Serial #99524

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Model: 000-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This mid-November 1945 guitar has A Sitka Spruce top, which Martin started using in November of that year. It is an astounding sounding example of this just postwar configuration. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Tight grain Sitka Spruce top, Replacement Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay, 1 11/16" nut width, Ivory nut, Ebony fingerbaord with pearl dots, Ivoroid binding and heelcap, Herringobne top purfling, Replacement pickguard, Replacement ebony bridge with long saddle, Replacement redeye bridge pins and endpin, Zipper backstrip, Strap button added to treble side of neck heel. Top has been oversprayed.
   Back, sides, and neck have been refinished. Top has 5 repaired cracks toward the tail. Bass side has 4 repaired cracks. Treble side has 2 repaired cracks. Butt area has finish disruptions from repair. Back has 4 repaired cracks at the tail and 1 small repaired crack in the widest part of the bass-side upper bout. The headstock has had Grover Rotomatic holes plugged and redrilled for the Waverly tuners. The neck was recently reset. Most recently, the fingerboard was refretted to perfection by the great Alan Perlman. This guitar is magical to play. The notes are very toneful, rich and ringing. It has a very even response from nut to the top of the fingerboard. An exceptionally good sounding and playing old Martin. With recent hardshell case."
   Asking Price:: $13,750

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