M-38 is a fully acoustic steel-stringer from the Standard series and it comes with a non-cutaway body construction. Body of this six-stringer is labeled with 0000 and M badges. Size-wise, this model is slightly smaller than dreadnought and is very close to what is called grand auditorium. It is 16" wide, 20" long and 4" deep. M-38 body is made of solid rosewood back and sides with solid spruce sound board on top. Bracing under the sound board is also made of spruce. Solid wood construction continues on with solid ebony bridge with belly contour and bone saddle. 20-fret fingerboard is also made of ebony and it features dot inlays and 1-11/16" bone nut. Solid hardwood is used for the low profile neck.


M-38 Full Specs

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Body Shape 0000/M
Body Type Hollowbody
Body Construction Acoustic
Body Top Wood Spruce
Body Wood Rosewood
Bridge Rosewood
Neck Wood Hardwood
Neck Shape Low Profile
Neck Joint Dovetail
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlays Dot
Hardware Chrome
Number of Frets 20
Number of Strings 6
Pickguard Yes
Binding White
String Nut Bone
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut Width 1.6875" (1-11/16")
Finish Satin
Finish Gloss
Fingerboard Radius 16.00"

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Body Shape
0000/M
OM
Body Type
Hollowbody
Hollowbody
Body Construction
Acoustic
Acoustic
Body Top Wood
Spruce
Spruce
Body Wood
Rosewood
Rosewood
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosewood
Neck Wood
Hardwood
Hardwood
Neck Shape
Low Profile
Low Profile
Neck Joint
Dovetail
Dovetail
Fingerboard Material
Ebony
Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays
Dot
Dot
Hardware
Chrome
Chrome
Number of Frets
20
20
Number of Strings
6
6
Pickguard
Yes
No
Binding
White
Brown
String Nut
Bone
Bone
Scale Length
25-1/2"
25-1/2"
Nut Width
1.6875" (1-11/16")
1.75"
Finish
Gloss/Satin
Satin
Fingerboard Radius
16.00"
16.00"
1 User Review

Perina Sergio on 2018-12-25 10:11:19

I bought my Martin M38 in 1986 directly from the factory outlet. I am appreciating it now, after I had it tuned up and strung properly by a pro shop, here in Italy where I live now. In fact it did not keep the tuning properly and was quite hard playing. With higher gauge strings it is perfect now , and sounds a lot louder.

Martin M-38 4.38 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

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