Martin SC-13E Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Soft Shell Case)

Featuring Martin's own patented Sure Align neck system, the SC-13E Special provides ultimate playability with comfortable neck contours.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
LR Baggs Element pickup system Natural sonic reproduction and feel
Ziricote back and sides Lovely grain, pronounced lows and highs
Ebony bridge and fretboard Bright tone with a great sustain

Do you want to play leads all the way up the neck? Play longer? Play louder? Now you can with this super-comfortable, easy-to-play acoustic-electric from Martin. The SC-13E, with its patented Sure Align neck system, gives you full access to all frets so you can comfortably reach those high notes. It's also equipped with a low-profile velocity neck barrel that ergonomically accommodates your hand as you move up the neck, giving you the comfort and playability of an electric. This special edition SC-13E features a Sitka spruce gloss top and ziricote fine veneer gloss finished back and sides. The design motif features an aperture rosette inlay with ebony headplate, fingerboard, and bridge. It also features nickel open gear keyhole tuners with skeleton key knobs. This model is available with or without a burst top.

-Series: Road Series
-Edition Size: Open
-Construction: Sure Align Linear Dovetail Neck Joint
-Body Size: S-13 Fret Cutaway
-Top Material: Sitka Spruce
-Top Detail: None
-Rosette: Aperture Design with Multi-Stripe
-Bracing Pattern: Tone Tension X Brace
-Brace Shape: Treble Side Scalloped X with Non-Scalloped Tone Bars
-Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
-Brace Size: 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars
-Back Material: Ziricote Fine Veneer
-Back Detail: None
-Back Purfling/Strip: None
-Side Material: Ziricote Fine Veneer
-Side Detail: None
-Endpiece: None
-Endpiece Inlay: None
-Binding: White
-Top Inlay Material: Black with Multi-Stripe
-Side Inlay Material: None
-Back Inlay Material: None
-Neck Material: Select Hardwood
-Neck Shape: Low Profile Velocity
-Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
-Plek: Yes
-Nut Material: White Corian
-Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
-Headplate Material: Ebony
-Headplate Detail: Do Not Use
-Headplate Logo Style: Silver Script Overlay
-Headplate Binding Material: None
-Heelcap: None
-Fingerboard Material: Ebony
-Scale Length: 25.4"
-Neck Joins Body At: 13th Fret
-Number of Frets Total: 20
-Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
-Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
-Fingerboard Inlay Material: Ziricote Dot with Plastic Ivory Pattern Border
-Fingerboard Inlay Style: SC-13 Special Style
-Fingerboard Binding Material: None
-Side Dots: White
-Back and Side Finish: Gloss
-Back and Sides Color: None
-Finish Top: Gloss
-Top Color: Clear
-Finish Neck: Satin
-Neck Color: None
-Bridge Material: Ebony
-Bridge Style: Sloped Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
-Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
-Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
-Saddle Radius: 16"
-Tuning Machines: Ratio Nickel Open Gear
-Recommended Strings: Acoustic Custom Light S535T
-Knob: Butterbean
-Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
-Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
-Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
-Pickguard Inlay: None
-Case: Soft Shell
-Label: Paper Label
-Electronics: LR Baggs Element
-Left Handed Availability: Not Available Left-Handed
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11SC13ESPECIAL-01
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11SC13ESPECIALBURST

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 610-759-2837

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
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My first Martin was over 45 years ago. Only thing that stuck with me was the tone. I first saw , I knew that this is the one I waited for.. Plays close to an electric guitar. Only Martin has a sound all its own. Like the mustang gt.mach1.. it’s also fun to play by the way it handles and fits on your lap..Hope this helps .
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