Martin Guitars SC-13E Special Acoustic/Electric with Gigbag - Burst

SKU: # 766593   |   Model: # SC-13E SB   |    Product Reviews9 Reviews  Write a Review

SC-13E Special Acoustic/Electric with Gigbag - Burst

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SC-13E Special Acoustic/Electric with Gigbag - Burst
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SC-13E Special Acoustic/Electric with Gigbag - Burst

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Do you want to play leads all the way up the neck? Play longer? Play louder? Now you can with this super-comfortable, easy-to-play acoustic-electric from Martin. The SC-13E, with its patented Sure Align® neck system, gives you full access to all frets so you can comfortably reach those high notes. It's also equipped with a new, low-profile velocity neck barrel that ergonomically accommodates your hand as you move up the neck, giving you the comfort and playability of an electric. This special edition SC-13E features a Spruce gloss top and ziricote fine veneer gloss finished back and sides. The design motif features an aperture rosette inlay with ebony headplate, fingerboard, and bridge. It also features nickel open gear keyhole tuners with skeleton key knobs. This model is available with or without a burst top.

Specifications
BODY SIZE: S-13 Fret Cutaway
TOP MATERIAL: Spruce
BACK AND SIDE MATERIA: Ziricote Fine Veneer
FINISH TOP: Gloss
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
BRACING PATTERN: Tone Tension X Brace
BRACE SHAPE: Treble Side Scalloped X with Non-Scalloped Tone Bars
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4"
NUT MATERIAL: White Corian
SADDLE: Compensated Bone
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
NECK SHAPE: Low Profile Velocity
NECK TAPER: High Performance Taper
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK FINISH: Satin
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
CASE: 12B0012 Case, Soft Shell, D/GP-14, Grey
ELECTRONICS: LR Baggs Element

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Almost Perfect 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Everything about this guitar is superb... except the poor Fishman pickup and tuner. Playability is unmatched and the unique neck makes playing this guitar a real pleasure. The unplugged acoustic tone is wonderful and has that Martin signature sound. As for the pickup, the quacky tone is a real miss by Martin. Why would they put this poor Sonitone pickup and preamp in such a great instrument. The tuner is slow and very unresponsive, more of a gimmick than something useable. I have replaced the pickup with an L.R. Baggs Anthem and the plugged in sound is now incredible. It's a shame I had to do this on a new guitar. Martin should supply this premium guitar with a premium pickup. Overall, I now love this instrument.
Posted by Rick Fisher on Nov 9, 2021
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Breakthrough 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This guitar makes it easy to compose, it does not hurt your fingers to solo high on the neck. The tone, unplugged, is incredible. Very rich. No other low volume guitar has this much richness and bass in the tone. Very easy to bend not only single strings but double stops, It opens up a new world. I compared it to my Yamaha APX series, even stringing the APX with 11s. The Martin beat it on playability. 11s don't necessarily make it that much easier to work solos on the instrument, but the combination of build features make it work great on this.
Posted by David on Oct 22, 2021
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Truly Lives Up to the Hype! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Burlington, Ontario
I've been lucky enough to play & own some very high end acoustic guitars over the years, but I've always been primarily an electric guitar player. When I tried the SC-13E I was immediately blown away by how comfortable the neck is, how low the action is, and how easy it is to reach the 20th fret. Yes, I said the 20th fret! You'll be playing things you just can't do on other acoustics at all. Martin set them up with a PLEK so I'm not surprised how perfect it feels. The stock 11-52 strings with 25.4” scale trick my fingers into thinking I'm playing an electric guitar. The unique body shape resulted in my strumming arm no longer getting fatigued - and the tone is still instantly recognizable as a Martin. The built in tuner/mute is a great (& discreet) feature, and changing a battery takes five seconds. Plugging in the guitar with the Fishman MX-T system is really nice. It’s not the same as mic’ing the guitar, but it has a nice tone and a flat EQ. If you turn up the contour knob you'll get a pleasant bass + treble boost resulting in a mid scoop to cut through a bit more in a busy live mix. When gigging solo, however, I favour the flatter contour as my favourite setting, and of course you can dial it somewhere in between. Bottom line (and I don't say this lightly) - this is now my favourite acoustic guitar I’ve ever played. If you get a change to try one - do it.
Posted by Kris on Oct 19, 2021
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Simplement wow ! 2 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Joliette, Quebec
Son super clair, ton incroyable, la touche est basse, superbe et très accessible. Le manche est très confortable et esthétiquement wow ! Le gig bag inclu est d'excellente qualité et le Pick Up aussi. Le tuner à même la guitare est pratique même si la guitare reste bien accordée même après de longues sessions. Très ergonomique également ! Honnêtement le meilleur achat que j'ai fais sur un coup de tête. 10/10
Posted by Adam on Oct 2, 2021
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Fantastic 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brampton, Ontario
This guitar is really amazing, it does anything you ask it to do. It is a canvas and will give you back what you put on it. From warm, low tone to bright strumming. As any knowledgeable player knows, thumb/fingers give you warm tone over using a pick or, same playing towards the neck vs the bridge. The guitar responds magically to these dynamics; furthermore, the electric-like gauge (11) eliminates that high action, high pressure. This, plus the crazy accessible heel allows you to shred to your content. All this without even talking about the top engineering put on it, wonderful pro gig bag and cool electronics. Can’t recommend this guitar enough as a live gig axe or as a doubler for your jamming. Of course, will be awesome for recording but for that you will probably use your standard series Martins (you dont have them? What?! Lucky that u have this one then)
Posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2021
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Martin sc 13 e 1 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Simply no Swing and a miss. It’s stupid bassy at any volume. Once you wrangle the low end, all your tone is gone. It simply doesn’t perform as advertised. Nice in the living room but on stage it’s not a professional guitar player’s piece of kit. Disappointed beyond. Expect more from Martin.
Posted by Larry Foley on Jul 24, 2021
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Great guitar 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sudbury, Ontario
Everything about it is perfect. Action smooth and low, it is easy to access pass 12th with heel cut away. Good sustain. Best decision I made, it's a keeper.
Posted by Sheldon on May 14, 2021
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Great playing guitar and great sound 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Danforth), Ontario
I bought this guitar after years of wanting to own a Martin. I've owned Larivee and Taylor guitars and have great ear for the sounds all the manufacturers are known for. This is probably the EASIEST acoustic guitar you'll ever play. Super comfortable and light, amazing action - ridiculously easy playability. HOWEVER I would unfortunately say that, though it sounds very good, it doesn't really have that rich dark tone that I would expect from a Martin of this price. It paled in sound to my solid Koa Taylor 414. I would give it a 7.5 - 8 out of 10 on sound. Everything else a 10
Posted by Dan on Apr 26, 2021
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Refreshing New Guitar 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
This has become my new favorite acoustic. Such a nice player, plus it sits on my lap perfectly. Give it a shot at your local guitar shop. You wont be disappointed.
Posted by Kris Marsel on Apr 7, 2021
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