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The Martin DSS Biosphere II dreadnought acoustic guitar lets you make music while making a difference. Designed with sustainability in mind, this 100% FSC certified guitar is plastic-free and compliant with strict environmental standards so you can feel good about the materials. The spruce top and sapele back and sides give you a warm, well-rounded tone with crisp highs, punchy mids and robust lows. Playability comes easy with the mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard. This guitar brings awareness to protecting natural environments through its dedication to eco-friendly craftsmanship. When you play the DSS Biosphere II, you'll hear the songs of the forest, ocean and the majestic humpback whales this model supports.

Sustainable Materials for Earth-Friendly Sound

As an environmentally conscientious musician, you'll appreciate the DSS Biosphere II's use of sustainable tonewoods and strict adherence to eco-friendly standards. The FSC certified spruce top and sapele back and sides are responsibly harvested, allowing the natural resonance and warmth of the woods to shine through. Even the binding, bridge, headplate and fingerboard are made of certified woods. From the materials to the final product, Martin designed this guitar to have as little environmental impact as possible.

Playability for Your Artistry

The modified low oval neck profile gives you a comfortable playing experience so you can focus on your music. The ebony fingerboard has a smooth, durable feel under your fingers. When you're playing, the dreadnought body shape provides a balanced tone with clear articulation. Strummed or picked, this guitar responds well to a variety of styles. The tone comes through natural and authentic, perfect for singer-songwriters and recording artists.

Nature-Themed Appointments Raise Awareness

Distinctive appointments like the mother of pearl hummingbird inlay at the soundhole and humpback whale tail bridge pins highlight the DSS Biosphere II's connection to the natural world. By choosing this guitar, you're supporting the Keiki Kohola Project's mission to protect humpback whale calves off the coast of Maui. A portion of the proceeds from each DSS Biosphere II sold will be donated to this impactful nonprofit organization.

A Guitar That Gives Back

Not only is the DSS Biosphere II an environmentally sustainable guitar, but it also supports conservation efforts. Martin donates a portion of the proceeds to the Keiki Kohola Project, helping to ensure the safety of humpback whale calves. When you play this guitar, you can feel good knowing you're raising awareness for this important cause. The DSS Biosphere II is a perfect choice for the eco-conscious musician who wants an instrument that sounds as good as it looks and does good.

Martin DSS Biosphere II Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Whale
Martin DSS Biosphere II Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Whale
Martin DSS Biosphere II Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Whale

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  • 100% FSC certified and plastic-free construction
  • Satin sloped-shoulder Dreadnought with spruce top and sapele back and sides
  • Mahogany modified low oval neck with ebony bridge, headplate and fingerboard
  • Compliant with Preferred by Nature Sustainability Standards
  • Tribute to Keiki Kohola Project, donation to protect humpback whales

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  • Style: Dreadnought
  • Top wood: FSC certified Sitka spruce
  • Back and side wood: FSC certified Sapele
  • Binding: FSC certified European flamed maple
  • Construction: Simple dovetail neck joint
  • Finish: Satin
  • Material: FSC certified select mahogany
  • Shape: Modified low oval
  • Taper: High performance taper
  • Finish: Satin
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Material: FSC certified ebony
  • Inlay: FSC certified sapele dots
  • Nut: 1.75" / Bone
  • Frets: 20
  • Bridge: FSC certified ebony
  • Bridge pins: Bone
  • Tuning machines: Nickel open-gear
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Saddle: Compensated bone, radius: 16"
  • Logo style: Script authentic 1933 overlay
  • Headstock shape: Solid with square taper
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Strings: 6
  • Case: Soft-shell

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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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