Martin Modern Deluxe Series

The Modern Deluxe series is an incredible blend of classic and modern. The new designs are a slight departure from Martin’s previous iterations. The company’s decades of experience are on display with all the finest attributes of this series. Each model in the line boasts identical, specialized appointments.

Modern Deluxe Features

These Modern Deluxe guitars are comprised of the classic Martin acoustics you know and love, but with super-charged appointments. They boast solid, VTS (vintage tone system) Sitka spruce tops, with Adirondack spruce bracing. The neck design is entirely new. Though it’s a slim taper, it has a more “vintage deluxe” feel. It was modeled after an imperfect neck shape found in the Martin museum. Each Modern Deluxe is constructed with high-quality protein glue — the same stuff they use in Martin’s Custom Shop, for excellent tonal transfer and resonance.

All of that is beautifully and classically Martin, but here’s where the modern innovation comes in. The new Modern Deluxe models have a carbon fiber bridge plate and a truss rod made from titanium. Titanium is significantly lighter than a standard metal truss rod and perpetuates a light, natural tone. The Modern Deluxe series guitars also have Liquidmetal bridge pins with red acrylic dots. The pins have been tested by Martin and decidedly have added a few decibels to these guitars’ sound.

The Modern Deluxe also has aesthetically pleasing appointments. The ebony fingerboard is lined with alloy frets which boast an elegant gold hue. Atop the headstock are gold open-gear Waverly tuners, beloved amongst vintage guitar aficionados. The old school style headstock has a true-abalone Martin logo inlay.

The tone of the Modern Deluxe guitars is beautiful, the volume is plentiful, and the playability is exclusively Martin.

Individual Modern Deluxe Model Specs:

D-18

  • Dreadnought Body
  • Genuine Mahogany Back and Sides
  • East Indian Rosewood Binding
  • Fishman or LR Baggs Electronics

D-28

  • Dreadnought Body
  • East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • European Flamed Maple Binding
  • Fishman Electronics

 

OM-28

  • 000-14 Fret Body
  • East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • European Flamed Maple Binding
  • Fishman Electronics

000-28

  • 000-14 Fret Body
  • East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • European Flamed Maple Binding
  • Fishman Electronics

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