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DSS-2018

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$7,999.00

Each year Martin designs a new groundbreaking model known as the “show special” to help support 2018 trade shows, by making it available only to those Authorized Martin Dealers in attendance. The theme for 2018 is lightweight wood with a robust sound. The difference can not only be heard but also felt as you cradle and strum this featherweight acoustical innovation. Though large in size, the features that contribute to these tonal and weight benefits are a 2-way adjustable titanium truss rod, carbon fiber and titanium tuning gears, composite carbon fiber/VTS Adirondack bridgeplate and headplate, a carbon fiber ultra-thin pickguard, and Liquidmetal® pins that are disguised to look like bone. Liquidmetal® pins have been proven to increase sustain, harmonics, and volume output by several decibels, adding to the allure of this physics experiment. Mahogany and Adirondack spruce were chosen as the tonewoods for this slope-shoulder Dreadnought, along with flamed maple binding, for lightness and rich tone. While the elements of titanium and carbon fiber reduce weight and increase the natural sustain and harmonics of the DSS-2018, the high performance neck with ebony fingerboard is adorned with grained ivoroid snowflake inlay for a touch of elegance.

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Model:

DSS-2018

Construction:

Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

Body Size:

D-14 Fret Slope Shoulder

Top Material:

Adirondack Spruce

Top Detail:

None

Rosette:

Multi-Stripe

Bracing Pattern:

X Brace

Brace Shape:

Scalloped

Brace Material:

Adirondack Spruce

Brace Size:

5/16"

Back Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Back Detail:

None

Back Purfling/Strip:

Style 45 Golden Era with Black Stripe

Side Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Side Detail:

None

Endpiece:

European Flamed Maple

Endpiece Inlay:

Multi-Stripe

Binding:

European Flamed Maple

Top Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

Side Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

Back Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

Neck Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Neck Shape:

Modified Low Oval

Neck Taper:

High Performance Taper

Plek:

Yes

Nut Material:

Bone

Headstock Shape:

Solid with Square Taper

Headplate Material:

Carbon Fiber Laminate

Headplate Detail:

N/A

Headplate Logo Style:

Script Authentic 1933 Overlay

Headplate Binding Material:

None

Heelcap:

European Flamed Maple with Multi-Stripe

Fingerboard Material:

Ebony

Scale Length:

25.4"

Neck Joins Body At:

14th Fret

Number of Frets Total:

20

Fingerboard Width at Nut:

1 3/4''

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:

2 1/8''

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Grained Ivoroid

Fingerboard Inlay Style:

42 Snowflake

Fingerboard Binding Material:

European Flamed Maple

Side Dots:

Faux Tortoise

Back and Side Finish:

Gloss

Back and Sides Color:

Dark Mahogany

Finish Top:

Gloss

Top Color:

Clear

Finish Neck:

Satin

Neck Color:

Dark Mahogany

Bridge Material:

Ebony

Bridge Style:

Modern Pyramid - Drop in Saddle

Bridge String Spacing:

2 5/32"

Saddle:

Compensated Bone

Saddle Radius:

16"

Tuning Machines:

Carbon Fiber/Titanium Open Gear

Knob:

Ivoroid Butterbean

Bridge Pin Material:

Liquid Metal

Bridge Pin Dots:

None

Pickguard:

Carbon Fiber

Pickguard Inlay:

None

Case:

Ply Hardshell

Label:

Signed by CFM IV, Numbered in Sequence without Total

Electronics:

Optional

Left Handed Availability:

Yes

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