Martin Concept J, Ltd Edition Guitar

  • Holographic finish! Basically the face of the guitar changes colors depending on the angle from which you view it.
  • Rumor has it that Chris Martin was inspired to use this prismatic finish on a limited number of guitars way back in 1998, when he was at a stock car race.
  • This coating "resembles some of the exotic metal-like color effects found on some insects throughout the world." We believe this color is called CHAMELEON SAPPHIRE
  • The interior of the custom case also has this incredible cool, iridescent trait
  • Maple back & sides
  • Spruce top
  • This guitar is #28 of only 55 guitars built from 1998-2001
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Abalone rosette
  • Ebony fretboard with abalone, custom hexagon fret markers
  • C.F.Martin signature inlay at the 20th fret
  • Interior wood block with SN 654224
  • Active pickup, no onboard controls
  • Gold hardware
  • Gold leaf C.F.Martin script headstock logo
  • Black nut & saddle
  • Ebony bridge with abalone wing inlays
  • Rest assured, the entire guitar has a stellar gloss finish, but at certain angles the photos look pretty rough.  It's the nature of the Holographic paint job.  The guitar is in near mint condition and we shot some pictures, multiple times, to show how the color of the guitar changes.
  • Year Condition Color Case
    1998 Near Mint Prismatic Original Hard


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    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.