Monday, February 4, 2013

Seth Avett Designs Martin Guitar

You know, if I had $4k lying around. Maybe. That's the price tag on the brand new Martin D-35 Seth Avett Custom Signature Edition guitar. Martin gave the Avett bro the chance to design a D-35 because that's the type of guitar he's been playing for a solid decade and hey, why the hell not?

Even if the descriptions of various type of woods (East Indian Rosewood!) and inlays (copper snowflakes!) don't make your mouth water like the menu at an out-of-your-league restaurant, you can still appreciate some of Avett's back story described in the pdf of the catalog pages. For instance, Avett has a solo project called Timothy Seth Avett as Darling that used to be exclusively sold at Avett shows.  And now you know.

Above is a video Guitar World Magazine shot at NAMM recently. The guy working the Martin booth gives a pretty good tour of the guitar, if you're interested.

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