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Bentley Snowflake First Edition

Bentley Snowflake First Edition

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The Martin Custom Shop designed this elegant limited-edition model which was inspired by the photography of Wilson A. Bentley - known as the "Ansel Adams" of snowflakes. Bentley is acknowledged as the first person to successfully photograph a single snow crystal in 1885 with a technique known as photomicrography. He was also the first man to state that "no two snowflakes are alike." Martin has been granted exclusive rights to use Bentley’s snowflake images for the creation of unique inlay packages. The package for this first edition includes snowflake inlay on the headplate, fingerboard, heel, pickguard, and bridge. The model also features Madagascar rosewood back and sides paired with a spruce top, so you can be sure this guitar will sound as amazing as it looks.

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Bentley Snowflake First Edition


Body Size: D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Gloss
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Top Material: Spruce
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Back Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Side Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Electronics: None
Electronics Options: None


Top Color: None
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Binding: Antique White
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: None
Bridge Pin Material: Bone
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
Pickguard Inlay: Custom Inlay
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"


Brace Material: Spruce
Back and Sides Color: None
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45 with Black Stripe
Back Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Antique White
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Antique White
Side Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Endpiece Inlay: Abalone with Multi-Stripe


Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Gloss
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Custom Inlay
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: Antique White
Side Dots: Black


Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Knob: Butterbean
Headplate Logo Style: Custom Inlay
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe


Case: Ply Hardshell with Embroidery
Label: None
Pleked: true

Limited Lifetime Warranty

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The warranty is not transferrable to another owner. Instruments purchased outside of the US or Canada are eligible for coverage provided by the authorized Martin Guitar distributor in the country where it was purchased. The dealer where you purchased your instrument will provide warranty details.