The 000RSGT electro acoustic guitar from Martin is part of their Road Series line-up, designed to combine the best of everything that Martin has to offer at a tantalisingly affordable price.
The body shape resembles that of Martin's Style 18 Auditorium profile, which means that it has a thinner waist than a dreadnought, a broad upper bout and flat shoulders. Don't be fooled by the smaller dimensions though, as this shape can easily project a big sound. The balance of treble and bass makes it excellent for those looking for an ideal fingerstyle guitar.
The 000RSGT body is crafted using solid sapele for the back and sides, partnered up with a solid Sitka spruce top. The sapele is responsible for building up the low to midrange engine, creating lots of energy and power. The Sitka spruce top acts as the highly resonant soundboard, which offers the utmost clarity across the tonal spectrum to ensure each note is crisply sounded.
Martin's A-frame "X-1" top bracing pattern gives the Sitka spruce top all the support and freedom it needs to resonate fully to project sound efficiently. Thanks to this you have a wide dynamic range at your disposal that allows you to add deft creative texture to your performance.
A cool black pickguard protects the underside of the strings from unwanted nicks and chips, preserving the integrity of the soundboard for as long as possible. Black boltoran binding ensures the edging between the top and sides is guarded against accidental knocks and lends itself to the slick aesthetic.
The solid sipo neck and black richlite fingerboard create the perfect partnership alongside the body. Each note is articulated with exquisite detail so that every inflection or bit of your playing technique is represented exactly how you expect it to be. The neck has a layer of protection thanks to a gentle satin coating to allow a fast-playing feel, allowing you to move up and down it smoothly.
Fitted to the 000RSGT is a Fishman Sonitone USB electronic system. If you wish to play to a larger audience, simply plug in your guitar and you're ready to go. The USB output allows you to easily connect the guitar directly to your chosen interface, straight into your DAW of choice and record cleanly and easily. The guys at Martin have clearly thought of everything!
The black richlite bridge guarantees a seamless connection between your strings and the body - adding to the excellent sustain properties. Chrome enclosed tuning machines with small buttons carry out the task of maintaining tuning integrity with absolute precision, allow you to play exactly how you want to with total reassurance.
The Martin 000RSGT is the total package for recording artists and touring musicians looking for an instrument they can use in the studio, take on the road and practise with to their heart's content. It's not a bad looker either.