• C.F. Martin DSS-2018 Custom Shop Special Edition

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    Our price:8.105,00 7.375,00

    Behold this awesome C.F. Martin DSS-2018 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought. She is a high-tech Martin made to showcase Martin`s technological breakthroughs and advances and at the same time cherish the classic line of the first Dreadnought.

    The NAMM special edition theme was light weight and heavy tone. A bold challenge for the Custom Shop luthiers which they won, of course! This baby delivers  stellar results in both categories. 1.697 kg / 3.74lbs is extremely light for a D-model. Tonaly she is extreme too. She can do fast flatpicking without ever losing a note on the comfortable modified low oval neck with the Performace Taper. Strumming with complex chords is easy. Big sounds with tight bass and an enormous dynamic range from quiete to loud without every loosing control. I love this guitar!

    The Slope Shouder model has been my all time favorite starting with the D-111. Not only because its the original Dreadnought shape. The curves are extremely good looking. Soundwise there is no difference except for the volume. Martin invented the square shoulder because it is supposed to give more volume. Not really but back in the days it was an issue. And what about the bridge pins: liquid metal. Out of this earth. They boost tone and sustain to a whole new level. Just listen to the sound samples. The Carbon Fibre details are a very neat stylish touch. Yes, they do reduce the weight but even more so, the carbon fibre tuners not only look great, they operate very smooth and precise. I guess Chris was inspired by Porsche in adding these details. Just like a Porsche this dread is a canon on the road and still a true classic head turner without ever being flashy.

    Stock pictures, HQ picture coming soon

    • 21% VAT included
    • VAT is not applicable for buyers from outside the Eurozone
    • C.F. Martin Limited lifetime warranty
    • free shipping to BeNeLux-countries and Germany
    • Mail for other shipping costs. We ship worldwide
    • 14 day Return policy applies: CLICK HERE
    • All guitars come with a new set of strings and a setup to your liking

    Specifications

    • LIMITED EDITION #: 27
    • BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret Slope Shoulder
    • FINISH TOP: Gloss Nitro Cellulose
    • CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction
    • BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss
    • BRACING PATTERN: X Brace
    • SCALE LENGTH: 25.4″
    • BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
    • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4”
    • TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack Red Spruce
    • NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
    • BACK & SIDES MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
    • NECK TAPER: High Performance Taper
    • BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Pyramid – Drop in Saddle
    • BINDING: European Flamed Maple
    • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32″
    • TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
    • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
    • BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Liquid Metal
    • PICKGUARD: Carbon Fiber
    • SADDLE: Compensated Bone
    • SADDLE RADIUS: 16″
    • ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe
    • BRACE MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce
    • BACK & SIDES COLOR: Dark Mahogany
    • BRACE SIZE: 5/16″
    • BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 45 Golden Era with Black Stripe
    • BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
    • HEELCAP: European Flamed Maple with Multi-Stripe
    • ENDPIECE: European Flamed Maple
    • SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
    • ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
    • NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
    • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
    • FINISH NECK: Satin
    • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8”
    • FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: 42 Snowflake
    • NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
    • FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Grained Ivoroid
    • NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
    • FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: European Flamed Maple
    • SIDE DOTS: Faux Tortoise
    • HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper
    • TUNING MACHINES: Carbon Fiber/Titanium Open Gear
    • HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber Laminate
    • KNOB: Ivoroid Butterbean
    • HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Authentic 1933 Overlay
    • NUT MATERIAL: Bone
    • CASE: Dark red Martin branded TKL Hardshell case
    • LABEL: Signed by CFM IV, Numbered in Sequence
    • PLEKED: Yes