The new Martin X Series and Martin 16 Series acoustic guitars have been revealed ahead of NAMM 2020

martin x series guitars namm 2020 Martin never fails to deliver the goods at NAMM and this year's exhibition is set to be another talking point with the release of the new Martin X Series and Martin 16 Series guitars. The addition of more models to the affordable X series will be welcomed by players of all levels, whilst the 16 Series introduces four new guitars to the Martin family. Let's take a look at the new guitars available for pre-order now.

Martin X Series - Affordable Martin Guitars!

The new Martin X series guitars take inspiration from the first X series models. Two decades ago, Martin was at the forefront of sustainable wood practices and broke into the world of alternative, sustainable materials with the first incarnations of the X series. These guitars return for 2020 and feature new HPL patterns, solid top options, scalloped bracing, and a solid wood neck, fingerboard, and bridge. the Touring musicians are well and truly catered for, too as each guitar comes with a Martin soft gig bag featuring headstock/bridge and endpin protectors, a durable water-repellent exterior, and foam padding. Each guitar is also fitted with Fishman MX electronics and strung with Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings so you're in good hands when you plug into an amplifier. All the subtle nuances of your playing are expertly captured and the pickup system accurately portrays the tonal qualities of the different tonewoods. All '1' models like the D-X1E will feature HPL (High Pressure Laminate) tops whereas all '2' models will feature solid tops, yet still remain entirely affordable. Guitars in the series:

Martin D-X1E

martin d-1xe guitars Available in Black, Figured Mahogany, Spruce

Martin D-X2E

martin d-x2e Available in Macassar Burst, Macassar, Sitka Spruce/Mahogany, Sitka Spruce/Rosewood

Martin DC-X2E

Martin DC-X2E Available in Macassar, Sitka Spruce/Mahogany, Sitka Spruce/Rosewood

Martin D-X2E12

Martin D-X2E12 Available in Sitka Spruce/Figured Mahogany

Martin GPC-X2E

Martin GPC-X2E Available in Macassar, Sitka Spruce/Mahogany, Sitka Spruce/Rosewood

Martin OMC-X1E

Martin OMC-X1E Available in Black

Extra Models

martin x series 0-X1E Mahogany 000-X2E Sitka Spruce/Figured Mahogany 00-X2E Sitka Spruce/Figured Mahogany 00L-X2E Sitka Spruce/Figured Mahogany

Martin 16 Series Guitars

The Martin 16 series introduces a selection of new guitars including the GPC-16E Grand Performance Cutaway and the D-16E Dreadnought as well as a 000C12-16E Classical and BC-16E Acoustic Bass. Guitars in the series:

Martin D-16E Mahogany & Martin GPC-16E Mahogany

Martin D-16E Mahogany Both the GPC-16E Grand Performance Cutaway and the D-16E Dreadnought feature a Sitka Spruce gloss top with satin-finished Mahogany back and sides that provides a balanced, yet pronounced sound that performers will enjoy. Martin GPC-16E Mahogany Both models come with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics and are constructed with a 000 body depth and high-performance neck taper for added comfort.

Martin 000C12-16E Classical

Martin 000C12-16E Classical The 000C12-16E Classical is the first nylon string guitar in the 16 series. This Auditorium-style six-string features a Sitka Spruce gloss top with satin-finished Mahogany back and sides. The combination of Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1 electronics and the 000 12-fret body means the guitar is bright, snappy and offers plenty of volume both acoustically and plugged into an amp.

Martin BC-16E Bass

Martin BC-16E Bass The Solid Sitka Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides in combination with the forward-shifted scaled bracing on the Martin BC-16E Bass makes this a perfect gigging partner. You get a pronounced low-end response that sings out clearly - you'll definitely be heard! A slim profile neck makes it a joy to play and the use of Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics means you're ready for gigs of all levels. Shop the full range of Martin guitars over at PMT Online today or call into your local PMT Store to try out a full selection. Stay up to do date with all the latest NAMM 2020 news HERE. NAMM 2020 news