NAMM 2021: Martin reveals new 12-string, compact and ziricote models for 2021
An interesting tonewood joins the fray.
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NAMM 2021: Martin has unveiled four more models it will unveil during NAMM
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Grand J-16E 12-String
This 12-string is crafted with East Indian rosewood back and sides, and a Sitka spruce top, as well as scalloped X-bracing for extra resonance. The neck is Martin’s High-Performance Taper shape, compensating for the difficulty of playing a 12-string.
It lists for $2,099.
This single-cutaway guitar features a back and sides made out of a fine ziricote veneer, meaning distinctive high-contrast grain patterns across the instrument. It’s also fitted with a Fishman MX-T set of electronics as well as an output-muting soundhole tuner.
Lists for $1,299.
If the ziricote veneer construction of the GPC-13E Ziricote intrigued you, but you prefer non-cutaway acoustics, the D-13E Ziricote is for you. Listing for a similar price, Its fitted with the same Fishman MX-T electronics and soundhole tuner as its GPC-13E Ziricote sibling.
Lists for $1,249.
This guitar features a slightly distressed finish across its smaller take on the Dreadnought body shape for a ‘worn-in’ look and feel. Its body is also thinner than a normal Dreadnought’s, and its neck is Martin’s own High-Performance Neck Taper shape. It’s packed with a set of Fishman Sonitone electronics.
Lists for $699.
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