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Martin's SC-13E Special Road acoustic-electric guitar provides an unparalleled combination of comfort and power. The Sure Align neck system gives players unfettered access to all 20 frets, allowing ambitious lead lines and extended fingerpicking passages with ease. A low-profile velocity neck barrel ergonomically supports the hand for a familiar electric feel. Onboard Fishman MX-T electronics deliver a robust yet balanced amplified tone, perfect for gigging and recording. The sloped bridge keeps out of the way of the picking hand whether strumming full chords or delicately plucking single notes.

Sure Align Neck System Provides Full Fret Access

The SC-13E Special Road's patented Sure Align neck system provides players full access to all 20 frets. Ambitious lead lines, extended fingerpicking passages and difficult chords are easily within reach. The heel-less construction and asymmetrical neck joint remove physical barriers, allowing the hand to glide smoothly up and down the fingerboard.

Low-Profile Velocity Neck Barrel Mimics Electric Playability

The SC-13E Special Road features a low-profile velocity neck barrel that ergonomically supports the hand, providing the familiar feel of an electric guitar. The rounded shape allows the wrist and hand to naturally rotate and pivot as notes are fretted higher up the neck. Chord shapes and scale runs feel familiar and comfortable rather than cramped.

Onboard Fishman MX-T Electronics Deliver Powerful Yet Balanced Tone

The SC-13E Special Road comes equipped with Fishman MX-T electronics, delivering a robust yet balanced amplified tone perfect for gigging and recording. The undersaddle pickup accurately captures the guitar's acoustic properties while the soundhole-mounted preamp provides tone shaping control. Feedback is effectively eliminated, allowing for higher stage volumes. The preamp's phase switch removes the "quacky" sound that can occur when blending multiple pickup sources.

Sloped Bridge Maximizes Comfort

The SC-13E Special Road features a sloped modern belly drop-in saddle bridge that keeps out of the way of the picking hand. Whether strumming full chords or plucking single notes, the bridge never obstructs or creates an unnatural feel. The design allows the wrist and hand to remain in a relaxed, neutral position that minimizes fatigue over long playing sessions.

Martin SC-13E Special Road Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Martin SC-13E Special Road Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Martin SC-13E Special Road Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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  • Spruce top with ziricote fine veneer gloss-finished back and sides
  • Select hardwood neck in a 25.4" scale length
  • Ebony, katalox, Richlite or granadillo bridge and fingerboard
  • L.R. Baggs Element electronics

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Body
  • Body type: S 13-fret cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Ziricote fine veneer
  • Bracing pattern: Tone tension X brace, treble-side scalloped X with non-scalloped tone bars
  • Body finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: Low-profile velocity
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, katalox, Richlite or granadillo
  • Neck wood: Select hardwood
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Ebony, Katalox, Richlite or granadillo
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated white TUSQ saddle and white corian nut
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: L.R. Baggs Element
Other
  • Tuning machines: Ratio nickel open-gear
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Country of origin: Mexico

collapse expand iconWarranty

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