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Music Gear Review: Martin Guitar's Ed Sheeran Divide Signature Edition

The newest installment from Martin Guitar celebrates Sheeran’s third album, Divide. It is the third Martin Guitar commemorating a new Ed Sheeran album release.

Sheeran designed the guitar with the luthiers at Martin and stays true to his love for Martin’s LX1E Little Martin. The LX1E offers unparalleled tone from a small body guitar and continues with his mathematical-themed album cover art that adorns the guitar’s headstock and the solid Sitka spruce wood top. The guitar also features a matching blue rosette around the sound hole, and is constructed with high-pressure mahogany laminate back and sides. The model comes stage-ready with Fishman Sonitone electronics, Martin SP Acoustic strings and a padded gig bag.

As with the first and second guitars, Sheeran is again donating 100% of his royalties from guitar sales to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (each.org.uk), a U.K.-based charity in his hometown.

Martin Guitars’ Ed Sheeran Divide Signature Edition sells for $699 MSRP.



BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contribut-
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