Spurred by the times, Martin Guitars is bringing back their “1 Series” of solid, more affordable guitars. These are crafted with solid Sitka Spruce tops and solid Sapele back and sides and harken back to the Style 15 and 17 Martin made way back in the Depression…you know, the first one. There are 4 models, including a dread and an orchestra model – 2 pure acoustic and 2 acoustic/electric and they’ll be going for $899 to 1099, depending on the model. They look to be really well crafted and quite a value. We’re looking forward to these and expect them as soon as they start shipping – likely around May/June. For the full skinny on these, check out Martin’s news release.