Brand: Santos Martinez
Santos Martinez SM450CEA Virtuoso Electro Classical (Second Hand) £249
The visually stunning figured flamed maple back and sides perfectly match the superb, selected solid sitka spruce top to create a performance instrument which is both bright and punchy with an immediacy of tone, and clarity of definition, ideal for contemporary classical and rock music.
The Fishman Presys+ preamp system faithfully translates the depth and detail of the Virtuoso’s wonderful tone.
For precision, additional resonance, and enhanced playing feel,
the Virtuoso electro classic has a traditional sculpted Spanish heel construction, and a stylish body cutaway for ease of upper fret access, a rosewood inlaid mahogany neck, with rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
The intricately inlaid soundhole rosette, gently contrasting inlaid multi-ply maple bindings and gold machine heads with pearl butterfly buttons all contribute to an instrument as beautiful to look at as it is to play.
Solid sitka spruce top
Figured flame maple back and sides
Inlaid rosette soundhole
Maple top binding
Multi-ply/maple side binding
Multi-ply/maple back binding
Gold plated/pearl button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Fishman Presys+ preamp
Natural – gloss finish
Fishman Presys + Features:
• Onboard easy to read 7-segment LED tuner
• Brilliance control for additional tone shaping
• Notch, onboard anti-feedback control
• Smaller footprint than standard size preamps
• Volume control
• Bass, Middle and Treble control knobs
• Phase control button
• Low battery indicator (9V battery)
• Flip-top housing to access integrated battery
• Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup
• Low profile control knobs