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    Martin LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition Acoustic Guitar (with Gig Bag)

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    Martin LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition Acoustic Guitar (with Gig Bag) Product Description

    Designed in collaboration with the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter, and brand ambassador, the Martin LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition features Ed's personal artistic details on the headstock, including his signature fluorescent orange "+" plus sign and "est. 1991", which represents the name of his platinum-selling album and year Sheeran was born respectively.

    Additionally, the "+" plus sign logo is laser-etched on the solid sapele top, which signifies the title of his platinum-selling debut album. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this model will be donated to East Anglia's Children's Hospices (www.each.org.uk ), a UK-based charity Sheeran supports and is passionate about.

    The organization, whose Royal Patron is The Duchess of Cambridge, supports families and cares for young children and young people with life-threatening conditions and provides services across several UK counties, including Suffolk, where Sheeran was raised."It was a huge privilege to have the opportunity to collaborate with Martin Guitar," said Ed Sheeran.

    "I have been a fan of Martin since I started playing guitar and songwriting, and I am honored to have a Signature Edition that bears my own personal imprint. All of the royalties from every purchase from my Signature Edition will go to the East Anglia Children's Hospices. I can't wait to get on stage and perform with it for my fans - I hope they enjoy my new Martin as much as I do!""We are so proud to have such a prolific and credible artist as Ed Sheeran join the Martin Guitar family," said Amani Duncan, Vice President of Brand Marketing for Martin.

    "One of our marketing objectives at Martin is to spread our dynamic culture, history and brand to new consumers worldwide and Ed is the perfect Ambassador to help us achieve this. We cannot wait to present our latest collaborative Artist Signature Edition to his fans and ours across the world this summer."

    "We're absolutely delighted that EACH will benefit from the sales of this special guitar and we'd like to thank Ed, C.F. Martin & Co, and absolutely everyone involved in the project," said Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive. "Not only will the guitar raise much-needed funds for the charity, but will also greatly raise the profile of EACH and the vital care and support we provide to life-threatened children and their families."

    The LX1E has been Ed Sheeran's guitar of choice since his early teens. In the span of just two years, Sheeran's career has catapulted him from a rising star in his native UK, where he was nominated in 2012 for multiple music awards and won two Brit awards, to global success including a massive fan base and critical acclaim in the US.

    Sheeran and his favorite LX1E Martin guitar have also graced prestigious stages worldwide, from the London Summer Olympics opening ceremony in 2012 to the 2013 Grammy Awards, teaming up with Sir Elton John. Following an industry unveiling at Summer NAMM on July 11, Ed Sheeran will unveil his LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition to his U.S. fan base when he performs on the TODAY SHOW Summer Concert series on Friday July 12.

    Fans can catch Sheeran and his new Martin model on the road through the end of 2013 with tourmate Taylor Swift.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Martin products.

    Martin LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition Acoustic Guitar Technical Description

    - Construction: 1 Style; Ply Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    - Body Size: Modified 0-14 Fret
    - Top: Solid Certified Sapele (Laser Etched ''each'' & ''+'' Sign)
    - Rosette: Single Ring (Boltaron) Channel Depth .075, First Cut 3.625, Miter- No, Sound Hole Size 5 (3.250) Cut to 3.234
    - Top Braces: Invert 1Style Crown Cross Brace w/one HPL Bowtie Plate Bridge Plate (No A-Frame)
    - Back Material: Jett Black HPL (S-6-53) Texture Finish
    - Back Purfling: None
    - Side Material: Jett Black HPL (S-6-53) Texture Finish
    - Endpiece: None
    - Binding: None
    - Top Inlay Style: None
    - Neck Material: Brown Stratabond, Strap Button
    - Neck Shape: Mod Low Oval
    - Nut Material: Black Corian
    - Headstock: Solid
    - Headplate: Jett Black HPL (S-6-53) Texture Finish/ Printed Dayglo Orange CFM Logo & ''+'' Sign, Est. 1991
    - Heelcap: None
    - Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite
    - Scale Length: 23.145'' (23'')
    - Number of Frets Clear: 14
    - Number of Frets Total: 20
    - Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
    - Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/16''
    - Fingerboard Position Inlays: None
    - Finish Back & Sides: Jett Black HPL (S-6-53) Texture Finish
    - Finish Top: CDG,Gel #2,V-100
    - Finish Neck: None
    - Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite
    - Bridge Style: 1 Style Belly with Size 7 Footprint/Deeper Slot
    - Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
    - Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Black Tusq
    - Tuning Machines: Ping Black- 18:1 w/ Small Knobs
    - Recommended Strings: Strings,Martin,MSP7200,Guitar Prod
    - Bridge & End Pins: Black
    - Pickguard: None
    - Case: LXM Gig Bag

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Martin products.

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