The Martin DC-13E is a take on their classic dreadnought formula with a few tweaks, part of their Road Series of guitars. New tonewoods, a cutaway design and Fishman MX-T electronics offer fresh take on the Martin dreadnought experience.
The Dreadnought Reimagined First of all, a glossy Sitka Spruce top is familiar territory. As is the broad lower bout and simple Martin headstock design. But that’s just about where the familiarity ends with this bold addition to the Martin line-up.
Muteneye was chosen for the back and sides. This hardwood often features a luxurious caramel hue with wavy figuring, and it delivers a full, bassy tone with articulate mids and highs – perfectly complementing the Martin sound. Next up, Richlite is used for the fretboard and bridge, known for its contrasting dark appearance and tonal consistency.
Finally, and crucially, Martin have loaded the DC13E with Fishman MX-T electronics. This soundhole pickup features subtly tucked away controls and a built-in tuner that comes with a mute feature. Tune in silence on stage without any hassle!
Specifications Body Size: D-14 Fret Cutaway Finish Top: Gloss Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint Back & Side Finish: Gloss Bracing Pattern: X Brace Scale Length: 25.4" Brace Shape: Non-scalloped Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4 Top Material: Sitka Spruce Neck Shape: Performing Artist Back Material: Mutenye Neck Taper: High Performance Taper Side Material: Mutenye Electronics: Fishman MX-T Pickguard: Faux Tortoise Bridge Material: Fsc Certified Richlite Fingerboard Material: Fsc Certified Richlite Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear