This is a reproduction of a very rare prototype made in 1902 by the Martin Co. Number 33 of only 100 made, nothing was held back from this guitar, extensive pearl and abalone inlay, mastergrade Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top. This guitar features the "Fern" headstock inlay, top, back and sides Abalone inlay, and early parlor style center pickguard, also inlaid in Abalone. This guitar sounds as good as it looks, intimate, refined, bold and complex, all in a very personable 00 size. This guitar is a pleasure to play and stunning to look at. Deserving of the finest display case in any home or museum.
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Very rare and special guitar, in mint condition. Original Coffin hardshell case included.
Model: 00-45S 1902
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: 00-12 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 45- Maple/Black Fiber Inlays
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 1/4''
Back Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 45 Golden Era
Side Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Select Abalone with Black/Maple Fiber
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Style 42 with Black/Maple/Black Fiber
Side Inlay: Abalone Pearl with Black/Maple/Black Fiber
Back Inlay: Abalone Pearl with Black/Maple Fiber
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified V
Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
Headstock: Slotted/Square Slots/Long Diamond/Square Taper
Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood /Flower Pot- Abalone Pearl Inlay
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
|2003||Mint||Clear Nitrocellulose||Original Hard|
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