In the midst of the worst of the 2020-2021 Covid pandemic, Martin Guitars came across a small supply of highly figured East Indian rosewood which they opted to refer to as "Wild Grain" East Indian rosewood. This limited supply was used for a variety of Martin Custom Shop guitars that were built during this period. Offered here is a superb 000-28 style instrument from that limited run of instruments.

This is a 28-style, 14-fret, 000/OM-sized instrument with a 24.9" string scale. It has a Carpathian spruce top with 5/16" scalloped sitka 'X' bracing, herringbone purfling, antique white boltaron binding and a gloss finish with just a touch of aging toner.

The fabulous set used for the back and sides was made of highly figured 'Wild Grain' East Indian rosewood that could easily pass for Madagascar or even Brazilian rosewood. The back has HD zig zag purfling and a boltaron end piece.

The satin-finished, quarter-sawn mahogany neck has been given Martin's 'Modified Low Oval' neck shape for easy playability. It has a black ebony fretboard with a 16" radius, a 1-3/4" bone nut and abalone and squares inlays.

It has a solid square headstock with volute, a 'Wild Grain" EIR overlay and old style gold decal. The tuners are nickel Grovers with 18:1 ratios and vintage style buttons.

The modern ebony belly bridge offers a drop-in compensated bone saddle with 2-1/4" string spacing.

This is a super-easy playing instrument with it's sleek MLO neck shape, short scale length and a great setup with Elixir phosphor bronze light gauge strings and 9th fret string heights of 6/64" on the low E side and 4/64" on the high E side. The tone is full, balanced and clear. You can play it fingerstyle or flat pick it and it is very responsive to either. Listen to the provided sound sample and I hope you will agree that this guitar has that great warm, clear voice that Martin guitars have long been known for. The lovely figured rosewood back and sides are simply icing on the Martin cake!

Built in 2021 this guitar could likely pass for new and shows no flaws of any significance. The frets show no observable wear. It comes in it's original Geib-style case, also in near mint condition, along with detailed spec sheet, uninstalled end pin and the unsigned warranty card.

Martin's supply of this lovely 'Wild Grain' rosewood is gone now, but this guitar would have cost you approximately $4,800 if purchased new back in 2021. Get this superb 2021 example for a substantial discount versus new. A marvelous and "like new" Martin 000/OM short scale guitar at a great price. Make it yours today!

Capital Guitars

Capital Guitars

Martin Custom
Near Mint
Original Hard
14 Years
Capital Guitars
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