- Pre-installed Fishman Sonitone Electronics
- Beautiful Gloss Top, Back and Sides
- Sustainable Tonewoods
- Included Hardshell Case
Street Price $1,149.00
There is nothing like the Martin 000. It is the iconic body shape chosen by many, Eric Clapton and John Mayer to name two well established artists, for its wonderfully balanced tone, touch sensitivity and comfort. Placed in the sweet spot just below a dreadnaught, this particular body shape is perfect for long afternoons on the couch as well as extended evenings in the studio or on stage. The new 2018 Martin 000RSG is proof positive that you don’t always have to spend premium amounts of money in order to get premium, solid wood build quality!
The 000RSG Martin is a beautiful example of the guitars coming out of the Navojoa facility in Mexico. The flawless gloss top back and sides showcase a tight grained spruce top and visually pleasing Siris. I must say that I was impressed by this relative of East Indian rosewood – it retained many of the best qualities of its more widely known cousin. Its’ gorgeous looks and mid-forward tone were certainly present here – and perhaps best of all, it’s highly sustainable! White binding finishes off the body with a classy look – my favorite guitar embellishment!
This instrument’s strength is in its versatility and flexibility when it comes to producing quality tone! There is a very special “touch sensitivity” happening here – it will go when you need it to! But, during my review, I fell in love with its sweet, delicate voice. It sings during sensitive finger picking passages – each and every note ringing with a warm shimmer as the wood of the body interacts with the Martin SP strings. Plugging into the pre-installed Fishman Sonitone system means that the very sound you heard in the bedroom will translate beautifully on to the stage. What a treat to play this 000RSG.
I’m regularly asked, “What guitar should I purchase?” My answer, very often is, “What is your budget?” This is a guitar that breaks that mold – I would feel very comfortable suggesting starting with this one. It is perfect for someone just starting out, a touring musician looking for a guitar for the road, and even for a collector who would like a well-crafted guitar featuring the Siris tonewood. I’m happy to share that this is a guitar that I’d take with me on tour – it is rock solid and ready to go. With pre-installed electronics, all solid tone woods, a comfortable body shape and a hardshell case with a starting street price of $1,149.00… it’s an easy decision! The Martin 000RSG, a high-quality instrument for an excellent starting price.