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Martin DC Special Performing Artist Enhanced Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Sunburst

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The Martin's DC Special Performing Artist Enhanced 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 an...  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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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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $1,599.0
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Overview

The Martin's DC Special Performing Artist Enhanced 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.

The DC Special Performing Artist Enhanced Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar comes with a deluxe gig bag.

Enhanced Dreadnought Body Shape
The Martin Enhanced Dreadnought Body Shape is a departure from the more traditional Martin Dreadnought. Created to be a dreadnought that is more comfortable to play, the Enhanced Dreadnaught body uses a shallower Auditorium (000) 4-1/8” depth. The 000 depth allows the guitar to fit snug to your body, while making it more comfortable to play. And if it’s tone you’re after, the shallow body has all the advantage of a dreadnought, without the extra bass boom. Its tonal perfection for players looking for a dreadnought with a comfortable shape and balanced sound.

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 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 sounds in acoustic guitar history. Topping off the eye-catching ovangkol, these instruments are adorned with an attractive sunburst, tortoise binding, and state-of-the-art Fishman VT Enhanced.

Playability
Playability is a must for many of today’s demanding musical styles, and Martin has got you covered. The 2018 DC Special Performing Artist Enhanced 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
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 new 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

  • Enhanced Dreadnought body
  • Tortoise binding
  • Ovangkol body
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced pickup
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid ovangkol
  • Back and sides: Solid ovangkol
  • Bracing pattern: Forward shifted 5/16" scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist with High Performance 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: None
  • Case: Deluxe gig bag 
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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