This one needs some finish restoration, but it has some killer flame. I’ve owned this for years hoping to restore it, but it’s time to move it on. The flame on this Martin Koa is great, check out the shots of the top from inside the guitar to really get a look at the flame.
Braces are in fine shape. Original flat bar frets are made for playing Hawaiian Slide Style. Many owners choose to convert these to necks to regular frets. Fretboard is beautifully grained ebony and is in fine shape.
Nice round neck profile measures .88 at the first fret, 1.0 at the 7th fret & 1.88” at the nut
Only 45 of these were made in 1935, the last year of production.
The original finish is worn and thin and has been amateurly overcoated with shellac on the body. This shellac is obscuring the figuring considerably. For restoration, the original finish is still intact under the shellac, and the body has not been sanded. With the exception of the neck heel area, & some finish at the top of the headstock back, the finish on the neck is original, as are the tuners and the tall nut.
Small repair at the treble waist, visible in photos, and one small side crack on the other side. Small dryness crack at the tail.
New hard shell case fits it nicely and will be well packed for shipping. Shipping is an estimate, may be cheaper to the west coast.
Credit cards only through paypal at this point. Bank wire transfer preferable on high end items.
Buyer pays insurance and shipping costs.
24 hour approval process if item returned in exact shape as when shipped. Amps are packed extremly well for shipment and sales are final.