Exceptional Original Condition. Top has 6 cracks professionally repaired between the bridge and the lower binding on the top. These repaired cracks look great and are all tight. Back and sides are in great original condition with no cracks and only a couple marks. There are a few small marks on the back of the neck, but no fret wear. Peghead is in fine shape with just a few touches.
Beautiful old-growth, quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back bound with Ivory. Back edge has multi wood purfling. Top edge has small wooden "Herringbone" purfling. Soundhole rosette has three purfling rings with center one having two strips of Ivory. 1 13/16" width at nut. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard. Slotted peghead with original Elephant Ivory tuner buttons. The original tuners work fine. Original bridge and Ivory pins. Setup to play great on silk and steel strings.
Really warm and beautiful tone. This guitar has an excellent low end for such a small guitar, and sweet, clean highs. Until 1927, Martin predominantly made guitars for nylon or gut strings. The only difference between these guitars and ones made for steel string is the presence of a bridge plate under the top. You can string it with ultra-light gauge strings (10's), silk and steel, silk and bronze, nylon or gut.
$9,450.00 On Sale... $8,995.00 w/ Newer HC
1926 Martin 00-18 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc(-) condition. Top refinished. Two short top cracks repaired halfway between bridge and binding. Top center seam repaired with Spruce splint. Newer Ebony bridge. One long side crack repaired very well. Recently re-fretted with new bar frets. Recent neck reset. All braces and bridge plate are original. Original tuners.
Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 1 13/16" nut width. 2 7/16" spacing at bridge pins.
This is a fine sounding guitar that plays very well. Recently professionally set-up and ready to go with no problems.
$5,250.00 w/ Newer HC
2008 Martin 000-28VS Guitar 'On Hold'
Exc.(++) Condition. There are two very slight signs of player wear on this guitar, a few slight pick scratches on the treble side, and one small knick in the back. Otherwise, this guitar is in pristine condition.
Sitka Spruce top. Rosewood back and sides. Top has Herringbone and outer Ivoroid binding. Back has 3-ply Ivoroid binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays on the 5th, 7th and 9th frets. Slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay and Nickel Waverly tuners. Ebony bridge. No strap button installed.
Great playability and excellent tone with huge resonance and sustain.
$2,550.00 w/ OHC
2008 Martin 175th Anniversary "000" Custom w/ Madagascar Rosewood & Adirondack Red Spruce Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional condition. Special issue "000" guitar from Martin to commemorate their 175th anniversary in business. This guitar only has a few very minor touch-marks on the top (can't see them when looking directly at the top), and one tiny touch on the side. In short, this is a fabulous guitar that is pretty close to new condition.
12-fret "000" with Madagascar Rosewood back and sides and Adirondack Red Spruce top. 25.4" scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 11/32" pin spacing at bridge (in between 2 5/16" & 2 3/8").
The Red Spruce top is very nice, with lots of "silky" side rays. The Madagascar Rosewood looks really close to Brazilian Rosewood in grain character.
Guitar is fully bound, with multiple ivoroid body and peghead binding and single ivoroid binding along fingerboard. Heel cap and end wedge both are multiple bound with ivoroid. Diamond volute behind nut. Slotted peghead. Waverly 3-on-a-plate engraved open-back tuners with Ebony buttons. Ivory nut, saddle, bridge pins and end pin. Bridge pins and end pin have inlaid abalone dots.
Top of guitar has beautiful abalone purflings around top edge, around fingerboard extension, bordering end wedge, and around soundhole rosette. Decorative wooden marquetry strip in center of Rosewood back. Madagascar Rosewood peghead overlay with intricate abalone floral inlay. Ebony radiused fingerboard has traditional abalone 'cat eyes, diamonds and snowflakes' inlay pattern.
These long-scale 12-fret guitars have piqued my interest for years, because of how the 'timbre' of the tone shifts a bit when the bridge is located further down from soundhole and crossing of X-braces. The attack seems 'more sure', and with full body sound after the attack.
This guitar sounds really great. It is very "open" sounding with a very quick, bold attack. The balance, depth, attack... they are all very good.
* In 2008 the list price on this guitar was $15,750.00
Exc. Condition. The top has normal amounts of dents and dings, but no cracks or lacquer checking. The back and sides are in similar shape with scratches and dings but nothing major and no cracks. There is a small amount of fret wear on the fingerboard, and a few scratches in the back of the neck. Peghead has a couple of knicks. Original bridge, original frets, original tuners. Newer pickguard. Strap button installed in the middle of the heel (not heelcap).
Adirondack top, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top is multiple bound, back has single binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners. Rosewood peghead overlay.
Plays great, sound is nice and open.
$6,995.00 w/ HC
2007 Martin D-28 Marquis Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(+) Condition. Very few signs of player wear. The top and back both have a few knicks, but no significant marks at all. There is just a hint of wear on the frets. The peghead and back of neck are perfectly clean.
Adirondack Spruce top with Herringbone purfling and outer Ivoroid binding. Indian Rosewood back and sides with multiple Ivoroid bindings and center seam inlay. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingerboard with Abalone "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners. Rosewood peghead overlay. Bone nut, saddle and bridge pins. Strap button installed in correct position on heel.
Very nice sound. Lots of volume with a nice, crisp attack and plenty of strength in the bass and treble.
$3,595.00 w/ OHC
1966 Martin D-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. (-) Condition. One slight repaired pickguard crack under the high "E" string. The top has a couple dents and moderate lacquer checking throughout. The back and sides have scratches but nothing sizeable. There are a few frets on the "B" string with a little wear, but the fretboard is in great shape. The neck is very clean, there is one small area near the first fret wear there is a little wear through the finish. The guitar fits a little loose in the case.
Spruce top. High-grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back are multiple bound with Ivoroid. Fretboard has single Ivoroid binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Strap button professionally installed in heel.
Strong, sure tone. Great presence and attack.
$5,950.00 w/ Period Case
1970 Martin D12-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG Condition. The top has some marks and dings, some moderate lacquer checking and two repaired cracks. The back and sides have fairly minor player wear, just small knicks and scratches. The neck is in good shape, just a couple touches on it. No fret wear. Bridge has been shaved to stave off a neck reset. Guitar has medium-high action.
Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. Top and back have multiple bindings. Fretboard is single bound. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel Grover tuners. Rosewood peghead overlay. Strap button installed professionally in heel.
$1,895.00 w/ OHC
2003 Martin DC-16 RE Premium Guitar 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. There are some pick scratches in the finish above the low "E" string. Otherwise, there are a few small dings throughout the top and back. There is some moderate marking on the sides. The neck has a couple of very minor touches. No fret wear. Strap button installed in correct position in the heel.
Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. Top has 6-ply binding, back has 3-ply. Back has elaborate center seam inlay. Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard with Abalone dot inlays. Nickel Martin tuners. Fishman "Prefix Premium Blend" pickup and EQ.
Nice open sound with good presence in the bass and treble side. Good playability, sounds great with the pickup plugged in.
$1,550.00 w/ OHC
2006 Martin Dreadnaut Custom w/ several vintage features Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc Condition. This is basically a "hot-rod" D-18. It has some signs of previous ownership - A few small marks in the top and some polite fret wear.
High grade Adirondack Spruce top AND Adirondack advanced scalloped bracing. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Large soundhole. Small Maple bridgeplate. Top is multiple bound with outer tortoise binding. Back has single tortoise binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated abalone dot inlays. Nickel Martin open-geared tuners. 1 11/16" width at nut. Ebony bridge with straight-thru saddle. The finish has a nice "aged" look.
Good tone with nice balance and attack.
$2,600.00 On Sale... $2,500.00 w/ OHC
1987 Martin HD-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG+ condition. Some normal finishchecking. Two side cracks repaired. Pickguard reglued. Two small side cracks professionally repaired. Some light scratches here and there and some light fret use, but overall it is quite nice.
Indian Rosewood 3-pc back with "zipper" back strips. Select Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Nickel "Martin" tuners (possibly Schaller). Multiple white/black/white bindings on top and back of body, with wooden herringbone purflin around top edge. Fingerboard bound with single white binding. White/black/white/black/white heel cap. Rosewood peghead overlay. Graduated size pearl dot inlays in fingerboard.
This is a very good sounding guitar with a snappy attack and good rich depth.
2005 Martin OMC-16E Koa Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. This guitar is very clean. There are one or two scratches but they are hard to find. If there was no pickup installed you might think this guitar was new.
Spruce top. Koa back and sides. Top and back are both multiple bound with outer tortoise binding. Mahogany neck with tortoise heel cap. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone dot inlays. Nickel Martin tuners. Strap button professionally installed in heel. Fishman pickup system with endpin jack installed.
The sound is pleasant and warm, but has a very throaty voice if you dig in a little bit. Good for fingerpicking or flatpicking.
$2,000.00 w/ HC
Previously Owned Martin SPD-16K2 Guitar 'On Hold'
This guitar looks new. There are no marks or dings on it, and the only signs of any use at all are a few scratches on the pickguard.
Solid Koa top, back and sides. Top and back have single tortoise binding. Abalone soundhole rosette. Mahogany neck and radiused Ebony fingerboard with Abalone inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay, gold Martin tuners. No end pin or strap button installed.
Nice, warm sound with great depth and presence.