Learning The Difference Between Some of Martin's Most Popular Series

Martin Guitars have an unbelievable legacy of crafting among the finest guitars on the planet. Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville, AR is proud to offer a wide selection of Martin Guitars to choose from. Below you can browse through some of their most popular series to help you decide which Martin is right for you.

15 Series

The Martin 15 Series is characterized by a Mahogany top and Mahogany back and sides. Sunrise Guitars is proud to offer several different options in the Martin 15 Series. We carry the 00-15M, 000-15M, 000-15SM, OMC15ME, and the DC-15ME.

 

 

17 Series

The Martin 17 Series is characterized by a Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, and a thin open pore Satin finish. The 17 Series is available in either a Whiskey Sunset or a Black Smoke. Sunrise Guitars is proud to offer several different options in the Martin 17 Series. We carry the 00L-17E Whiskey Sunset, 000-17 Whiskey Sunset, 000-17E Whiskey Sunset, 00L-17 Black Smoke, 00L-17E Black Smoke, and the 000-17E Black Smoke

Standard Series

The new reimagined Standard Series implements players favorite features from the vintage series like vintage aesthetics and forward shifted bracing combined with more modern neck profiles. Per Martin's website:

Introduced at Winter NAMM 2018, the reimagined Standard Series is collectively the most significant update to our flagship line of guitars in our 185-year history.

Reimagined, refined, remarkable…. Martin’s Standard Series offers a model for every style of player, from hobbyist to mega star. Experience the finely-tuned instruments that will shape your sound to an even higher standard of tone, look, and playability. Choose from a selection of exciting new models, with additional options including sunburst, ambertone, and state of the art electronics by Fishman and LR Baggs.  Mindful evolution has kept Martin at the top of the class for 185 years, remaining the standard by which all others are measured. Join the family and take the legacy into your hands.

“I challenged my coworkers to help me with the significant task of modernizing guitars whose origin go back to the 1930s (and earlier).”, said Chris Martin. “As you might imagine, the discussions were quite animated. Fortunately, we all knew we were working toward a common goal; how can we modernize traditional Martin Guitar models while continuing to honor our rich history and heritage? Well, together we met that challenge head on and the results far exceeded my expectations.”

 

 

18 Series

The Martin 18 Series is characterized by a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. Sunrise Guitars is proud to offer several different options in the 18 Series, including an 0-18, 00-18, 000-18, and the D-18

 

28 Series

The Martin 28 Series is characterized by a Sitka Spruce top, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, and a two-piece back. Sunrise Guitars is proud to offer several different options in the 28 Series, including a 00-28, OM-28E, D-28, and an HD-28E.

35 Series

The Martin 35 Series is characterized by a Sitka Spruce top, 3-piece East Indian Rosewood back and sides. The lighter 1/4 inch bracing enhances the low end response on the guitar. We currently carry the Martin D-35

41 Series

The Martin 41 Series is characterized by a Sitka Spruce top, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, and showcases the Martin artistry with beautiful abalone inlays. We currently carry the Martin D-41

42 Series

The Martin 42 Series is characterized by a Sitka Spruce top, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, and is another beautiful example of Martin's work with abalone inlay. We currently carry the Martin OM-42.