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
2006 Martin 000-15S Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. This guitar is in very nice shape. There is one mark on the top, and some barely discernable scratches on the back. There are a few light scratches on the back of the neck.
All Mahogany construction. Radiused Rosewood fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Slotted headstock with Martin tuners and pearloid buttons. Strap button installed in correct position on the heel. Nice Greven Tor-Tis pickguard added.
Nice, balanced sound and easy playability.
$950.00 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
$9,450.00 w/ OHC
1966 Martin D-21 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc(-) condition. Great sound. Professionally re-topped by Martin with advanced bracing, an excellent Adirondack Red Spruce top and small Maple bridge plate and original pickguard. Anyway, the overall look and feel and performance are all very great.
The work is very high level. It is very hard to tell the top is not original... The main evidence is the advanced bracing and the small hard Maple bridge plate. Not only does the newer Adirondack Red Spruce top "look" great, but this guitar has a great sound that rivals my 1956 original D-21 with Adirondack Red Spruce top
Everything is in great playable shape. Great setup, neck angle and action. Two long back cracks repaired. Top shows normal player wear, and two or three random dings and one dent in the treble side binding. Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners.
Adirondack Red Spruce top. Small Maple bridge plate. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
This guitar has had a recent professional neck reset and recent professional fret work. Usually, in most cases, you hate to hear about a guitar having to have a new top, but in this case the top is a clear advancement of tone and an upgrade for the future collectability of this guitar. It is possibly the only D-21 with an official Martin advanced-braced Adirondack top. It sounds much better than most late '60's D-21's that I have been around, having more presence and snappier attack than many do.
* You may notice that the price of this guitar has been significantly reduced.
$5,750.00 w/ Newer Martin TKL 5-ply case
1993 Martin D-28 "1935 Special" Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. Barely any sign of fret wear. Some light player dings and light compression marks. Three repaired side cracks in waist - these are insignificant, but located where you see them when you look down while playing. Two small areas of lacquer chipping around peghead edges. No strap button ever installed.
This guitar is an early example of Martin building a HD-28 with some of the pre-war appointments seen today only on higher Martins, like the "GE" and "Authentic" models. So, in effect, you could say this guitar is the forerunner of the D-18GE's and D-18A's.
1935-style Mahogany neck with 1 3/4" width at nut, Ebony fingerboard with abalone cut diamond inlays, and a pre-war slightly rounded "Vee" profile that has a "full" feel in your hands. Pre-war style Advanced scalloped X-bracing. Small Maple bridge plate. Wide 2 3/8" pin spacing at bridge. Ebony bridge has "cut thru" saddle. Real celluloid tortoise pickguard. Wooden "Zipper" backstrip inset down center line of Rosewood back. Ivoroid multiple end-wedge and ivoroid heelcap. Antiqued finish on bindings and top.
High grade Sitka Spruce top with Herringbone trim. Indian Rosewood back and sides. Back is multiple bound with Ivoroid.
Very nice, open sound. This guitar does offer the player a very satisfying snappy attack with full bass represented and singing highs.Good presence up and down the fingerboard.
$2,650.00 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, 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.
*Currently in shop for neck reset.
$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
2007 Martin HD-28 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc.(+) Condition. This guitar was used but very slightly. There are a couple small pick scratches on top, and a couple belt scratches on the back but they are all hard to find, and only visible in the right light. No fret wear, no strap button installed.
Sitka Spruce top with herringbone binding. Rosewood back and sides with multiple white bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingerboard with graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel tuners, Rosewood peghead overlay.
Nice, open sound, good playability.
$1,900.00 w/ OHC
2003 Martin HD-28VS Guitar 'On Hold'
Exc condition. The only signs of player wear are some slight marks from thumbpick use and very light fingernail marks between pickguard and bridge. Very minimal fret wear. Back, sides, back of neck, peghead, fingerboard, etc are all in great shape. NO strap button ever installed in neck.
Rosewood back and sides with select Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Straight-thru saddle in bridge. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut. 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge. Ebony pins. Multiple ivoroid bindings on top and back of body, with wooden herringbone purflings around top edge. Multiple ivoroid soundhole rosette. Abalone 'cut diamond' inlays in fingerboard.
This is a very lively guitar. It is a very good flatpicking guitar, but is a really great fingerpicking guitar, especially in open tunings and alternate tunings. Big response and resonance, with a clean, "sure" attack. Set-up is great - it looks great, plays great and sounds great.
$2,595.00 On Sale... $2,495.00 w/ OHC
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 'In Stock'
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.