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The stunning Martin HPL Cognac Birdseye X Series 000 was crafted to ensure a full-bodied, lush sound that’s perfect for singer-songwriters, touring musicians and session players. Built from famous Martin high-pressure laminate, this acoustic-electric guitar shares many of the tonal characteristics of wood, with enhanced durability and ethical, sustainable material sourcing. Spruce bracing substantiates the guitar’s volume and tone, while onboard electronics offer the ability to amplify your performance to a larger audience. Additionally, with a Richlite fingerboard and comfortably carved neck, the HPL Grand Auditorium in cognac birdseye plays as well as it looks. 

Martin HPL Cognac Birdseye X Series 000 Body

Grand Auditorium Shape

The Martin HPL Cognac Birdseye Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric traces its lineage to 1902, when instruments with the same body shape and longer scale length were first introduced. It wasn’t until the 1930s that first true 000 models were produced, but auditorium-style acoustic guitars quickly became a favorite among musicians. The X Series Cognac Birdseye 000 is a versatile and balanced-sounding instrument, larger than a parlor guitar and smaller than a dreadnought. In between sizes, the 000 is arguably the most one-size-fits-all acoustic shape. Sonically, the Martin HPL 000 in cognac birdseye features a focused high end and natural midrange, suitable to a variety of genres and playing styles.

Martin HPL Cognac Birdseye X Series 000 Sides

Durable and Sustainable HPL

A defining feature of the Martin X Series 000 acoustic-electric guitar is its high-pressure laminate top, back and sides finished in a birdseye maple pattern with a cognac stain. HPL is a durable composite material made from paper and resin that’s topped with an artificial wood pattern for aesthetic purposes—in this case, eye-catching birdseye maple. Using high-pressure laminate lends itself to a sturdier instrument that’s more resistant to climate change, so it’s ideal for touring musicians or those who’d prefer to leave their prized case queen at home. The Martin HPL production process is also Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, meeting the highest standards of ethical, sustainable production.   

Martin HPL Cognac Birdseye X Series 000 Neck

Specialized Neck Construction

The Martin HPL Cognac Birdseye 000 incorporates a solid mortise-and-tenon neck joint for unwavering stability and optimal resonance with the guitar’s body. The neck material consists of multiple layers of birch, again pressed and bonded under extremely high pressure for strength and stability. Its FSC-certified Richlite fingerboard is smooth and playable to the touch, offering plenty of definition and sustain from chord to chord and note to note. The X Series 000 in cognac birdseye features a Martin high-performance neck shape with a 25.4" scale length and 16" radius for effortless fretting all the way across the board.

Martin HPL Cognac Birdseye X Series 000 Soundhole

Fishman MX-T Electronics

The X Series acoustic-electric 000 with an HPL body and cognac birdseye finish amplifies sound using Fishman MX-T electronics. This pickup system consists of a discreetly soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary volume and tone controls, as well as a built-in tuner. Simply plug in, make some quick adjustments, and you’ll have an incredibly rich and dynamic acoustic-electric tone right out of the box, capturing the nuance of a resonant acoustic guitar with the projection required for live performance.  

The Martin HPL Cognac Birdseye X Series 000 boasts the impeccable tone of a treasured heirloom acoustic guitar with the cost effectiveness, durability and ethicality of high-pressure laminate. Making no sacrifices in look and feel, the HPL X Series 000 punches above its price in virtually every category. Whether you’re an aspiring guitarist or an established pro, this exclusive Martin acoustic-electric is bound to become your favorite musical companion. Catch the gorgeous cognac birdseye finish in person at your local Guitar Center, and take home a prized Martin guitar today.   

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  • Cognac Birdseye Pattern HPL top, back and sides
  • Laminated Birch neck, FSC Richlite fingerboard and bridge
  • Fishman MX-T electronics

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Body
  • Body type: 000-14 Fret
  • Top wood: Cognac Birdseye Pattern HPL
  • Back and sides: Cognac Birdseye Pattern HPL
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X-Brace
  • Body finish: Satin
Neck
  • Neck shape: PA Profile with High Performance Taper
  • Nut width: 1 3/4''
  • Fingerboard: FSC Richlite
  • Neck wood: Laminated Birch
  • Scale length: 24.9"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-Rubbed
  • Bridge: FSC Richlite
  • Saddle and nut: Compensated White TUSQ/White Corian
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman MX-T
Other
  • Tuning machines: Ping Chrome
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Gig bag

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

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