He was one of the most important guitar players of all time. To this day the fingerstlye technique that most guitar players use is named after him. When Martin decided to make a limited edition Merle Travis Model we jumped at the chance immediately! Not only is the label signed by his son Thom Bresh but Thom Bresh personally signed the back of the headstock on this guitar!! Here are some specs:

Model: D-28M Merle Travis
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28 - B/W Fiber
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag
Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Fiber
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Black/Maple Fiber
Neck Material: Curly Maple
Neck Shape: Unique Merle Travis shape
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Unique Bigsby Shape
Headplate: Figured Walnut /Bigsby Inlay - M.O.P. /Small Old Style (On Back of Headstock)
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-21/32''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Unique Heart, Club, Diamond & Spade Design
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Satin w/ Polished Headplate
Bridge Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel Vintage Deluxe 6-In-Line Kluson Style
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Medium Phosphor Bronze (MSP4200)
Bridge & End Pins: Bone w/ Tortoise Dots
Pickguard: Black, Unique Travis Shape
Case: 545E
Interior Label: 2 Labels - One Signed By CFM IV, Thom Bresh & Fred Gretsch. One Photo of Merle Numbered In Sequence With Total (100)

Retail Price: $7999.00

Year Condition Color Case
Call Brand New natural Original Hard


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