Our popular Grand Auditorium 314ce is an acoustic workhorse that performs equally well in the practice room, recording studio, and on stage. This latest edition features our acclaimed V-Class bracing, a revolutionary innovation in acoustic sound that responds with greater musicality and harmonic agreement. By introducing a more orderly vibration to the guitar's top, V-Class bolsters the sustain and volume to offer players a more dynamic voice to explore, while also resolving the minor intonation issues that players have long had to contend with. Together with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back and sides, you can expect a balanced and articulate blend of top-end brightness, midrange fullness, and low-end warmth that accommodates an array of playing styles. Appointments include black binding, Gemstone fretboard/peghead inlays in Italian acrylic, and satin-finish back and sides with a gloss top. A Venetian cutaway invites your fretting hand up the neck, while our proprietary ES2 electronics serve up faithful plugged-in tone. The guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
G9521 Style 2 Triple-0 "Auditorium" Acoustic Guitar
Rich in voice and subtle in style, ROOTS COLLECTIONt Acoustic Guitars represent a level of design, detail and craftsmanship not seen since days long gone. Inspired by tradition, yet rooted in pure Gretsch sensibility, these instruments speak with voices that harken back to a bygone era of "living room" choruses and prairie melodies. True in sound and craft, the G9521 Style 2 Triple-0 slothead guitar rings clear with a quick, articulate note response and a crisp bass that is never "muddy". Perfect for the finger-style player, this model shines in balance while projecting a surprisingly strong tonal "throw." Videos
The 000-16GT acoustic guitar features the 000 or Auditorium platform, a smaller body version of the D-16GT, which incorporates modern guitar specifications with the famous Martin quality and sound. The solid mahogany back and sides complement the solid Sitka spruce top finished in a polished gloss. The smaller auditorium body size, full scale length, and modified low oval neck make the 000-16GT a very comfortable guitar to play, particularly for smaller hands. This model includes sustainable wood certified parts. See specifications for details.
000-17E Whiskey Sunset
The 000-17 Whiskey Sunset Auditorium model boasts a rich, warm sunburst finish that will delight any player with its aesthetic beauty. Skillfully crafted from a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides with grained ivoroid binding, a modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, this guitar produces beautiful dynamic tones that will please the most discerning musician. This model comes equipped with Matrix VT Enhance „¢ acoustic amplification by Fishman®.
Martin's groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of our era in amplified acoustic sound. Based upon a beautiful 1940 14-fret 000-18 "donor" guitar from the Martin Museum collection, this 24.9" short scale model produces clear and expressive response for stage or studio use. With modern performance and playability, the 000-18E Retro offers the visual and tonal integrity of the genuine mahogany auditorium guitars from the pre-war era.
LE Cowboy 2016
A truly unique instrument that is limited to models sold in 2016 and is crafted from a solid Sitka spruce top with Vintage Tone System (VTS) and adorned with artwork by William Matthews. Artist William Matthews is widely known for his beautiful watercolor portrayals of the working cowboys from the great ranches of the American West. This auditorium 12-fret body with quilted mahogany back and sides, grained ivoroid binding, a modified low oval neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge and cowboy-themed artwork carried through on the headstock will make this a guitar of choice for collectors and players alike. All registered LE Cowboy 2016 guitars will receive a book and DVD about the artist.