So I was looking at a Martin Acoustic, and the neck material, as posted in the title of this thread, is Natural Stratabond... ... what in the world is that? Sweetwater is happy to oblige with an answer to this existential question: So... what's so damn natural about this stratabond stuff, anyway??? Here's a pic of the Martin in question... I suppose the "natural" part refers to the *color* not the fact that this material is "real natural wood"... Either way, if I am buying a Martin, I expect real wood. But that's me.