Martin - Custom Shop Dreadnought Madagascar Rosewood Ltd Edition

Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought Madagascar Rosewood Ltd Edition  (full front)
Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought Madagascar Rosewood Ltd Edition  (full back)
Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought Madagascar Rosewood Ltd Edition  (closeup front)
Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought Madagascar Rosewood Ltd Edition  (headstock front)
Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought Madagascar Rosewood Ltd Edition  (headstock back)

Martin - Custom Shop Dreadnought Madagascar Rosewood Ltd Edition

AED. 32,500.00 AED. 26,000.00

Take It From The Top

Lovingly engineered in the Martin Custom Shop, in a unique, light version of vintage Style 21, and available only in 2011, the CS­21­11 was the first guitar in the new Limited CS Series to offer unique, authentic Martin Golden Era features. The clear aim was to merge traditional, innovative designs, features and materials. The Custom Shop had never previously offered exclusive models, rather than just building special orders to fill customer requests. The CS-21-11 was introduced at the 2011 NAMM show, and with its exquisite vintage vibe, this model captured the collective imagination, selling out in weeks a run that was expected to take the entire year to exhaust.

The Lightest, Most Responsive Dreadnought

The primary goal of Fred Greene, Vice President of Guitars at Martin, when he designed the CS-21-11, was to make the lightest, most responsive dreadnought possible. To that end, he had the team weigh their entire stash of Madagascar rosewood, piece by piece, and then selected only the lightest 10% for this model. The lack of weight makes the guitar extremely responsive for the soft-touch player, yet the Adi/Madi combo allows you to drive it hard.

Only 179 of these beauties were ever made, and here at Art of Guitar, you have the privileged opportunity to grab one.

 

Special Features

The CS21-11 wouldn’t be a Custom Shop Martin if it didn’t have some unique features setting it apart from the rest. Nobody likes back pain after playing a gig, so Martin set out to create one of the lightest guitars possible with the CS21-11.In a nod to the pre-war Martins, the Custom Shop used hide glue and the traditional T-bar trussrod. A hand-carved cedar neck topped with a Madagascar rosewood fretboard completes this Custom Shop guitar

 

 

Features:

  • Limited Edition Custom Shop CS-21-11
  • Hide glue construction
  • All solid tonewoods
  • Madagascar rosewood back and sides
  • Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Adirondack spruce top
  • Flamed koa binding
  • 1-3/4” Spanish cedar neck hand carved with modern shallow profile and vintage T-bar neck reinforcement
  • Authentic Series bracing circa 1940 style
  • Scalloped braces
  • Tone bars and small maple bridge plate, tucked under an X-brace set in the rear-shifted position
  • Cosmetic appointments based on vintage Style 21
  • Waverly open back tuners with snakewood buttons
  • Year: 2011
  • Condition: Ex Display

 

Shop the Martin CS21-11 Custom Shop now at Art of Guitar online, or dropin to the Art of Guitar store in Dubai today to try one out for yourself.