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Martin D-12E Electro Acoustic Guitar

RRP: £1,450.00
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Martin D-12E Electro Acoustic Guitar NEW IN!

Road Series

A bold, rich, distinctive sound. And, it's a sound that just keeps giving. Thanks to solid, hand-picked tonewoods, this is an instrument that will stay with you for a lifetime. This Martin D-12E has a solid sitka spruce and sapele construction. These stunning pieces of timber were carefully selected by Martin's resident tonewood expert, with over 25 years of experience - tonewoods at the pinnacle of quality.

So be assured, your tone is rich with renowned Martin quality. You can expect an incredibly dynamic tone with a strong, clear, crisp character, and superb articulation. Sitka spruce is an unmatched tonewood for versatility. You can play almost anything, and it responds to you, and your individuality perfectly. Married to the D-12E's dynamic top are sapele back and sides. Bringing the desired amount of balance to your tone while producing a familiar warmth with a subtle hint of brightness, and top-end shimmer. Perform with freedom.

Powerful and superbly responsive

Truly distinctive. Bringing you the ultimate blend of a traditional dreadnought tone with an incredibly responsive nature. This Martin D-12E is ideal for any guitarist or singer/songwriter needing a reliable, and versatile instrument for almost any musical scenario. It has the premium character needed for professional performance. Dig in hard with a heavier strum, and it will respond exactly how you want it to when playing lighter picking styles too - rare and distinct.

You can play almost anything. From blues and country to rock, folk, pop, and much more. Perfect for Beatles-styled rhythms, country licks, bluegrass, roots music, slide techniques, as well as more delicate picking styles. You can compose your own music and be as dynamic as you like, it won't let you down. And, it maintains that traditional, bold, commanding dreadnought tone. Rich, dynamic, full. A sound, and feel with renowned quality - you won't want to put it down.

Unmistakable Martin feel

For 183 years, Martin have been at the forefront of guitar innovation, and premier craftsmanship. Bringing you some of the best acoustic guitars possible. Martin's iconic tone is world renowned, and their playability has become an important characteristic that puts Martin guitars in a league of their own. And, with their revolutionary Plek process, Martin guitars truly maintain their undeniably majestic tone.

Precision for the ultimate feel and tone. This special Plek process involves a computer controlled device that scans and dresses the guitar under actual playing conditions. It's strung, and tuned to pitch for precise string tension emulation. An incredible process that's been a major breakthrough over the last decade. This is because the machine's meticulous attention to detail identifies exactly what needs to be done to bring you perfect fretwork. It's an innovative machine that brings you flawless results. Experience premium quality with an unmistakable tone and feel.

Discreet electronics

Take your persona to the stage. With a rich-sounding, premium quality instrument like the D-12E, it would be a crime to not plug-in, and impress crowds with its distinctive voice. So, for the passionate performers, session musicians, and singer/songwriters, this Road Series Electro Acoustic comes equipped with a responsive Fishman MX-T.

Fishman are known for making live performance, everything it should be. So, it's time to explore a goose-bump-inducing tone that's perfect for your next show, recording, and tours. The D-12E's Fishman pickup captures all the magic of your instrument. Giving you a rich, natural, and incredibly dynamic sound for live performance. And, you'll always be in perfect pitch thanks to a soundhole mounted tuner.



Model Name: Martin D-12E Road Series Electro Acoustic

Model Number: D12E

Construction: Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint

Body Size: D-14 Fret

Top Material: Sitka Spruce

Back Material: Sapele

Sides Material: Sapele

Top Finish: Gloss

Back Finish: Gloss

Sides Finish: Gloss

Top Colour: Clear

Back Colour: Dark Mahogany

Sides Colour: Dark Mahogany

Back Purfling: Style 18

Rosette: Style 28 Multi-Stripe

Brace Pattern: X-Brace

Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped

Brace Material: Sitka Spruce

Brace Size: 0.3125" w/0.25" Tone Bars

Binding: Black

Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Neck Material: Select Hardwood

Neck Shape: Performing Artist

Neck Taper: High Performance Taper

Neck Finish: Hand Rubbed

Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite

Scale Length: 25.4"

Neck Joint: 14th Fret

No. of Frets: 20

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.75"

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2.125"

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother-of-Pearl Pattern

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots - 28 Style Pattern

Side Dots: White

Hardware and Electronics

Electronics: Fishman MX-T

Nut Material: White Corian

Headstock Shape: Solid w/Standard Taper

Headplate Material: HPL

Headplate Logo Style: Script Ink

Heelcap: Black

Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite

Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop-In Saddle

String Spacing: 2.15625"

Saddle: Compensated White Tusq

Saddle Radius: 16"

Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear

Knob: Butterbean

Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic

Bridge Pin Dots: None

Pickguard: Black


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