Martin Custom Shop 000 Size 28 Style Guatemalan Rosewood with Engelmann Spruce Top
Martin Custom 000-28 Guatemalan Rosewood
In September 2019, Truetone Music was invited to Nazareth, PA for a very special visit. We had the chance to spec out a few guitars to be custom built by Martin. We we were also thrilled by the prospect of being able to hand select our own exotic wood at the factory, aided by Custom Shop representatives and tonewood experts.
We knew we wanted to represent an interesting variety as far as models and exotic woods, but we also wanted the guitars to sound as best they could, never sacrificing tone for bling!
This Martin Custom Shop version of a 000-28 with Guatemalan Rosewood is a true example of that theory coming together in the best possible way. The rosewood back and sides of the guitar are what you notice first, with stunning swirly grain and a beautiful dividing Sapwood strip down the center of the back. The look of the guitar itself would be enough, but the materials, construction and appointments make it all the more special.
Guatemalan rosewood is known to be among the most comparable tonewoods to Brazilian rosewood. It is slightly lighter and less dense, making it perfect for a smaller body guitar such as 000. It is rich and warm, with tons of sustain. This particular 000-28 was matched with an amazing Engelmann Spruce top, which we also hand-selected while at the Custom Shop. It’s complexion, slightly brighter and creamier than Sitka Spruce, gives the guitar a striking lightness in contrast to the warm back and sides. Engelmann Spruce also yields a rich midrange, which gives the guitar a focused punch, especially while fingerpicking.
Even though the guitar was already going to be gorgeous, we decided to add Abalone diamonds and squares inlay to the black ebony fretboard, just to make it a bit more singular. The neck is Martin’s modified low oval with high performance taper, making it very comfortable to play for hours. The radius is 16” with a nut width of 1 3/4”. The guitar is finished in gloss with a satin finished neck. It comes with a Martin hard shell case and certificate of authenticity.
Come to Truetone Music today to experience this amazing Martin Custom Shop guitar, or order online right here today.
BODY SIZE: ''000/OM'' Auditorium Body
FINISH TOP: Gloss
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss
BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 24.9"
BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
TOP MATERIAL: Engelmann Spruce
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
BACK MATERIAL: 2 Piece Guatemalan Rosewood
NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: 2 Piece Guatemalan Rosewood
TOP COLOR: Aging Toner
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
BINDING: Antique White
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32"
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Black Ebony
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: White w/ Faux Tortoise
PICKGUARD INLAY: None
SADDLE: Drop in Saddle
ROSETTE: Style 28 Boltaron
BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 28 (Checker)
BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Black Stripe
NECK MATERIAL: 12/4 Genuine Mahogany
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Black Ebony
FINISH NECK: Satin
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8''
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Regular Abalone
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: No
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper
TUNING MACHINES: Schaller Nickel GrandTune BB Btn
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Old Style Gold
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None
CASE: Molded Hardshell
Item # 10CMDFGLC19-060770