#1357590, with a a special Model 545V Harptone plush lined hard shell case.
C F Martin has outdone itself with this
one. We were visited recently by
refugees of the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum (UMGF) two-day Pilgrimage to
Nazareth, recently, and, after playing this guitar, which had just arrived that
day, they came away saying “Totally unexpected,” “sweet and mellow with great
tonal range,” and “simply amazing.” Perhaps this is because the Museum Edition is
built like the-year-we-entered-WW2 1941 D-28 – having standard position
scalloped bracing, non-adjustable T-bar truss rod and all its connected components
adhere through the use of hide glue.
Believe it or not – laboriously using this rare glue on a replica
guitar, from the first triad, brings the player back 68 years. This primordial binder is combined with Madagascar rosewood
– yes, our dear old friend Dalbergia baroni -- a
sister (both being from the Dalbergia family) of Brazilian rosewood – on the
headplate, back and sides, proffering the closest look and the most proximate
sound to the world’s most precious tonewood.
We present to you a 14-fret dreadnought made with an aging-toner
enhanced, solid Adirondack “Red” Spruce top, fossilized ivory nut and saddle, polished
gloss finish on back, neck and sides, Waverly brand nickel-plated tuners with oval
buttons, and a Delmar convincingly tortoise type pickguard. In
other words, this guitar could just as easily carried the name “Authentic” in
its title and been perfectly justified.
Other features include solid Adirondack 5/16” bracing, a Madagascar
headstock overlay, wood parquetry zigzag back stripe that is, itself, circa
1937 in provenance, grained ivoroid endpiece, body bindings, bold herringbone
face border, a 1 11/16th” fingerboard width at the nut, and a 2 1/8”
string spacing at the saddle, diamond and square fingerboard inlays in the long
“Golden Era” pattern, a 1930s style ebony belly bridge with a long saddle. If sixty grand for a bona fide original ’41
is just a little beyond the pale, right now, this brilliant and beautiful beacon
of blissful benevolence, for a mere fraction of that longed for lordly luxury, will,
like a sated pelican, fill the bill.
The C F Martin List Price is $14,999
The C F Martin List Price is $14,999.00 and the Martin MAP is $11,999.00.
Sorry, this item has been sold.
You may still add it to your want list, and we will contact you if your desired
instrument comes in!
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