Martin SC-13E Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Rethink what you can do on an acoustic-electric with the SC-13E. Martin's Sure Align neck system offers unmatched playing comfort up the entire neck.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Koa back and sides Complex and resonant tone
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Martin Sure Align neck system Heel-less design for easy access to all 20 frets
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks!? With the SC-13E acoustic-electric guitar, Martin proves that they can push technological boundaries while maintaining their rich legacy. Constructed with a solid Sitka spruce top and attractive koa back and sides, the SC-13E fuses the genuine Martin acoustic sound with modern playability and features -- expanding what you thought you could do on a traditional acoustic guitar!

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An asymmetrical body shape offers maximum feedback resistance so you can plug in and play louder than ever before. Enjoy unhindered access to all 20 frets thanks to the patent-pending Sure Align neck system with a comfortable heel-less design. Speaking of comfort, the SC-13E's low-profile velocity neck mimics the playability of electrics, making those leads or long sets a whole lot easier. And since the guitar also comes loaded with Fishman MX-T electronics, you'll have no trouble sounding your best wherever you end up performing.
Series: Road Series
Edition Size: Open
Construction: Sure Align Linear Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: S-13 Fret Cutaway
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
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: Koa Fine Veneer
Side Material: Koa Fine Veneer
Binding: White
Top Inlay Material: Blue with Multi-Stripe
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: Script Overlay
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: Mother of Pearl Pattern and Celestial Blue Dot
Fingerboard Inlay Style: SC-13 Style
Side Dots: White
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Finish Top: Gloss
Finish Neck: Satin
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: Nickel Open Gear
Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan# 2.0 Custom Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA535T
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: Fishman MX-T
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11SC13E-01
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(2 ratings)
Submitted September 23, 2021 by a customer from
"My first Martin"
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I saw this beauty, and I fell in love. It plays smoothly, and looks amazing. The back and sides are koa fine veneer, which I was worried about, but I did some research and found that underneath the koa is solid mahogany. Please correct me if Im wrong!! Even so, it plays wonderfully. I ordered it it from zZounds, and recieved it in two days via fed ex, and it arrived undamaged and in perfect shape. I will be a return customer, and my next Martin will be a USA model!
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