Martin Month at guitarguitar!

Published on 08 July 2024

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Can you believe we are over the halfway mark for 2024 already?

It's our 20th anniversary here at guitarguitar, and we’ve been dedicating each month to a different brand to help continue the celebrations and basically do some cool stuff! This month - July - is Martin month, and we’ve collaborated with the world-famous brand to bring you a bunch of very diverse and interesting FREE events over the course of the month.

Not only that, there’s a great competition happening right now that could win you a fantastic Martin D-15E acoustic guitar!

All the details are here, folks, so immediately stop whatever you’re doing and read this blog!


Martin Unleash the Artist Competition

First off, let’s check out this competition! This is for the performers out there, and the prize is pretty great. How does a Martin D-15E electro-acoustic guitar sound? A proper Martin, made with solid Mahogany and featuring a pickup, this guitar will be able to accompany you from the bedroom to the stage, which is a good thing since the prize is actually in two parts:

If you win you’ll also be HEADLINING a special open mic night in Glasgow at Maggie’s Rock n Rodeo, which is but a hop, skip and a jump from the glasgow guitarguitar store!

For all of the details, click through to our Martin Competition blog and good luck!

Win a Martin D-15E Acoustic Guitar!


FREE Events

In addition to the competition, we have some amazing - and completely FREE - Martin themed events for you, too! We have events in Camden, Epsom and Glasgow, and tickets for all events are limited, so don’t dilly-dally if you’re interested in coming along! Here’s what’s happening…




Stunning trad/folk artists Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter will be performing a wonderful masterclass in our Glasgow store. These two musicians are world-class (founding members of the Kinnaris quartet, no less) and it’s our privilege to host this evening in conjunction with Martin guitars.

Get a front row seat for this journey into various folk styles, on guitar, mandolin and more! It’s FREE, it's on at 7pm on Wednesday 17th July, and you can learn more by clicking the button below! 

Get FREE Tickets for our Folk Masterclass




Londoners, join master songsmith Ben Earle in our Camden store for a priceless peek behind the curtain at a professional songwriter. Ben is a member of The Shires, and has also written songs for Celine Dion and Boyzone, so this guy knows his craft!

Take advantage of his first-hand knowledge of the songwriting world, and take part in his masterclass to learn more about actually writing hit tunes!

It’s Thursday 18th July at 7pm, and you can secure your FREE ticket at the link below.

Get FREE Tickets for our Songwriting Masterclass




Join Martin expert Tommy McGinley and Martin artist Connor Thomas for a night of music and history. Tommy will spin tales of famous Martin artists and guitars,whilst Connor will treat the audience to renditions of famous Martin-fuelled songs. 

This will be one of those ‘sit back and take it in’ events, and I know for a fact that Tommy loves taking questions about Martin history, so don’t be shy! (A little birdy also told me that there will be some Martin swag being given out on the night too…)

These two will be in our Epsom store on the evening of Tuesday 23rd July, so make a date in your diary and then click the button below for your FREE tickets!

Get your FREE Martin Artist History Night Tickets


Celebrate 20 years of gg with Martin!

If you’re local to any of these events, do pop in and help us celebrate our special anniversary! All of the events are free, but you will need a ticket to gain entry. Spaces are limited, so click through on the appropriate link to see the full rundown for each event and to secure your seats!

Have a great time, whichever event you choose!

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