"Standard Series" line nearly a century ago and set the standard for all modern acoustic guitars—starting with the Dreadnought, a shape that Martin first built in 1916 to provide a bigger, richer guitar sound at a time when there was no amplification, for the accompaniment of singers in larger settings, including auditoriums.
These instruments constitute the historic core of the Martin line and represent the majority of sizes and styles that have evolved during this century. The Standard Series models are known for resonant warmth of tone with tastefully restrained styling.
For the most part, Martin is credited with inventing these styles and shapes, and guitar makers in general have moved to adopt Martin's size designations as the standard for the industry. Standard features for the Standard Series generally include solid wood top, back, and sides, polished gloss finish, and a hand-fit dovetail neck attachment.
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
TOP INLAY STYLE: Multiple Black/White
NECK MATERIAL: Solid Mahogany
NECK SHAPE: Low Profile
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
NUMBER OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8"
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 28
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss
FINISH NECK: Semi Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Chrome w/ Large Knobs
CASE: 640 Moulded Hard Case in Black Finish