Martin DC-Aura GT - Musikmesse 2014
C.F. Martin & Co. rolls out the new DC-Aura GT, a dreadnought acoustic-electric with Fishman F1 Aura Plus.
Martin D-28 Authentic 1937
This guitar is part of Martin's latest instruments, introduced at the 2014 Musikmesse tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany.
The guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top with hybrid X scalloped braces. The top is supported by solid east Indian rosewood back and sides, carved into Martin's popular Dreadnought shape with cutaway. Aesthetic features of the body include black/white/black boltaron binding, two-ring fiber with pearl rosette and style 45 back purfling.
The neck follows Martin's low oval Performing Artist profile, with a Certified African blackwood fingerboard. Scale length is 25.4", nut width is 1.75" and it has 20 total frets with 14 of them easily accessible. The distinctive feature of the DC-Aura GT is the Hexagon outline pearl inlays, which are matched by the fingerboard's white boltaron binding.
Being part of Martin's Aura series means that this acoustic-electric is equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus preamp and pickup system. This pickup replicates the sound of nine different studio microphones, that give you a variety of acoustic flavors.
This complex system is controlled via a small bright LED display and a pair of knobs, which beginners can set to "easy mode" for preset tones. Advanced players will appreciate the preamp's performance mode for in-depth control over the amplified sound.
Other features of the guitar include African blackwood bridge, 16" radius compensated white tusq saddles, white corian nut and nickel ratio tuners with jewel-like skeleton knobs.
A Grand Performance shape model is also available, called the GPC-Aura GT, which will also be on display at Martin's Musikmesse booth Hall 3.1 Stand F81.
The DC-Aura GT has an MSRP of $2,699, visit Martin Guitar for further details.
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