The Martin D-21 Special Acoustic Guitar is a limited edition dreadnought that is limited to 300 guitars.
The D-21 Special is rich with East Indian Rosewood which is used not only for the back, sides, and headplate but also for the fingerboard and bridge.
Other unique features are the nickel open-gear tuners and black binding around the entire body of the guitar. The Martin D-21 Special Acoustic Guitar includes a Sitka spruce top with forward-shifted scalloped bracing, a traditional hand-fit dovetail neck, and a polished gloss finish. Some modern touches include a modern belly drop-in saddle and a high performance neck, for enhanced playability and comfort.
- Model: D-21 Special.
- Construction: mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint.
- Body size: D-14 fret.
- Top: Solid Sitka spruce.
- Rosette: 3 ring - fine herringbone.
- Top bracing pattern: Standard "X" scalloped, forward shifted.
- Top braces: solid Sitka spruce, 5/16 inches.
- Back material: solid East Indian rosewood.
- Back purfling: fine herringbone.
- Side material: solid East Indian rosewood.
- Endpiece: solid black ebony.
- Endpiece inlay: maple.
- Binding: solid East Indian rosewood.
- Top inlay style: multiple black/maple fibre.
- Side inlay: none.
- Back inlay: maple.
- Neck material: select hardwood.
- Neck shape: low profile.
- Nut material: bone.
- Headstock: solid/square taper.
- Headplate: solid East Indian rosewood /large old style.
- Heelcap: solid black ebony.
- Fingerboard material: solid black ebony.
- Scale length: 25.4 inches.
- Number of frets clear: 14.
- Number of frets total: 20.
- Fingerboard width at nut: 1-3/4 inches.
- Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/4 inches.
- Fingerboard position inlays: Style 21 - select abalone squares - one at 5th, two at 7th, one at 9th fret.
- Fingerboard binding: none.
- Finish back and sides: polished gloss.
- Finish top: polished gloss with vintage toner.
- Finish neck: satin.
- Bridge material: solid black ebony.
- Bridge style: pyramid with drop-in saddle.
- Bridge string spacing: 2-5/16 inches.
- Saddle: 16-inch radius/compensated/bone.
- Tuning machines: Gotoh nickel open-geared with oval buttons.
- Bridge and end pins: solid black ebony with grained ivoroid dots.
- Pickguard: Delmar tortoise colour - beveled and polished.
- Case: hardshell case included.