Description

Martin 000-21S "Duende" Guitar (1965)

  • Oh, the legend of a fine guitar! This is an historic Martin guitar, by any measure. Originally commissioned by a key Martin dealer in 1965 as a birthday present for his wife. "Duende" was her dog's name, which is why he pulled some strings at Martin to have it inscribed into the heel block.
  • It features the highest grade Brazilian rosewood back & sides - check out the "spider-webbing" in our photos
  • "45" quality, Adirondack spruce top (there's a story behind the top too, just ask us)
  • This guitar is unique in that it is the only 000-21 made in '65. The 000-21 before it was late Oct. 1960, and the one after (and there is only one) was ordered April 15, 1965. This info was provided by Martin Guitars and comes from the 1918-1966 bookings ledger.
  • Slotted headstock with original, cool looking, 3 on a plate tuning machines
  • Abalone "45 style" rosette
  • Tortoiseshell colored body bindings
  • Strap pin in heel and tail
  • Tortoiseshell colored pickguard
  • Along the way this guitar has had a well done neck set and slightly over-sized bridge replacement¬†
  • The serial number is 200,000. ¬†Because of this fact, and the rarity of this guitar - the Martin factory has asked us to provide photos of this guitar for their archives
  • Wider, comfortable 1 7/8" nut width
  • Ebony fretboard with Mother of Pearl dot markers
  • The top, back & sides are crack free!
  • We just repaired a minor headstock crack, most of it under the tuning machines side plate
  • Gosh, it sounds incredible - so solid and pure is the tone!
  • Year Condition Color Case
    1965 Excellent Brazilian Rosewood Hard

    $15,000

    Guitar Gallery
    Robin Weber
    615-672-7733
    Online Only
    12:41 PM
    Available M-F (10-4:00) CST. Please call to schedule your in store visit in advance, so we are sure to be here for you. Or chat with us at 615-672-7733 or email Robin@guitargal.com.

    We accept Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover from USA residents and good ol' cash. Personal checks are accepted under the condition that shipment is delayed until the check clears the bank. TN residents add 9 1/4% sales tax.

    We ship Fedex ground insured, unless otherwise specified by the buyer. On finer instruments, we insist on overnight shipment for safe handling. Buyer pays shipping unless otherwise agreed upon. International shipments are via FedEx.

    Must have prior approval of return. Opened strings are not returnable. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your guitar, simply return it fully insured (with prior authorization) via shipping method we agree upon. When we receive the instrument in the same condition as when we shipped it, you will happily be issued a refund minus all shipping costs.