The Martin D-12E Koa Electro Acoustic Guitar in Natural gives you that sought after Koa look without the associated price tag. Another addition to Martin Guitars' iconic lineup, this superior piece of guitar construction will find itself at home in any discerning guitar players collection.
Combining a Sitka Spruce top with a Koa fine veneer back and sides this guitar projects a full-bodied acoustic tone with aplomb. The back and sides are made by bonding koa hardwood to an African Mahogany core which is an environmentally conscious, alternative-wood option that gives a show-stopping look and head-turning sound. This combination gives you a sweet and smooth sound that's bright but retains enough warmth to not sound thin, with the Martin X-Bracing ensuring that your notes ring out clearly and concisely.
The D-12E Koa features a Select Hardwood neck construction that's hand-rubbed to ensure a smooth feel whether you're fretting chords or utilising single note playing. The neck is sculpted to the Performing Artist shape, ensuring a comfortable fit for any player whilst the High-Performance Taper means you'll be cozy no matter where you play on the neck. An FSC Certified Richlite fretboard feels comfortable under your fingers and looks fantastic with Mother-of-Pearl inlays, joined to the body with Martin's trademark Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint.
Fishman MX-T Electronics
The Martin D-12E Koa features unique Fishman MX-T electronics system, an innovative design that retains the typical dynamics and accurate Fishman sound found in many guitars across the world. The MX-T has a built-in tuner, mounted inside the soundhole itself so you can tune quickly whilst on stage. Simply press the button that's handily located at the bottom of the soundhole and the tuner will automatically mute output when engaged to spare the ears of your audience. The onboard pickup ensures that the classic, Martin big body sound is translated accurately when you plug in.
With an FSC Certified Richlite bridge to match the fretboard the D-12E Koa remains consistent throughout its construction, giving you fantastic intonation and action thanks to the Compensated White Tusq saddle. Working in conjunction with the Black Enclosed Gear tuning machines you can rest assured your tuning remains stable whether you're picking gently or strumming with all your might.
The Martin D-12E Koa Electro Acoustic Guitar in Natural gives you the highly sought after Martin big body tone with the stunning looks of a much more expensive Koa guitar. With its playability and immeasurable sound, this guitar is bound to turn heads whether you're on stage or in the studio.
Manufacturer Martin Model D-12E Koa Colour Natural Body Size D-14 Fret Construction Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint Bracing Pattern X-Brace Brace Shape Non-Scalloped Top Material Sitka Spruce Back Material Koa Fine Veneer Side Material Koa Fine Veneer Finish Top Gloss Back & Side Finish Gloss Scale Length 25.4-inch Fingerboard Width At Nut 1 3/4-inch Neck Shape Performing Artist Neck Taper High Performance Taper Electronics Fishman MX-T
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