Fans of John Lennon and The Beatles are in for a treat: the Martin D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary Acoustic has just been announced!
The Martin D-28 is one of the brand's most legendary instruments. This acoustic guitar was originally released in 1930 and, as proof of its quality and enduring appeal, is still in production! Famous users include Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Noel Gallagher, Hank Williams, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Jimmy Page and many others. It's, to put it mildly, one of the best acoustic guitars ever made!
John Lennon used a Martin D-28 during the Beatles "psychedelic years", and could be seen using one on Magical Mystery Tour. He also used his D-28 to write his songs for the White Album.
When the Beatles retreated to Rishikesh, India, in 1968, they wanted to escape the pressures of fame and attend a Transcendental Meditation course with the Maharishi Maheshi Yogi... and write some new songs, of course! Influenced by their friend Donovan, the psych-folk troubador (who taught them some new guitar tunings and techniques) the Beatles wrote the bulk of one of their most revered records, the White Album. Lennon took his Martin-D28 acoustic to India, and wrote classic tunes such as 'Julia', 'I'm So Tired' and 'Dear Prudence':
ABOUT THE NEW MARTIN D-28 JOHN LENNON MODEL
The new Martin D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary acoustic guitar is a big deal! After all, it's not often that a John Lennon signature guitar is released, and it's the first one ever released by Martin. This amazing Dreadnought will be highly sought after for many years and is sure to be a wonderful addition to any guitar enthusiast’s collection, it's a stunning instrument!
A solid Adirondack spruce top with Vintage Tone System is combined with Madagascar rosewood back and sides for a strong and powerful bass resonance – the back being inlaid with HD-28 style zig-zag peace sign marquetry. The Madagascar rosewood headplate is adorned with John Lennon’s famous self-portrait illustration that rests beneath the Martin script logo.
This beautiful mother-of-pearl, John Lennon themed design is inlaid throughout this model to make this a truly unique instrument.
Martin has also announce a few other limited-edition models, so keep checking our Martin products as we'll be adding more in the coming days!