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Up for sale is a truly exceptional guitar, built by David to spec for his personal use. In 1962 Martin made 2 of these and no others were ever made. The key points on these NY guitars were that the nut and saddle spacing were a bit wider (1-13/16” and 2- 5/16” ) and they had 1/4” vs. 5/16” tapered top bracing.
A great playing and sounding instrument, in the top few I have ever played.
Here’s what David had to say when, after quite a few years he decided to sell it:
“It's a 12 fret 000 I built in 2004 from wood and parts that I got from Mike Longworth. Brazilian rosewood. Martin 000 Sitka spruce top with 1/4" (X) bracing long scale (25.4") and 1 7/8" (actually is 1- 13/16” ) neck. The guitar is built to proper Martin specs, rather a 000-28NY. Incidentally, the neck is a proper steel string (T-rod) with arched board etc. , as*I said to Martin spec. Finish is by Dale Bartholomew, long time Martin employee (now retired). It's in excellent plus shape…it's ready to go"! It has a full-profile traditional 28-style neck. I've commented in the past this is one of the best sounding guitars I've played. Subjective, but I highly recommend it." Note the almost-impossible-to-find
Sitka over Brazilian rosewood,he used old Martin bracing stock and a pre-1967 neck blank. Very nicely done, fit and finish fantastic, in great condition.
It is a 2004 and other than the things detailed below is very,very clean.
There is a dent/boink on the front of the headstock, near the center. Just a couple very small indentations on the soundboard, south of the sound hole. Not noticeable, needs the typical lighting and angle to see them.
Also some fretwear, typical B and E string first 2 or 3 frets. Overall some minimal fretwear, typical for a well played 15 year old guitar. Nothing requires any attention now, though I think a good luthier tending to the frets would be beneficial. I believe with these minor issues, and what one is getting, this guitar is priced accordingly and a really good value.
No repairs and needs nothing. Once seen, held and heard, there is simply nothing not to love about this one. Complete satisfaction or return, no questions asked.
Bottom line.......net to me.....
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Posted: Feb 13, 2019 02:46 PM CDT
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