Martin will exclusively debut a new pickup and preamp system in 2016, the Aura® VT Enhance™ acoustic amplification by Fishman®, which offers the most advanced technology, Aura Acoustic Imaging, to preserve the unique and pristine acoustic tone of each instrument with studio microphone quality. In addition, the new streamlined Matrix VT Enhance™ will be offered on select models.
Both the Aura VT Enhance with Acoustic Imaging and the Matrix VT Enhance feature a new bridge plate mounted transducer to add dimension, resonance and body to the tone of the guitar. The systems are unobtrusive with no control holes cut into the side of the guitar and also easy to use with Volume, Tone and Enhance Blend controls mounted inside the soundhole. The resulting quality meets the Martin standard of excellence with an unmatched responsiveness to touch and playing.
Fishman’s new Enhance Transducer is designed to capture the longitudinal energy of the guitar top while resisting the transverse energy that manifests in string squeak, body handling noise, and parasitic feedback. These characteristics are added to the unparalleled audio performance of the Aura VT Enhance with Acoustic Imaging and Matrix VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman.
Available exclusively on the Martin guitars listed below beginning in 2016, Aura VT Enhance and Matrix VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman offers an Aura Image specifically made for each model.
New Aura VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman with Acoustic Imaging will be available on the following 2016 models:
- New Standard Series (18, 28, 35)
- Select Custom Shop models
New Matrix VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman will be available on the following 2016 models:
- 15 Series
- 16 Series (Available 2016 Summer)