At Martin Guitars handcrafted instruments built with superior tonewoods and innovative designs represent the high standard for which they are revered. Standard Series guitars feature Sitka Spruce tops with Mahogany or Rosewood backs and sides, giving them a massive bottom end with articulate highs and balanced mids. Martin Standard Series guitars continue the tradition of vintage styling and elegant craftsmanship that have made playing a Martin an amazing experience.
The Martin J-40 acoustic guitar features a rare Jumbo body style with a tight waist designed for player comfort. Featuring the classic tonewood pairing of a Solid Sitka Spruce top with East Indian Rosewood back and sides, the Martin J-40 produces a bold sound with characteristic harmonic richness in the treble register and clear mids, making it excellent for accompanying vocals. The jumbo body size, with forward shifted X-bracing, paired with the Sitka Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides delivers extraordinary volume and projection without sacrificing Martin’s characteristically balanced tone in the pursuit of volume.
This Martin J40 features a Mahogany neck with Martin’s modified low oval neck shape and high performance taper, and a bound 20-fret Ebony fingerboard that is extremely comfortable and easy to play on, and is exquisitely decorated with abalone reduced hexagon inlays. The low oval neck is thick enough for chunky chords, and enough silkiness for more technical playing.
The Martin J-40 features a variety of top tier appointments that give the J-40 a classy and luxurious feel including a classic Martin Style 45 multi-stripe Rosette, followed by top, back, and side inlays, and a Style 45 pattern along the purfling. The select Ebony fingerboard is topped with a compensated bone nut and a headstock featuring abalone block-style script and gold open-gear tuners.
With the Martin J-40 Standard Series acoustic guitar you get a tight waisted Jumbo acoustic where tone and performance match its exquisite beauty. Featuring the classic tonewood combination of Sitka Spruce and East Indian Rosewood, a Mahogany neck with a low oval shape and a high performance neck taper, bound ebony fingerboard with abalone inlays and a Style 45 striped Rosette, the Martin J-40 is a beautiful handcrafted Jumbo style acoustic guitar with a distinct tone, delivering plenty of volume and beautiful projection without booming or drowning out the vocals. Pairing refined looks with amazing performance makes this an ideal Jumbo acoustic for those whose musical passion demands an instrument that will perform at the highest levels.