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C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder. Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.
~Guitar shown is the actual guitar that you will receive, Serial #: #2211856~
Understated looks, timeless tone. The warm tone of mahogany and authentic VTS Sitka spruce couple with resonant scalloped bracing under the hood for a sound that's honest, authoritative, and clear. Vintage details like open-geared tuners and classic 18-style appointments pair with a modern, low profile neck for an old-soul sound in a brand-new body.
"The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and craftswomen to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage Guitar but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments."
CONSTRUCTION: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret TOP: Sitka Spruce - VintageTone System (VTS)(PREMIUM) TOP GRADE: M-1 FINISH TOP: Gloss CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss BRACING PATTERN: Forward Shifted X Brace SCALE LENGTH: 25.4" BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4'' TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany ELECTRONICS: Optional TOP COLOR: Aging Toner BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle BINDING: Faux Tortoise BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32" TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony TOP DETAIL: N/A BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Black Plastic PICKGUARD: Faux Tortoise BRIDGE PIN DOTS: N/A PICKGUARD INLAY: N/A SADDLE: Compensated Bone ROSETTE: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe SADDLE RADIUS: 16" BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce BACK & SIDES COLOR: Dark Mahogany BRACE SIZE: 5/16" BACK DETAIL: N/A BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 18 BACK INLAY MATERIAL: N/A HEELCAP: Faux Tortoise SIDE DETAIL: N/A ENDPIECE: Faux Tortoise SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: N/A ENDPIECE INLAY: N/A 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: Old Style 18 NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20 FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: N/A SIDE DOTS: White HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear HEADPLATE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood KNOB: Butterbean HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Old Style Overlay NUT MATERIAL: Bone HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: N/A CASE: Ply Hardshell LEFT HANDED AVAILABILITY: Yes LABEL: N/A PLEKED: Yes
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