Martin's groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of their era in amplified acoustic sound. Based upon a beautiful 1940 14-fret 000-18 "donor" guitar from the Martin Museum collection, the 24.9 in. short scale Retro Series 000-18E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar produces clear and expressive response for stage or studio use. With modern performance and playability, the Retro Series 000-18E Auditorium offers the visual and tonal integrity of the genuine mahogany auditorium guitars from the pre-war era. Fishman F1 Aura+ electronics takes your performances to a whole new, modern level.
Fishman F1 Aura+ ElectronicsThis state-of-the-art system features the stunning realism of award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology in a distinctive and easy to use onboard preamp system. The heart of this onboard intelligence is its ability to replicate the sound of nine different world-class studio microphones. Delivered in an intuitive menu driven interface that is very versatile with controls placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing. Controlled with two low-profile control buttons and a single large, bright LED display. Placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing.
The F1 Aura+ now offers a simplified set of user controls called Easy Mode. This mode allows you to quickly get a feel for the tonal possibilities of F1 Aura+ while providing quick access to the most important features you’ll need every day. Simply press the Tone control to step through three custom-blended Aura Image presets as well as audition the unaffected, Gold Plus pickup sound. The one-knob Tone control blends between a natural, undersaddle sound with no EQ (flat) on up to a "scooped" tone with emphasized treble and bass and reduced midrange.
Case sold separately.
Body type: 000-14 Fret
Top wood: Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Genuine Mahogany
Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Modified Low Oval Standard Taper
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Neck wood: Select Hardwood
Scale length: 24.9 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Configuration: Behind-the-saddle piezo
Preamp EQ: 3-band
Feedback filter: Phase
Headstock overlay: East Indian Rosewood
Tuning machines: Nickel Open Gear
Saddle & nut: Compensated White Tusq/Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickup System
Case: Hardshell case
If you like modernized classics, this Retro Series model is sure to please. Order today!
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Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
Plans are renewable on new gear
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