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Martin J-40 Jumbo Steel String Acoustic Guitar

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Here we have a brand new C. F. Martin J-40. The J-40 features a tight-waisted jumbo body shape, built from a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood for the back and sides. Mahogany is used for the neck, and ebony for the bound fingerboard and bridge.

This is one of the few new J-40s available anywhere, and given the world wide and industry wide impact the pandemic has had, they will continue to be hard to obtain.

The Martin J-40 also sports a nice set of inlays – the rosette has a center ring of abalone, the fingerboard uses a reduced hexagon set and the headplate has the C F Martin logo, all in abalone and mother of pearl.

Overall, the Martin J-40 is a very comfortable guitar to play. Not as big as a dreadnought but still capable of moving a lot of air, the body design is well balanced both physically and tonally. The low profile neck has a scale length of 25.4 inches and a nut width of 1 11/16 inches. The original Martin hardshell case is, of course, included.

Here’s the builder on the Martin J-40:

“Classic styling with a tight-waisted jumbo body shape, the J-40 is constructed from East Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, and a hand-fit dovetail neck joint. It produces a tone that is beautifully balanced with powerful response and projection, enhancing the art of the singer-songwriter and session player. Boasting gold open geared tuners and Martin’s most comfortable high performance neck, this rare Martin body size has polished gloss finish and a Jumbo tone to set you apart.”

Martin J-40 Specifications:

  • Body Size: J-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back and Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4″
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4”
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics: Optional
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32″
  • Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16″
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides Color: None
  • Brace Size: 5/16″
  • Back Detail: None
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heelcap: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Side Detail: None
  • Endpiece: Antique White
  • Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8”
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Reduced Hexagon
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Pleked: Yes
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headplate Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe

Price: $5,539.00 CAD
  • Model: J-40
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as new. Shown here is 1897340, built during 2015 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 20/10/2015

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 645.16mm 25.4in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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