Martin Guitar to Launch CEO 10, Designed by CEO Thomas Ripsam

C. F. Martin &Co. (Martin Guitar) will introduce limited-edition and one-of-a-kind guitars
at NAMM. The CEO 10 is the first model designed by Martin’s CEO Thomas Ripsam
and limited to 100 instruments. In addition, there are three hand-painted
instruments from Robert Goetzl, a one-of-a-kind guitar by GRAMMY-award winning
designer Klaus Voormann, and an innovative ode to Bitcoin.

CEO 10
This exquisite 000-14 fret acoustic guitar is crafted with gorgeous Guatemalan
rosewood, and the top and its bracing are made from FSC® Certified European
spruce. The top also features a 1933 ambertone finish. Other features include
stunning European flamed maple binding throughout, a compensated bone saddle,
bone bridge pins with abalone dots on an ebony bridge, and an ebony fingerboard
with Foden-style abalone inlay. The look is completed with gold open-gear tuners
and custom headplate inlay on Guatemalan rosewood. The model also comes with a
Vintage Deluxe neck, which is slightly asymmetrical for comfort and playability.
Each model includes a label signed by Martin CEO Thomas Ripsam and numbered in
sequence. This model is limited to 100 instruments, and they’ll be sure to sell out
fast. List price: $8,999.

D-Robert Goetzl 6 (Rabbit)
This one-of-a-kind art guitar was inspired by the Chinese zodiac Year of the Rabbit
and features original artwork by artist Robert Goetzl hand-painted on the
soundboard. Now the sixth in a series, the D-Robert Goetzl models feature
full-gloss finished East Indian rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top and
forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing for a full and balanced sound. They also include
an ebony fingerboard and bridge and a stylized script logo on the headstock, and a
paper label signed by the artist. List price: $11,999.

Life is Good Uke

Goetzl 0 Tenor Uke
This one-of-a-kind tenor ukulele was hand-painted by artist Robert Goetzl, featuring
a Hawaiian floral theme on the top and back. Not only is the artwork stunning, but
the ukulele is crafted with gorgeous sinker mahogany that was reclaimed from a
river bottom in Belize. While still offering a warm, woody tone, sinker mahogany is
denser than regular mahogany and offers more harmonic complexity. The ukulele
includes a paper label signed by the artist. A playable collector’s item indeed. List
price: $9,999.

OM Biosphere
It’s not just a guitar. It’s a call to action on climate change. A reminder to preserve
our planet for future generations. To show our support for the preservation and
replenishment of coral reefs, which are some of the most diverse and valuable
ecosystems on earth, the top is adorned with stunning artwork by renowned artist
Robert Goetzl depicting a colorful ocean scene. This model is 100% FSC® certified
and only the second plastic-free guitar in production today, preceded by our 00L
Earth guitar. Even the gig bag is sustainable: made from hemp—a Martin first. So,
share your support for our oceans by playing one of the most environmentally
friendly guitars on earth. List price: $2,299.

D-28 Klaus Voormann
Klaus Voormann, best known for his Grammy Award-winning artwork on the cover
of The Beatles’ Revolver album, has now graced a Martin guitar with a new piece of
original artwork that was created with his son Maxi. The artwork symbolizes “Peace
through music,” with white doves seemingly carrying away various musical
instruments with long, flowing strings. Truly inspiring. The canvas for the artwork is
a modern-day D-28 like the one played by Klaus’s longtime friend Paul McCartney.
The artwork is one-of-a-kind, never to be duplicated, and includes both Klaus’s and
Maxi’s signatures. This stunning guitar is sure to make its new owner very proud!
List price: $18,999.

D-42 Bitcoin
Martin Guitar has been around since the early days of U.S. currency, and we are
still here today. This model was created as a nod to the latest global currency,
bitcoin. It includes a one-ounce, solid-gold token coin embedded in the headstock.
It also includes unique inlays on the fingerboard and the headstock. It features
Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, so you’ll get plenty of bass and volume with
this guitar; but it’s paired with Englemann spruce, which is lighter than most top
woods and may appeal to artists who like to play softly without losing the
complexity in the tone. This guitar will be a fine addition to any playable guitar
collector’s arsenal.