The Martin Road Series D-10E adds New Fishman Electronics and Mother-of-Pearl Inlays for 2019!
The Music Zoo is always impressed by the quality Martin Guitars brings to the table, and the Martin D-10E is no exception. With a Sapele or Sitka Spruce top, and Sapele back and sides, this solid wood Dreadnought model is simply a great sounding guitar at a very good price. Recent additions to this model include stunning mother-of-pearl pattern fingerboard and rosette inlays with a multi-stripe rosette border. Scroll below for our full review of this awesome instrument!
Martin Road Series D-10E Dreadnought Specs
- Natural Finish
- Sapele Top
- Sapele Back and Sides
- Select Hardwood Neck with Performing Artist Shape and High-Performance Taper
- FSC Certified Richlite Fretboard
- 5/16" Sitka Spruce with 1/4" Tone Bars Bracing
- 1-3/4” Nut Width
- Open Gear Tuners
- Style 25 Multi-Stripe Rosette
- Fishman MX-T Electronics
Martin Road Series D-10E Dreadnought Tone
The Martin D-10E delivers crisp, clear tone with a slightly more-prominent high-end thanks to the Sapele top option. Cutting through mixes is a breeze for this reason, making this model an excellent choice for gigging musicians playing in a group atmosphere. The Sitka Spruce top option offers slightly more dynamic range, which we think is better suited for the studio. Also new to this model is the Fishman MX-T electronics package with a built-in soundhole tuner that auto mutes the audio output so you can tune up any time without using a pedal.
Martin Road Series D-10E Dreadnought Feel
This model has an FSC Certified Richlite fingerboard and bridge, satin finish body, and a hand-rubbed neck finish. If you're a strummer or a single-tone-picker, changing positions won't be a problem on this guitar. The smooth neck and comfortable fretboard welcomes all playing styles!
Why We Like It
No part of the Martin D-10E is overbearing. While the Sapele top option brings out the high-end, the guitar remains balanced enough with both top options to occupy various styles and offers the clear and resonant tone that we've come to expect from C.F. Martin guitars. The convenient Fishman MX-T electronics don't color the natural tone of the instrument either, and merely amplifies the exceptional tone the guitar brings all on it's own. We think the tuner-mute functionality is a great feature as well!
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If you're looking for an Auditorium body-style, give the Martin Road Series 000-10E a try. Outside of its shapely body, the 000-10E retains the Sapele or Sitka Spruce top, body, and sides, sitka spruce X bracing and high performance taper to its Performing Artist neck available in the D-10E!
Martin Road Series D-10E Dreadnought Price
$759 (Sapele Top), $829 (Sitka-Spruce Top) Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.
Martin Road Series D-10E Dreadnought Colors
The Martin Road Series D-10E is available with a Natural Sapele or Natural Sitka Spruce top.
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