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Martin DSS-2018 Show Special Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

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1500000205635   POS #:114105489
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Each year Martin designs a new groundbreaking model known as the “Show Special” to help support the NAMM and Frankfurt trade shows, by making it available only to those in attendance. The theme for 2018 is lightweight wood with a robust sound. The difference can not only be heard, but felt as you cradle and strum this featherweight acoustical innov...  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.
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Price: $6,359.00
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Overview

Each year Martin designs a new groundbreaking model known as the “Show Special” to help support the NAMM and Frankfurt trade shows, by making it available only to those in attendance. The theme for 2018 is lightweight wood with a robust sound. The difference can not only be heard, but felt as you cradle and strum this featherweight acoustical innovation.Though large in size, the features that attribute to these tonal and weight benefits are a 2-way adjustable titanium truss rod, carbon fiber and titanium tuning gears, composite carbon fiber/VTS Adirondack bridge plate and head plate, a carbon fiber ultrathin pickguard, and liquid metal pins that are disguised to look like bone. Liquid metal pins have been proven to increase sustain, harmonics and volume output by several decibels, adding to the allure of this physics experiment. Mahogany and Adirondack spruce were chosen as the tonewoods for this slope shoulder dreadnought, along with flamed maple binding, for their lightness and rich tones. While the elements of titanium and carbon fiber reduce weight and increase the natural sustain and harmonics of the DSS-2018, the high performance neck with ebony fingerboard is adorned with grained ivoroid snowflake inlay for a touch of adornment.

Includes hardshell case.

Features

  • All-hide glue construction
  • European flamed binding
  • Style-42 snowflake fingerboard inlay
  • Label signed by CFM IV in sequence without total
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Adirondack spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Adirondack 5/16" scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern low oval/Performance Artist taper
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Carbon fiber laminate
  • Tuning machines: Carbon fiber/titanium open gear with ivoroid butterbean
  • Bridge: Ebony with compensated bone
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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