This limited-edition instrument pays homage to the special grains made famous for their use in beer making. It's crafted with highly flamed walnut back and sides, which fall on the tone spectrum between Koa and mahogany, and produces a very balanced sound that mellows out over time to a nice warm tone. The top is made with sinker redwood and is complemented with European flamed maple and pearl inlay binding on the front and a Guatemalan rosewood headplate and pickguard. The headstock, fingerboard, rosette, pickguard, and bridge are adorned with a combination of abalone, mother-of-pearl, and wood inlay, which depict hops and barley in various forms.
- Limited to 100 instruments and includes a paper label signed by C. F. Martin IV, providing extra authenticity
- Combines some authentic build features like a dovetail neck joint, hide glue construction, and a 1931 old-style logo
- Liquidmetal bridge pins and a comfortable high-performance taper neck provide modern appointments to a vintage style guitar