Martin D-222 Review

In honor of the original Ditson Dreadnought

Martin’s D-222 is a terrifically torrefied, modern mahogany magnificence

D-222 specs include: Standard 12-fret body size; all solid wood construction throughout, including traditional Big Leaf mahogany back and sides; Sitka spruce top with M2 level of Martin’s Vintage Tone System, scalloped 5/16″ bracing; grained ivoroid binding on body and neck; Modified V neck profile with 1-3/4″ width at nut, 2-1/4″ at 12th fret; ebony fingerboard and straight pyramid bridge with 2-1/4″” string spacing; bone saddle and nut; vintage Ditson appointments for the fret markers and rosette, tortoise colored pickguard; slotted headstock with Indian rosewood faceplate; StewMac Golden Age tuners.

“A suntanned siren with soft, round shoulders, broad across the top, with wide hips, and a husky yet sultry voice both pleasing and powerful.”

Read the full review of this model with video HERE

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New Martin Guitars

Two Days of New Martin Guitars

No fewer than twenty-four new Martin models were released for Winter NAMM

More than double the typical January release of new Martin guitars for our listening pleasure

Thursday, January 21, 2016, the Winter NAMM Show opened in Anaheim, California. And while Martin dealers converged on that sunny clime to place their orders for these budding beauties, I made my annual pilgrimage to chilly Nazareth, PA, home of the C. F. Martin & Co., est. 1833.

There, I could actually hear what these new Martins sound like, far from the white noise of the vast trade show floor.

New Martin Guitars OMC-18E Spoon Phillips

Read all about my first impressions of the new Martin Guitars for 2016 and see the sampler videos for the Authentics, Limited Editions, and the Core Ranger models.





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