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Martin LE HMSD 2015 Special Edition Dreadnought

$4,999.00 $3,949.00

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This Limited Edition Martin LE model depicts the sinking of German U-Boat SM U-29 by the HMS Dreadnought by artist Robert Goetzl, printed on a Sitka spruce top with Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS). The HMS Dreadnought was the largest battleship of the British Royal Navy and serves as the inspiration behind the name of the Dreadnought sized guitar. Other features of this 12-fret Dreadnought model include genuine mahogany back and sides, East Indian rosewood headplate and a black ebony fingerboard and bridge. This guitar is #29 and is truly a unique instrument that will be cherished by guitar enthusiasts for years to come.

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This Martin LE features include VTS (Vintage Tone System) Sitka Spruce Top with printed HMS Dreadnought design, Sitka Spruce 5/16″ scalloped braces, Genuine Mahogany back, sides and modified V neck with slotted headstock, Black Ebony fretboard and pyramid bridge, East Indian Rosewood headstock overlay, old style 18 rosette, tortoise binding, heelcap and wedge, black/ white purfling, Green Abalone old style 18 fretboard inlays, Waverly Nickel tuners with butterbean tuners, bone nut and saddle, 25.4″ scale length, 1 3/4″ nut width and 2 1/4″ string spacing. HMS Dreadnought 2015 Special Edition label numbered #29 and signed by C.F. Martin IV.

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Learn more about Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS) at

Includes 540 Geib Style deluxe hardshell case and lifetime warranty.

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