(USED, EX!) Many have done it, and many have done it well… but only one company did it first! Undeniably the most popular and influential flat-top guitar design in history, C.F. Martin’s dreadnought. From bluegrassers to singer-songwriters and everything in between, there has never been a guitar that has brought more music to more people. Of course, many of us also feel that there was something very special about the way they built them “back then” and thus was born the Authentic Series. These guitars are spec-perfect recreations of classic years in Martin history, down to the last detail.
Other than the worthy substitution of Madagascar rosewood for the back and sides, everything about this instrument is exactly as it would have come off the line back in 1937. It has a tight-grained Adirondack spruce top, with 5/16″ forward-shifted Adirondack bracing. It has a one-piece mahogany neck with the full-shouldered 1937 barrel and heel carve. The fingerboard and bridge are ebony, the nut and cut-through saddle are bone. 1 3/4″ nut width with generous 2 5/16″ string spacing at the saddle. Hide glue construction throughout and a lacquered over pick guard complete the package.
The sound is big and warm, with the unmistakable Martin bass. It sounds exactly as it should. Comes with Martin-badged hardshell case.
ON CONSIGNMENT, NO TRADE OFFERS PLEASE!
AMW Price: SOLD