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Everybody knows Martin makes a great guitar. It seems to be the coveted instrument every musician aspires to own. Elvis Presley purchased his first Martin for $79.50 back in 1954. Willie Nelson and Trigger have been partners for over 40 years and Coldplay’s Chris Martin strums a D-15 model. For over 180 years, Martin guitars have played an important role in creating some of the world’s most influential music, and now some historical models have been given a modern update with the Martin Retro Series.
The premise of the Martin Retro Series is to take the traditional designs of their guitars from years ago and enhance them with the advanced technology of today. This enables musicians to enjoy the best of both worlds – a guitar with a traditional look that’s decked out with a state-of the-art sound clarity.
One of these fine examples is the Martin HD-28E Retro Series Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar. Paying homage to this 1930’s classic, Martin has maintained the vintage appearance of this dreadnought and enriched it with modern electronics and a high performance neck to create that sought-after sound Martin guitars are known for. You can plug it into your amp and rock out some riffs in the basement or garage, or play it unplugged at your next house party. This guitar provides an exceptional sound either way.
If you’re looking for a guitar that you can play for the rest of your life, the Martin OM-28E Retro Series Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an excellent choice. Its orchestra body size, high performance neck and Fishman F1 Aura Plus pickup system makes this instrument visually and sonically stunning. You won’t need to plug in to experience its sweet natural tone. It’s also comfortable to play and perfect for the guitarist who enjoys finger picking.
Whether you’re recording, playing live or simply for the sheer joy of it, a Martin guitar can help your music sound even better. And with the Martin Retro Series, you can take a trip back in time while still enjoying modern conveniences.
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