LEAD guitarists who love dancing around the higher frets can get easily frustrated with the standard acoustic-electric axes, yes, even the cutaway models – something often gets in the way, necessitating some wrist acrobatics. And then, there’s the feedback if you want to go loud! Now, Martin Guitars reckons it has found the solution with its latest model, the SC-13E acoustic-electric guitar, which was just launched at the NAMM 2020 Show in Anaheim, USA.
According to the company, “the all-new SC-13E, with its patent-pending Sure Align neck system, gives you full access to all frets so you can comfortably reach those high notes. It’s also equipped with a new, low-profile velocity neck barrel that ergonomically accommodates your hand as you move up the neck, giving you the comfort and playability of an electric.”
The SC-13E, which has no heel at the neck, is designed from ground up to be plugged in, and the asymmetrical body shape provides a balanced output, allowing more gain before it feeds back.
The guitar comes with a solid sitka spruce top, and koa veneer back and sides, all gloss-finished, while the fingerboard is ebony. The SC-13E is also equipped with Fishman MX-T electronics, which includes a tuner discreetly tucked into the side of the soundhole.
The SC-13E retails at US$1,899 and is already available.