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Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

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Equipped with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood body, mahogany neck, and richlite fretboard, the MMV Solid Wood Martin Dreadnought Rosewood/Sitka Acoustic Guitar features renowned M... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Equipped with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood body, mahogany neck, and richlite fretboard, the MMV Solid Wood Martin Dreadnought Rosewood/Sitka Acoustic Guitar features renowned Martin X-bracing which makes the most of the its fine combination of tonewoods. Cosmetics include a deluxe 19-ply rosette, gold tuners, white binding and a nitro-cellulose finish. 


Includes Martin 345 hardshell case.

Martin Dreadnought
The very first Dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York exclusively under the Oliver Ditson brand. Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first Dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916. After Ditson went out of business in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 Dreadnoughts for standard playing style that would soon become Martin’s iconic D-18 and D-28 models. Over the past 100 years, the Martin Dreadnought has defined what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become the most popular acoustic guitar design in the world. 

Features Body
  • Body type:D-14Fret
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides:SolidEastern Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern:Sitka, Non scalloped X-type
  • Body finish:Gloss
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Modified Low Oval
  • Nut width:1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard:Black Ebony
  • Neck wood:Select Hardwood
  • Scale length:25.4"
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:15 Sheen/Dark Mahogany Stain/Dark Filler
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:No
  • Brand:Not applicable
  • Configuration:Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ:No
  • Feedback filter:No
  • Tuner:No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:East IndianRosewood
  • Tuning machines:GotohGold with Small Knobs
  • Bridge:Black ebony
  • Saddle & nut:Compensated White Tusq/White Corian
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Custom model
  • Case:Hardshell case
  • Accessories:None
  • Country of origin:United States
Warranty
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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinCustom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Stays in tune (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An Incredible Martin

I got this guitar as a Christmas gift last year and this is one of the best martins I've ever laid my hands on. This guitar has the same features of other Martins twice...Read complete review

I got this guitar as a Christmas gift last year and this is one of the best martins I've ever laid my hands on. This guitar has the same features of other Martins twice the price such as rosewood back and sides, sitka spruce top, ebony fingerboard, mahogany neck, and so on. Really the only difference between this Martin and a more expensive D-28 is the tuners (which I have had no problems with) and other features like the trim and inlay. I have played a D-28 and there is no difference between the amazing sound and playability of both guitars. This is a great martin for anyone looking for an incredible guitar at a great value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Martin falls flat on warranty service for MMV guitar

I purchased an MMV two years ago from Guitar Center. I had concerns that Martin had substituted Sitka Spruce for the Adirondac spruce tops of old but the guitar seemed nice and had a...Read complete review

I purchased an MMV two years ago from Guitar Center. I had concerns that Martin had substituted Sitka Spruce for the Adirondac spruce tops of old but the guitar seemed nice and had a melllow tone. two years later a small crack in the grain of the top surfaced from the bridge A string to the tail. The wood had a defect in it and I sent it back to Martin to fix it under the "lifetime" warranty. Martin refused stating that the guitar had not been kept at some museum quality humidity range and refused to honor the warranty . Although I currently have three Martins I will Never recomend Martin to anyone again . They do not stand behind there products anymore,, very sad indeed .

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(75 of 79 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Incredible Martin

By Jack

from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I got this guitar as a Christmas gift last year and this is one of the best martins I've ever laid my hands on. This guitar has the same features of other Martins twice the price such as rosewood back and sides, sitka spruce top, ebony fingerboard, mahogany neck, and so on. Really the only difference between this Martin and a more expensive D-28 is the tuners (which I have had no problems with) and other features like the trim and inlay. I have played a D-28 and there is no difference between the amazing sound and playability of both guitars. This is a great martin for anyone looking for an incredible guitar at a great value.

(48 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The one to get!

By Egval

from Miami, Fl

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

After deciding that I wanted to get an acoustic to complement my electrics, and basically just wanting something that was lighter and more portable so I could noodle on the couch or on my evening backyard solo performances, I settled on a budget of about $1000.00 and went to the store. I agonized for about a month trying every single Taylor and Martin guitar I could find for around that much. I found the Taylor 310 to be a bit jangly and undestinctive. The Martins were a little more complex sounding, but seemed to get muddy when pushed. When I picked this one up, it became obvious that it had features that were more like ones found on instruments at twice the price. Ebony fretboard, solid rosewood body, spruce top, mahogany neck, and so on. It also felt substantial in my hands. Not to mention, It was pretty. I took it home and I've been amazed by it. I can't help picking it up everytime I walk by it because it sounds so amazing. The bass is tight and booms. It sounds crystal clear when either strummed or picked, and it has a very warm and rich tone. It also has an amazing scent from the rosewood that I can only describe as haunting. Get this guitar, you will not be disappointed.

(39 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is a high end D16

By Rick Alaska

from Naperville, IL

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

While some of these sound great, it is essentially a D16GRT with an ebony fingerboard and bridge rather than Micarta. Positives - some of them sound as good as standard D28s. Negatives - They don't have the D28 bracing and will not hold their value or apprecitate as a D28 will. I played a number of these and was interested in how they differed from a standard D28 at a significantly lower cost. After a number of failed attempts, I uncovered the specs and confirmed it with a Martin rep. I'd rather negotiate on a 'real' D28 or better yet a 28HD.

(38 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best value high-end guitar

By rocknrollstar

from UK

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

The MMV is simply the best value quality guitar you can buy. It has the finest solid wood combinations, the same as a D28. The only difference is this guitar was custom-made by Martin exclusively for Guitar Centre. It looks simple, yet classy. The neck feels just right. But most importantly, the sound of this guitar is awesome. It is very much the "big" Martin sound, but with enough bite in the mids and trebles to keep it from being too muddy. It is a formidable guitar for the recording studio, giving a rich, full sound on its own. For the live situation, I can tell you that, fitted with a Fishman Natural 1 pick-up, I have yet to hear a guitar on stage that sounds better. There is no doubt that there are vintage guitars out there that no new guitar can compete with in terms of sound. But the sound of my MMV is already opening up after one year. For those who cannot afford 30-year-old classics, or who want to own a guitar from new, this guitar is a guitar of choice. I would not be surprised if, in 30 year's time, the Martin custom MMV becomes a much-sought-after vintage guitar. It is certainly a guitar you could happily keep for life.

(28 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds awesome!

By Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I got this guitar as a gift from my wife last year. Excellent tone - fingerpicked or strummed. Unbelievable value. Perfect combination of tone woods. This guitar is perfect.

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolute best bang for buck!

By Pikngrin

from Mount Gilead, OH

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

After trying out a lot of makes and models (even some real high end guitars that I knew I couldn't afford), I ran across this Martin Custom MMV. I played it, and immediately fell in love. In my opinion it even played better and sounded better than the D-28's and others that I had played that were in the $2,000-$4,000 range. I bought the Martin GC-MMV yesterday, and am completely thrilled with it. Awesome quality/sound/playability.

(21 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Two additional notes

By Mark Richards

from South Riding, VA

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Much is said in the other reviews here. Wood types, structure etc and most are correct. I keep hearing that there this guitar does not have the D28 dove tail neck joint. The fact is, in the past it didn't, but the rep at Guitar center check in detail on the joint for me, and Martin has replaced the M&T joint with the dove tail on the MMV for the past couple of years. The D28's is totally hand carved, while the MMV is machined to the 10th of a milimeter and then hand finished. (so what's the difference). There are only a few very slight between this guitar and a D28. So slight, that I don't even recall. In one of the critical reviews of this guitar, the person complained that some of these are better than others. True with all hand made guitars. I played 4 of them before I chose mine and I recomend you do the same. Get the rep to put new strings on them too. BIG difference. Finally, I played a D28 (my life long dream guitar) right along side of my MMV at the store. I actually liked my MMV better! Couldn't believe it! (again, each guitar has its own personality) I have played many $3000 Martins since, and still, none rival my MMV. Don't let your ego get in the way of this beautiful guitar just because it is priced right for Guitar Center. Strum it side by side... you'll see for yourself!

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin GC-MMC

By JR

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I compared this guitar to a multitude of guitars. My trip started out looking at the Martin DC-1 series. These are similarly priced, and have electronics built in. The sales person asked what I was looking for, and handed me the GC-MMV. The tone quality and sustain of this guitar were unmatched with anything they had in the store. The DC-1 was a bit "darker" and the mids were not as pronounced. I also did not like the laminate neck of the DC-1, or the finish style. The bass on the GC-MMC was deep, with the mids and highs blending in with a full ranged brightness. Hammer-ons, pull-offs were noticeably brighter. I walked out with this, and have no regret what-so-ever. It is a no frills, beautifully simple guitar with a quality finish. If it has a two-piece back, I can't see it. It is a must try when you go to the store.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bang for the Buck

By Closet Musician

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I decided to treat myself to a new D12-28 and truely enjoy the quality and rich tone of Martin's flagship 12 string. A short time later I received a mailing for a cost reduction on any new gear from GC. I decided to take advantage of this opportunity and see what I could find in an "inexpensive" Martin. The MMV took me by surprise! The look, tone, and playability make the MMV an amazing value in a Martin accoustic. Great hardwoods (Indian Rosewood and ebony) along with a fit & finish that are typical of Martin make this a real bargain in a premium six string. I play the MMV much more often than the D12-28. I couldn't be happier!

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dig this great Martin value!

By Johnny G.

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This is a top of the line sounding and playing, no frills dreadnaught acoustic. With the GC-MMV you get a professional quality guitar at an amazingly low price. I've read that the bracing is not the same as a D-28, and you can see that there is no center back support in the GC-MMV. You'll also notice that it's a little lighter than the 28, 35, 41, & 45's. Go ahead and play it along side the higher end Martins and you?ll see that this guitar is just as nice to play and listen to. I had mine set up and pickup installed by my favorite luthier even though it came with a good setup, and he was very impressed with the bang for the buck. The bottom line is tone and playability, and this guitar has both. Buy it new and you'll also get the hard shell Martin case, and original owner lifetime warranty. I love mine!

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