Martin Custom Shop American Chopper Custom Dreadnought (097)
Martin collaborated with the hit TV show American Chopper and Paul Jr. Designs to build a three-wheeled vehicle that became the subject of two television episodes broadcast in March 2019 and an automotive-inspired custom guitar. Limited to only seven instruments, this 14-fret Dreadnought features design elements such as aluminum riveted panels (a first for Martin) and custom inlay in wood and copper. It includes an Engelmann spruce top, which produces complex tones, paired with Guatemalan rosewood back and sides to add deep basses and crisp trebles. The model features European flamed maple binding, nickel open-gear tuners, skeletonized butterbean knobs, and a stainless-steel label. Strung with Titanium Core strings.
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
FINISH TOP: Gloss
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss
BRACING PATTERN: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
TOP MATERIAL: Engelmann Spruce
NECK SHAPE: Vintage Deluxe
BACK MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood
NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Titanium Core Light MTCN160
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
BINDING: European Flamed Maple
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32"
TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Custom
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
TOP DETAIL: Heavy Bearclaw
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Liquidmetal®
PICKGUARD: Guatemalan Rosewood
BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Red Acrylic
PICKGUARD INLAY: Custom Inlay
SADDLE: Compensated Bone
ROSETTE: Custom Inlay
SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
BRACE MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce
BRACE SIZE: 5/16"
BACK DETAIL: Custom Inlay
BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Custom
BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
HEELCAP: European Flamed Maple with Multi-Stripe
ENDPIECE: European Flamed Maple
SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
FINISH NECK: Gloss
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8''
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Custom
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Shell, Wood, and Metal
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: European Flamed Maple
SIDE DOTS: Abalone
HEADSTOCK SHAPE:S olid with Square Taper, Diamond and Square Corners