With a solid Sapele top, back, and sides, the Martin Road Series D-10E Acoustic-Electric Guitar in Satin Sapele delivers a great-sounding guitar at an affordable price. New to this model is stunning mother-of-pearl pattern fingerboard inlays with a multi-stripe rosette border. It has an FSC® Certified Richlite® fingerboard and bridge, satin finish body, and a hand-rubbed neck finish. Also new to this model is the Fishman® MX-T electronics package with a built-in soundhole tuner that auto-mutes the audio output so you can tune up any time without using a pedal. This guitar comes with a Premium Soft Shell Case so it is Road-ready to join you on all of your adventures!
Sapele is a relatively new tonewood compared to Mahogany or Rosewood. However, it is no substitute wood, it's an additional tonewood. This wonderful species actually ranks a bit higher in hardness than mahogany. Typically this produces a slightly brighter-than Mahogany tone with a little less resonance absorption and a little more reflection. All Mahogany Guitars tend to be very warm, dark, and somewhat quiet compared to the same guitar with a Spruce Top. With Sapele, you get some added brightness and volume which for many, is a good thing! Learn everything you ever needed to know about Sapele at Matt's Blog!
This guitar comes from the factory with a Plek Fret Dressing which gives you a perfectly level playing surface that is buzz-free and feels perfectly smooth. Did you know we have our own Plek Machine here at the Music Gallery? Well, we do! Give us a call to talk about this beautiful Martin Acoustic Guitar or to see what our Plek Machine and experienced Tech Crew can do.
The photos in this listing are our own stock images. The serial number sold in this listing looks very similar to the images though there are some slight variations in the grain.
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