The Martin Dreadnought is their most popular body size. This size of body promotes a louder volume and more headroom for dynamic range when compared to smaller sized instruments.
Often, Martin Guitar players are looking for loud and powerful instruments. This is not only for the pleasure of the playing, but also to be heard in an ensemble setting.
Large sounding, Martin Dreadnought Guitars are often referred to as a “Cannon”, the large-caliber gun used in yesteryear warfare.