Sponsored By
 
Martin Guitar | The SC-13 Origin Story
 
The designers of Martin’s innovative new acoustic-electric guitar talk about how the new concept, body shape, and neck joint came to fruition.
April 16, 2020

Martin Guitar Rameen Shayagen, Fred Greene, and Tim Teel walk us through the process of designing and building the Martin SC-13E, an innovative acoustic-electric guitar from the masters of tradition.
It’s evident from the first look that the SC-13E is like no other Martin before. Although its body dimensions are only slightly larger than a 000, its outline is asymmetrical, with an offset waist and shifted dimensions. But even more significant than the new body is the SC-13E’s new Sure Align neck joint. Completely eliminating the traditional heel, the Sure Align neck uses dovetail joint–shaped hardware inside the neck pocket, allowing the neck to slide onto the body, where it is secured by a pair of machine screws. Combined with a sharply angled section of the back behind the neck joint and large cutaway, the design allows for unparalleled access to the highest frets. But there are other advantages to the Sure Align neck. Its adjustable nature allows the guitar’s intonation to be fine-tuned by moving the neck within the neck pocket, which changes the distance from the bridge, and replaceable shims are used to set the neck angle, which determines action height.
Related Inside Look Posts
 

Factory Tour | Martin Guitars

A complete tour of Martin's Nazareth, Pennsylvania factory.

Read More

 

Chris Martin IV Celebrates 50 Years | Martin Guitar

Martin's former CEO and current Executive Chairman reflects on his 50 year involvement with the company and introduces two new commemorative models.

Read More

 

GPCE Inception Maple | Martin Guitars

Martin releases a highly innovative new guitar that uses skeletonized bracing, sonic channels, and domestic tonewoods.

Read More

 

Madame De Goni’s Martin | Elderly Instruments

A look at the oldest known example of a Martin with an X-braced top.

Read More

 

Martin CEO 10 | Martin Guitar

The first special edition guitar designed by Martin CEO Thomas Ripsam.

Read More

 

Cutting a Bridge Slot | Elderly Instruments

Joe Konkoly demonstrates cutting the saddle slot on a replacement bridge for a vintage Martin.

Read More

 

Northampton Luthier Summit | Martin Guitars

Chris Martin to give keynote speech at Northampton Community College Luthier Summit.

Read More

 

Martin DDS Hops and Barley | Elderly Instruments

A limited edition Martin that pays homage to the special grains made famous for their use in beer making.

Read More

 

The Incredible Story Of Martin Guitars | Martin Guitars

Chris Martin presents a lecture on his company's history at a special event at New York's Rudy's Music.

Read More

 

How to Strum | Fishman

Fishman artist Angela Petrilli shows basic strumming techniques.

Read More

 
Sponsored By
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Follow Us:  
 
  About Us       Shop         Support         Contact Us         Email Sign up         Advertise         Sitemap         FAQ         Privacy         Terms         Subscribe   Sign In  
 
    ● Courses
    ● Live Workshops
    ● Instructors
    ● Sample Lessons
    ● Notation Guide
    ● For Beginners
 
    ● Workshops
    ● Advice
    ● Repertoire
 
    ● Vintage Vault
    ● New Gear
    ● Fine Lutherie
 
    ● Recordings
    ● Events
    ● Breaking News
 
    ● In The Studio
    ● Live Onstage
    ● Backroom
 
    ● New Products
    ● Inside Look
    ● Performances
    ● Partner Pages
 
 
© Copyright 2020 PegheadNation.com
 
 
    ● Courses
    ● Live Workshops
    ● Instructors
    ● Sample Lessons
    ● Notation Guide
    ● For Beginners
 
 
    ● Vintage Vault
    ● New Gear
    ● Fine Lutherie
 
 
    ● Workshops
    ● Advice
    ● Repertoire
 
 
    ● Recordings
    ● Events
    ● Breaking News
 
 
    ● In The Studio
    ● Live Onstage
    ● Backroom
 
 
    ● New Products
    ● Inside Look
    ● Performances
    ● Partner Pages
 
 
© Copyright 2020 PegheadNation.com