Martin

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  1. Vintage 1951 Martin 000-18
    $2,800.00

    1951, what a great year! Unemployment was 3.3%, average family income was $3700 a year, turn signals were introduced on automobiles (although people continued using hand signals), I was born, and Martin made this fine guitar. We have a Martin 000-18 made in 1951. This is a great sounding and playing guitar. Cosmetically, it's a little rough. It has several cracks that were repaired by Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, TN. There is a repaired hole in the lower bout where in input jack previously was. It has had a neck set, new saddle, and new nut. The neck angle is now fine. It has been refretted: an excellent, professional job. The pickguard has been replaced. There are lots of scratches, nicks and dings. This guitar has been well played and has a cool vintage patina. It sounds great, like an old Martin should. Can you believe this thing is almost 68 years old? Comes with original hard case.

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  2. USED 2015 Martin 00-28VS Lefty
    $2,500.00

    "A fingerpicker's dream." You know, that's sort of misleading. I have no idea what fingerpickers dream about. Maybe they don't dream about guitars at all, who knows? Well, if I was left handed and owned this guitar, it would be a dream come true. We are offering a lefty 2015 Martin 00-28VS. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, scalloped bracing, V neck, slot head, ebony fingerboard, 12 fret, 24.9" scale, 1 7/8" at the nut. It's super clean. The only blemishes worth mentioning is a little bit of button wear on the back and a small ding on the top near the edge of the lower bout on the treble side. The neck is straight and true. Action is nice and comfortable. It plays great, and sounds wonderful. Buzzy, our resident fingerpicker here at the shop, was playing some beautiful music on the this guitar and gives it two thumbs up. It's a great one. You'll love it. Comes with original hard case.

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  3. USED 1950's Martin Style 1 T1 Tenor Ukulele
    $1,250.00

    It's hard not to love Hawaiian music. Sol Hoopi was the absolute king of the lap steel, and played a pretty mean uke as well. The ukulele is such a vital component of great Hawaiian music. They were serious instruments for serious players. Here we have a 1950's Martin T1 Tenor Ukulele. No serial number. It is all mahogany with tortoise-celluloid binding. 1:1 friction pegs. C.F. Martin logo on the headstock. The neck measures 1-5/16" at the nut and has a 17" scale. In excellent condition, showing only minor cosmetic wear. It sounds great, as only a vintage Martin uke can. It is very collectible, and very cool. The Brazilian fingerboard and bridge are highly figured. No repairs and no issues. It is all original and ready to go. It comes with the original soft case, with an original Martin string price list, and some original Martin strings.

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  4. hold - Vintage 1967 Martin D-18 Rare Special Order
    $2,500.00

    Who has not seen the Andy Griffith show? If you raised your hand, go watch them all right now, then we'll talk. You back? Excellent. Remember Andy playing a Martin D-18 without a pickguard? Well, here's the story on that: Andy was doing the great movie, "A Face In The Crowd", and they needed a fancy guitar for the movie, so the prop man bought a new D-18 (this was the 50's), painted it black, put rhinestones all over it, and had "Lonesome Rhodes" painted on the front.  After filming, Andy stole the guitar...well, he borrowed it. He took it home, took all the finish off, and re-finished it in natural. He later took the guitar to New York, where John D'Angelico refinished it professionally for him. Andy liked the way it looked without the pickguard, so he kept it that way.  Pretty cool, right? The guitar we have is quite reminiscent of Andy's guitar.  We have a 1967 Martin D-18 that was special ordered without a pickguard. It came from the factory like that. A rare special order. Perhaps the original owner was an Andy fan. It's in very good condition, showing some playing wear. There is a small area on the upper bout where it looks like the guitar was bumped. The neckset is marginal; it's playable as-is, but would benefit greatly from a neckset. The frets are playable, but again, it would benefit from a refret. It is really a great sounding guitar. It has the vintage Martin D-18 tone...one of the most universally applicable and infinitely versatile tones. It is one of the coolest 60's Martin D 18 models I've seen in a long time. Comes with non original hard case.

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  5. SOLD - USED Martin D-18 Vintage Pre-War 1939
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    This vintage Pre-War 1939 Martin D-18 acoustic guitar not only has more mojo than any guitar we have in the shop right now, it's also one of the best sounding. Serial number #73062. Owned by a single family since 1940, when it was bought by our customer's father at a pawn shop on historic Beale Street here in Memphis, TN. Still has its original hard-case. It was his daily player until he passed away, and has sat in a closet for the last couple of years. It has aged and opened up with a sound that only a guitar that's been played for 78 years could. Learn More
  6. SOLD - USED Vintage 1940 Martin 000-18 #569
    $13,900.00
    Vintage, pre-war Martin 000-18. Serial number #74569. Made in 1939. 14 fret. Scalloped bracing. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Tortoiseshell pickguard and body binding. Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay. Learn More

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