The Slope Shoulder Dreadnaught has been a staple of the acoustic guitar world for decades but usually you'll find a Gibson logo on the headstock of that guitar. Recently, Martin has been getting more and more into the world of Slope Shoulders while still keeping their Square Shouldered behemoths at the forefront. We have been ordering Custom Shop Slope Shouldered D-18's for the last few years and are well versed in the tonal differences one can expect when comparing the two. Typically, a slope shoulder will have less boomy bass, less of that low end-Chug you get when mute strumming it (think Neil Young). This guitar has an articulate low end , sweet mids, and a crisp top end, all very typical of an all mahogany guitar.
Solid Mahogany EVERYTHING except the fingerboard and bridge which are made of Katalox, other wise known as Mexican Royal Ebony. It has a very thin satin finish on it that allows for incredible resonance and vibration. The neck is finished in satin as well giving you a smooth, fast, and dry playing surface. A subtle burst, Mahogany Burst, exists on this aesthetically aged guitar but it's a light touch and a cool one at that!
The classic Martin Modified Low Oval Neck Profile with Standard Taper give you a fuller feel as you work your way up the fingerboard. This is the perfect guitar to be singing along to while strumming chords and Martin knows this. The guitar is highly playable for long periods of time and thanks to it's solid woods, it sounds better the more you play it.
The popular solid mahogany StreetMaster® is now available in a slope-shoulder model with golden age relic nickel tuners, an old-style script logo, and scalloped bracing. The well-worn look and modern features of the StreetMaster make it perfect for your next gig, whether it be at the historic Ryman Theater or a day of busking in the big city. Enjoy the look and feel of a well-worn instrument with the limited lifetime warranty and the superb playability of a brand-new guitar. The DSS-15M StreetMaster comes with a gig bag and is ready to hit the streets.