When Martin produced the 00-18SH Limited Edition a decade ago all 250 instruments sold out. Now Steve has once again collaborated with Martin to produce the MC-38 Steve Howe Limited Edition guitar. The instrument is based on the MC-28, an acoustic Martin that has been a constant on his guitar rack in recent years. As noted on the Martin site, only about 1100 of this unusual model between 1981 and 1996, but its grand auditorium cutaway body, oval soundhole, 22 fret fingerboard and superb "live" tone so won over Steve that he suggested it be the starting point for a new Steve Howe Special Edition. With the addition of some personal touches and a bit of abalone pearl to give it stage presence, the MC-38 Steve Howe Special Edition - the first Martin to have an oval soundhole in more than a decade - was born.more
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