C F Martin DRSGT & 000RSGTE

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After years of adapting to the world as it constantly turns and changes C F Martin & Co have always managed to evolve and innovate, they do this by paying close attention to musicians and the music industry as a whole. Through two world wars and the depression they have never rested on their laurels expecting their past achievements to carry them through times of hardship and austerity, they innovate, evolve and most importantly listen.


The latest event on Martin’s 180+ year time line is the new Road Series GT, just like its ever popular predecessors the new 000RSGT and DRSGT has a solid Sapele back and sides, a Sitka spruce top and a Mortise and Tenon neck joint, but now they come equipped with a Solid Sipo neck, a gloss top and the new Fishman Sonitone USB. This handy addition to the traditional Fishman Sonitone seen in the previous Road Series guitars allows you to plug straight into your computer, without the need for a D.I box or an audio interface you can begin to create and record in software such as Pro Tools, Garage Band, Logic etc.


So if for a moment you thought the invention of the 14th fret guitar, X-bracing and the dreadnought shape was enough for the clever eggs at Martin & Co you’d be mistaken.


• Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
• Body size: 000-14 Fret
• Top: Solid Sitka spruce
• Rosette: Single Ring
• Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame “X-1″
• Top Braces: Solid Sitka spruce 5/16″
• Back Material: Solid sapele
• Side Material: Solid sapele
• Binding: Black Boltaron
• Neck: Solid one-piece
• Neck Material: Solid sipo
• Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
• Nut Material: White corian
• Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
• Headplate: Indian Rosewood Pattern HPL
• Fingerboard Material:Black Richlite
• Scale Length: 25.4″
• # of Frets: 20 (14 clear)
• Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16″
• Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8″
• Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28 with white ABS dots
• Finish Back & Sides: Satin
• Finish Top: Polished Gloss
• Finish Neck: Satin
• Bridge Material: Black Richlite
• Bridge Style: Belly
• Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8″
• Saddle: 16” radius/compensated/white tusq
• Tuning Machines: Chrome enclosed with smart buttons
• Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
• Bridge & End Pins: White with black dots
• Pickguard: Black
• Case: 330 Hardshell
• Interior Label: Paper Label
• Electronics: Fishman Sonitone pickup system with USB