Martin are world renowned for their ability to craft beautiful guitars perfect for the working musician. With their effortless playability and stunning design, they have a really rich history and are considered one of the very best acoustic manufacturers around. If you want the very pinnacle of acoustic guitar construction, there's only one place to look, the Martin Custom Shop.
Back in October 2017, John took a trip to the CF Martin factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania to spec out some of the finest Martin Custom Shop offerings in the world. With access to some of the most mind-blowing selection of tonewoods, you won't find a finer selection of Custom Shop Martin guitars anywhere!
With an incredible VTS Sitka Spruce top, this 00-12 Fret offers a really dynamic and rounded tone. Sitka Spruce is clear and precise, it's great for a wide range of styles and situations. Pair that with the highly flamed Figured Koa back and sides and you have a tonal dream team, it's visually and tonally stunning. The top also has the amazing VTS treatment, which allows Martin to make a brand new guitar sound like an 80 year old vintage instrument. The top is heat treated to remove the moisture, which allows it to have the quickest response and the most detailed tone.
The Mahogany neck is an absolute dream to play. With a Modified V neck shape, 16" radius, 24.9" scale length and a 1 3/4" nut width, this Martin is supremely comfortable and smooth underhand. The Black Ebony fingerboard is the perfect partner for this neck; beautifully crafted its a real treat to play.
This guitar is used and we say that in the loosest sense of the word! It was out of the shop for just a matter of weeks before returning in P/X, the original owner just didn't gel with it as he had hoped, it spent very little time being played before coming home! It's as new and is now available for an incredible price!