Martin DSS2018 NAMM Show Special Edition

SKU DSS2018

$8,589.99

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DSS-2018
Each year Martin designs a new groundbreaking model known as the “show special” to help support 2018 trade shows, by making it available only to those Authorized Martin Dealers in attendance. The theme for 2018 is lightweight wood with a robust sound. The difference can not only be heard but also felt as you cradle and strum this featherweight acoustical innovation. Though large in size, the features that contribute to these tonal and weight benefits are a 2-way adjustable titanium truss rod, carbon fiber and titanium tuning gears, composite carbon fiber/VTS Adirondack bridgeplate and headplate, a carbon fiber ultra-thin pickguard, and Liquidmetal® pins that are disguised to look like bone. Liquidmetal® pins have been proven to increase sustain, harmonics, and volume output by several decibels, adding to the allure of this physics experiment. Mahogany and Adirondack spruce were chosen as the tonewoods for this slope-shoulder Dreadnought, along with flamed maple binding, for lightness and rich tone. While the elements of titanium and carbon fiber reduce weight and increase the natural sustain and harmonics of the DSS-2018, the high performance neck with ebony fingerboard is adorned with grained ivoroid snowflake inlay for a touch of elegance.

SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret Slope Shoulder
FINISH TOP: Gloss
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction
BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss
BRACING PATTERN: X Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4″
BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4”
TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
NECK TAPER: High Performance Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
TOP
TOP COLOR: Clear
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Pyramid – Drop in Saddle
BINDING: European Flamed Maple
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32″
TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Liquid Metal
PICKGUARD: Carbon Fiber
SADDLE: Compensated Bone
ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe
SADDLE RADIUS: 16″
BODY
BRACE MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce
BACK & SIDES COLOR: Dark Mahogany
BRACE SIZE: 5/16″
BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 45 Golden Era with Black Stripe
BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
HEELCAP: European Flamed Maple with Multi-Stripe
ENDPIECE: European Flamed Maple
SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
NECK
NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
FINISH NECK: Satin
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8”
NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: 42 Snowflake
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Grained Ivoroid
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: European Flamed Maple
SIDE DOTS: Faux Tortoise
HEADSTOCK
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper
TUNING MACHINES: Carbon Fiber/Titanium Open Gear
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber Laminate
KNOB: Ivoroid Butterbean
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Authentic 1933 Overlay
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
MISC
CASE: Ply Hardshell
LABEL: Signed by CFM IV, Numbered in Sequence without Total

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