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*HOLD* 1944 Martin 000-21

*HOLD* 1944 Martin 000-21

Regular price $24,950.00
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A well-aged 1944 Martin 000-21 featuring a solid Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back/sides. Sounds absolutely fantastic producing a rich, woody tone with tight low-end and crystal-clear projection! Lightweight and a great player with a replaced saddle, a well-done refret, and a pro neck reset for updated and comfortable action. Good overall condition with heavier cosmetic wear throughout and a professional crack repair on the back. An incredible example of a vintage 000-21! Includes hardshell case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

 

"While Martin's '21' certainly isn't their flagship series, it is their longest-running rosewood style of all time. Continuously available since the time of the American Civil War, it has been described in recent years as either a poor man's 28 or as a rosewood 18. Some historians have advanced the theory that the model existed through the 30s and 40s to make use of Brazilian rosewood that didn't quite meet Fred Martin's fussy standards for use on higher-end rosewood models, although the wood of this particular example would look right at home on a 000-45.

Until last year, this 000-21 had been a single-family instrument living near Portland, OR. The original owner was a logger in the lower Cascades after the war, and by all accounts was a prolific after-hours entertainer for his friends and colleagues. After over a decade of heavy honest use, the guitar was passed down and promptly stored in the closet where it remained until the summer of 2022. A neck set, refret, and some minor crack repair were all that was needed to get this exceptional Brazilian 000 up and running, and it is now undoubtedly one of the finest sounding acoustic guitars in our inventory."

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