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 w/ Newer HC
1934 Martin 000-18 Long Scale Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (-) condition. 25.4" scale. 1 23/32" width at nut. SN: 56652. Like all 000's of this era, this guitar is joined at the 14th fret.
Appears to be Adirondack Red Spruce top. Cuban Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Neck has beautiful slightly rounded "V" profile. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay and endwedge. Body has tortoise outer bindings with multiple wood purflings on top edge. Original tortoise pickguard. True to original, bar frets are in great shape. Ivory nut. Original Grover G-98 open-back Pre-War tuners. Gabon ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony heelcap. Peghead has old Martin logo and C F Martin & Co stamped on the back of the peghead.
Moderate amount of player wear above and below pickguard and at treble side of soundhole. Some finish worn at edge of back, center of back, and edge of sides. Light handwear through finish on neck, but neck is very smooth and has no unnevenness or dings. No strap button ever installed on neck. There are no major cracks and no signs of prior repairs, other than a jack hole professionally plugged in lower treble side. It's possible that the bridge has been replaced, but if so, the job was so good that it is indistinguishable. There is the very slightest hint of a light pickguard crack beside the fingerboard, barely visible.
Comes with rare Aengus flight case, serial number 2, with aquamarine exterior. This is an excellently-made flight case that fits the instrument well.
$16,850.00 w/ Flight Case
1970 Martin D-12-35 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.
$1,995.00 On Sale... $1,750.00 w/ OHC
2010 Martin D-16A Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. There are one or two minor marks on the top and back, and one small flaw in the binding. Frets are in great shape.
Very nice, wide-grained Adirondack top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Multiple bindings on top, with tortoise purfling. Single tortoise binding on back. Ebony bridge and fretboard. Abalone fretboard inlays and bridge pin dots. Rosewood peghead overlay. "Antiqued" gloss finish on the top. Forward-shifted scalloped braces. The neck profile is deep and "vintage" feeling with a rounded "V" neck profile. Nut width is 1 23/32". Dimarzio soundhole pickup professionally installed with output jack at end pin.
Tone is great with big projection. The Adirondack top and bracing make for a powerful sound.
$1,550.00 w/ OHC
2003 Martin D-18 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (+) condition. Pre-owned Martin in great shape, in near mint condition with only one small ding on top. No strap button ever installed. Only very minor fretwear.
Spruce top with some areas of slight bearclaw figure. Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Ebony fingerboard, bridge, and peghead overlay. 5-ply bindings showing on top and around rosette. Black bindings showing on sides and back. Graduated pearl dot position markers. Nickel tuners.
This guitar plays smooth and was well cared-for. Action is comfortable. Solid quality Martin sound.
$1,950.00 On Sale... $1,695.00 w/ OHC
1973 Martin D-18 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG.(+) Condition. There are two repaired cracks in the back, one on the length of the center seam, and one smaller one (approx. 2") towards the treble edge. There is some lacquer checking on the top and back, and an assortment of moderate marrs. The top has one repaired crack as well. The frets show a small amount of wear, and there is some finish worn away from "thumb-wear" on the back of the neck. Original Grover tuners. Neck has been reset. Strap button installed in correct position on the heel.
Spruce top with multiple bindings. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Radiused Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay wth CF Martin logo decal.
Sound is very nice and open. This guitar is setup well and ready to play.
$1,750.00 w/ HC
1967 Martin D-21 Guitar 'In Stock'
Either this is the finest piece of Sitka Spruce in the world, or possibly Engelmann or Adirondack. Really an excellend Spruce top. 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 only one small crack on the back, that does not appear to go all the way through. 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.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).
Plays great, sound is nice and open. This is a serious performance guitar. Excellent flatpicking.
$6,995.00 w/ HC
1964 Martin D-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (+) condition. This guitar is in beautiful condition with stunning rosewood. Hardly any signs of player wear. A real find. This is guitar that has been cherished for its entire life. And... it comes in it's original Lifton Hard Case.
Very great example of Brazilian Rosewood on back and sides. Predominately quarter-sawn with beautiful grain and color characteristics, and even residual saw marks. Mahogany neck with rounded "V" profile. High-grade Sitka Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Original pickguard. Grover "patent pending" tuners. Multiple ivoroid bindings around top and back. Multiple ivoroid endwedge and heelcap. Wooden marketry strip in center of back. Pearl dots inlaid in fingerboard. Strap button professionally installed on heel.
This guitar has extremely little wear and very little evidence of handling. There is mild finish checking 'here and there'. Original frets, with very little wear. One repaired pickguard crack. The action is approximately 3.5/32" between low E string and top of 12th fret, and 2.7/32" at high E string, and there is plenty of saddle to adjust to even lower action. Recent beautiful neck reset by John Joyner, a 35-year experienced luthier.
Bridge has been re-glued. It shows slight thinning at wings from sanding before regluing, and also shows (not easily seen), evidence that this guitar had "Hot Dots" pickup professionally removed.
The sound is absolutely great. You wish every 1960's D-28 sounded this good. A quick, sure, snarling attack with lots of presence and tone after. Great sustain, great punch. A very good example.
$8,350.00 w/ Original Lifton Case
1966 Martin D-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc condition. No strap button ever installed. One pickguard crack on inside edge of pickguard repaired. Center seam crack from bridge to binding reglued. Neck reset by John Joyner in recent years.
Predominantly quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood. High-grade spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Appears to be original bridgepins and endpin. Original bridge. Original pickguard. All original finish. Original Nickel Grover "Pat. Pend." tuners. Finish checking evident around top and some lines of it in back of neck. Neck profile is a beautiful rounded V. Top is very nice and flat below bridge. No distortion, no bulging. 6-ply cream binding showing on top edge. 3-ply matching binding showing on back edge. Cream heelcap and multiple-bound endwedge to match. Decorative wooden marketry strip in center seam of back. Diamond volute in back of peghead.
Playability is very excellent on this guitar with recent professional setup. The sound is in the higher echelons of example for this era of Martins. Very fast, sure attack, very good balance. The sound is not weighted too much in the low-mids. A beautiful growly sound with great sustain.
$7,550.00 w/ Newer Martin Geib Case
1967 Martin D-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (-) condition.
Beautiful uncracked, unrepaired quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Side does show one inconsequential repaired check in the headblock area off to the side of heel (see photo detail). Excellent Adirondack Red Spruce top showing wide to tight grain variation. No top cracks or top repairs. The top of the guitar shows very tight, polite finish checking. Top has random dings and mars but overall is in fabulous shape. Mahogany neck is in very nice shape with some thumbwear through the finish in a couple areas. Diamond volute. This guitar has a repaired heel crack (see photos) that has been shaded to blend.Beautiful multiple 6-ply binding on top. 3-ply showing on back. Decorative wooden backstrip. Cream heelcap and multiple endwedge. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay that has a few chips at the corners. Back of peghead also shows some wear from leaning against walls at top back edge. Ebony fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Original black pickguard. Small maple bridgeplate with strip of maple sistered over the pinholes. Pickup jack installed. No strap button ever installed on guitar. Original Grover Patent Pending Roto-matic tuners. Ebony bridge and ebony pins with abalone dot inlay. Fossilized ivory nut and intonated saddle.
Really good robust sound. Articulated and punchy with good volume.
$6,450.00 w/ HC
1973 Martin D-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
VG (++) condition. This is a great older D-28 that has been a reliable band instrument for many years. A stage workhorse.
Nicely honeyed spruce top looks like it could be Engelmann Spruce. Top shows finish checking. Rosewood back and sides with lovely character and less checking than the top. Only a few slight dings on body of guitar. Otherwise in great shape for its age and years of use. No cracks or repairs on body. Top is multiply bound with cream and black lines, with six lines showing on top, three lines on back, and cream on side. Bindings show wonderfully antique'ed patina. Rosette is also multiply bound. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony bridge. Nickel Grover tuners. Mahogany neck with cream heelcap and rosewood peghead overlay. Peghead has a professionally repaired crack (not a full break) that is visible from the back or bass side. The crack makes a J-hook shape from middle tuners to down below lower tuner (see photo detail). Ebony fingerboard has pearl dots inlaid. Strap button professionally installed in correct position on heel.
This guitar has that big Martin sound and is a proven stage performer. An excellent player's instrument. We sold this guitar to a good friend of our in the mid-1990s and he has used it extensively, until trading it back to us for a mandolin.
$1,895.00 w/ HC
1969 Martin D-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. There are just a few signs of player wear on the guitar. Top has two repaired cracks, one in the center seam, and one near the binding on the treble bout. Frets show moderate signs of wear. Bridge and pickguard have been replaced.
Spruce top with multiple bindings. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides also with multiple bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Fretboard has single binding. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with CFMartin logo. Nickel Grover tuners.
Sound is very strong.
$5,995.00 w/ HC
1973 Martin D-35 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc (-) condition.
3-piece rosewood back, rosewood sides, and mahogany neck. Appears to be Engelmann Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge with Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Multiple-bound body with 5-ply binding seen around top face and side of top edge. 5- and 3-play bindings seen at back edge. 6-ply heelcap. Single-bound fingerboard. 3-ply endwedge. In the 3-piece back, the middle triangle piece is separated by three stringers of maple-rosewood-maple. Back has two cracks professionally repaired. Both follow grain lines. One more area on the treble side of the back near binding shows repair done so well you can't believe it ever needed repair. Top of center wedge has a hole where previously a strap button was installed. Now there is a nickel strap button professionally installed in correct position in heel. Top shows numerous dings, stray pickmarks and player wear, and polite scratches, but in overall great shape showing only an E-string pickguard crack. Peghead has a few chips around the edge of the face and some wear on the back, perhaps from leaning against a wall. Back of neck is nice. Black pickguard appears to be newer black pickguard, larger than original. Professional intonated bone saddle and nut. Original closed back tuners have been replaced with Gotoh pre-War style open-backs. Neck profile is a deep modified V. Graduated pearl dot inlays in fingerboard. Frets are in fine playing condition.
This guitar does not need a neck reset. The neck is straight and in fine working condition. This guitar is setup to play and plays very well with a fine voice. Greg says, "I would rank this among the better D-35s from the 1970s." The wooden case this guitar comes in is much nicer than the original Martin thermoplastic case that came with the guitar when new. Active pickup installed and functioning with volume control in soundhole.
$2,095.00 w/ HC
Previously Owned Martin HD-28V Dreadnaut Centennial Guitar 'On Hold'
Mint Condition. "Dreadnaut Centennial" special edition to celebrate 100 years since Martin made the first Dreadnaut guitars in 1916 for the Oliver Ditson Co.
One of the most popular of all the Martin Guitar models is the Martin HD-28. But this one is a "Vintage" series, having scalloped braces that are forward-shifted toward the soundhole and several other great options and appointments that come with the "Vintage" series. These pre-War appointments include open-back pre-War style tuners, 'cut-thru' saddle, tasteful antique finish, small Maple bridgeplate, among others.
Indian Rosewood back and sides with very high grade Sitka Spruce top. 1 11/16" width at nut. Rosewood peghead overlay. Tortoise pickguard. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and bone intonated long saddle. Ivoroid outer bindings around top and back. Ivoroid heelcap. Wooden herringbone purfling around inside of top edge. Wooden 'zipper' back strip along center of back. The case is American-made 5-ply hardshell like the old "Geib" cases.
No player wear on this guitar. It's hard to find a blemish anywhere on this guitar. The set-up is very good - it plays very easy. The sound is great. It is punchy with a fast attack and great color and depth. This is a very capable guitar that is going to make someone very happy.