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Constructed of non-traditional materials, including a brushed-aluminum top, a Stratabond® neck and jet black high pressure laminate back and sides, the ALternative X delivers a surprisingly warm, rich, and full tone, either acoustically or through its onboard electronics system. This bold cutaway Martin creation proves that the modern guitar can succeed tonally with an array of ingeniously applied alternative materials.

List Price: $1,299.00
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Model:
ALternative X
Construction:
Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
Body Size:
00-14 Fret Thinbody Cutaway
Top:
Graffiti Pattern Aluminum
Rosette:
none
Top Bracing Pattern:
A-Frame ''X''
Top Braces:
Solid Spruce 5/16''
Back Material:
Jett Black HPL Textured Finish
Back Purfling:
none
Side Material:
Jett Black HPL Textured Finish
Endpiece:
none
Endpiece Inlay:
none
Binding:
none
Top Inlay Style:
none
Side Inlay:
none
Back Inlay:
none
Neck Material:
Black Stratabond
Neck Shape:
Modified Low Oval
Nut Material:
Black Corian
Headstock:
Solid/Square Taper
Headplate:
Graffiti Pattern Aluminum
Heelcap:
none
Fingerboard Material:
Black Micarta or Black Richlite
Scale Length:
25.4''
Number of Frets Clear:
14
Number of Frets Total:
20
Fingerboard Width at Nut:
1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:
2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays:
none
Fingerboard Binding:
none
Finish Back & Sides:
none
Finish Top:
none
Finish Neck:
none
Bridge Material:
Black Micarta or Black Richlite
Bridge Style:
Belly
Bridge String Spacing:
2-1/8''
Saddle:
12'' Radius/Compensated/Black Tusq
Tuning Machines:
Black enclosed
Recommended Strings:
Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
Bridge & End Pins:
Black w/ White Dots
Pickguard:
none
Case:
310
Interior Label:
Black Foil Label
Electronics:
Fishman Presys Plus w/Tuner
Other Options:
Available left-handed at no additional charge
Other Comments:
All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.
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