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C.F. Martin & Co. is celebrating a landmark milestone with their 175th anniversary! Last year, Martin unveiled a new booth accommodating intimate acoustic performances by Martin artists at the Winter NAMM show. Expect more artists, booth demonstrations and new guitars than ever before.

Be sure to stop by and check out all the new Martin Guitars models to be introduced at the 2008 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Laurence Juber has been on an incredible roll since Martin introduced the OMC-28M Laurence Juber Custom Edition - now one of the most popular guitars in the entire Custom Artist series - in the summer of 2006. It was while in the studio working on his new record that Juber became inspired to propose a fourth Martin namesake guitar.

The OMC-18 Laurence Juber Custom Edition features the same long scale and rounded Venetian cutaway 000 body of previous Laurence Juber signature guitars. Like the 2002's OMC-18VLJ, this Custom Edition also combines an Adirondack spruce top, Adirondack spruce braces and genuine mahogany back and sides. And consistent with the three previous Laurence Jubers, it doesn't have a pickguard. In a departure from the previous mahogany Juber, the OMC-18 Laurence Juber Custom Edition's modified V mahogany neck features a squared diamond volute.

The black ebony fingerboard bears elegant abalone pearl "Doppler dot" (i.e. sequentially smaller) position markers at the 5th, 7th and 9th frets, a feature both of the OMC-18VLJ and Style 18 Martins from the early 1930s, but - in keeping with the Laurence Juber guitars' tradition of elegance - no signature. The OMC-18 Laurence Juber Custom Edition showcases Martin's flawless high gloss lacquer finish throughout, including the neck and headplate.

This Custom Edition is available - at extra costs - with a range of factory installed electronics and an optional sunburst top. A left handed guitar also may be ordered at no additional charge. Each guitar is delivered in a Geibâ„¢ style vintage five-ply hardshell case. The Martin OMC-18 Laurence Juber Custom Edition guitar bears an interior label personally signed by Laurence Juber and numbered in sequence. Authorized C.F. Martin dealers will begin taking orders for the open-ended OMC-18 Laurence Juber Custom Edition immediately and participating dealers will be listed on the

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