This is a great example of this rare model, exceptionally curly Koa and premium quality Sitka Spruce top. This guitar belonged previously to a close personal friend of Mike Longworth and was handpicked by Mike from Martin for the original owner. This guitar will be sold with an original copy of Longworths Martin book, signed and dedicated to his friend.
Extensive pearl work throughout this stunning guitar. Snowflake fingerboard apppointments, inlaid Ebony bridge, gold tuners, "C F Martin inlaid in headstock. This guitar was kept in a humidity controlled collection and is in excellent near mint condition.
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 45
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Highly Flamed Hawaiian Koa
Back Purfling: Style 45
Side Material: Solid Highly Flamed Hawaiian Koa
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Abalone Pearl with Black/White/Black Boltaron
Side Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /C.F. Martin Block- Select Abalone Pearl
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid with Black/White Boltaron Inlay
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 45 Snowflakes - Select Abalone Pearl
Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Gold Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Medium Phosphor Bronze (MSP4200)
Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
Pickguard: Tortoise Color - Beveled & Polished
Case: 640 Molded
Interior Label: none
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