast ziricote veneer backs and sides, with both guitars featuring spruce tops and Fishman MX-T electronics.

There’s also the new StreetMaster series DJR-10E, an affordable Dreadnought Junior guitar crafted from sapele and boasting a road-worn top for a rough and ready aesthetic. This one also plays host to a thinner body shape and 24″ scale neck, while a Fishman Sonitone USB pickup makes it a breeze for recording and performing alike.

Get in touch with Electric Factory to find out when these models will land in Australia.