THIS GUITAR IS FROM THE INVENTORY OF THE NOW CLOSED VINTAGE FRET SHOP (ASHLAND, NH), A MARTIN DEALER SINCE THE 1970S. KOVACIK GUITARS HAS BEEN GRANTED AUTHORIZATION FROM CF MARTIN & CO. TO SELL THE INVENTORY OF NEW AND OLD STOCK MARTINS FROM THE VINTAGE FRET SHOP. THESE ITEMS ARE SOLD AS NEW WITH WARRANTY FROM CF MARTIN & CO. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT KOVACIK GUITARS WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
This New-old-stock Custom Shop beauty features an Adirondack spruce top over gorgeous solid Cocobolo back and sides and ambertone sunburst top. Additional features include a solid peg head (rather than the slotted peg head that is generally associated with Martin's 12 fret models), gold Grover tuners, ivoroid binding with black/white purflings against the sides (style 28 purflings against the top) and 20s/30s style multi-colored 'rope' type wood purfling as the center ring of the rosette. The headstock veneer is Cocobolo and the back of the headstock is impressed with the "CF Martin & Co" stamp as was done prior to 1935. The pick guard is tortoise pattern, beveled and polished. The top bracing is scalloped, 5/16" gauge. The finish is a semi-gloss/satin lacquer on the back, sides and neck with full gloss on the top. The nut width is 1 3/4" and pin spacing is 2 3/16". Perfect set up with plenty of saddle to allow for adjustability if desired. There are two very minor marks in the finish from handling of the guitar in the shop, one on the neck (about 1/16") and one on the top (about 1 1/2"), both are so minor that I can't photograph them well enough to get them to show up on pics for the listing. Comes with 5-ply hardshell case. Sound file is posted with this listing. Ships to US destinations only, no international shipping offered. NY state buyers add 8% sales tax. Thanks for your interest and see my other listings for more new Martin and other guitars. Kovacik Guitars & Fretted Instrument Repair is a Martin authorized Warranty Service provider who has been granted authority by CF Martin & Co to liquidate the new-old-stock Martin guitar inventory from the now-closed Vintage Fret Shop, formerly of Ashland, NH. The guitars from the VFS inventory are sold through Kovacik Guitars by authorization from the factory and are sold as new and with warranty. If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact me before you buy. Check my other listings for more new Martin guitars from this consignment, nearly 30 total will be posted once I have photographed all of them. VFS #15366 $6299
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