Martin announces new Jimmy Buffett Custom guitar

C.F. Martin & Co has released a new “Jimmy Buffett Custom” guitar with a list price of $5999. Martin has released three other Buffett guitars, in 1998 with the Martin HD-18JB Jimmy Buffett Signature Edition, and in 2003 with the Martin Jimmy Buffett Shellback and Jimmy Buffett Pollywog Signature Editions.

Legendary artist and chief Parrothead Jimmy Buffett has used Martin guitars throughout his career, with multiple Martin signature models in his collection. Always looking for new and exciting instruments, Jimmy was inspired when he saw Chris Martin’s CEO-6 Black model from 2013. Along with his guitar tech, Dan Cook, Jimmy worked with the Martin Custom Shop to create a version of this guitar all his own. The result is a striking, sloped shoulder dreadnought, finished completely with black lacquer and Jimmy’s signature mother-of-pearl palm tree swaying in the breeze on the headstock. The Jimmy Buffett Custom includes a comfortable high-performance neck, a Fishman pickup, and a customized interior label bearing Jimmy Buffett’s signature.

Introducing Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea

Tradewinds® Kicks Off This Summer With The Sip & Sing Your Way to Paradise™ Campaign

Tradewinds®, a brand inspired by a family tradition of real brewed sweet tea, will give fans a reason to sing this summer by announcing the launch of the Sip & Sing Your Way to Paradise™ tour and karaoke contest. Both initiatives will support the launch of the new Tradewinds® Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea, a line of tropical-flavored ready-to-drink iced teas now available in select grocery, mass and convenience stores.

The Sip & Sing Tour will follow Jimmy Buffett’s “Workin’ n’ Playin'” concert series this summer and engage with fans through on-site sampling, a karaoke activation, and paradise-worthy giveaways. The nationwide karaoke contest kicked off on Thursday, May 7th at 12:00 AM CT/1:00 AM ET. Fans are encouraged to submit their best rendition of Jimmy’s classic hit song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” at www.tradewindstea.com/jimmybuffett. At the end of the summer, the top 25 finalists will be awarded amazing prizes, including one grand prize trip to Margaritaville’s new flagship luxury resort in Hollywood, FL; two runner-up trips to Las Vegas, NV for a Jimmy Buffett VIP experience; a year supply of Tradewinds® Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea; and paradise packs filled with goodies for kicking back!