Martin Guitars

Road Series 000-12e Koa Left Handed

SKU: # 748454   |   Model: # 000-12E KOA LH   |    Product Reviews0 Reviews  Write a Review

Road Series 000-12e Koa Left Handed
Your Price: $1,869.00 CDN
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With the 000-12E Koa in Martin's lineup, now more players can turn their dreams of owning a koa guitar into reality. The back and side of this gorgeous model are constructed with koa fine veneer, which is an environmentally conscious, alternative-wood option, made by bonding koa hardwood to an African mahogany core. The result is the show-stopping look of a koa guitar at a great price. But there is so much more to this guitar. Aside from the balance and comfort of the 000, you will get mother-of-pearl-patterned rosette and fingerboard inlay, a full-gloss body, a soft-shell gig bag, Fishman® MX-T electronics, and Martin's Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 strings. With all that, the 000-12E Koa is worthy of any stage.


BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret
CONSTRUCTION: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
BRACING: X-Brace, Scalloped
NUT MATERIAL: White Corian
NECK SHAPE: Performing Artist
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed
NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
INCLUDED CASE: Soft-Shell Gig Bag

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A lot better than you might think relative to more expensive options. 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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I went in to Long and McQuade two years ago to check out 000 style guitars and it came down to the Martin OOO-18 or the OOO-12E Koa. I was prepared to spend for the 18 but after a lot of back and forth between them, I could not justify the $2000 price difference sound wise. Though they do sound (not a lot) different, the 18 wasn't better to my ear. I had two hesitations on the 12. I thought the layered back and sides would be a detriment but the guitar is very alive. I was also worried about the richlite fretboard not being able to take a refret years down the road. I did some research and it's not an issue. With those out of the way, I took the 12 home. It sounds beautiful, is gorgeous to look at, and plays like a dream. The koa back and sides are stunning. The neck and playability are perfect for me. The guitar is Pleked so intonation in all registers is excellent. Fit and finish our perfect, as was the set up. great quality bag with it. I don't use the electronics but I love that they are subtle, with no big ugly panel in side of the guitar and the soundhole tuner is super handy. I went in this past weekend for something else but played the OOO-18 again and I still prefer the 12 overall.
Posted by Mark N on Dec 5, 2023
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