C.F. Martin honors John Renbourn with Custom Artist Model
(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-06-16)
If you’re not familiar with John Renbourn, he’s an English guitarist and songwriter who’s best known for his collaboration with guitarist Bert Jansch as well as his work with the folk group Pentangle. He also maintained a successful solo career. He’s most commonly labelled as a folk musician however, Renborn’s musical tastes and interests take him in early music, classical music, blues and world music.
At Summer NAMM, Martin Guitar will be unveiling its latest in its Custom Artist series: the OMM John Renbourn Custom Artist Edition guitar. Celebrating the long career of the fingerstyle legend, this guitar will be featured alongside C. F. Martins other new products including strings, new ukulele models and more to be announced shortly at Summer NAMM in Nashville from July 21-23 (BOOTH # 1200).
The new instrument features a solid Italian Alpine Spruce top, solid Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, Herringbone back purfling, Ivoroid end piece and binding, Ebony fingerboard, headplate and bridge, Pentangle M.O.P position markers, low profile mahogany neck shape, 1-3/4” nut width, golden age nickel open-geared tuning machines with ivoroid buttons and a 533E Geib style case.
Each of the limited edition custom guitars bears an interior label personally signed by John Renbourn and is numbered in sequence. Additionally, each guitar is equipped with Martin SP Lifespan phosphor bronze strings.
Martin guitars are the instruments of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies; on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the pages of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere (including in the hands of Jeff Daniels and Hugh Laurie on the covers of the last two issues of Guitar Aficionado).
To learn more about this guitar visit C.F. Martin at www.mguitar.com.