Just in at Dying Breed Music. 36000 dollars. Photos are coming soon. An extremely rare and high end cannon. Truly a dream guitar for any back porch player, historian, investor, collector, studio ace, or traveling performer. A war time dreadnought complete with Herringbone trim, diamond inlays, ebony fretboard, and what I call the trifecta of tone. Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack top, and scalloped bracing. Only 193 of these were made in 1943. This one has had some parts professionally changed and the neck reset by David Musslewhite several years ago. The tuners are replacement, the bridge is a replica replacement, the pickguard is a replacement made of organic shell. This guitar's finish has been black lighted by two luthiers. Dan Jones at Smokey Mountain Guitars black lit this guitar for us. No refinish is present at all according to Dan. The only thing found is a couple of light areas of overspray around the bridge and near the sound hole. There are a couple of expertly repaired cracks... also treated with extremely light shots of touch up. There is no head stock crack, no heel crack, no pickguard crack, no punctures, no electronics ever installed. These very rarely hit the market and even those guitars in similar condition as this one have recently commanded 60000 dollars plus. It possesses a huge, open, dry, powerful, woody sound. The guitar is in excellent condition and set up with optimum playability. It needs nothing but an owner. If SOUND is everything and you'd like to be the source of admiration and envy from all in your picking circle, buy this guitar. Many people have a sports car but extremely few have a scalloped braced herringbone Martin dreadnought!
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We ship worldwide, 24 countries and counting. Shipping will be added to the final sale price. 150 dollars for overnight shipping, 100 dollars for two day shipping. Other arrangements can be made at your request; i.e. UPS. All shipments are professionally packed and fully insured through Heritage Insurance. Shipping is paid for by the buyer every time.
Buyer pays shipping both ways in the event of a return. Your purchase price will be refunded minus cost of shipping when we receive the guitar back. 24 hour approval period in U.S. No returns overseas.