No fuss, whatsoever.
Martin SC-13e vs SC-10e: How are they different?
Very little, aside from the finish, fretboard inlays, and other subtle aesthetic distinctions.
There are no practical differences between these guitars, and not a ton of technical or aesthetic differences either. The gloss finish in the SC-13E is a modest upgrade (it just seems to have a brighter and move vibrant complexion overall, but some might even prefer the satin look. Unless the blue accents are really calling to you, we'd save the money and roll with the SC-10E.
|Number of Strings
|Back & Sides Wood
|Koa Fine veneer
|Low Profile Velocity
|Low Profile Velocity
|Number of Frets
|White Corian/White Tusq
|Open Gear Nickel
|Nickel Open Gear
|Lifespan 2.0 92/8 Phosphor Bronze, .011/.052
|Tortoise-pattern pickguard, aperture-design rosette
Main Differences Between the Two Acoustics
- Finish: SC-10E comes with a Satin finish, whereas SC-13E has a Gloss finish.
- Fingerboard Inlay: The SC-10E features a Celestial Bullseye, while the SC-13E has Mother-of-Pearl inlays.
- Strings: SC-10E is equipped with Martin .011-.052 strings, and SC-13E comes with Lifespan 2.0 92/8 Phosphor Bronze .011/.052.
- Unique Aesthetics: SC-13E has additional aesthetic features such as a tortoise-pattern pickguard, mother-of-pearl celestial blue dot fingerboard inlay, and an aperture-design rosette, which are not mentioned in SC-10E's description.
Similarities Between the SC-10E and SC-13E
- They share an offset S-shaped body for a comfortable fit and balanced output.
- Each guitar features a sloped bridge, low-profile velocity neck shape, and a 13-fret design for a blend of long-scale tone and short-scale playability.
- Both have the heel-less Sure Align neck system for full fretboard access.
- Designed to maintain the feel of an acoustic with low action for better playability.
- Spruce tops for direct, punchy sound and broad dynamic range.
- Tailored X-bracing for volume and projection.
- Onboard Fishman MX-T electronics with a soundhole tuner that auto-mutes for tuning.
- Both guitars use select hardwood for the neck, a 16" fingerboard radius, 20 frets, a 25.4" scale length, 1.75" nut width, and come with a softshell case.
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