Saturday, November 21, 2015

Martin Guitar Collector's EXCITE! SS-0041-15 #29 of 35

Mark, the owner of Portland Music Company went to the Summer NAMM Show and was absolutely STUNNED by this guitar.
The 2015 Summer NAMM Show Special has an Adirondack spruce top with Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS) and finished with a gorgeous cinnamon teardrop burst. And I know you all love cinnamon tears.

From Martin:
"The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments."

The SS-0041-15 has Guatemalan Rosewood back and sides, featuring various unique inlay designs: an alternate torch on the headstock and a tree-of-life on the fingerboard, both inlaid in a select abalone pearl. BLING!
This limited edition guitar, #29 of 35,  will be cherished for years to come. There's ONLY 35 of these in the entire world, OK.


Hide Glue was used, as on their Authentic Series, to provide a better bonding agent that hightens the guitars sensitivity. Plus, thinner bracing allows the top to vibrate more freely, producing a more active sound and helps age the tone the more you play the instrument. It's hard to call this just an instrument, though. This is a work of fine art, people. It's gorgeous!
The Modified V shaped neck has a 1-3/4" Bone nut. Some of you love a Modified V shaped neck and some of you don't. I think there is no middle ground with that. What I find with the Modified V is that if you're fingerpicking, it's easier to wrap your thumb around to the bass strings. So all you fingerpickers out there, REJOICE!

Alternate Torch Headstock

Gold Butter Bean Tuners

Tree of Life Neck Inlay

More Tree of Life Inlay, SWEET!

Ooo La La
The wonderful Tree of Life neck inlay using Select Abalone Pearl is mesmerizing. I wonder how long it took just to do that part of the guitar. And believe me, it ain't easy. You have to know what you're doing for sure.
I greatly appreciate the Fishman Aura VT system in that it not only sounds great, it's so inconspicuous you don't even know it has electronics until you get up close enough to see the controls inside the sound hole.
Cinnamon Teardrop burst & Ebony Pyramid Bridge

#29 of 35!
You have to come and see this one. Even if you can't physically be here. Astral travel yourself to our store and be stunned by this gem. #29 of 35 IN THE WHOLE WORLD!

Portland Music Company on Broadway
2502 NE Broadway
Portland Oregon 97232