The amount of bass that this guitar generates is simply uncanny. The shorter scale length coupled with the scalloped bracing results in a deep scoop that emphasizes its low rumble and sparkling highs. The overtones shiver and settle in place delicately behind every chord. All that said, the smaller size lends it an intimate precision that makes it extremely easy to communicate with. Playing it is like confiding in (and being well understood by) an old friend.
Aesthetically, it harkens back to the first grand concerts to bear the Martin name: aged toned toner on the still shimmery Sitka top, bold herringbone purfling, tortoise pickguard and binding. The back and sides are a rich East Indian rosewood with style 28 inlay down the center. From a feel standpoint, however, it’s geared towards modern versatility with a high performance, satin finished neck with a low-oval profile. It’s as fun to play as it is to hear. This would make an excellent studio guitar.
Classic, compact, comfortable—great things come in small packages.
The rich sound of authentic East Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce, bound in bold herringbone with vintage appointments. Resonant scalloped bracing make natural harmonics and woody tone bloom with every note.
Body Size: 00-14 Fret
Finish Top: Gloss
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Back and Sides Finish: Gloss
Bracing Pattern: X-Brace\
Scale Length: 24.9"
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
Side Material: East Indian Rosewoode
Top Color: Aging Toner
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Binding Color: Antique White
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: None
Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Bridge Pin Dots:Faux Tortoise
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 1/4"
Back Purfling/Strip : Style 28
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Antique White
Endpiece: Antique White
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Satin
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
Number of Frets: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Side Dots: White
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Nut Material: Bone
Case: Molded Hardshell