In collaboration with singer/songwriter/guitarist John Mayer, C. F. Martin & Co introduces the 00-45SC John Mayer Edition limited to 25 instruments.
Based upon requested 12-fret 00 specifications and design concepts from the artist, the 00–45SC John Mayer Edition is constructed with back, sides and head plate of cocobolo wood, a member of the rosewood species with reddish-orange and black grain striations. The soundboard is book matched from Adirondack spruce. The slotted tapered headstock with hand-squared slots is equipped with Waverly Sloane bronze engraved side-mount tuning machines with ivoroid buttons. Style 45 vintage appointments are executed in blue paua shell, with snowflake fingerboard position markers. The ornate 1902 alternate torch design decorates the headstock, also executed in blue paua.
Aside from its hide glue Custom Shop construction and Adirondack spruce bracing, the 00–45SC John Mayer Edition bears special attributes. Style 45 top inlay typically circumscribes the tongue of the fingerboard as it extends toward the rosette. This new design is designed to provide for pearl edging along the sides of the fingerboard that extend directly with miter joints into the rosette. The inlay motif of the three-ring Style 45 rosette is continued as a matching inlay on the higher surface of the fingerboard, giving the illusion of complete contiguous circles.
Each 00–45SC John Mayer Edition will be personally signed by John Mayer and numbered in the sequence of the 25 total edition guitars. This special model will be introduced at the Anaheim Winter NAMM Show in January of 2012 and will subsequently be available from participating Martin dealerships, a list of which will be provided on the Martin website at www.martinguitar.com in early 2012.
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