New Options. No Limits. | We’ve built an acoustic-electric that sets you free. Play all the way up the neck. Play louder. Play longer. The SC is a super-comfortable, super-playable acoustic-electric that removes the limits of a traditional acoustic guitar and opens the door to new musical possibilities.

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SC: The Origin Story

Built for Comfort.

Get access to every fret and effortlessly hit the high notes, thanks to our patented Sure Align® neck system—no more having to contort your hand to get all the way up the neck. Plus, the SC’s low-profile velocity neck barrel has all the feeling of an electric, so you can play lightning-fast runs in comfort.


  • Revolutionary body shape
  • 6 String, acoustic-electric guitar
  • X Bracing
  • Heelless Design
  • Sure Align® Neck System
  • Fishman® MX-T electronics with built-in tuner or LR Baggs Element Electronics
  • Starting at: $1,299

Plug in. Or don't.

The SC sounds incredible anywhere, plugged in or not. An asymmetrical body shape balances the output, giving you a boost of gain before feedback. You’ll sound clear and crisp plugged in onstage, even while cranked up to 11. And unplugged? Remember, the SC has all the heart and soul of a Martin, so expect to hear legendary, timeless tone wherever you play.

Trey Hensley Plays the SC-13E Special

What the Pros Are Saying
SC Reviews

The SC-13E sounds great both acoustic and amplified. I really dig the playability, sound, and color. I need one immediately!

John Oates - Hall & Oates, Rock n’ Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame

A successful synergy of modern innovation and classic design—not to mention, one of the most comfortable acoustic guitar necks you will ever play.

Jonathan Graham, Guitar Interactive Magazine

With virtually unlimited upper register facilitation, acoustic shredders that might not have considered Martin in the past should take a look at what’s happening here and now at a surprisingly affordable price point.

Guitar Player Magazine

Martin has done it. Something I had never imagined for the acoustic guitar. They have leaned forward in their thinking and design and have offered us literally new musical territory for acoustic guitar players.

Worship Musician Magazine

We’ve been waiting for many years now for someone to do something that’s truly different and new. For too long guitars have just been a rehash of existing shapes and building techniques, but well done to Martin for doing something truly new.

Guitar Interactive Magazine

After nearly 200 years it's great to see Martin are still looking forward and capable of innovation - the SC-13E is a bold statement and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on one for review.

Ben Morgan-Brown, Acoustic Review

Frequently Asked Questions

No, not at this time.

The SC is perfect for players of all sizes. The 13-Fret S Body measures:
  • Total length: 40 ½"
  • Body length: 20 3/8"
  • Body width: 15 ½"
  • Body depth: 4"

SC models are made and manufactured in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico.

Martin Guitar’s limited lifetime warranty is available for the original, registered owner of full-size instruments purchased through the original Martin dealer within the US or Canada . This excludes Little Martin models, Backpacker instruments, and Mexico-made ukuleles. These instruments carry a one-year warranty that does not require instrument registration. More details can be found in the warranty booklet accompanying your guitar. Please contact your Martin dealer for details of international warranties. All returns should be addressed directly with the dealer through which the instrument was purchased.

The SC comes strung with Martin’s custom light Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 strings.