Special occasions ask for special guitars. That’s why Martin releases Limited Editions of guitars with special features such as rare tonewoods, unique design and construction features or impressive artwork. No matter if you’re a collector or just want to play a really extraordinary guitar, this is the series to look for.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Chris Martin IV becoming the driving force behind Martin Guitars. For 35 years he was CEO and is now executive Chairman. For all this time he kept the company deeply rooted in its tradition, never forgetting, that said tradition includes innovation. Introducing such sustainable materials as HPL and Richlite and new shapes, such as the revolutionary SC-shape, Chris made sure that Martin Guitars doesn’t just keep up with the times but stay right ahead, while maintaining the unsurpassed level of quality the company stands for.
To honor this milestone, his namesake company proudly presents a limited-edition guitar that embodies his unwavering commitment to crafting the finest acoustic guitars in the world. The D-50 CFM IV 50th Anniversary features Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, a stunning heavy bearclaw spruce top, European flamed maple binding and intricate abalone and mother of pearl inlay throughout.
Each of these beautiful anniversary instruments also proudly displays a signed, numbered label commemorating Chris’ 50 years of service. This guitar is a true collector’s item, with only 50 available worldwide.
Regardless of whether you are a serious collector or just love a really, really excellent guitar – get one of these while you can. Ah, it’s probably too late now.
- Body SizeD-14 Fret
- Construction:Dovetail Neck Joint
- Bracing PatternForward Shifted X Brace
- Brace ShapeScalloped
- Top MaterialBearclaw Spruce
- Back MaterialGuatemalan Rosewood
- Side MaterialGuatemalan Rosewood
- Recommended StringsTitanium Core Light MTCN160
- Finish TopGloss
- Back & Side FinishGloss
- Scale length25.4"
- Fingerboard Width At Nut:1 3/4"
- Neck ShapeVintage Deluxe
- Neck TaperHigh Performance Taper
- Electronics OptionsNone