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C.F. Martin & Co. Introduce Custom Signature Edition

Published 9 years ago on May 29, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

C.F. Martin & Co. Introduce Custom Signature Edition -

C. F. Martin & Co. are thrilled to introduce a very specialCustom Signature Artist Edition, the HD Dierks Bentley, designed incollaboration with multi-platinum selling, 10-time Grammy-nominatedand CMA Award winning country singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley. The HD Dierks Bentley will feature the classic MartinDreadnought shape, a fitting choice as Bentley has been a MartinD-28 player for years.  Bentley, who is on tour promoting hislatest #1 hit album HOME, will unveil the custom model when heperforms with it on CMT's UNPLUGGED, which will air on the CMTNetwork on May 29.  Bentley is the first country artist toperform on the famed series, which is MTV is helping revive thisspring, and Martin Guitar is excited to have its HD custom modelshare the spotlight.

The HD Dierks Bentley is crafted with solid East Indian Rosewoodback and sides, and a premium Adirondack spruce top, it will surelyappeal to a wide range of pickers and strummers from Country toBluegrass to Rock.  Unique to Dierks' model is the patrioticbold red, white, and blue Herringbone inlay that adorns the topperimeter, rosette, and back purfling. The vintage profile neckshape has comfortably narrow string spacing, Waverly tuners, andbone nut, saddle and bridge pins for exceptional playability andtone. The black Ebony fingerboard bears a mother of pearl Phoenixbird inlayed at the 12th fret, a symbol of great significance toDierks that pays homage to his Phoenix, AZ upbringing.  Each HD Dierks Bentley Custom Signature Artist Edition will bear aninternal label, personally signed by Dierks Bentley and numbered insequence without total.  The retail price for the HD DierksBentley will be $4999 and the MAP price will be $3999.

"I bought my D-28 years ago because so many of my heroes playedMartins, and I would never have thought that I'd be working withMartin one day to design my own signature model," saidBentley.  "Their guitars have been played by the bestmusicians of all time and cross all music genres, so it's stillpretty unreal that they asked me to collaborate on a custommodel…definitely something I can check off my bucket list!"

 "Dierks Bentley is leading a new generation of great youngAmerican country artists making an impact with their craft. He is an outstanding ambassador for Martin and has bridgedgenerations of country music fans," said Fred Greene, vicepresident and general manager of guitars, C.F. Martin & Co. "Itis a pleasure to work with such a gifted artist and to see thispartnership reach a new level with the HD Dierks Bentleymodel."

About DierksBentley:

CMA award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley recentlyreleased his sixth Capitol Nashville studio album HOME.  The new album debuted at No. one and has already scored twochart-topping hits, "Am I The Only One" and the anthemic"Home."  Bentley has forged his own brand of country musiccombining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrassinstrumentation and the energy of rock & roll.  His fiveprevious studio albums have earned 10 GRAMMY nominations, sold overfive million albums and scored nine No. one hits.  Bentley isa member of the Grand Ole Opry and is currently headlining hisCountry & Cold Cans Tour which has already made stops this yearin the US, Canada and Australia.

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Dierks will be performing with the model on CMT'sUNPLUGGED which airs on cmt.com the same day. The on-channelairtimes are captioned below for your easy reference.

CMT:

6/25 - 10a

6/26 - 11a

6/29 - 9a

6/30 - 10a

7/1 - 9a

CMT Pure:

6/25 - 9pm

6/26 - 5pm

6/29 - 6pm

6/30 - 3pm

7/1 - 9pm


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