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Martin unveils the DX Johnny Cash acoustic

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Martin has collaborated with John Carter Cash and the Cash Foundation in the design of the DX Johnny Cash, a dreadnought acoustic guitar made in tribute to the late country icon.

The DX Johnny Cash comes in an all-black lacquered finish, just like the D-35 the Man in Black used back in the 1970s. Martin of course didn't make all-black acoustics but they did make an exception for Cash.

There was a commemorative D-35 Cash signature model in 2006 but unlike that high-end acoustic, this DX series model priced within the budget of your average player with an average salary.

The guitar has high-pressure laminate on top, back and sides, with scalloped bracing, and has a 25.4-inch scale. It comes with Fishman MX electronics.

Asides from the jet black finish, the DX Johnny Cash has the "Cash" logo at the 12th fret, star inlay, and a white soundhole sticker bearing Cash's signature.

The DX Johnny Cash is available now, priced £695 ($799, €768).

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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