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Martin Custom MMV 0-12VS Concert Acoustic Guitar  Natural 

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The Martin Custom 0-12VS MMV Acoustic Guitar is a splendid 12-fret guitar with a vintage Geib-style case. It features an all gloss finish, which make...Read More

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The Martin Custom 0-12VS MMV Acoustic Guitar is a splendid 12-fret guitar with a vintage Geib-style case. It features an all gloss finish, which makes it special from Martin at this price point. The top is solid Sitka spruce with Indian rosewood back and sides. It has an ebony fingerboard and bridge. Gold tuners and a slotted headstock complete this traditional-looking instrument.

Subtle style and elegance in a vintage-style guitar.

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  • Sitka spruce top
  • Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Gold 18:1 Ratio Tuning Gears
  • All gloss finish

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MartinCustom MMV 0-12VS Concert Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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5.0

Sweet little guitar

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from Reston, VA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Custom MMV 0-12VS Concert Acoustic Guitar:

    I've been in love with Parlor Guitars for more than 40 years. I have one back then and got rid of it for a much larger Gurian, and always regretted it. This has a long scale neck, but with the small body, it still feels like a parlor guitar. It's just incredibly responsive with a sweetness and balance that never fails to satisfy. I find it better suited to fingerstyle, and also prefer alternate open tunings, with it, but for what it is, it's an incredible value. I realize Martin took a few shortcuts to reduce cost with the neck join and the bracing--but it had no impact on the tone. I find myself always reaching for it when I want to fool around for a few minutes.

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    5.0

    Absolutely Wonderful!

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    from Central NJ

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • COMFORTABLE
    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Looks great
    • Sounds great
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Composing
      • Jamming
      • Performing
      • Recording

      Comments about Martin Custom MMV 0-12VS Concert Acoustic Guitar:

      I love this guitar. The playability far exceeded my expectations. Great guitar for a finger picker, not some much for heavy strumming (hey, it's not a Dreadnought!). The construction is flawless and I love the gold Grovers and gold Martin decal on the headstock. Guitar was made in Nazareth and states so. Just a terrific small bodied Martin. Get one while you can!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stunning bold, tender, intimate thundere

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      from Austin, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Romantic Bold
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin Custom MMV 0-12VS Concert Acoustic Guitar:

        I am testing this guitar out...so some comments. I've always loved the smaller Martins, 0-18, 00-18, 0018Vintage/Adirondack, 000-18, 00028 and 016NY I have now or have had. I have also owned a D-28 and D-18, and my preferred guitar is a prewar 00-18 at the moment. I was trying this out, and as I was talking to another person noticed that my shoulder didn't hurt--chronic rotator cuff problem. And, although I'm partial to mahogany guitars, I liked this sound, and the feeling of relaxation while playing. I never really thought a 12-fret to the body guitar would meet a need for me, but this might be the guitar that does it. It feels like the D-28 felt to me when I was 18--the perfect guitar for now. Neck has great feel everywhere, and one can hold the guitar without distorting the body, a great feature that I only appreciated in the past several years. Sweet rosewood sound, it can be loud too. Wonderful custom shop work, no buzzes, loose anything, or any concern. I have only one--no side braces or tape. I would have preferred red spruce, but for the price, the is a great guitar. For that I might overlook the new
        headstock lable, unnecessary gold tuners.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect player

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        from Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin Custom MMV 0-12VS Concert Acoustic Guitar:

          Exactly what I thought it would be only better! My wife said it has an "intimate tone". Played the first small venue yesterday. The smaller size allowed movement in and around the setting. Very comfortable.
          I appreciate Matt in customer service for the advice and friendly help. Good phone voice, friendliness and helpful. Thanks!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Martin Custom...What else can be said?

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          from Farmingville, NY

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin Custom MMV 0-12VS Concert Acoustic Guitar:

            This is a beautiful example of a classic Martin custom guitar. The manufacturing and materials are flawless. One has to play it to really appreciate the sound from this parlor sized guitar.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Parlor Guitar

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            from Mesa, AZ

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin Custom MMV 0-12VS Concert Acoustic Guitar:

              Guitar arrived in perfect condition, set up with good action and feel. It has a balanced sound and more bass than you might expect from a little guitar. it breaks up a little when strummed hard, but is fantastic when finger picked. The fit and finish are incredible, and it even smells good. The size is perfect for me--I had shoulder surgery last year, and big guitars are uncomfortable to play. The sound and playability are great, and
              it sounds and feels like the 0-28 I could not justify buying. Amazing for the price.

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