Instrument Details

New Martin Keith Auriole Curly Maple/Sitka

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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Keith, Martin
Product Year
2014
Model
Auriole
Serial #
55
New/Preowned
New
UPC
600246968227
SKU
4734
Condition
Brand New "Stealth" Endpin matches Endgraft Inlay
Back & Sides
Maple - Figured
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Katalox
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Katalox
Fingerboard Bindings
Katalox
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Katalox
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Black
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.125 in
Upper Bout
12.25 in
Lower Bout
16.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.72 in
Nut Width (mm)
43.7 mm
String Spacing
2.22 in
String Spacing (mm)
56.4 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - SKB with TSA Lock
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Description

Looking to build an alternative to modern 6 string flattops, Martin Keith took his years' experience working with Joe Veillette's shop and applied it to a synthesis of flattop and archtop design: the Auriole. These are big guitars with a great, balanced tone and crisp articulation. Keith achieves this with a wide fan braced Sitka Spruce top, radial braced Curly Maple back, and a Mahogany neck with carbon fiber core (rendering the neck sturdy and lightweight). Add to that a zero fret on the Katalox fretboard and a fully adjustable neck, courtesy of the included allen key, and you have a robust instrument capable of performing equally well in a variety of applications. The Auriole is definitely a flatpicker's heartthrob.

Martin's work continues to shake things up with his design features. I'm always happy to have one of his Aurioles in the shop, and this one's another great example of his clear, crisp tones.
 
This guitar is unique for a number of reasons. The tone is somewhere between an archtop guitar and a flattop guitar and the artistic use of woods to give it its black and white appearance is new. It is easy to play and after playing it for a bit, I could tell why someone who played jazz in a group with other guitars or other stringed instruments would be drawn to its sound, since it is clear and more defined than an archtop.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.72 in
STRING SPACING 2.22 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAPLE - FIGURED

Looking to build an alternative to modern 6 string flattops, Martin Keith took his years' experience working with Joe Veillette's shop and applied it to a synthesis of flattop and archtop design: the Auriole. These are big guitars with a great, balanced tone and crisp articulation.
 

Martin's work continues to shake things up with his design features. I'm always happy to have one of his Aurioles in the shop, and this one's another great example of his clear, crisp tones.
 
This guitar is unique for a number of reasons. The tone is somewhere between an archtop guitar and a flattop guitar and the artistic use of woods to give it its black and white appearance is new.
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