Martin Deadnought Guitar Exhibit Set For Museum Of Making Music/San Diego
September 30, 2016 at 4:10 PM (PT)
The MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC will present a special exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the MARTIN DREADNOUGHT acoustic guitar, beginning OCTOBER 8th. A partnership between the Museum and MARTIN GUITAR has made SAN DIEGO the only city in the entire country where music fans can view this iconic 100-year anniversary exhibition and the variety of DREADNOUGHT models.
A DREADNOUGHT Guitar Open House Reception and Kick-Off concert will be held FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th. The member Open House Reception starts at 5p to be followed by a celebratory concert at 8p. The concert will feature two purveyors of acoustic rock, JOHN BATDORF and JAMES LEE STANLEY; it will serve as the kick-off to the museum’s concert series that will feature the dreadnought; additional dates in this series will be announced soon.
“The DREADNOUGHT exhibition reveals the rarely heard story of the origin and evolution of an iconic guitar, and the impact it had -- and continues to have -- in so many areas,” Museum Exec. Dir. CAROLYN GRANT said. “Visitors will be intrigued by the historical guitars on display, and dazzled by the chance to pick up and play a variety of stunning models in a comfortable setting. They will walk away with a deeper appreciation for the history, craftsmanship and cultural contribution the MARTIN GUITAR company has made to music all over the world.”
MARTIN GUITARS have been used by legendary musicians such as BOB DYLAN, GENE AUTRY, NEIL YOUNG and JONI MITCHELL, as well as many prominent musicians today. Among the MARTIN guitars on display at the exhibition:
• Limited Edition “HMS DREADNOUGHT” guitar with artwork by ROBERT GOETZL
• 1937 D-18 once owned by JAMES TAYLOR
• 1902 MARTIN PARLOR Guitar
• D-111 DITSON DREADNOUGHT Guitar, precursor to the MARTIN model
• Also a D-42, a D-35 JOHNNY CASH model, and a unique “NAPA ROSE” Commemorative D-35
The DREADNOUGHT GUITAR EXHIBITION opens to the general public on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th. General admission is $10, with discounts for seniors, youth, students and military.