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DSS Hops and Barley

DSS Hops and Barley

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This limited edition instrument is sure to become a collector’s dream guitar. It pays homage to the special grains made famous for their use in beer making. The instrument is crafted with highly flamed walnut back and sides, which fall on the tone spectrum between koa and mahogany. It produces a very balanced sound that mellows out over time to a nice warm tone. The top is made with sinker redwood and is complemented with European flamed maple and pearl inlay binding on the front and a Guatemalan rosewood headplate and pickguard. The headstock, fingerboard, rosette, pickguard, and bridge are adorned with a combination of abalone, mother-of-pearl, and wood inlay, which depict hops and barley in various forms. The instrument combines some Authentic build features like a dovetail neck joint, hide glue construction, and a 1931 old-style logo. It also includes modern features like Liquidmetal® bridge pins and a comfortable high-performance taper neck. This model is limited to 100 instruments and includes a paper label signed by C. F. Martin IV.

DSS Hops and Barley


Next generation Martin® Authentic Acoustic® Lifespan® 2.0 strings are engineered using a new, patented anti-corrosion treatment only available from Martin. It protects the core and wrap wire to prevent corrosion without compromising tone or feel. Our impeccable standards for acoustic guitar tone are embedded in our string design and precision manufacturing process. That’s why we make our own.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Martin Guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid only for the original owner of the instrument purchased from the authorized Martin Guitar dealer located within the United States or Canada, to which the instrument was originally shipped. The instrument must be registered for warranty online at martinguitar.com.


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.

Specifications - Overview

  • Body Size: D-14 Fret Slope Shoulder
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • Back and Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: X Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
  • Top Material: Sinker Redwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back Material: Walnut
  • Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
  • Side Material: Walnut
  • Electronics: None

Specifications - Top

  • Top Color: Toasted Burst
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: European Flamed Maple
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
  • Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Top Detail: Custom Design
  • Bridge Pin Material: Liquid Metal
  • Pickguard: Guatemalan Rosewood
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
  • Pickguard Inlay: Custom Inlay
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Custom Inlay
  • Saddle Radius: 16"

Specifications - Body

  • Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back and Sides Color: None
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Detail: Highly Flamed
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Custom
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heelcap: Birdseye Maple
  • Side Detail: Highly Flamed
  • Endpiece: European Flamed Maple
  • Side Inlay Material: None
  • Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe

Specifications - Neck

  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Gloss
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
  • Neck Color: None
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Custom Design
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Shell and Wood
  • Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: None
  • Side Dots: Abalone

Specifications - Headstock

  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Copper Open Gear
  • Headplate Material: Guatemalan Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Custom Inlay
  • Headplate Binding Material: None

Specifications - Misc

  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Label: Paper Label Signed by CFM IV
  • Pleked: true