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Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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Overview

  • Model: SWDGT
  • Construction: Solid Sustainable Cherry Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,949.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $450.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,49900

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An environment 'conscious" guitar, made in keeping with ecological responsibility.

The Martin SWDGT from the Sustainable Wood Series features a solid Sitka spruce top, certified solid cherry wood back and sides, mahogany neck, and a certified katalox bridge and fingerboard. The neck has a low profile shape and an adjustable truss rod. Appointments include pearl dot inlays and a natural satin finish for enhanced tone. Includes deluxe Martin hardshell case.

Features

  • Model: SWDGT
  • Construction: Solid Sustainable Cherry Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Tortoise Color WwIvoroid, Blue And White Inlay
  • Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ''X''
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid Sustainable Cherry
  • Back Purfling: Tortoise Color
  • Side Material: Solid Sustainable Cherry
  • Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Color - Red
  • Endpiece Inlay: None
  • Binding: Tortoise Color - Red
  • Top Inlay Style: Black/Grained Ivoroid
  • Side Inlay: None
  • Back Inlay: None
  • Neck Material: Sustainable Cherry
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Tortoise Color/Raised Gold Foil
  • Heelcap: Tortoise Color - Red
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Sustainable Katalox
  • Scale Length: 25.4''
  • # of Frets Clear: 14
  • # of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard Width at 12Th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28 - Imitation Pearl Dots
  • Fingerboard Binding: None
  • Finish Back & Sides: Satin
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid Sustainable Katalox
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Enclosed w/ Small Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Tortoise Colored Dots
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Color
  • Case: 640 Molded
  • Interior Label: Sustainable Wood Series
  • Includes deluxe Martin hardshell case
 
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MartinSWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 27 reviews)

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5.0

I've had this guitar for over 12 years..

By Jimmy

from Norwalk, OH

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I originally was going to buy the D15 (solid mahogany) at a local dealer. However, something caught my eye about the SWDGT. I strummed this guitar once. I am not kidding you - I was blown away. I'm telling you this thing is the best thing on earth I have ever invested in. Anytime I jam w/ others (strangers or who I know) they always have a look of amazement when they hear it.
    This has an amazing full sound. It allows the high's to ring - the amount of sustain allows it to hold a melody that will fill the room all on it's own. Whether it's the full sound of its strum or the punch it has for plucking each note - this thing simply cannot be replaced.
    After 12 years - this thing still makes me feel like I am the one who is honored in its presence. I may choose the notes but it speaks back equally with it's own voice every time.
    Thank You Martin Co. Who needs a luxury car? I have a Martin...

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love this guitar!

    By Lou

    from Cincinnati

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Composition-song Writing
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I have a Martin DX1 and was interested in getting into a D28. The SWDGT is something truly unique. The instrument is very distinctive in appearance. The sound production and playability are outstanding. I put off the D28 purchase and went with the sustainable wood dreadnaught instead. This was not a matter of settling for a lower price, more a matter of being intrigued by the instrument. I have no regrets whatsoever. I'll still get the D28 some day, but I love this guitar above all others.

      Great workmanship, highest quality materials available and "made in USA" all make this guitar something I will love to play forever.

      Congratulations to Martin for creating an environmently responsible instrument without sacrificng quality or sound!

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      5.0

      matin

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      just looking around the store wasnt even thinking of getting a new guitar, played it five minutes, spent some time looking over the important things and HAD to have it, dont have alot of guitars becuase most dont grab me, so far just a 52 tele and this martin, its just a matter of taste but feel lucky to own it.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love mine

      By Farren Hyagt

      from Bristol, TN

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      It took me 15 months to order a SWDGT. I played some and bought other Martins in that time. Finally, I got a really great deal from Musician's Friend and ordered mine. This may be the best deal in a Martin guitar at any price. I play fingerstyle and the Martin setup was excellent. The light strings are really easy on my fingers. With the tight setup and light strings you can bend and snap notes easily. The fit and finish are just fine. This guitar sounds like a Martin. The tone is a little brighter than a rosewood D but, is really nice for fingerstyle with a lot of punch and tone separation. Martin's choice of gold tuners, toned top, cherry back and tortoise trim makes a beautiful guitar. The deluxe case has already earned its keep. My SWDGT is quickly becoming a favorite and is a real treat to play. What took me so long ?

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      what a find

      By Chas Plant

      from Southern RI

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I searched for about a year educating myself on guitar sounds and comfort - I played everything from D 35's to Norman Blake signatures - couldn;t afford either by the way - but I finally bought a SWDGT and have fallen in love - this guitar has a depth in the bass and midrange that always astounds me - a little thin up top, but it blends nicely - I finger pick mostly - I loved this so much I wnet out and got it's brother, a SWOMGT - and it's a gem too - Martin's on to somehting with both the Cherry body, and the Sustainable Wood concept - I love the sustainable alterrnative - both of them are wonderful, satisfying plays - and I have a '93 Guild, a '90 Sigma Marquis (Ovangkol), and a Taylor DN4 - What can I say? I love guitars

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My soul sang

      By beatnik532

      from Nashville

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I have been shoping for a new acoustic for a while. It is one of the most increadible instruments I have ever picked up. The satin cherry sides/back really make the gloss top pop. The tone is unique and projects well. I have traveled three continents and played hundreds of guitars on each. This guitar made my top ten before I finished tuning it. Now I'm just waiting for a sale!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Shockingly Great Guitar....

      By Livinthedream

      from rockandroll,usa

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Ok, so I order this SWDGT thinking this will hold me over until I find that perfect HD28 (sorry gang, the HD28 walks past the D28 to my ears). During the last 3 weeks I probably played 15 different HD 28's from about 10 different stores from around the country (I travel for a living). While I am away on a trip I think I found my HD28. Wow, it is "the one". So I have them put guitar on hold thinking I will send back the SWGDT waitng for me unopened for me at home upon my return arrival. So I get home not too excited over the SWDGT because I think I found my HD28. Oh well, I open the case and I am somewhat impressed with the appearance. Strings are all lose (as they should be) and look a little crusty. I tighten up strings and strum a few chords and WOW!This thing sounds like a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10. OK, now I am really excited. I take off the strings and put on some medium Elixir Polyweb and now I am REALLY impressed! I can't believe how good this guitar sounds. I don't know if I got a the golden nugget of SWDGT's or not, but this thing rocks. I played for awhile and got the strings stretched out then I really pushed her hard. She took everything I could give her. Now, I won't tell you she has the base of the HD28, but she is pretty darn close and her range of tone from high to low is better than the HD28 I thought was "the one". I can't speak for any other SWDGT's other than "mine", but this thing is tied with my Gibson J45 for playtime. I have 11 guitars and this thing is a standout. NOTHING in my aresenal touches the volume. The J45 (mohogany) has a wonderful range but is a little more delicate. The SWDGT shouts an amazing melody. I can't wait to compare to an HD28V. The few "V"'s I have played are amazing guitars. Bottom line, this SWDGT is an amazing value! I have a over a grand left in my pocket for my next adoption.....:-)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT SOUND AMD VALUE

      By Martin Man, no subs!

      from Middletown, OH, also years in the SF Bay Area.

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Just purchased this slightly used SWDGT guitar and it is excellent for the value received. The action and intonation is great.I have a D-35 Martin that I purchased new in 1976 and this SWDGT comes very close to the sound although my D-35 has a lower and deeper base sound.I needed a back up guitar for our gigs and this was an excellent choice. Our group plays Folk, Blue Grass and Classic Rock and it fit's them all.I will be installing a Fishman pickup to use with my Fishman Pro EQ and Fender Accoustic Amp, great combination! Really retains the Accoustic sound.Much better than a comparable Taylor by ANY stretch!Martin is still traditionally at the top in my opinion, however they have finally wised up after 30 years and they are now making Bone Saddles that adjust for the "always out of tune" B String.Can't believe it took them so long as they wouldn't listen for some 30 years! Yes would rate this SWDGT excellent for the price!

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      5.0

      SWDGT Spells SWEET!

      By Waylon Van Halen

      from Shelbyville, IL

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Discovered this hidden treasure among other Martins, Taylors & Gibsons. Sounded better than D28s, J45s and all the rest at less than half the price! Great projection, clear bottom end, pristine highs. Cherry wood is beautiful and binding adds a classy, unique look. Much better than this picture shown here. What a steal!

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      5.0

      Fantastic

      By AJF39

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Comments about Martin SWDGT Sustainable Wood Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I played this guitar next to a D-28 for over an hour at my local guitar shop. After a thorough comparison of the two, I decided to go with the SWDGT. Not only was it much cheaper but it SOUNDED BETTER! I could not believe the tone... the Solid Cherry back and sides give it a very warm/full sound. I recommend this guitar for any intermediate player who doesn't want to dish out big $$ for a Premium Guitar. You will not be disappointed!

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