Martin 000RS25 Navojoa 25th Anniversary
C.F. Martin & Co. celebrates the 25th anniversary of their facility in Navojoa, Mexico with the new 000RS25 guitar.
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This limited-run guitar is part of Martin's Road series and is described as the embodiment of the pride and workmanship of their Navojoa facility employees.
The 000RS25 Navojoa 25th Anniversary guitar follows traditional Martin builds, with some additional appointments that set it apart from other Road series acoustics.
The top of the guitar is carved from solid Sitka spruce, and it is supported by the company's newly designed A-Frame scalloped "X-1" bracing pattern. The back and sides are made from solid Sapele wood, a type of mahogany wood that is relatively affordable and more readily available. You will find that Sapele is widely used on Martin's mid-priced acoustics.
In line with Martin's efforts to utilize renewable resources, the neck of this guitar is carved from solid Sipo wood. Sipo is another African mahogany alternative that are more accessible, and behaves much like Sapele, only lighter. The neck has a modified low oval profile and is topped by a solid east Indian rosewood fingerboard.
The guitar has a scale length of 25.4", and the white corian nut has a width of 1 11/16". The neck and the body meet at the 15th fret and it has a total of 20 frets. White ABS dot inlays serve as fretboard markers. The bridge of the guitar is made from the same wood as the fretboard, and features a 16" radius compensated white tusq saddle.
For plugging in, the guitar comes equipped with Fishman Sonitone USB, which allows for direct recording via the USB port. Distinctive features of the 000RS25 Navojoa 25th Anniversary include a headplate with pad-printed 25th Anniversary logo and a new USA/Mexico rosette design.
The MSRP for the Martin 000RS25 Navojoa 25th Anniversary guitar is $1,349, and is limited to only 250 guitars worldwide. It is currently available for pre-order with a retail price of $999. Head over to Martin Guitar for more information.
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