Commemorating arguably the greatest moment in the era of modern music, the Martin D35 Woodstock 50th Anniversary is a must have for music lovers and players of all types! Woodstock is considered to be the defining moment of the 60’s music scene, bringing the decade to a close in 1969. Martin has tastefully created this acoustic to pay homage to the legendary performers and performances that still have great impact today.
‘If you trace everything that happened to me from my teens all the way leading up to the creation of Woodstock,’ said Joel Rosenman, Woodstock founder, ‘it is as if there were a Martin guitar slung over my shoulder every step of the way. In that span of time, I grew a mustache, changed from slacks to bell-bottoms, changed from Brooks Brothers suits to tie-dye—but the Martin stayed the same. And now, half a century later, there’s this continuity from Woodstock to Martin Guitar. We have these great Commemorative-Edition guitars for an event that was so immediate, and scary at times. It just seems like a whole lifetime that’s contained in one instrument. It’s wonderful.’
‘If you think back to 1969 in music—the Beatles perform for the last time in public, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan record together in Nashville—there was a lot going on,’ said Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar. ‘So when they came out with the Woodstock album, I think that was when everyone who couldn't go was like, ‘This is just like being there.’ I played that thing till it wore out! We are proud that Martin guitars were played by so many of the iconic artists who stepped out on the Woodstock stage. It’s truly an honor to partner with the folks at the Woodstock Foundation to commemorate this pivotal moment in music history.’