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Martin Grand J12-40E Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The Martin Grand J12-40E Special is an acoustic-electric guitar that adds a new dimension to the concept of the 12-string guitar. Martin Style "40" e...Click To Read More About This Product

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Martin's largest-bodied 12-string acoustic-electric features an ideal electronics package.

The Martin Grand J12-40E Special is an acoustic-electric guitar that adds a new dimension to the concept of the 12-string guitar. Martin Style "40" elegance adds gold hardware, a diamond and square-inlaid fingerboard, abalone rosette, and Style "45" inlaid headplate letters. This guitar features D-TAR Wave-Length Multi-Source electronics”with plenty of hard-strumming headroom”and a Geib-style case.

This 12-string has some serious bite—why not add one to your arsenal today?


Grand J12-40E Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Model: Grand J12-40E Special
    Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
    Body Size: Grand J-14 Fret
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Rosette: Style 45
    Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'', Progressively Scalloped Tone Bars
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Back Purfling: Style 45
    Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
    Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
    Binding: Grained Ivoroid
    Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
    Side Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
    Back Inlay: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
    Nut Material: Bone
    Headstock: Solid/Diamond/12 String Taper
    Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /C.F. Martin Block- Select Abalone Pearl
    Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
    Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Scale Length: 25.4''
    # Of Frets Clear: 14
    # Of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-13/16''
    Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-5/16''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Long Pattern
    Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
    Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss with Aging Toner
    Finish Neck: Satin
    Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Bridge Style: Belly - 12 String
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Tuning Machines: Gold with Small Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MFX700)
    Bridge & End Pins: White with Abalone Pearl Dots
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: 593 Geib Style
    Interior Label: None
    Electronics: D-TAR Wave-Length Multi-Source


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12 String Heaven

By Earthworm

from Twin Cities (brrrrr)

Comments about Martin Grand J12-40E Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this newly designed Martin jumbo 12 string based solely on the glowing reviews I had found. It did not disappoint. This is an amazing 12 string. Great bass that doesn't get lost in the jangle. The D-Tar pickup is a two way: internal mic blendable with the piezo. It sounds fantastic (i.e. it sounds like the guitar).This is the first 12 string that I've owned (and I've had a few) that wasn't fatiguing to play. I performed with it for 3 hours with one short break last weekend and my hand never tired.Martin has a real winner with this guitar. It is beautiful to look at and sounds even better. I've compared it with Taylor's 12 strings (which are also great), but this one won the race, in my opinion.Nice job, Martin. Homerun!

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