NAMM 2021: Martin reveals new 12-string, compact and ziricote models for 2021

An interesting tonewood joins the fray.

Martin Ziricote models

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NAMM 2021: Martin has unveiled four more models it will unveil during NAMM
Believe in Music Week, including a new twelve-string and two guitars topped with ziricote veneers.

Grand J-16E 12-String

The Martin Grand J16-E 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.

GPC-13E Ziricote

GPC-13E Ziricote

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.

D-13E ZiricoteD-13E Ziricote

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.

Ziricote close up
The ziricote grain can be seen on the side of this guitar.

Lists for $1,249.

DJR-10E StreetMasterD-13E Ziricote

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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