Acoustic Guitar with East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides and a Sitka Spruce Top
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Get Balanced Sound from a Guitar That's Fun to Play!If you're looking for a beautiful acoustic guitar that's easy to handle and expressive, then the Martin M-36 is right up your alley. Featuring an amazing 3-piece East Indian rosewood back, East Indian rosewood sides, and select sitka spruce top, the M-36 gives you an impressively balanced tone with crisp highs and rich lows. Its midsize and slim body shape make the M-36 remarkably comfortable to play, without limiting its projection or overall volume. In fact, the M-36 projects better than many larger guitars. Put simply, this guitar is just plain fun to play. And when it comes to looks the inlays, bindings, and a style 28 rosette made of black and white Boltaron make the M-36 is a truly striking instrument.
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The Martin M-36 doesn't just look great, it sounds and plays like a dream!
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Jordan, Marquette, MI
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
by Jeremy from NashvilleI love acoustic guitars. I currently have a J-45, and a HD-28. Had I bought this guitar first, I don't think I would have the others. It's perfect for my playing style, finger picking, and strumming. ... read more [+]Martin really gives this guitar a lot of bang for the buck; it's priced lower than the HD-28, but has a three-piece back, white binding up the fret board, beveled pick guard, and finally the aging toner on top.
December 28, 2011
Music Background: Singer/songwriter
The sound is perfect, not too much bass or highs, but a great mixture. These are really hard to find in music stores; I got mine right here at Sweetwater, and as always the purchase price was the best I could find.
Martin's best kept secret is the M series guitars! close [-]
You Will Love It!!!
by David from ArkansasWhile searching for a quality guitar with a balanced sound I discovered the Martin M-36. Has the feel and depth of a 000 size but is slightly larger with a bit more volume and bottom end. Great all ar... read more [+]ound instrument. The beautiful vintage toned top is what attracted me, but the comfort and tone is why I bought it. I've never read a negative review on this guitar. Now I understand why! close [-]
August 10, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist, Church Music
by Rufus from AlabamaI recently bought an M-36 because I couldn't find a D/HD-28 or 35 that spoke to me. The M-36 has a nice balanced tone, with more midrange than a dreadnought. The bass is not as big and boomy as a dre... read more [+]ad but it's still very nice. The high end is downright creamy. It's hard to explain but its as if the harsher frequencies were rolled of. The high b and e string aren't spanky sounding (like maybe a D18) - they're very warm and sophisticated. I love it. It's one of the the best treble tones I've heard.
January 23, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician
The M-36 is basically a jumbo sized top -but with a narrower side (kinda like a 000). I guess it's technically a 0000 Grand Auditorium. It's comfortable for a singer-songwriter who stands while performing b/c it is a little narrower. It's preferable to a dread in that respect b/c it's easier to get your arm around.
Finger picking and flat-picking / cross-picking sound fantastic. Strumming is very, very good (although for the big heavy handed strumming I'd probably prefer a D/HD -28,35 etc.) But only in that aspect does the dreadnought surpass this shape. It is so much more articulate and it sounds so rich.
The only negative for me was the 1&11/16 width nut and smaller neck. I have larger hands so the 1&3/4 nut and perhaps a V style neck would make it a perfect 5 for me. close [-]
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