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Part of Martin's Performing Artist Series, the D Special Ovangkol Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar features a blend of the legendary Martin tone with solid-wood construction and elegant appointments. This instrument was designed for the player searching for a fine acoustic guitar that is attractive, and versatile enough to cover a variety of mu...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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

Part of Martin's Performing Artist Series, the D Special Ovangkol Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar features a blend of the legendary Martin tone with solid-wood construction and elegant appointments. This instrument was designed for the player searching for a fine acoustic guitar that is attractive, and versatile enough to cover a variety of musical styles and performance techniques. This D Special Ovngkol Dreadnought boasts a Sitka spruce top, ovangkol back and sides, mahogany neck and innovative Fishman electronics. This instrument can cover a lot of ground. Its punchy warmth and clear top-end power means it’s great for strumming chords, playing with a band, or solo coffee house gig.

Includes premium gig bag.

Tonewood and Bracing
As an African relative to rosewood, ovangkol was selected for its tonal characteristics of a balanced low end, full mid-range and crisp top end. Ovangkol is the perfect choice for players that are searching for an all-purpose instrument that works well in a variety of musical situations. To dial in the right amount of tone and projection, the Sitka spruce top has been braced to perfection, using Martin’s world-renown 5/16” Forward Shifted Scalloped X Bracing Pattern. This pattern was made famous during Martin’s “Golden Era” of guitar building in the 1930s; and since then, the Martin Forward Shifted X Brace has been one of the most respected and collectable sound in acoustic guitar history. To round out the presentation, these instruments are adorned with an attractive aged toner, antique white binding and state-of-the-art Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced electronics.

Playability
Playability is a must for many of today’s demanding musical styles, and Martin has got you covered. The 2018 D Special Performing Artist Ovangkol Deluxe Dreadnought has one of the most comfortable necks on the market. Martin’s Performing Artist Neck, with High Performance Taper, has a slimmer profile that allows you to glide across the neck with ease. You will hardly notice the difference as you transition from playing your electric guitar to this easy-playing instrument. And, as a bonus, each guitar receives a computerize PLEK setup for the perfect custom action of each instrument. If you’re a fingerstyle player, singer-songwriter, professional or weekend hobbyist, you are going to love the way this guitar sounds and feels.

Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced Electronics
The D Special Performing Artist Ovangkol Deluxe is equipped with the Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced to deliver a new level of superior sound quality and dynamic playing response. The result is a sound that is pure Martin, with amazing responsiveness to your playing dynamics and touch. The Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced is unobtrusive, with no controls or holes cut into the side of the guitar. The easy-to-use Volume, Tone and Enhance Blend controls are mounted inside the soundhole for convenient access during performance. It combines a Fishman unique under-the-saddle pickup with Fishman’s Enhance bridge plate transducer. This patented technology is used to bring out the sound of the body, and the dynamic and percussive elements of guitar playing. The Enhance Transducer is specially designed to capture dynamic and percussive attack of the guitar top while being highly resistant to the energy that manifests in string squeak, body handling noise, and parasitic feedback. You’ll hear the guitar exactly as you play it, without any sound coloration or dead spots.

Features

  • Aging toner
  • Antique white binding
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced electronics
  • Ovangkol body
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Ovangkol
  • Bracing pattern: Forward shifted 5/16" scalloped X 5/16" non-scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist with High Performance taper with Standard Taper
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Neck wood: Solid mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Grenadillo
  • Tuning machines: Chrome enclosed gear
  • Bridge: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Saddle and nut: White Tusq/bone nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Premium gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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MartinD Special Ovangkol Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

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5.0

Class act

By Troubadour D

from Wilton, NH

Comments about Martin D Special Ovangkol Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a beautiful guitar. It looks classy and that of a fine well made instrument when compared to cheaper guitars. It looks and sounds like a Martin. It would be at home with folk, blue grass, country for sure. Not to mention folk rock. The Ovangkol wood is burly enough to contrast the spruce top beautifully. Mine has great action and sounds sweet. The pickup isn't bad either and carries well. Has the basic Fishman set up with an enhanced new twist for added dynamics. Mine came with a premium gig bag where it says hard shell case online. But the bag has extra padding, solid look and a plush lining and is travel ready with back pack straps.so it is ok by me ..I wanted a quality, US made in Pa. Instrument with a budget friendly price given solid US made and this is it. Nothing but proud smiles here.

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4.0

Wow! The tone and volume on this D Special.

By Bluegrass fan

from Okla.

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin D Special Ovangkol Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Light weight, electronics and great sound as well as playability. The Richlite fretboard is so smooth, I'm liking it.

     
    5.0

    Picked her up today!

    By Mike

    from Dallas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Beautiful
    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Churches
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin D Special Ovangkol Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      The only problem I have with my purchase is that the guitar comes with a gig-bag and not a hard case. Other than that, I am absolutely happy with my purchase. It's a beautiful instrument. Sounds great.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If you see it, PLAY IT!

      By Dakota Reese

      from Seattle, WA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin D Special Ovangkol Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I don't think Martin could build a bad guitar even if they tried to! I wasn't too sure about this one having an Ovangkol back & sides, but wow! It is so easy to play, it's still got that rich warmish Martin sound, and the mid/high end sounds on this thing are incredible. Overall, this is a fantastic guitar. When I walked in, it just popped and I knew I had to play it. It is a stunningly beautiful guitar! Needless to say, I put it on layaway and I'm picking it up this week! Cannot wait!

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