Incredible Value in a Solid-top Martin Dreadnought
With its gorgeous spruce top, fine-grained ziricote veneer back and sides, and Fishman electronics, the D-13E Ziricote is an ideal entrée into the world of solid-top Martin dreadnought acoustic-electric guitars. Graced with stunning mother-of-pearl pattern fingerboard and rosette inlays, a multi-stripe rosette border, and white binding, the D-13E Ziricote exudes classic Martin understated elegance. In addition to quality solid tonewoods, this guitar features a smooth-as-glass richlite fingerboard and a bridge with a hand-rubbed neck finish. It’s equipped with excellent Fishman MX-T electronics, including an onboard soundhole tuner that auto-mutes the output so you can tune up any time without using a pedal. Here we get our hands on countless high-end guitars, and we’re mightily impressed with the value in the Martin D-13E Ziricote.
Fishman MX-T system with built-in tuner
When you want to hit the stage with the D-13E Ziricote, it’ll be ready thanks to Fishman MX-T electronics. The Fishman MX-T system is an update of the popular Matrix series and features a line-of-sight tuner located in the soundhole. This built-in tuner auto-mutes the audio output when engaged, so your audience doesn’t hear you tune up. Its convenient placement in the soundhole allows you a full view without straining to see its LCD screen. All you have to do is look down. The D-13E Ziricote is a stellar acoustic-electric guitar — it has everything it needs to be your number one in the studio, onstage, and anywhere else where top-shelf playability, comfort, and versatility are a concern.
A cornerstone of modern music
Martin’s early dreadnoughts set into motion the guitar’s prominent role in modern music, while setting the standard for tone quality in acoustic guitars. Martin dreadnoughts became known for resonant warm tones, quality craftsmanship, and tasteful styling. For those reasons, Martin guitars emerged as an important part of the music written and performed by the stars of the 1920s and ’30s. Post-World War II, the Martin dreadnought became a cornerstone of the folk and folk rock music scenes of the ’50s and ’60s. The powerful voice and full sound of these iconic instruments have also made them a staple in the bluegrass world, but their bold sonic signature continues to reverberate across a variety of genres.
The C.F. Martin & Co. legacy
What hasn’t been said about the C.F. Martin & Company? Martin — a name virtually synonymous with the acoustic guitar — took root in the United States in 1833 with a little shop in lower Manhattan. Five years later, Christian Frederick Martin moved his business and family to the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, where Martin’s been located ever since. From the Dreadnought body shape to the 14-fret neck, Martin innovations paralleled (and indeed, drove) the development of the acoustic guitar itself. When you play any Martin guitar, you’re holding a piece of music history.
Martin D-13E Ziricote Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Solid spruce top yields the direct, punchy sound and broad dynamic range that the tonewood is known for
- Select hardwood neck with fast-feeling satin finish and comfortable Performing Artist profile
- Fishman MX-T electronics for superior plugged-in tone
- Soundhole tuner auto-mutes your output for silent tuning
- Sloped bridge stays out of your hand’s way, whether you’re strumming or fingerpicking
- String Type:Steel
- Number of Strings:6
- Body Shape:Dreadnought
- Top Wood:Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood:Ziricote veneer
- Neck Wood:Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape:Performing Artist
- Fingerboard Material:Richlite
- Fingerboard Inlay:White Dots
- Number of Frets:20
- Scale Length:25.4″
- Tuning Machines:Chrome Closed Gear
- Bridge Material:Richlite
- Nut/Saddle Material:Corian
- Nut Width:1.75″
- Electronics:Fishman MX-T with Tuner