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Jul 6

Dierks Bentley Gets Custom Martin Guitar

Dierks Bentley photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Dierks Bentley is getting a brand new guitar – and you’ll be able to get one just like it. Martin Guitars will release the HD Dierks Bentley Custom Signature Edition this month. Dierks had a hand in designing the instrument and each guitar will feature a special sticker with Dierks’ signature on it.

“It’s kind of based on the song ‘Home,’ so there’s the herring bone right on the outside that’s red, white and blue,” Dierks said. “But it’s a little of Buck Owens’ influence there as well, because I’m a huge Buck fan. There’s a phoenix on there that says where I’m from and just the specs on the guitar, are kinda custom to how I like them.”

Dierks explained why he loves Martin guitars in particular. “For me, it’s the official bluegrass guitar, but it’s used for a lot of different styles of music other than just bluegrass,” he said. “All the guys I love from Del McCoury back to Lester Flatts and guys like Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart, they use this guitar. I moved here and I couldn’t afford one and I always wanted one. I got a 1971 D18 and I still have it.”

For a man who has a tour bus that’s traveled over a million miles and wears a pair of boots that have to be duct taped together night after night, holding a brand new guitar is a different feeling than he’s used to. “Everything I have is kind of beat up a little bit, so it’s weird to have this nice, shiny guitar,” he said. “It’s kind of freaking me out a little bit, but I’m going to do my best to get it all beat up here pretty soon.”

Dierks’ latest single, “5-1-5-0,” is at radio now. Check out the music video for the tune HERE. And don’t forget to check out our “before and after” photos of Dierks’ Airstream Trailer, renovated by HGTV’s The Junk Gypsies, HERE! Like something you see? Pin it to one of your Pinterest boards for future inspiration and be sure to follow GAC on Pinterest!


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