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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...Read More

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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


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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