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Martin SC-13E-01 (Sit/Koa Veneer) (Gig Bag)


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Martin SC-13E-01 (Sit/Koa Veneer) (Gig Bag)

It’s time to rethink what an acoustic-electric guitar can do. 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 all-new SC-13E, with its patent-pending 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.

It was designed from the ground up to be plugged in, and its asymmetrical body shape provides balanced output, giving you more gain before feedback. So the next time you’re on stage with an SC-13E, go ahead, play it loud.

But, don’t forget, the SC-13E is still a Martin, so it sounds amazing unplugged. And with the limitations of the conventional cutaway acoustic-electric removed, you can now play your way, any way, without limits.

Revolutionary Design. Amazing Comfort. Great Martin Sound.

It’s time to rethink what an acoustic-electric guitar can do. Do you want to play
leads all the way up the neck? Do you want to play longer? Play louder? Now you
can with the SC-13E, a super-comfortable, easy-to-play acoustic-electric from Martin.

The first thing you’ll notice is the revolutionary new cutaway. With our patent-pending
 Sure Align® Linear Dovetail Neck Joint neck system, we removed the heel, providing
full access to all 20 frets. No more contorting your hand to reach the high notes.
Now you can comfortably play the entire fretboard.

If all that access isn’t enough, the asymmetrical body provides balanced output, so
you get more gain before feedback. Don’t worry about playing loud on stage. Now you
can turn it up.

The SC-13E is a performing guitarist’s dream. It is equipped with a new, low-profile
velocity neck that ergonomically accommodates your hand, giving it the comfort and playability of an electric. No need to bring multiple guitars to a gig. Now you can bring just one and play longer.

Martin SC-13E front and back

While the SC-13E is designed to be plugged in, don’t be fooled—it’s still a
Martin—so it sounds amazing unplugged. Whether you are on stage, in studio,
or just strumming at home, the SC-13E removes the restrictions of the conventional acoustic-electric guitar. Now you can play your way, any way, without limits.

Martin SC-13E in studio

How Our New Acoustic-Electric Is Made

The SC-13E is constructed with a Sitka spruce top and a koa fine veneer back and sides, all with a beautiful gloss finish. Its low-profile velocity, ergonomic neck is carved to produce a subtle progressive taper for maximum comfort, while blue accents in the rosette, fingerboard, and binding are sure to make this guitar stand out in a crowd. It is equipped with a built-in tuner, discreetly tucked inside the soundhole so you can make adjustments without missing a beat. And to further delight performing artists, the SC-13E comes with a soft-shell case and is strung with Martin’s Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 strings. See full technical specifications.


  • All-new body shape
  • 6 String, acoustic-electric guitar
  • X Bracing
  • Heelless Design
  • Sure Align® Neck System
  • Built-In Tuner
  • Fishman® MX-T Electronics
  • List Price: $ 1,899
Specifications Overview

Body Size:    S-13 Fret Cutaway
Finish Top:    Gloss
Construction:    Sure Align® Linear Dovetail Neck Joint
Back & Side Finish:    Gloss
Bracing Pattern:    Tone Tension X Brace
Scale Length:    25.4"
Brace Shape:    Treble Side Scalloped X with Non-Scalloped Tone Bars
Fingerboard Width At Nut:    1 3/4''
Top Material:    Sitka Spruce
Neck Shape:    Low Profile Velocity
Back Material:    Koa Fine Veneer
Neck Taper:    High-Performance Taper
Side Material:    Koa Fine Veneer
Electronics:    Fishman MX-T
Recommended Strings:


Top Color:    None
Bridge Style:    Sloped Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Binding:    White
Bridge String Spacing:    2 5/32"
Top Inlay Material:    Blue with Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material:    Ebony
Top Detail:    None
Bridge Pin Material:    White Plastic
Pickguard:    Brown Tortoise Pattern
Bridge Pin Dots:    Black Plastic
Pickguard Inlay:    None
Saddle:    Compensated White Tusq
Rosette:    Aperture Design with Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius:    16"

Brace Material:    Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Color:    None
Brace Size:    5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars
Back Detail:    None
Back Purfling/Strip:    None
Back Inlay Material:    None
Heelcap:    None
Side Detail:    None
Endpiece:    None
Side Inlay Material:    None
Endpiece Inlay:    None

Neck Material:    Select Hardwood
Fingerboard Material:    Ebony
Finish Neck:    Satin
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:    2 1/8''
Neck Color:    None
Fingerboard Inlay Style:    Celestial Bullseye
Number of Frets Total:    20
Fingerboard Inlay Material:    Mother of Pearl Pattern and Celestial Blue Dot
Neck Joins Body At:    13th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material:    None
Side Dots:    White

Headstock Shape:    Solid with Square Taper
Tuning Machines:    Nickel Open Gear
Headplate Material:    Ebony
Knob:    Butterbean
Headplate Logo Style:    Script Overlay
Nut Material:    White Corian
Headplate Binding Material:    None

Case:    Soft-Shell
Left Handed Availability:    No
Label:    Paper Label
Pleked:    Yes