Alamo Music Center | Reviewing the New Martin SC-13E Guitar | Possibly the most important Martin in the last 20 years!
Martin has introduced a new guitar models to its line up - the new Martin SC-13E. With it Martin has also introduced... a new bracing patter on the top, new bracing on the back, a new neck joint, new intonation technology, a new shape and new bridge.. you get the idea. This guitar was introduced at the 2020 Winter NAMM show to a shocked industry. It is unlike anything Martin has introduced before and that is a very good thing. There is perhaps not another guitar manufacturer that would be considered more traditional that Martin Guitars. They have every right to be proud of their tradition. The innovations that came from Martin Guitars have been largely responsible for what we consider to be the basic design of the acoustic flat-top guitar. This new model sees Martin Guitars innovating again. Clear improvements have been made to the neck joint in what would have likely been considered sacrilege just ten years ago. Many Martin fans may still cry foul but we couldn't be more pleased. In fact, we hope they continue with this body shape and design and add more models like it to their line up. Watch until the end to see why we are so excited.