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USED Martin DC Aura 2008 with original case

   
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The Martin DC is a classic Martin Dreadnought design with deluxe appointments and some of the most advanced built-in electronics of that period. In very good condition with some repairs and maintenance not unusual for a guitar of this age, this DC Aura is ready for the next chapter of life.

This 2008 Martin DC Aura features:

  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Bound mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Unique perloid hexagonal inlays
  • Pearloid body binding
  • Modified low oval neck profile
  • DC Aura Electronics with condenser mic and saddle transducer
  • 6 custom voicing presets (modeled after 6 famous recording mics)
  • Play/Edit control to save EQ settings for each of the 6 voicings
  • Internal trim pot for setting input level
  • Built in tuner
  • Global phase control (and ability to set relative phase between mic and transducer)
  • Sleep mode to save power when plugged in
  • Original Martin molded case
  • Bridge removed to repair top crack and reset (see photos)
  • Bridge doctor installed (helps to flatten top and improve resonance)
  • Minor fret wear, no fret work
  • Minor nicks and finish aging. No damage or binding damage
  • Excellent action and playability
The Martin DC Aura was a pretty fancy guitar for its day, and feature built-in electronics that are still impressive in terms of features and sound quality. But none of that really matters much if the guitar itself does not sound good. With an acoustic guitar, age is your friend and the DC has the big, rich relaxed sound of a Martin Dreadnought coming into its prime. Low notes ring out loudly with ample sustain, and the guitar has plenty of natural volume. While Dreadnoughts are prized for their midrange projection, the DC is punchy without overwhelming the high end and losing detail. If you are looking for a nicely aged Dreadnought with great pedigree, classic Martin tone and capable electronics, look no further.