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    Martin Standard Series DC-35E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Standard Series DC-35E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Custom D-35 Seth Avett Signature Edition Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Custom D-35 Seth Avett Signature Edition Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Standard Series HD-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Martin Standard Series HD-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
    Martin Standard Series HD-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

    Standard series solid spruce top dreadnought acoustic guitar with solid East Indian rosewood back and sides,...

    $3,229.00
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    Martin Road Series DCRSG Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Road Series DCRSG Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $1,299.00
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    Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic
    Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic

    This classic Martin! Standard-series dreadnought acoustic guitar with solid Sitka spruce top, solid...

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    Martin X Series D12X1AE-L Dreadnought Left-Handed 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin X Series D12X1AE-L Dreadnought Left-Handed 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $679.00
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    Martin Retro Series D-18E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Retro Series D-18E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Road Series Custom DCRSGT Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Road Series Custom DCRSGT Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Standard Series D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Martin Standard Series D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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    Martin Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin X Series DCX1RAE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin X Series DCX1RAE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $699.00
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    Martin Custom DSR Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Martin Custom DSR Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
    Martin Custom DSR Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

    Crafted with a solid spruce top and a solid rosewood body for clear, bright tone, the unique rounded body...

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    Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought...

    Solid woods and a slim, more comfortable playing width up the neck.

    $1,699.00
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  3. Martin X Series DXMAE-L Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin X Series DXMAE-L Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Custom DJR2A Sapele Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar Martin Custom DJR2A Sapele Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar
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    Martin Build Your Own Guitar Kit Martin Build Your Own Guitar Kit
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    Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar
    Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic...

    A phenomenal price for a solid-rosewood 15-Series guitar!

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    Martin Road Series Custom DCRSGT Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Road Series Custom DCRSGT Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin X Series DCX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin X Series DCX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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  4. Martin X Series DX1KAE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin X Series DX1KAE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin X Series DCXAE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin X Series DCXAE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin DJR2E Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin DJR2E Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Authentic Series 1936 D-45S VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Martin Authentic Series 1936 D-45S VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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    Martin Standard Series D-45V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Martin Standard Series D-45V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
    Martin Standard Series D-45V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

    A winning merger of traditional and modern elements make this a highly playable and collectible instrument.

    $9,429.00
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    Martin Retro Series D-45E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Retro Series D-45E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Authentic Series 1937 D-28 VTS Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar Martin Authentic Series 1937 D-28 VTS Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar
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    Martin Authentic Series 1931 D-1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Martin Authentic Series 1931 D-1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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    Martin Vintage Series HD-28VE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Vintage Series HD-28VE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Custom Century Series with VTS D-28 12 Fret Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Martin Custom Century Series with VTS D-28 12 Fret Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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    Martin Retro Series D-35E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Retro Series D-35E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Standard Series HD-35 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar Martin Standard Series HD-35 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar
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    Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Standard Series HD-28L Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar Martin Standard Series HD-28L Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar
    Martin Standard Series HD-28L Dreadnought Left-Handed...

    Considered by many players to be the best-sounding of all Martin guitars.

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    Martin Americana 16 Series DC-18E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Americana 16 Series DC-18E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Martin Standard Series D-35L Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar Martin Standard Series D-35L Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar
    Martin Standard Series D-35L Dreadnought Left-Handed...

    A D-35 for southpaws!

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    Martin Standard Series Custom D-28E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Martin Standard Series Custom D-28E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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In the realm of steel-string acoustic guitars, the Martin dreadnought body style reigns supreme. Martin originated the dreadnought design in the early part of the last century, and, with a few refinements, it has come to be the single most popular body style of steel-string acoustic guitar in the world, copied by just about every manufacturer that has produced a guitar since. Of course, there will always be devotees of the smaller parlor models, the larger jumbo and grand models, or the Little Martin and Backpacker travel styles, but today, the dreadnought design accounts for about 80 percent of Martin's totals sales, with over 60 models and variations currently offered. It is also the body style of the vast majority of acoustic guitars sold today, from the cheapest import to any number of Martin's most expensive competitors.

The dreadnought design originated in 1916, when the Oliver Ditson music publishing company partnered with Martin to produce a large-bodied steel-string acoustic guitar, as opposed to the smaller-bodied gut-string guitars common at the time. With the development of recorded music and the increasing popularity of the guitar as a band instrument, the need arose for a louder, more powerful design that could hold its own on a bandstand or cut through the mix on record. The original design featured an elongated body with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides that joined the neck at the 12th fret, and a slotted peghead. The model name was based on the Dreadnought-class of battleships that had recently been developed, massive all-big-gun powerhouses that were considered to be the most formidable weapons on earth, with nothing to fear; hence the name Dreadnought. As the new guitar design was described as being as loud as a canon, the name seemed a perfect fit. However, the Ditson-branded guitars were not a huge success, and after the company folded, Martin began selling its own line of dreadnoughts in 1931, the D-1 and D-2 models. By 1934, Martin began producing dreadnoughts with the body-neck joint at the 14th fret, and it soon became the standard guitar design we recognize today. Currently, Martin offers a number of dreadnought models, from period-correct recreations of the original Ditson design, to the iconic and best-selling D-28 model, variants like D-18s and D-35s, high-end D-45s, and any number of signature models from master pickers. You can find a Martin dreadnought with or without a cutaway for easier access to the upper frets, simple acoustics or acoustic-electrics for plugging in to an amp or PA, and lefty or righty or 12-string models - Martin has all the bases covered. They also offer, in addition to models crafted with conventional tonewoods like spruce tops and mahogany bodies, guitars built using more sustainable materials like cherry wood or high-pressure laminates (HPLs). With the right tools and some glue and wood finish, you can even build your own Martin with a do-it-yourself kit, which comes with all the wood and hardware needed to construct your very own dreadnought. Martin invented the dreadnought design and perfected it, and they have been used on countless classic recordings by everyone from Hank Williams to Neil Young and Jimmy Page. Order your Martin dreadnought today and put a masterpiece in your hands!


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