Last year the already wonderful D-18 was given a facelift by essential adding some vintage pre-war specifications to it inc…
Aged Toner, old style Butterbean tuners, vintage fret markers, 1 3/4“ nut width (previously 1 11/16th”), Ebony Fretboard (was Rosewood) and more importantly, Scalloped bracing.
So now the 000-18 has been given the same treatment so even if it sounds half as good as the D-18 you’ll be in for a real treat!!!
The Martin OM body shape is significant in Martins history as they were the first 14 fret (neck join) guitars made at the request of Banjo player Perry Bechtel in the late 1920’s.
The OM-28V is an ever popular model in the Martin range and the recent OM-28E Retro is an electro acoustic twist on the OM-28V. So with the new OM-28 you get the same guitar as the OM-28E Retro without the pickup system which basically gives you the tone and vintage vibe of the OM-28V but with the more modern modified Low Oval (with performing artist taper) neck profile and standard style ‘drop in’ saddle.
DC-Aura GT and GPC-Aura GT
These 2 new Martin models come in the Dreadnought and Grand Performance body sizes, both with glossed polished Spruce tops and satin finish East Indian rosewood back and sides. The fingerboards have Pearl Hexagon inlays and they both have 2 ring Pearl sound hole rosettes and both feature certified African Blackwood fingerboards and bridges.
The tuners are Chrome ‘Skeleton’ buttons which look unique and stunning whilst lessening the weight on the headstock. Both models come equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus pickup system and include a hard shell case.
If you need any more information visit Martin’s website: http://www.martinguitar.com/new.html