Martin Guitars today premiered their new award-winning documentary “Ballad of the Dreadnought,” which documents the history of the iconic Dreadnought model, as part of the company’s celebrations of the Dreadnought’s 100th anniversary this year. The Dreadnought has made its own impact in the long, illustrious history of American music over the past century, and the new film highlights its historic roots and the amazing array of legendary music artists past and present, from country to pop/rock to folk to Americana to bluegrass, who have made the Dreadnought a key part of their own musical legacies.
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Narrated by actor and Martin player Jeff Daniels, The Ballad of the Dreadnought traces the rise of the Martin Dreadnought from selling only a few dozen guitars for its first 20 years to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world.
For 100 years (1916-2016), the Martin Dreadnought has stood the test of time and survived endlessly evolving musical tastes becoming the musical companion for countless artists throughout music’s history. From Crosby, Stills and Nash on stage for the second time together at Woodstock with a D-45 to Seth Avett discovering countless songs waiting inside his Martin D-35, artists such as Rosanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Steve Miller, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Del McCoury to name a few, will take you on a musical journey as they lovingly recall moments where they stood proudly alongside their trusted Martin Dreadnoughts. #DreadNot #MartinPride