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Martin D-12E Road Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar

A great sounding guitar at an affordable price, the Martin Road Series D-12E features all solid wood top back and sides, upgraded appointments, a soft-shell case, and Fishman MX-T electronics. All this in a very affordable, roadworthy guitar.


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MSRP: Old Price $1,399.00 Discounted Price $1,099.00 Save : $300.00 (21%)
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MSRP: Old Price $1,399.00 Discounted Price $1,099.00 Save : $300.00 (21%)
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The Road Series D-12E features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back & sides in a 14-fret Dreadnought. The D-12E offers style changes to the Road Series that include Mother-of-Pearl pattern fingerboard dots, and a full gloss body. Unique to the D-12E is a Style 28 multi-stripe rosette and Style 18 purfling on the back. The Fishman MX-T electronics, featuring volume and tone controls and an easy to read sound hole tuner, come standard on all Road Series models.

Solid Spruce & Sapele
Solid wood construction is the mark of a fine guitar and the D-12E offers solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back & sides. This produces a warm, balanced tone with a little sparkle in the highs.

Style Changes for 2019
The Road Series models have been reimagined for 2019, like Martin’s Standard Series was in 2018. Mother-of-Pearl pattern fingerboard dots, the 28-style multi-stripe rosette and nickel open gear Butterbean tuners, give this guitar a truly high-end look for the year.

Fishman MX-T Electronics
Fishman's MX-T electronics feature volume & tone controls and an easy to read tuner, all discreetly tucked away in the guitar's sound hole. And when the tuner is engaged, it will auto-mute the output so no one will know you are tuning.


  • Solid Sitka Gloss Top
  • Solid Sapele Gloss Back & Sides
  • Fishman MX-T Electronics
  • 14 Fret Dreadnought Shape
  • High Performance Neck
  • Includes Soft Shell Case

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Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Soft Shell Case

Worth the investment


Great sounds and great look. Feels fantastic to play and is a huge upgrade. Well worth the investment. #sweepstakes


Cincinnati, Ohio


Worth the Investment


Great sound and feel. It's a huge upgrade and 100% worth the investment. It is used so there are a few bubbles and scratches in the pick guard. Not sure if Sweetwater sells it used it not but the price is similar. Sam Ash provided a nice gig bag as well. Quite nice.



Fantastic acoustic guitar


I just started getting back into guitar as a new beginner and can not say enough about how much I absolutely love this guitar. I did a lot of research and had to do it online during these stay at home times and I strongly believe I made the right decision with this Martin D-12e. The harmonics are truly exceptional and it makes learning an absolute joy. It's easy to get caught up in playing while completely losing track of time. I appreciate the built in tuner for convenience without having to pull out my clip on every time (even though I use both).



I plugged in and WOW! 🤩


I'm a fan of Martin Guitars ever since I inherited my mom's incomparable vintage D18. I needed an acoustic/electric for an upcoming gig, and I picked this road series based on it's similar style and feel. I was pleased as soon as I pulled it off the wall, but the "WOW! 🤩" occurred as soon as I plugged it in. Grateful that Martin Guitars still live up to their name and Sam Ash offered excellent customer service and competitive pricing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️





If you want a D-18 but don't want to spend the $$, this guitar fits the bill. All solid wood. NOTHING can touch it for the $$. Played a lot in the price range. Martin Road Series is a home run!




What a sound!


What a sound! Loving it! Warm and full, like every Martin should be.



D-12E Road Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Body Size/Shape D-14 Fret (Dreadnought)
Body Wood Solid Sapele
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing X
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Gloss
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Performing Artist with High Performance Taper
Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed
Scale Length 25.4"
Fingerboard FSC® Certified Richlite
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type FSC Certified Richlite Modern Belly with Drop-In Saddle
Nut & Saddle White Corian Nut/Compensated White Tusq Saddle
Tuning Machines Nickel Open Gear
Electronics Fishman MX-T
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Softshell Case
Series Road Series
Model D-12E
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. Product must be registered within 30 days to qualify for warranty.

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