As part of their "reimagined" Standard Series, the M-36 has seen some subtle but important changes for 2018. Ever conservative when it comes to modifying its iconic guitar models, Martin has borrowed some of its own features from Vintage Series models, and added some new tweaks as well. Since the M-36 wasn't introduced until the 1970s, vintage-style tuners for this model are Grover Rotomatics, and the lightly toned finish on the top, antique white binding, and brown tortoiseshell pickguard give it a look that's in keeping with the '70s originals. Visually, the M-36 is the M (0000) size version of the D-35, but it's always had scalloped top bracing "under the hood" and that bracing pattern is now forward-shifted. Thanks to the 3-piece back, the M-36 offers a unique tone that's slightly different than any other Martin. And as always, the M-36 and M-38 are the only models with an ebony fingerboard paired with a rosewood bridge.
Other changes and upgrades to this latest version of the M-36 include: Neck is 1 3/4" wide at the bone nut. Scalloped X bracing is now forward shifted. Bridge pins are at the same angle (in the bridge) as the saddle. Celluloid faux tortoiseshell pickguard. Antique white binding on body and neck. Vintage-style C. F. Martin decal on headstock.
stock no. 54973
|Back and sides||East Indian Rosewood|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 3/4'', bone|
|Bridge spacing||2 5/32"|
|Bridge material||East Indian Rosewood|
|Neck material||Select Hardwood|
|Bracing||Forward Shifted X Brace, Scalloped, 5/16" sitka spruce|
|Inlay||Mother of Pearl, Style 38|
|Neck profile||Modified Low Oval|
|Finish||Gloss Aging Toner|
|Tuners||Chrome Enclosed Gear|