Martin Custom Shop 0000, Adirondack, Ziricote Steel String Acoustic New
One of the most exciting Martin Custom Shop creations we've had, this 0000 has a long list of special features. Let's start with the body, the four0s shape was introduced in the late '70s (a flat-top version of Martin's short-lived deluxe archtop models of the 1930s). Think 000 or OM, only a bit wider yet with the same depth as the 000. When combined with a Adirondack top and the dense Ziracote back and sides you get a sort of OM-in-overdrive response but with the treble response and single-note clarity that's often missing in a deep-bodied Dreadnought. Since it has the long scale (like a dreadnought or OM) open tunings with low-tuned bass strings are not a problem, and the forward-shifted scalloped X bracing allows a flexible soundboard to push those low notes. Visually, this Custom Shop 0000 borrows elements of Martin's Modern Deluxe Series, such as curly maple binding and Schaller GrandTune 18-to-1 ratio tuners. The Ziricote back, and matching headplate, will keep your eyes busy when you take a break from playing, and the herringbone top trim and abalone diamond neck inlays keep this Custom firmly in the Martin tradition.