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Sheeran to donate Martin profits to local charity

Ed Sheeran is to donate 100 per cent of the profits from his third Martin signature edition to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
Announcing the launch of the guitar, Martin says that Sheeran designed the guitar with the luthiers at Martin: ‘…a collaboration that has produced the very tools that are instrumental to the Grammy Award winning artist’s signature sound. Sheeran’s newest signature model stays true to his love for Martin’s LX1E Little Martin, which offers unparalleled tone from a small body guitar, and continues with his mathematical-themed album cover art which adorns the guitar’s headstock and the solid Sitka spruce wood top. The guitar also features a matching blue rosette, around the soundhole, and is constructed with mahogany high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides.’
The newest instalment from Martin celebrates Sheeran’s third album ÷ (Divide). As before, the singer is donating his royalties from the sales of each guitar to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (, a UK-based charity in his hometown. The organisation, whose Royal Patron is The Duchess of Cambridge, supports families and cares for young people with life-threatening conditions and provides services across several UK counties, including Suffolk, where Sheeran was raised.


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