Summer NAMM 2012 video: Martin Guitar unveils the Retro series of acoustics

Paying homage to the pre-war Martin guitars of the 1930s and 1940s (often cited as the company's "golden era") Martin unveiled its new Retro series of acoustics at Summer NAMM in Nashville.

In the above video, Chris Thomas of Martin Guitar shows off the new D-45E Retro. Other models in the line include the D-18E Retro, HD-28E Retro, and OM-28E Retro.

After explaining the design properties of the Retro series, Thomas lets loose with some fanciful strumming.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.