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Martin J-40

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This guitar has been replaced with the Martin J-40 (2018).

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Martin J-40

Classic styling with a tight-waisted jumbo body shape, the J-40 has solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, polished gloss finish and a hand-fit dovetail neck joint. It produces a tone that is beautifully balanced with powerful response and volume, the Martin J40 has the rich low end of the Martin D-40 without the boom.  Bass notes are cleaner with more presence, and the narrow waist provides a very focused tone. 
 

CONSTRUCTION:  Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE:  J-14 Fret
TOP MATERIAL:  Sitka Spruce
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Scalloped, Forward Shifted "X" Bracing
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL:  East Indian Rosewood
NECK SHAPE: Low Profile w/ Standard Taper
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
SCALE LENGTH:  25.4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT:  1-11/16"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET:  2-1/8"
BRIDGE STRING SPACING:  2-1/8"
SADDLE:  16" Radius/Compensated Bone
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin SP Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)
BRIDGE & END PINS: White Plastic with Abalone Dots
CASE: Martin 12C580C Geib style
ELECTRONICS:  Optional

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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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J40 First impressions
I've just received a new J40. It's either a 2016 or 2017. The following are my initial impressions. I'll come back at a later date for a more in depth review. Physical appearance - absolutely stunning. Fit and finish are perfect. Sound/Tone - Huge, a bit bass heavy, but overall quite balanced. There is a lot of headroom. You don't have to have a heavy hand to get the sound and volume you want. Since it's brand new, I've not yet dug into the strings, so more on the down the road. Playability - It's a Martin. I think that sums it up nicely. It may need a tiny tweak on the truss, but overall it plays easily and the intonation is spot on. I'll be back after the honeymoon period is over.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
Rating: 5/5
Posted by Daniel C
06/01/2018 - 01:48 PM
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