Deeper Digs in Rock: Laurence Juber & Martin Dreadnought Guitar

Christian dives into Martin Acoustic Guitars with GRAMMY-Award winning guitarist Laurence Juber, who shares his personal experience playing a Dreadnought guitar. Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. Internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.

Laurence released his latest album 'LJ Can't Stop Playing the Beatles' on March 3 this year. Stream or download wherever you listen to great music.

In 1833, guitar maker Christian Frederick Martin crossed the ocean in search of freedom from restriction and the opportunities of a new land. Settling in Nazareth, PA, his arrival marked the beginning of what is now a 6-generation continuously family owned and operated company, C.F. Martin & Co., and a tradition of American guitar building.

One of Martin's greatest contributions to our musical landscape was its 1916 introduction of the Dreadnought style guitar. Named after the game changing British war ship, the HMS Dreadnought, this large-bodied, powerful acoustic guitar still thrives today. It is a primary tool of countless musicians, and a mainstay in the factories and shops of guitar builders around the globe.

At NAMM’s Museum of Making Music, based in Carlsbad, CA, you can visit this unique special exhibition and experience the Dreadnought for yourself. Discover its fascinating story, hear its iconic sound and ponder its far-reaching impact. Oh, and don't forget to take a seat on the couch try some out for yourself!

The special gallery is available to visitors now through April 31, 2017. Head to for more info.

Follow Laurence Juber on Twitter @OM28LJ and NAMM's Museum of Making Music @MuseumMaknMusic