Ballad Of The Martin Dreadnought Film Premiere


To celebrate 100 years since their first dreadnought, Martin has produced a documentary called 'Ballad Of The Martin Dreadnought'. Get FREE tickets for the film premiere at FACT, Liverpool!

Martin Film premiera

Martin acoustic guitars are part of the fabric of popular music, and for decades Martin has been one of the top choices for musicians playing folk, pop and rock music. Famous users include The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page, Kurt Cobain, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez and many others. To mark 100 years since their first Dreadnought model, Martin has produced a documentary, narrated by actor and Martin player Jeff Daniels: The Ballad of the Dreadnought.

The film traces the rise of the Martin Dreadnought, from selling only a few dozen guitars for its first 20 years to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world. Some of the people  interviewed in the feature include Martin's current CEO Chris Martin IV, Jeff Daniels, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and The Byrds' Roger McGuinn.

Get Tickets for Film Premiere @ FACT, Liverpool

PMT is hosting a very special event at the exclusive The Box room at FACT cinema in Liverpool. The event takes place on Tuesday, 3rd May, and will include, besides the film screening, a live Q&A via Skype to the Martin Factory.

The Box @ FACT, Liverpool Don't miss the chance to watch the Martin film premiere at teh exclusive The Box @ FACT, Liverpool

It's an unique chance to ask questions directly to Martin CEO Chris Martin IV,  Amani Duncan, Martin's Vice President of Marketing and producer of the film and Dick Boak, Director of the Martin Museum, Archive and Special Projects. Both will have great stories to tell. The audience can ask questions about the film and about more technical questions on the instruments.

Public in attendance will get a custom laser-etched soundhole cutout commemorating the event and a print copy of The Martin Journal, besides other cool stuff!

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Tickets are FREE, but seats are very limited so you must pre-book yours!

Event Info:

  • When: Tuesday 3rd May, from 6:30pm
  • Where: The Box @ FACT Cinema, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ | view website
  • Tickets: FREE, but you must pre-book

Watch film trailer on the Martin website

Win Martin Guitar Goodies!

If you can't make it to Ballad of the Dreadnought film première, you can still win some awesome Martin goodies, including x2 copies of Martin: The Journal of Acoustic Guitars, one of which is signed by C.F. Martin IV himself, a custom laser-etched soundhole cutout commemorating the film and a pack of Martin Lifespan SP guitar strings.

To win this prize, you must either:

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Competition Terms and Conditions

Competition runs from Tuesday 3rd May until to Friday 6th May 2016. Any entries submitted after Friday 6th May 2016, 9:00 am will not be entered into the prize draw. Excludes employees of Professional Music Technology. UK residents may only apply. If selected winners do not reply within 5 days their prize will be to be sent to a runner-up. Entries sent before and after the competition will not be counted as valid entries. One entry per social media channel. The winner will be selected on Friday 6th May 2016 after the closing date and time, and contacted via the social media channel they entered from.

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