The Martin SC-13E is a ground-up redesign of what an acoustic guitar can be. What makes it incredibly unique is the asymmetrical body and bracing shape. The lower bout still has all of the same real estate on the guitar, but it’s been shifted to get out of your way. They’re describing it as an S-Shape. The thought process there was whether it’s the stage, studio, street corner, or stadium, the S-Shape can do it all. Martin wanted to design a useful, comfortable, and playable guitar that would help make guitarists better.
Two more great features that work together to improve your playing are the new bridge (for comfort and ergonomics), and the 13th fret neck joint. This gives us the comfort of a short scale guitar in regards to playing position while still having the awesome tone of a longer scale length. Also, the new neck profile is designed to rotate your hand as you play up and down the neck. And the beautiful subtraction of the neck heel via the amazing carved out profile makes playing in the upper register a dream. This guitar was constructed to get out of your way by removing limitations. That includes the tone with its sonic profile that was designed to have a flat EQ. They want you to plug it in and sound great with minimal effort (if any at all).
- Solid Sitka Spruce Top and Bracing
- Solid Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, and Head Plate
- Sipo Neck
- Koa Veneer Back and Sides
- Fishman MXT Electronics with Built-In Tuner that Mutes Output
- Discreet Volume and Tone Control
- Awesome Record Style Label
- X-Bracing in the Soundhole on the Back of the Guitar