C.F. Martin & Co. Introduce Custom Signature Edition -
C. F. Martin & Co. are thrilled to introduce a very special
Custom Signature Artist Edition, the HD Dierks Bentley, designed in
collaboration with multi-platinum selling, 10-time Grammy-nominated
and CMA Award winning country singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley.
The HD Dierks Bentley will feature the classic Martin
Dreadnought shape, a fitting choice as Bentley has been a Martin
D-28 player for years. Bentley, who is on tour promoting his
latest #1 hit album HOME, will unveil the custom model when he
performs with it on CMT's UNPLUGGED, which will air on the CMT
Network on May 29. Bentley is the first country artist to
perform on the famed series, which is MTV is helping revive this
spring, and Martin Guitar is excited to have its HD custom model
share the spotlight.
The HD Dierks Bentley is crafted with solid East Indian Rosewood
back and sides, and a premium Adirondack spruce top, it will surely
appeal to a wide range of pickers and strummers from Country to
Bluegrass to Rock. Unique to Dierks' model is the patriotic
bold red, white, and blue Herringbone inlay that adorns the top
perimeter, rosette, and back purfling. The vintage profile neck
shape has comfortably narrow string spacing, Waverly tuners, and
bone nut, saddle and bridge pins for exceptional playability and
tone. The black Ebony fingerboard bears a mother of pearl Phoenix
bird inlayed at the 12th fret, a symbol of great significance to
Dierks that pays homage to his Phoenix, AZ upbringing.
Each HD Dierks Bentley Custom Signature Artist Edition will bear an
internal label, personally signed by Dierks Bentley and numbered in
sequence without total. The retail price for the HD Dierks
Bentley will be $4999 and the MAP price will be $3999.
"I bought my D-28 years ago because so many of my heroes played
Martins, and I would never have thought that I'd be working with
Martin one day to design my own signature model," said
Bentley. "Their guitars have been played by the best
musicians of all time and cross all music genres, so it's still
pretty unreal that they asked me to collaborate on a custom
model…definitely something I can check off my bucket list!"
"Dierks Bentley is leading a new generation of great young
American country artists making an impact with their craft.
He is an outstanding ambassador for Martin and has bridged
generations of country music fans," said Fred Greene, vice
president and general manager of guitars, C.F. Martin & Co. "It
is a pleasure to work with such a gifted artist and to see this
partnership reach a new level with the HD Dierks Bentley
CMA award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley recently
released his sixth Capitol Nashville studio album HOME.
The new album debuted at No. one and has already scored two
chart-topping hits, "Am I The Only One" and the anthemic
"Home." Bentley has forged his own brand of country music
combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass
instrumentation and the energy of rock & roll. His five
previous studio albums have earned 10 GRAMMY nominations, sold over
five million albums and scored nine No. one hits. Bentley is
a member of the Grand Ole Opry and is currently headlining his
Country & Cold Cans Tour which has already made stops this year
in the US, Canada and Australia.
Dierks will be performing with the model on CMT's
UNPLUGGED which airs on cmt.com the same day. The on-channel
airtimes are captioned below for your easy reference.
6/25 - 10a
6/26 - 11a
6/29 - 9a
6/30 - 10a
7/1 - 9a
6/25 - 9pm
6/26 - 5pm
6/29 - 6pm
6/30 - 3pm
7/1 - 9pm