Made to similar specifications to the Martin Flagship DX1 Guitars, the DX12 is an affordable 12 string with the heritage of the Martin line behind it. 12 string guitars have a bright tone and great resonance, with six pairs of strings ringing out on each chord it really adds an extra punch to your rhythms and a new challenge to lead playing.
Martin Guitars since 1833
So, why does a Martin sound so good? Consider the fact that the company has been making quality instruments since 1833, and what we might consider "modern" acoustic guitars since early in the 20th century. What's more, the company's commitment to quality has never wavered, so whether you're investing in a brand-new 000-15SM or inheriting a family heirloom vintage Martin, you know you're getting the best. The Martin 000-15SM limited edition acoustic guitar is an instrument that you'll want to keep for a lifetime, and you'll love Martin's uncompromising quality.
The lightly finished solid spruce top resonates a woody tone that you can quickly associate with Martin and simultaneously gives the guitar a classy look and feel. As soon as you pick up a Martin you can feel how well crafted and finished each guitar is, the frets are well dressed, the hand-rubbed finish is excellent and the neck is smooth.
The dreadnought shape yields a balanced tone with a pronounced bass that is great for fingerpickers and also as an accompaniment to a solo singer songwriter. With a boosted bottom end this 12 string has great character and a tone you're sure to love.
Here's what Martin have to say about the DX12:
The D12X1AE Dreadnought acoustic-electric 12-string guitar produces a full, robust sound. Pairing the solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany grained high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, the D12X1AE features Fishman electronics and a non-cutaway style body. The result: great-sounding, great-playing guitar that is environmentally friendly and priced within reach of every aspiring guitarist. This model includes Sustainable Wood Certified parts. See specifications for details.
- BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
- FINISH TOP: Hand Rubbed
- CONSTRUCTION: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
- BACK & SIDE FINISH: N/A
- BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
- SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
- BRACE SHAPE: Non-Scalloped
- FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 7/8''
- TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
- NECK SHAPE: Low Profile
- BACK MATERIAL: HPL
- NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
- SIDE MATERIAL: HPL
- ELECTRONICS: Fishman Sonitone