With over 150 years of guitar making, when Martin calls something special, like this DC Special Performing Artist Ovangkol Dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar, it's worth checking out. But what makes it so special?Atypical tonewood One of the reasons Martin added the word "Special" to the name of this DC Performing Artist guitar is th... Click To Read More About This Product
With over 150 years of guitar making, when Martin calls something special, like this DC Special Performing Artist Ovangkol Dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar, it's worth checking out. But what makes it so special?
One of the reasons Martin added the word "Special" to the name of this DC Performing Artist guitar is the fact they chose ovangkol for the back and sides. Rarely used by Martin, this African tonewood offers a sound that is a mix of koa and mahogany. Its full midrange, tempered lows and crisp highs add just the right amount of flavor, making this guitar great for any musical style. The 5/16" forward-shifted scalloped X bracing also ensures you'll enjoy the full breadth of the guitar's ovangkol and Sitka spruce (top) combination.
Another reason this DC Special Performing Artist guitar is not just a run-of-the-mill dreadnought, is that it features Martin's Enhanced Dreadnought body. With a shallower depth of 4-1/8", you can securely hold it closer to your body. Combine that with Martin's slimmer Performance Artist neck profile, High Performance Taper and single-cutaway design, and you've got an extremely comfortable guitar-playing experience.
For natural-sounding plugged-in performance, Martin gives the DC Special Performing Artist Ovangkol Dreadnought the discrete Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced pickup system, which pairs an under-the-saddle pickup with a Fishman Enhance bridge plate transducer. You'll hear all the nuances of the guitar's tonewoods, as well as the dynamics of your playing, without handling noise and feedback bleeding in. Its simple volume and tone controls are conveniently positioned inside the soundhole's top with an Enhance Blend control mounted on the bottom.
The final touches that make this guitar a worthwhile investment include antique white binding, tortoiseshell pickguard, multi-ring rosette, and a unique Sunburst finish exclusive to a limited number of these Martin Special guitars.
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