Martin J-40 - Natural

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Select Hardwood Neck, and Ebony Fingerboard - Natural
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$3,859.00
Sweetwater Savings: $1,040.00 MSRP: $4,899.00
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Martin J-40 - Natural
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Get Big Sound from This Martin Jumbo

Martin's J-40 acoustic guitar gives you elegant looks and classic acoustic guitar tones in a complete package. The tight-waisted jumbo body shape of the J-40 delivers the deep tones and great projection you'd expect from a Martin. This beautiful instrument also gives you the bold clarity of a real solid East Indian rosewood back and sides plus the exquisite tonal balance of a Sitka spruce top. The J-40's big sound is perfect for live singer/songwriter gigs and studio work. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to find out more about this exceptional guitar.

Martin J-40 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • You just can't beat the sound of solid spruce and solid rosewood
  • Classy looks and amazing playability
  • Play a Martin and own a piece of music history
You just can't beat the sound of solid spruce and solid rosewood

The Martin J-40 spares no expense on its tonewoods. You'll love the crisp sound of the J-40's solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, and they look fantastic. What's more, the J-40 is topped with solid Sitka spruce, adding rich and mellow overtones. We've played quite a few acoustic guitars at Sweetwater, and the Martin J-40 embodies that classic acoustic guitar sound.

Classy looks and amazing playability

Martin guitars are known throughout the world as one of the pinnacles of guitar manufacturing and tone. And the J-40 is no exception. You'll find the low profile neck shape and meticulously crafted ebony fretboard to play easily and comfortably. Whether you're playing single note runs or big chords, the J-40 delivers massive volume and a powerful response. Besides producing great tone, the J-40 adds a touch of class with its good looks. It starts with gold hardware and moves to a Style 45 abalone rosette and hexagon fretboard inlays.

Play a Martin and own a piece of music history

You've heard the sweet sound of a Martin acoustic guitar more times than you probably realize. That's because it's a classic. From top recording studios to the biggest stages worldwide, Martin guitars are the standard by which all other acoustic guitars are measured. Since C.F. Martin set up his first shop in this country in 1833, guitarists who value tone and craftsmanship above all else have made Martin their first choice. So when you pick up your J-40, you're holding more than a guitar - you've got a legend in your hands.

Martin J-40 Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Big acoustic sound from the jumbo-sized J-14 body
  • Solid Sitka spruce top for amazing projection and great note definition
  • Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides for a well-balanced tonal range
  • Highly playable modified low oval profile hardwood neck
  • Ebony fingerboard is adorned with hexagon inlays
  • Geib-style hardshell case included
Excellent craftsmanship and tone - the Martin J-40 acoustic guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Jumbo 14-Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Wood East Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Standard X scalloped, Forward shifted
Binding White/black/white
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Low profile
Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Reduced hexagon
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Gold with large buttons
Bridge Material Solid Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.6875"
Body Length 20.125"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.875"
Overall Length 40.625"
Strings Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 10J40

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