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If you would like to order a Martin Taylor Guitar contact us on the link below.

email: luthier@martintaylorguitars.com.au

Guitars

Here at Martin Taylor Guitars we offer custom acoustic guitars. There are many combinations of tonewoods that will affect the eventual sound of the guitar and currently there are 2 basic models. All the guitars have solid timber backs and sides, solid timber soundboard and hand shaped bracing. The neck and fretboard are also hand shaped to provide the most custom outcome for you, the player.

There is simply nothing to compare with a custom, hand-built, solid body acoustic guitar.

The details below are standard. With a custom guitar you can choose various options such as the tone woods, neck shape bracing adjustments etc. That's the beauty of a custom guitar, the instrument can be suited to you!

CA01

CA - Small body acoustic

This model is based on a classical guitar body shape and dimensions. It compares in size to a 00 Martin. The shape is designed to fit comfortably against the body of the player and produces a surprisingly large sound.The tone can be adjusted with the selected tonewood and custom bracing adjustments.

MODEL CA
CONSTRUCTION: QLD Maple Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: CA-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Bunya Pine
ROSETTE: Standard Solid timber based on back and sides timber
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Martin style X bracing
TOP BRACES: Bunya Pine
BACK MATERIAL: Tasmanian Fiddleback Blackwood (standard)
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Tasmanian Fiddleback Blackwood
ENDPIECE INLAY: Jarrah
BINDING: Jarrah
NECK MATERIAL: QLD Maple
NECK SHAPE: Custom
NUT MATERIAL: TUSQ (Option - Bone)
HEADPLATE: Solid Tasmanian Fiddleback Blackwood
HEELCAP: Jarrah
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Mulga wood
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4" (25.39")
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 45mm (custom widths available)
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 14TH FRET: 55mm (custom widths available)
WIDTH AT TOP BOUT 287mm
WIDTH AT BOTTOM BOUT 370mm
WIDTH AT WAIST 239mm
FINISH BACK & SIDES: 6 coats of Danish Oil, Wax polish
FINISH TOP: 6 coats of Danish Oil, Wax polish
FINISH NECK: 6 coats of Danish Oil, Wax polish
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Mulga wood
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 55mm
SADDLE: 12 inch Radius TUSQ (Option - Bone)
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Large Schaller-style Knob Machines - Gold
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: DAddario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
Option - Elixir Nanoweb Custom lights
BRIDGE & END PINS: Black w/ Pearl/Abalone Dots
PICKGUARD: None (Option - Clear)
ELECTRONICS: Optional. I recommend L.R.Baggs electronics for all my guitars. You can read about them here.

D1 - Dreadnought

The dreadnought model is based on the very popular shape first introduced by Martin Guitars in 1916. The shape is designed to maximise a broad tonal range. Suiting finger-picking style, percussive style and standard strumming, the Dreadnought model makes a versatile guitar for all players.

MODEL D1
CONSTRUCTION: QLD Maple Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Bunya Pine
ROSETTE: Standard Solid timber based on back and sides timber
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Martin style X bracing
TOP BRACES: Bunya Pine
BACK MATERIAL: Tasmanian Fiddleback Blackwood (standard)
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Tasmanian Fiddleback Blackwood
ENDPIECE INLAY: Jarrah
BINDING: Jarrah
NECK MATERIAL: QLD Maple
NECK SHAPE: Custom
NUT MATERIAL: TUSQ (Option - Bone)
HEADPLATE: Solid Tasmanian Fiddleback Blackwood
HEELCAP: Jarrah
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Mulga wood
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4" (25.39")
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 45mm
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 14TH FRET: 55mm
WIDTH AT TOP BOUT 284mm
WIDTH AT BOTTOM BOUT 391mm
WIDTH AT WAIST 265mm
FINISH BACK & SIDES: 6 coats of Danish Oil, Wax polish
FINISH TOP: 6 coats of Danish Oil, Wax polish
FINISH NECK: 6 coats of Danish Oil, Wax polish
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Mulga wood
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 55mm
SADDLE: 12 inch Radius TUSQ (Option - Bone)
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Large Schaller-style Knob Machines - Gold
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: DAddario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
Option - Elixir Nanoweb Custom lights
BRIDGE & END PINS: Black w/ Pearl/Abalone Dots
PICKGUARD: None (Option - Clear)
ELECTRONICS: Optional. I recommend L.R.Baggs electronics for all my guitars. You can read about them here.

 

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