Martin introduces Grand J-16E 12-string, two ziricote acoustics and DJR-10E StreetMaster for 2021

Martin Guitars
(Image credit: Martin Guitars)

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After announcing a top-shelf pair of David Gilmour signature D-35s and the 00L Earth Guitar – a sustainable strummer inspired by Greta Thunberg's School Strike For Climate movement – Martin has revealed details of its wider acoustic guitar product lineup for 2021.

Heading up the new arrivals is the Grand J-16E 12-string, which boasts a Sitka spruce top with an East Indian rosewood back and sides, scalloped X-bracing for a “beautifully resonant tone that fills the room even when unplugged”, and a high-performance taper neck.

Martin Grand J-16E 12-String

Martin Grand J-16E 12-String (Image credit: Martin)

Also arriving in 2021 are two new ziricote-constructed models – the single cutaway GPC-13E and dreadnought-shaped D-13E. Both feature backs and sides crafted of a fine veneer of ziricote, as well as Fishman MX-T electronics systems and soundhole tuners that auto-mute their outputs.

And finally, Martin's distressed-style StreetMaster series is expanding with a new DJR-10E model, a thinner-bodied acoustic with a high-performance neck taper and Fishman Sonitone electronics system.

Martin DJR-10E StreetMaster

Martin DJR-10E StreetMaster (Image credit: Martin)

Price-wise, the Grand J-16E 12-string is set to retail at $2,099, the GPC-13E Ziricote at $1,299, the D-13E Ziricote at $1,249 and the DJR-10E StreetMaster at $699.

For more information, head to Martin Guitars.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.