A 12-fret slot head dreadnought built with Brazilian rosewood back & sides and an Adirondack spruce top. This Brazilian rosewood back set is a 3-piece set, joined with ebony strips. The sides have sapwood accent (see the image of the end graft area). The trim is pre war Style 21 (although Martin did not make a Style 21 12-fred dreadnought), primarily represented by the herringbone rosette and (faux) tortoise binding. The guitar has forward-shifted, scalloped bracing, 1 3/4" neck width at the nut, 2 5/16" string spacing at the saddle, and 25.4" scale. The fretboard and saddle are ebony, and the nut and saddle are bone. The guitar incorporates modern features such as a low profile, bolt-on neck and an adjustable truss rod.
The Brazilian rosewood and Adirondack spruce combination is the
classic pre-war Martin combination.
This guitar has the classic Brazilian rosewood/Adirondack spruce tone with big bass, projection, and sustain of a 12-fret dreadnought.
This is a great example of
an affordable 12-fret Brazilian rosewood dreadnought.
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