Martin have a long-standing reputation for building guitars to an exceptionally high standard, becoming the instrument of choice for many top artists and musicians. The Martin 00-28VS acoustic guitar is a beautifully crafted guitar that is built to last, capable of producing richly textured tones and looks absolutely stunning. The tonally balanced grand concert body top is made from solid sitka spruce, a highly desirable tonewood that responds perfectly whether the guitar is played gently or forcefully. For this reason it delivers a wide dynamic response with a robust and consistent tone. The softer top is complemented by the solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, known for its excellent overtones and reverberant response. This gives the body a very smooth sound across the tonal range from bass to treble, articulating notes thoroughly whether you're a fingerstyle player or heavy picker.
The top of the body is reinforced using standard "X" scalloped, giving it incredible strength whilst allowing it to resonate unimpeded to produce the most complete sound possible. Each brace is also carefully crafted from solid sitka spruce.
The neck is cut to the modified V profile, offering a comfortable pivot point back along the spine of the neck for players who prefer a pronounced point-of-reference when they're playing. Only the most select hardwoods are utilised in the construction of the 00-28VS neck in order to deliver a traditional look, sound and feel.
A solid black ebony fingerboard rests on top of the neck and is home to 20 frets. The shortened 24.9” scale length is perfectly suited to fingerstyle players or those who're looking for a slightly more compact playing area.
As you would expect from Martin, the guitar has been finished with appointments of the highest quality. Waverly nickel sound mount tuning machines with butterbean knobs guarantee that once you set the strings to your desired tuning, it remains fixed no matter how hard you attack them. Short pattern diamond and square inlays guide your fingers along the fretboard. The edges of the body are bound in grained ivoroid to protect from unwanted nicks whilst performing.
The body is protected by a thin yet highly resilient layer of polished gloss with aging toner, creating a vintage look that prevents unwanted rubbing and scratch marks from diminishing the wood grain.
Manufacturer Martin Model 00-28VS Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar Body Material (Top) Solid Sitka Spruce Body Material (Back And Sides) Solid East Indian Rosewood Body Colour Natural Body Finish Polished Gloss with Aging toner Neck Material Select Hardwood Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony No. of Frets 20 Bridge Material Solid Black Ebony Bridge & End Pins White With Black Dots Tuners Waverly Nickel Side Mounts w/ Butterbean Knobs Included Accessories 525 Geib style hardcase
The chunky neck won't suit everyone, but with the short scale and smaller body dimensions I find it incredibly comfortable. I couldn't recommend this guitar more.
I used to like my guitars with a mahogany back and sides but this guitar has single handedly changed my tastes entirely!
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