Summer NAMM 2012 video: Martin Guitar unveils the Retro series of acoustics

Martin Guitar's NAMM Surprise

A New Breed of an Old Pedigree of Acoustic Guitar

Martin Guitar - new D-18E Retro acoustic guitar screenshot

How do you not feature news like this on an acoustic guitar site? Whether you like retro or not, Martin Guitar should always be on our "radar." Here's the source article:

 

Summer NAMM 2012 video: Martin Guitar unveils the Retro series of acoustics

"Paying homage to the pre-war Martin guitars of the 1930s and 1940s (often cited as the company's "golden era") Martin unveiled its new Retro series of acoustics at Summer NAMM in Nashville. In the above video, Chris Thomas of Martin Guitar shows off …"
http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/summer-namm-2012-video-martin-guitar-unveils-the-retro-series-of-acoustics-553121

 

Thanks, Music Radar, for announcing this. We look forward to seeing these instruments. With four retro models to choose from (D-45E, D-18E, HD-28E, and OM-28E), it seems like a serious venture by Martin. Has anyone out there played one yet? We'd like to hear about its look and feel, and how well it plays. In other words, is this an important development in the acoustic guitar world, or is it just a marketing gimmick in a hard economy? Knowing Martin, these instruments will be truly fine.