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Another masterpiece from the Martin Custom Shop for our Russo Music Select program. We travel to the Martin Factory as often as we can to hand select premium woods for our custom builds. This 00 12 fretter is based on 28 style appointments. The top is a beautiul, snow-white High Altitude Swiss Sitka Spruce. This premium top wood not only adds to the sonic character, but it provides a stark contrast to the Wild Grain East Rosewood back and side set. The back is stunning, like nothing we've ever seen before. From light tan to dark chocolate, with an almost insect-like bookmatched wild-grain pattern. Note the layers of rosewood waterfalls you could just stare at for days.
The 12 Fret 00 construction places the bridge a bit further behind the soundhole, more centralized between the crossing of the X brace and the end block. Vibrations drive deep into this slightly more elastic area of the top, in comparison to 14 fret construction. The end results include a wider frequency response and higher volume cap. The slotted peghead also lends to the tone with its sharper string break angle behind the nut.
Finish is a clear satin on the body, and a mahogany burst barrel on the neck. Purfling is 28 Style throughout with Herringbone around the top. If you have any questions about this beautifully unique 00 from Martin Custom Shop and Russo Music, please don't hesitate to reach out.
|Top Material:||High Altitude Swiss Sitka Spruce (Euro. Cert)|
|Back/Sides Material:||Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood|
|Body Shape:||"00" Grand Concert Body|
|Neck Profile:||Modified Low Oval|
|Nut:||1 3/4" Bone|
|Finish:||Clear Satin Body, Satin Burst on Neck|
|Case:||Custom Shop Deluxe with Embroidery|
|Weight:||3 lbs. 13 oz.|