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Martin Custom Shop 000 Style 28 All Flamed Koa Acoustic Guitar

SKU 04MCS010
by Martin
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Original price $ 6,050.00 - Original price $ 6,050.00
Original price
$ 6,050.00
$ 6,050.00 - $ 6,050.00
Current price $ 6,050.00

Martin Custom 000-28 Flamed Koa

Truetone Music was invited to Nazareth, PA for a very special visit. We had the chance to spec out guitars to be custom built by the Martin Custom Shop. We were also thrilled by the prospect of being able to hand select our own wood at the factory, aided by Custom Shop representatives and tonewood experts.  That began a relationship that has continued for multiple custom runs over a number of years.

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 Flamed Koa is a true example of that theory coming together in the best possible way.  Of course, the first thing you'll noticed is the amazingly beautiful Flamed Koa.  The look of the guitar itself would be enough, but the materials, construction and appointments make it all the more special.   And, after all, when talking about a high-end acoustic guitar, it's really about the sound and feel.
Koa is one of most exotic and recognizable tone woods used on acoustic guitars.  The obvious appeal right off the bat, is aesthetic, but it's about much more than looks.  Koa produces a brighter sound that is also very evenly balanced.  Often described as being between maple and rosewood, Koa offers the best of both worlds: the crisp, clarity of the former and warmth and thick tone of the latter.  Koa guitars might sound bright and tight off the shelf, and benefit from a good amount of ‘playing in.’ The more they’re played, the more the sound opens up. Tones become richer, sweeter and more resonant, with a rich low end and well-rounded sparkle overall.

This particular spread of Koa was hand-selected at the Custom Shop.  While it was hard to pick (everything Martin has there is stunning), the exact pick was made for two reasons:  1. the flame was spectacular, and 2. the Martin wood gurus recommend it, as the grain would provide a slightly warmer tone than normally found with Koa.

Even though the guitar was already going to be gorgeous, we decided to add European Flamed Maple binding, which really frames the Koa body well.  We also chose Style 42 Snowflake inlays to the black ebony fretboard, making it even more unique. The neck is Martin’s popular 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 polished headplate with a classic vertical logo.  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.


Specifications Overview

  • Appointment Level: Standard
  • Adhesive: Modern Adhesive
  • Top Material: Flamed Koa
  • Bracing Material, Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Side Material: Flamed Koa
  • Binding Material: European Flamed Maple
  • Top Pearl: None
  • Rosette Style: Style 28 Black Maple Fiber
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
  • Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel V97-18NA Sta-Tite Side Mnt 18:1 with Vintage Buttons
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Style 42 Snowflake
  • Finish Type: Standard
  • Finish Package: Gloss Body w/ Satin Neck and Polished Headplate
  • Top Color: Clear
  • Electronics: None
  • Configuration # C21-098102
  • Serial # 2678958