Description

SN 152776: NEW PRICE: Gorgeous and very rare Martin sunburst from 1956 in excellent condition. Original finish. The top has the fine checking typical of this vintage. The rosewood is quite select the Sitka top is very lively and resonant. The braces have been professionally and very cleanly scalloped in 30s fashion. On my watch, I've had a neck reset, a full refret, and a replacement bridge by Mark Tossman (the original bridge had been shaved down to lower the action). Two small cracks stabilized. It’s been set up with medium strings to medium-low action. Mark reports that all is clean in the neck joint. The top is well behaved with no weird torquing or bellying. It’s ready to go. The tone is big and loud and round. The scalloping has increased the volume on the bass and replaced the tight focused bass of the 50s with the booming thunder of an earlier vintage. Newer hardshell case. Donation to Mandolin Cafe upon sale. Special Mando Cafe price. More pictures and description on my web site.New Price: $13,500. Old Price: $15,500.

Jet City Guitars, LLC

Jet City Guitars, LLC

1956
C. F. Martin
Excellent
Sunburst
Hard
19 Years
$13,500
Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
7:59 PM

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We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.

All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.