A 12-fret Martin based on the late 1920's 000-28, this is one in excellent condition for a 17 year old guitar.
A year ago it was refretted by San Francisco Guitar Works with EVO gold frets and also pleked by them. The saddle and nut were replaced with new bone parts as well. The EVO gold frets add greater clarity to the notes, and they have the advantage of lasting for years, and will show little wear after many hours of play. The previous owner spent $850.00 to have this work done, and the guitar plays like a dream and sounds incredible. It is a finger picker's delight.
There are a few very small dings at the top and back. Included is a photograph of the largest ding on this guitar, located to the left of the 20th fret. Any other dings are difficult to photograph, and none penetrate the finish.
This is a crack free and iossue free guitar.
Original Martin / Geib case is included.
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: 000-12 Fret
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE: Style 28
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Standard ''X'' Scalloped
TOP BRACES: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16'' Braces, Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4'' Tone Bars
BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
BACK PURFLING: HD Zig-Zag
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid
ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron
BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
TOP INLAY STYLE: Fine Herringbone
SIDE INLAY: none
BACK INLAY: Black/White Boltaron
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Modified V
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK: Slotted/Square Slots/Diamond/Square Taper
HEADPLATE: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Small Old Style
HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4''
OF FRETS CLEAR: 12
OF FRETS TOTAL: 20 (EVO Gold)
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-13/16''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-5/16''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Diamond and Squares- Short Pattern
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
FINISH NECK: Satin
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Pyramid w/ Drop-In Long Saddle
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-5/16''
SADDLE: 16'' Radius/Long Bone
TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Nickel Side Mounts w/ Butterbean Knobs
BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots
CASE: 535 Geib style