MARTIN annuncia le due nuove David Gilmour Custom Signature
Redazione 18 gen 2021
NAMM SHOW 18-22 gennaio 2021 – Dopo la vendita della sua Martin D-35 del 1969 battuta all’asta (Christie’s) lo scorso 2019, David Gilmour accetta di collaborare con Martin Guitars per la realizzazione della nuova acustica signature, realizzata in due versioni: a sei e dodici corde.
Martin D-35 David Gilmour Custom Signature Il brand statunitense realizzerà 250 esemplari, suddivisi tra le versioni a sei e a dodici corde (prezzo: 5.499 US) supportando la David Gilmour Charitable Foundation.
The 6- and 12-string models are both finished in vintage gloss, a historic process normally available only on the Martin Authentic Series models. It delivers a soft sheen patina somewhere between full gloss and satin. David chose Adirondack spruce for the top of the 6-string model, as found on an early ’40s vintage D-18 that he also owns. Adirondack is a little stiffer than its more commonly used Sitka spruce cousin and offers more complex overtones. The top is torrefied using the Martin Vintage Tone System® (VTS), a process that "ages" the wood, adding vintage sound characteristics without waiting years for it to happen naturally. The top braces on the 6 string are 1/4-inch Adirondack spruce, for added support
and resonance, and they are scalloped and forward-shifted. The top of the 12 string is Carpathian spruce, grown in the mountains of Romania and often prized for its "best of both worlds" properties. It has the stiffness found in Adirondack, while maintaining the lower density and lightness often seen in the traditional European spruce varieties (German, Swiss, and Italian).