C. F. Martin 00-21 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1927), made in Nazareth, PA, serial #33168 – 1267 guitars from the end of the year. It was stamped on September 28th, 1927. This guitar is one owner, all original, has had a fresh neck set and set up. It has the original thin varnish finish, beautifully quarter sawn straight grained Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack spruce top, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, and a Lifton late 20’s-30’s black hard shell case that is in great shape.This 00–21 has an exceptionally rich, lush, tone that projects volume with even a light finger style touch. Using a flat pick, the volume can rival a dreadnought. What a guitar!!! It is certainly a testament to the small band of Martin Company craftsmen at that time.

The overall length is 38 1/4 in., 14 1/8 in. wide at lower bout, and 4 1/16 in. in depth, taken at the end block. The scale length is 24.9 in. The width of the nut is 1 7/8 in. and the body meets the fingerboard at the 12th fret. The bridge, bridge plate, tuners are all original. There is some wear behind the neck from a thoughtless capo and various dings and scratches, case bite or two, but no cracks. When the neck was re-set the Luthier sent pictures of the cleanest removal he ever had. The neck is also straight as an arrow.

This Martin 00-21 from the dawn of the company’s steel string Golden Era is truly inspirationally sounding with ringing overtones and sustain, almost like built-in reverb, and an amazing sensitivity to even the lightest touch.

This is a dream instrument that will absolutely delight both the player and the collector. It is also a solid investment, because such instruments are very sought after and have a great potential for appreciation…

Allegheny Valley Guitars

Allegheny Valley Guitars

Allegheny Valley Guitars
Allegheny Valley Guitars
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