Designed in collaboration with award-winning recording artist Ed Sheeran, the... more
Designed in collaboration with award-winning recording artist Ed Sheeran, the LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition features Ed’s signature “+” sign on the headstock and album logo laser-etched on the solid sapele top. Stage-ready, this model is small enough to take anywhere and comes equipped with Fishman Isys T electronics, SP Lifespan Martin strings and a padded gig bag. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this model will be donated to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (www.each.org.uk). Solid Sapele top, HPL finish back & sides, Stratabond neck.
There has been a lot of interest on this front recently, everybody wants to k... more
There has been a lot of interest on this front recently, everybody wants to know what guitar Ed Sheeran Plays. Well we’ve done our research and we’re pretty sure we can answer that question, so you can all stop wrecking your brains trying to catch a glimpse of his headstock. Mr. Sheeran has found the guitar that works for him, and stuck with it. When Ed started out on the music scene he was using the pre 2011 Martin LX1E's which featured a Fishman Mini Q pickup that's preamp/battery box was mounted underneath the strap nut at the bottom of the guitar. Martin then started releasing new LX1E's with a Fishman Isys T pickup with controls mounted on the side of the guitar. Because of a hole being cut into the side of the guitar to fit the preamp it affects the sound of the guitar especially the percussive element so Ed & his guitar tech contacted Martin asking them to provide them with LX1's and fit them with spare Fishman Mini Q pickups so whenever Ed replaces a guitar (which he does often), all his guitar tech does is recycles the pickup into a new LX1 where a hole for the preamp is either already cut or gets cut. The same applies to his signature models. For general public, the LX1E's come with the Fishman Isys T pickups. Solid Sitka Spruce top, HPL Mahogany finish back & sides, Stratabond neck.
In this YouTube video, Ed Sheeran plays the Paul Reed Smith HollowBody II gui... more
In this YouTube video, Ed Sheeran plays the Paul Reed Smith HollowBody II guitar in what appears to be an Acquableux finish at the 2014 iTunes Festival for his song "Thinking Out Loud."
In this photo, Ed Sheeran uses a customized Lowden 35 Series guitar. He can b... more
In this video, Ed Sheeran can be seen using a replica Fender Eric Clapton "Cr... more
In this video, Ed Sheeran can be seen using a replica Fender Eric Clapton "Crash 1" Stratocaster Electric Guitar to play his single 'Thinking Out Loud' live.
Sheeran reportedly no longer uses this guitar after learning it was an unauthorized reproduction, and has since commissioned Crash to create a unique Strat for him, in collaboration with British artist Teddy M.
In this Instagram photo shared by Ed Sheeran September 2013, he shows a colle... more
In this Instagram photo shared by Ed Sheeran September 2013, he shows a collection of Martin guitars which he has toured with over seven years. The left-most guitar is a Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar. He captions the photo, "7 years of touring"
Ed can be see in this video playing his new signature X guitar with John Maye... more
Ed can be see in this video playing his new signature X guitar with John Mayer. Ed also posted this on Instagram confirming its soon to be release. On Twitter, Ed Sheeran says, "It's exactly the same guitar that I use live and I can safely say it's awesome". Solid Sitka Spruce top, HPL Koa finish back & sides, Stratabond neck.
A collaboration between New York graffiti pioneer John CRASH Matos and Teddy ... more
A collaboration between New York graffiti pioneer John CRASH Matos and Teddy M, commissioned by multi-platinum musician, Ed Sheeran.
This exciting collaboration sees the striking cohesion of Crash x Teddy M on a Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster.
Both artists worked closely together selecting the colours and applying their own signature touches, Crash's being the eye and Teddy M's the heart.
In 1983, Crash headlined an exhibition in New York City with his friends Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat and his work is now in MoMA and art museums around the world.
Teddy M considers Crash to be one his major influences in him deciding to follow a career in art.
The article was written by Trevor Dawkins, Ed's sound engineer. "Ed Sheera... more
The article was written by Trevor Dawkins, Ed's sound engineer.
"Ed Sheeran essentially plays two Martin Guitar models. The larger models are a pair of 00-28VS customs that Martin put together for us. They’re absolute beauts: figured Koa back and sides, the gecko inlays on the neck (copies of one of Ed’s tattoos . . . ), and the inlaid koa “X” logo on the soundboard. These are fitted with Fishman Matrix Infinity electronics and are used for Ed's acoustic ballad-type songs." From watching live videos, Ed has 4 copies of this guitar. One has black bridge pins, another has white, and the other two have no gecko inlays on the neck.
Serial No. SZ2201386, green finish with white motifs by artist [Teddy M](http... more
Serial No. SZ2201386, green finish with white motifs by artist Teddy M, maple neck with skunk-stripe routing, the back of headstock with printed transfer number SZ2201386, signed and dated 2015 below by the artist in black ink, twenty-two fret fingerboard with dot inlays, three Vintage Noiseless pickups, three rotary controls, selector switch, tremolo/bridge tailblock and white pickguard; in hand painted Fender tweed case, painted Rocker by Teddy M; together with a print of canvas of Ed Sheeran, a recording on DVD both showing the guitar being played at the Central Park, New York shown on Good Morning America, a certificate from Teddy M and a letter from Ed's management.
This guitar was loaned by the rising British artist Teddy M to Ed Sheeran in 2015 where it was used on his X world tour 27th February - 3rd July 2015. Ed used this guitar to play Thinking Out Loud most nights of the tour in approximately 18 countries. This included a live performance in Central Park, New York City which was televised on Good Morning America on 29th May 2015.
Original Bonhams auction page here
Similar to the last custom 00-28V, featuring a shark inlay instead of the liz... more
Similar to the last custom 00-28V, featuring a shark inlay instead of the lizard, and the "Divide" symbol instead of the Multiply "X." Seen in the acoustic performance of "Castle on the Hill," for BBC Radio 1.
Same model and brand as his previous "X" guitar expect the inlays are marked ... more
Same model and brand as his previous "X" guitar expect the inlays are marked with a divide symbol to promote his upcoming album. The wood used for the back and sides seem to be a darker colour than his x guitar which makes us think it could be mahogany or African mahogany back and sides! Fitted with Fishman Matrix Infinity most probably. As seen on Ed Sheeran's Radio 1 interview on 6th January 2017!
Ed Sheeran's new little Martin Divide signature guitar more
Ed Sheeran's new little Martin Divide signature guitar
Ed Sheeran's new signature LX1E for his Divide tour. more
Ed Sheeran's new signature LX1E for his Divide tour.
Here you can see Ed using the only Martin LXME he ever owned. He used to play... more
Here you can see Ed using the only Martin LXME he ever owned. He used to play on this guitar for a short while in 2011 before permanently sticking to the Martin LX1E as his go-to guitar.
Ed Sheeran is seen here using the 2015 Gibson Les Paul Supreme. more
Ed Sheeran is seen here using the 2015 Gibson Les Paul Supreme.
Here you can see Ed Sheeran using the Martin GPCPA5 acoustic guitar on a Lond... more
Here you can see Ed Sheeran using the Martin GPCPA5 acoustic guitar on a London stage performance with Nina Nesbitt. At the beginning of the video she can be seen giving the guitar to Ed to play.
In this video you can see Ed Sheeran and [Passenger](https://equipboard.com/p... more
In this video you can see Ed Sheeran and Passenger playing Hearts On Fire with Michael Rosenberg's (Passenger's real name) favorite choice of guitar, the Gibson J45.
At 3.49 Ed is spotted tuning this guitar. more
At 3.49 Ed is spotted tuning this guitar.
Ed uses this guitar when playing with Shawn Mendes in Barclys Center, August ... more
Ed uses this guitar when playing with Shawn Mendes in Barclys Center, August 16th 2017
**The Wee Lowden (modified) - Ed Sheeran Divide symbol ** Ed Sheeran have ... more
*The Wee Lowden (modified) - Ed Sheeran Divide symbol *
Ed Sheeran have always used Martin for his live shows since the beginning of his career, expecially the LX1E LITTLE MARTIN, that connoted him as a "singer-songwriter with small guitar and loopstation" as he says. He have a personalized Little Martin for each album he wrote (Plus, Multiply and Divide). Few days ago some fans reported that he used in his last shows of his 2017 Divide Tour a guitar that we've never seen in his "curriculuum" of guitars: the Lowden F35 FM. As we can see in the photo and in the video of the performance of "Perfect" during X Factor UK appereance, the guitar has a reduced body, that's why is the "35" model. In the site of Lowden guitars, in the "The Fm Model Series" we find this caption:
"The FM is available in the 35 and 50 series range. With a reduced body depth over a standard F model, the FM is voiced to project bright clean lead lines or fingerpicking runs with extra emphasis on the lower mids. The perfect guitar to cut through the mix."
The perfect guitar for the Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran!
First seen during this performance at the 2017 live shows of UK's talent show... more
First seen during this performance at the 2017 live shows of UK's talent show X Factor, this Custom Lowden WL-35 has no pick guard and features the Divide emblem from Ed Sheeran's third album.
This is a custom Lowden Electric Guitar, that I believe was made just for Ed ... more
This is a custom Lowden Electric Guitar, that I believe was made just for Ed Sheeran. Please correct me if I am wrong about this.
Ed Sheeran came outside and hung out with the fans waiting around after his s... more
Ed Sheeran came outside and hung out with the fans waiting around after his show. Most perfect human alive. 5/10/12
April 13, 2016 - Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Eric Clapton with Ed Sheeran - ... more
April 13, 2016 - Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Eric Clapton with Ed Sheeran - I Will Be There
Photo from Concert at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan on April 14, 2018. This... more
Photo from Concert at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan on April 14, 2018. This guitar has been a part of Ed's rotation since the beginning of the 2018 leg of the Divide Stadium Tour. It is definitely larger than the Wee Lowden WL model, I believe it is an S body size. Looks like Cedar, or Redwood top? Very cool orange "Divide" album art.