For those who have always wanted a Martin guitar, but couldn't stretch to the upper end of the Martin range, now Martin have the 000RS1L - a Martin acoustic guitar with just as much heritage and craftsmanship as a more expensive Martin, but at a fraction of the price.
Don't think that the 000RS1L is anything to do with Martin skimping on their values however. The 000RS1L is made from solid sapele (the top, back & sides) and features a stratabond neck, richlite fingerboard and bone nut. Add in the Fishman Sonitone pickup system and this auditorium acoustic guitar is ready to take to the stage.
In making the 000RS1L Audiortium Acoustic-Electric, Martin guitar set out to build a solid-bodied instrument with all the sound and projection of their more expensive guitars. The 000RS1L was also designed for the working and touring guitarists looking for an instrument with a balanced tone and projection.
The top, back and sides are crafted of solid sapele and braced in a way that gives you increased resonance and projection. This guitar has a comfortable, oval neck, built from multilaminate Stratabond for extra rigidity and durability. The belly bridge and fingerboard are made from Richlite, a material similar in look and feel to ebony.
This 000RS1L comes equipped with the Fishman Sonitone sound system which has controls for volume and tone. The Sonitone is a great-sounding, easy-to-use system that is perfect for stage and studio work. This pickup perfectly captures all the subtly and character of our accoustic playing.... It really is a great piece of equipment and makes sure that wherever you're playing you'll sound your best
Here's what Martin say about the 000RS1L Acoustic Guitar:
A great solid-wood Martin at an affordable price. Constructed with sapele and equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics, this stage-ready Auditorium model produces the perfect blend of volume and balance.
- BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret
- FINISH TOP: Satin
- CONSTRUCTION: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
- BACK & SIDE FINISH: Satin
- BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
- SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
- BRACE SHAPE: Non-Scalloped
- FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
- TOP MATERIAL: Sapele
- NECK SHAPE: Performing Artist
- BACK MATERIAL: Sapele
- NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
- SIDE MATERIAL: Sapele
- ELECTRONICS: Fishman Sonitone