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Martin 2012 New Models

Martin Guitars unveiled seventeen new models for 2012.
Martin 2012 New Models

2012 brings us seventeen new guitars from Martin. Acoustic, acoustic-elctric, steel-stringers, nylon-stringers, they were all introduced at NAMM Show this year.

C.F. Martin leads the industry`s acoustic segment for decades now, and this multitude of novelties for 2012 shows that Martin will remain the leader for years to come. These new models range from entry level models to limited edition guitars which cost over $10,000. A total of six series have been updated for 2012. Special Editions bring 000C Nylon. Performing Artist received seven new models: DCPA1 Madagascar Rosewood, DCPA 4 Siris, DCPA 5K, GPCPA 1 Madagascar Rosewood, GPCPA 4 Sapele, GPCPA 4 Siris and GPCPA 5K. Custom Artist has D-28 Mamas and the Papas model. Road Series received DRS 2. In Standard Series D-18 and OM 21 were added. And, finally, Limited Edition Series put a crown on this list with five jaw-dropping beauties: 0045SC John Mayer, GPCPA Koa, DCPA Koa, CS-D18-12 and CS-D28-12.

Martin 000C Nylon opens the list of this year`s novelties with nylon strings upon a classic cutaway body made of sapele back and sides and spruce top. The bridge and matching fingerboard are both made of black richlite and feature plastic saddle and nut, respectively. Fishman F1 Analog electronics setup takes care of amplification duties for this nylon-stringer and features volume and tone knobs mounted onto the side of the guitar. The MSRP is set at $1,999. For more info check 000C detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin DCPA 1 Madagascasr Rosewood is the first of seven acoustic-electric models placed within the Performing Artist Series, and it kicks off with a cutaway dreadnought body made of Madagascar rosewood and spruce top. Select hardwood neck is equipped with a Performing Artist contour and 14th fret dovetail joint. The fingerboard is matched with bridge and is made of solid ebony. It sports 20 frets and torch inlays. Fishman electronics are in charge of amplification. The MSRP is set at $6,499. For more info check DCPA 1 detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin DCPA 4 Siris is one of the more affordable Performing Artist Series models with the MSRP being set at $1,849. This model features a dreadnought cutaway body made of siris back and sides with a spruce top. Black richlite bridge is paired with black richlite fingerboard which has 20 frets with 1-3/4" wide corian nut. Fishman F1 Analog electronics feature side-mounted controls. For more info check DCPA 4 Siris detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

martin DCPA 4 Siris

Martin DCPA 5K is one of the entry models for Performing Artist series. It comes with a dreadnought cutaway body made of high pressure laminated koa back and sides with a solid spruce top. Black richlite is the material for bridge and fingerboard, while the stratabond is the material of choice for the neck. Mortise & tenon joint is applied on this one. Fishman supplies F1 Analog electronics setup for this model. The MSRP is set at $1,099. For more info check DCPA 5K detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin GPCPA 1 Madagascar Rosewood is grand concert variant of DCPA 1 Madagascar Rosewood. Basic specs are the same, as both models feature Madagaascar rosewood backs and sides with solid spruce tops. GPCPA 1 features solid ebony bridge and fingerboard with select hardwood neck. Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics system is in charge of the amplification on this model. The MSRP is set at $6,499. For more info check GPCPA 1 detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin GPCPA 4 Sapele is the only Performing Artist novelty with solid sapele back and sides. The top on this model is mad of solid spruce with black boltaron binding and tortoise pickguard. Black richlite bridge features belly shape and TUSQ saddle. The fingerboard is also made of black richlite and equipped with 20 frets and offset dot inlays. Fishman provides F1 Analog electronics for ths model. The MSRP is set at $1,799. For more info check GPCPA 4 detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

martin GPCPA 4 Sapele

Martin GPCPA 4 Siris belongs to the group of affordable models in Performing Artist Series. These model still give authentic Martin playing experience and tone, but come without some aesthetic features and with less exclusive materials. Siris is the wood of choice for backs and sides of this model, while the top is still reserved for a piece of solid spruce. Black riclite bridge and fingerboard are accompanied by a select hardwood neck. Fishman F1 Analog electronics are built onto this model. The MSRP is set at $1,849. For more info check GPCPA 4 Siris detail page on our site or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin GPCPA 5K is another entry level model for Performing Artist Series, and is also it`s last update from NAMM 2012. Just as DCPA 5K, this model has high pressure laminated koa back and sides with a solid sapele top. Some fancy appointments have been scratched from this budget friendly model, but the essence of Martin quality and tone is there. Black richlite is the material of which bridge and 20 fret fingerboard made. They are accompanied by a stratabond neck with performing artist contour and mortise & tenon joint. Fishman F1 Analog electronics take care of amplification tasks. For more info check GPCPA 5K detail page on our site or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin D-28 Mamas and the Papas dreadnought is made in celebration of the band`s career and ground breaking work. Only one hundred of these will be made for worldwide distribution, thus the exclusivity is guaranteed. Backs and sides of this non-cutaway dreadnought are made of Madagascar rosewood with a solid spruce top. Solid ebony is used for the bridge and 20 fret fingerboard. The fingerboard sits upon a solid mahogany neck with hand-fitted dovetail joint. There are no electronics on this model. For more info check D-28 Mamas and the Papas detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin D-28 Mamas and the Papas

Martin DRS 2 is a brand new model in the Road series and it was unveiled at Martin booth at NAMM Show this year. It comes with a non-cutaway dreadnought body made of solid sapele back and sides with a solid spruce top. This body is combined with rust stratabond neck and black richlite fingerboard. For the amplification, Martin opted for Fishman Sonicore pickup in combination with Fishman Sonitone preamp. The MSRP is set at $1,099. For more info check DRS 2 detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

In Standard Series Martin guitars introduced two models. The first of them is D-18 for 2012, and it comes with a non-cutaway dreadnought body made of solid mahogany back and sides and solid spruce top. This body is combined with select hardwood neck and solid ebony fingerboard. Solid ebony is also used for the bridge. There are no electronics featured on this guitar. The MSRP is set at $2,899. For more info check D-18 detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin OM-21 also got it`s 2012 version introduced at the NAMM Show this January. It is an orchestra sized guitar with a body made of Indian rosewood back and sides with a solid spruce top. Solid ebony bridge is paired with solid ebony fingerboard. The fingerboard features 20 frets with dot inlays and 1-3/4" bone string nut. There are no electronics included on this model. THe MSRP is set at $3,099. For more info check OM-21 2012 detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin OM-21

Martin 0045SC John Mayer is the first of five Limited Edition Series novelties for 2012. It kicks off with a parlor-sized non-cutaway body made of solid cocobolo back and sides and solid Adirondack Spruce. The bracing is also made of Adirondack spruce. Grained Ivoroid binding and tortoise pickguard are complemented with natural gloss finish. Ebony is the material of choice for bridge and fingerboard. This one is fully acoustic, but optionally, electronics can be installed. The MSRP is set at $13,999. For more info check 0045SC detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official page.

Martin GPCPA Koa is an exclusive grand concert shaped model with a body made of high grade Hawaiian koa back and sides and solid adirondack spruce top. One of the most distinguishing features on this model is a set of string pins made of fossilized mammoth ivory. The bridge and fingerboard are made of solid ebony, while the top binding is done in solid Madagascar rosewood. Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics take care of amplification duties. The MSRP for each of fifteen guitars which will be made is set at $11,999. For more info check GPCPA Koa detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin DCPA Koa is a sibling model to GPCPA Koa and they share a majority of features. The biggest difference is the body shape, as DCPA is a dreadnought with a cutaway. Other than that, solid Hawaiian koa back and sides, solid Adirondack spruce top and mahogany neck are the same as on GPCPA Koa. Also, combination of solid ebony bridge and fingerboard is a common feature for both guitars. Fishman supplies F1 Analog electronics for amplification of this model. The MSRP for each of eleven guitars which will be made is set at $11,999. For more info check DCPA Koa detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official page.

Martin DCPA Koa

Martin CS-D18-12 is a Limited Edition novelty for 2012, and it is a non-cutaway dreadnought with a body made of solid mahogany back and sides and solid spruce top. Neck is made of solid mahogany and features a special, hand-carved contour and hand-fitted dovetail joint. Ebony is is used for both the bridge and fingerboard. There are no electronics built onto this model, but they can be installed if a customer desires so. Only 125 of these will be made with a price tag of $6,499. For more info check CS-D18-12 detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin CS-D28-12 is the fifth and last novelty introduced into the Limited Editions series. It is a non-cutaway dreadnought made of solid cocobolo back and sides with a solid spruce top. This body is combined with a solid mahogany neck which sports a custom, hand carved contour. Ebony fingerboard with 20 frets is matched with a solid ebony bridge. This model is fully acoustic, but optional electronics are available. Only 125 of these will be made for worldwide distribution. The MSRP is set at $6,999. For more info check CS-D28-12 detail page on our site, or on Martin Guitars official web page.

Martin CS-D28-12

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