Martin’s Style 30 was built in very small numbers from the mid 1800’s until the late 1910’s, and received it’s model designation thanks to its $30 price tag back in 1850’s.* Martin’s 000-30 Authentic 1919 recreates the tastefully adorned style 30 in a 000-size instrument with a 25.4” scale and modern T frets.
A delightfully lightly built guitar with ¼” scalloped braces, small maple bridge plate, pyramid bridge, VTS Red spruce top and Madagascar rosewood back and sides, the 000-30 Authentic 1919 is a highly responsive, resonant, and complex 12 fret fingerstyle guitar. It has a wonderful blend of sweet overtones, and focused fundamental, warm and well developed basses, and trebles that are nicely rounded and full. With a tonal pallet that’s this full, the only thing the 000-30 leaves a player wanting for is more time to enjoy it.
Style 30 trimmings include grained ivoroid bindings with fine rosewood and maple purflings, multi-colored top border and back strip; pearl, celluloid, rosewood and maple rosette; and pearl snowflakes and diamonds in the fingerboard. It’s both simple and beautiful, with a touch of tasteful luxury.
Like all Authentics, the 000-30 is constructed with a hand-fit dovetail neck joint, hot hide glue, and a vintage gloss finish. The nut and glued-in saddle are bone, and the neck is built without a truss rod. The neck is carved into a softened V shape with a low to medium depth and features a nut width of 1-7/8”. The bridge pin spacing is 2-3/8”.
With deluxe Authentic hardshell case and vintage-style tags.
Shipping into the USA?
Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no import fees, taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping – all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!
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