This Limited Edition model features an HMS Dreadnought by artist Robert Goetzl, printed on a Sitka spruce top with Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS). The HMS Dreadnought was the largest battleship of the British Royal Navy and serves as the inspiration behind the name of the Dreadnought sized guitar. Other features of this 12-fret Dreadnought model include genuine mahogany back and sides, East Indian rosewood headplate and a black ebony fingerboard and bridge. This guitar is truly a unique instrument that will be cherished by guitar enthusiasts for years to come.
The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
Other specifications include:
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint Body Size: D-12 Fret Top: VTS Sitka Spruce w/ Printed HMS Dreadnought Design Rosette: Old Style 18 Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16'' Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany Back Purfling: Style 18 Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany Endpiece: Tortoise Color - Brown Endpiece Inlay: none Binding: Tortoise Color - Brown Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron Side Inlay: none Back Inlay: none Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany Neck Shape: Modified V Nut Material: Bone Headstock: Slotted/Square Slots/Square Taper Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood/Small Old Style Heelcap: Tortoise Color - Brown Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony Scale Length: 25.4'' Number of Frets Clear: 12 Number of Frets Total: 19 Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4'' Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4'' Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - Green Abalone Fingerboard Binding: none Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss Finish Top: Polished Gloss Finish Neck: Satin Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony Bridge Style: Pyramid Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4'' Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Side Mounts w/ Butterbean Knobs Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200) Bridge & End Pins: Black Pickguard: Tortoise Color Case: 540 Geib Style Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV - Numbered in Sequence 1902046
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