=======================Serial #8121=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1898
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "I have a letter from Mike Longworth, dated March 5,1974, about this guitar. He said their earliest recorded serial number was 8116 and, therefore, this guitar had the sixth lowest serial number in Martin's records."

=======================Serial #8133=======================

Model: 4-20
Built: 1898
Entry Date: 05-22-1998
Source: Mugwumps Classifieds
Contributor: elephantan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Exc. cond. serial# 8133. Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides. Wood binding around top, including fretboard extension. Original leather case."
   Asking Price::$3,500

=======================Serial #8286=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1898
Entry Date: 03-18-2005
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "This particular guitar at the very least has been over-sprayed, possibly refinished, and, when it came in, had at least 7 back cracks, a long open top crack, at least one other repaired top crack on treble edge, with side cracks on the side. It shows much wear and also tear"
   Was being prepared for refrent and neck reset
   Asking Price::$8,224

=======================Serial #8340=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1898
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$4,000

=======================Serial #8345=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1898
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-28
Built: 1898
Entry Date: 04-23-1999
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG+" condition
   Area around bridge somewhat scarred
   Solid headstock with friction pegs
   Four of the friction pegs are original ivory
   Two of the friction pegs are ebony
   Dot markers added to the side of the neck at frets 7, 9 & 10
   Four serial numbers from the end of 1898
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$3,500

=======================Serial #8358=======================

Model: 1-21
Built: 1899
Entry Date: 06-24-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "stamped on back of peghead with just MARTIN also has shaded top, long before sunbursts, this was an option that allowed the buyer to choose a more pumpkin colored top, mentioned in Johnston's book"

=======================Serial #8636=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1899
Entry Date: 02-16-2009
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "I Inherited this relic from my mother in law. It had been handed down from her uncle Walt ( original purchaser ) as the story goes. Inside the sound hole are the initials H L K and a date of Jan 23, 99. This confirms with my correspondence with Paula Primrose at Martin on the model and year. Not sure who H.L.K is and would love to find out. Needs some minor crack repair, strings and a set of ivory pegs, neck appears to be true so no need of a neck set. 1 of 367 made that year. I'm not sure how many of those were O18's. I'm guessing, not many. Can't wait to play it!"

=======================Serial #8712=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1899
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #8718=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #8819=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 2002
Source: Frets.com Museum
Contributor:
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Serial number also stamped on top of peghead
   Image
   Reported as in near perfect shape. Hardly played at all

=======================Serial #8832=======================

Model: 1-27
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #8851=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 06-25-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris(Metropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #160131741199
   "It has had some repairs done to it as you can see in the pictures. There was a couple splits in the wood on the body that have now been glued. (Photos have been provided)."
   Listing says 0-28, but looks like an 0-21
   Listing has serial number as 8861, but blurry picture of neck block looks like 8851

=======================Serial #8899=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 09-16-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #320159075797
   BIN (Buy It Now) Price:: $15,000
   Very nice looking, though a bit shiny.

=======================Serial #8912=======================

Model: 1-27
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   In New Zealand, replaced top, thinks it's worth $3500
   ($1500)

=======================Serial #8988=======================

Model: 1-28
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 09-03-2007
Source: UK ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Totally original, 1900, Martin 1-28. A rare gem of a guitar for serious collectors and real musicians who will appreciate the beautiful sweet sound of this instrument"

=======================Serial #9064=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 03-02-2000
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG+" condition
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Numerous repaired top cracks with two spliced
   Several repaired cracks on the back and sides
   Asking Price::$7,250

Model: 00-42
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 10-01-2000
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-42
Built: 1900
Entry Date: 08-21-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,950

=======================Serial #9215=======================

Model: 1-42
Built: 1901
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: Umanov Guitars
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Solid peghead, replacement ivory bridge Umanov Guitars
   Asking Price:: $25,000

=======================Serial #9284=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1901
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Missing portion of top purfling, side cracks
   Price: $4,500 Opening Bid

=======================Serial #9314=======================

Model: 1-21
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   Has some repaired top cracks
   Repaired eight inch long side crack that follows the bottom of the guitar
   Repaired top binding/purfling near side crack
   Oversized replacement bridge with compensated bone saddle

=======================Serial #9351=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 08-01-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Worn fingerboard flea market special 8/1/08
   $450

=======================Serial #9372=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 1902
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 95, the 1994 edition
   Specially inlaid in what would become the 45 style
   Vine inlay on fingerboard
   Headstock inlayed as well, possibly with a vine
   Shown on the back cover of the 1994 edition of Longwoth. Also on page 95
   Pickguard in the style of bowlback mandolins of the time. IE, between bridge and soundhole

=======================Serial #9392=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: felix
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Pro restoration
   10 string
   Featured in two publications
   One of only two made

=======================Serial #9410=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 1902
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 95, the 1994 edition
   Essentially a style 45 prototype

=======================Serial #9429=======================

Model: 000-21Harp
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Harp Guitar. Eighteen strings total
   Placard notes Martin paid little attention to the harp guitar market

=======================Serial #9460=======================

Model: 1-34
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 06-30-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Ivory bridge, friction peg tuners"
   "Standard abalone rosette, restored"
   "French polish finish"

=======================Serial #9480=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 10-04-2007
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1902, Model 00-42, stamped CF MARTIN & CO, NAZARETH PA on the center strip and CF MARTIN & CO, NAZARETH PA, 9480 at the upper block, length of back 19 7/16 in., width of lower bout 14 3/16 in., with later case"
   "Sold with letter of Appraisal, Gruhn Guitars, Nashville, October 30, 2003"

=======================Serial #9488=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 1902
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 95, the 1994 edition
   Essentially a style 45 prototype

=======================Serial #9489=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1902
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   "Martin Estate" noted at bottom of placard

=======================Serial #9661=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1903
Entry Date: 12-01-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 12/02
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$18,995

=======================Serial #9781=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1903
Entry Date: 03-11-2008
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $6,500
   "Friction tuners, exceptional condition with slight over-spray, original coffin case"
   Case looks to be in very nice condition

Model: 0-28
Built: 1903
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Slight overspray, friction pegs

=======================Serial #9818=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 07-05-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Andrew Wright(harmonish34 on UMGF)
Comments:
   "Friend's father had taken it in trade for a debt. I sold it to a collector from Japan in 2005"

=======================Serial #9910=======================

Model: 0-45
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 1904
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 95, the 1994 edition
   First style 45

=======================Serial #9934=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 05-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$10,000

Model: 000-21
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 08-11-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "On the bass edge of the top there is an excellently repaired 2 inch area of wood, which was, perhaps, injured by a blow"
   Original bridge plate capped with additional small rosewood plate
   "Interestingly, on the tip end of the squared, slotted headstock, the professionally stamped initials .R. L.. appear and between these initials, in much smaller imprint, .H. Spahr, J.C.. is stamped. We believe that the J.C. probably stands for Jersey City and J. Spahr was probably a Martin dealer in 1904. R.L. might have been the first owner."
   Neck appears to be birch. (And original)
   Asking Price::$10,301

=======================Serial #9960=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 1904
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 95, the 1994 edition
   Early/possibly second style 45
   First 00 style 45

=======================Serial #9963=======================

Model: 1-45
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 12-21-1997
Source: Mugwumps Classifieds
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Ad doesn't mention serial number, but it can be inferred from the fact that long time Martin historian Mike Longworth had the guitar on consignment at Elderly around the same time.
   "One (and the first) of only six ever made. One of the rarest items available anywhere. Gut strings, 1905, with ivory bridge and early flowerpot inlay on head. Ivory binding. Early case, probably original?"

Model: 1-45
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 12-02-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   The first of six total that were made
   From the collection of Mike Longworth
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Asking Price::$32,000

Model: 1-45
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 10-12-1999
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price::$25,000

Model: 1-45
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 10-01-2000
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: 12000

Model: 1-45
Built: 1904
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Restored for Mike Longworth.

=======================Serial #10012=======================

Model: 1-21
Built: 1905
Entry Date: 06-08-2003
Source: mugwumps classifieds
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "As far as I know it is all original, except for a replacement bridge plate by the Elderly Instruments shop ca. 1995"
   Clear pickguard on treble side

=======================Serial #10017=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1905
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #10082=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1905
Entry Date: 10-03-2008
Source: craigslist
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Frank Henry Martin personally signed this 0-21, in cursive, under the top:"
   "# 10082"
   "Oct. 17th, 1905"
   "F.H.M.. "
   Asking Price:: $4,500

=======================Serial #10163=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1906
Entry Date: 04-12-2007
Source: Dream Guitars
Contributor: Jerry(000 ToneFreak on UMGF)
Comments:
   Fifth 000-28 made
   Worked on by John Greven
   Comes with letter from John Greven detailing condition of the guitar and the work he did on it.
   Replacement ivory nut
   Claims to have been braced for steel strings. Would have had to be a custom,or modified at some point as Martin was a good fifteen to eighteen years from building steel string 28's on a routine basis
   Claims steel strings have been on guitar for decades
   No visible signs of top damage
   Bridge replaced by Martin in the 1930's
   Replacement is a belly bridge
   Long (25.4 inch) scale. Most 000's have been short (24.9 inch) scale.
   First long scale 000-28
   Only 000-28 made in 1910
   Non original pick guard
   Includes new Calton flight case
   Asking Price::$34,995

Model: 000-28
Built: 1906
Entry Date: 05-30-2007
Source: dreamguitars.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Reported as the fourth 000-28 made

=======================Serial #10201=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1906
Entry Date: 1906
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 95, the 1994 edition
   First 000 style 45

=======================Serial #10311=======================

Model: 1-30
Built: 1906
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Back patch
   Price: $3,000 Buy It Now

=======================Serial #10337=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1907
Entry Date: 09-04-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Roger Kern
Comments:
   "1907 Martin 0-17 (serial # 10337) is in restorable condition. The top is attached to the sides and is crack free. The back is crack free also but is separating from the sides in a few places. There are two cracks in the sides, one about 1 inch long and the other a few inches long. There is a small narrow chip of the side (about 1/8th x 3/4") where it meets the back. The bridge is separating from the top. I took it to a local expert guitar repair shop where a couple repair guys assessed it. One repairman, who did speak with some authority, decided that the bridge may not be original. He also figured the fret board may not be original. He thought the scale didn't quite measure to the correct dimentions and said that if restrung in the present configuration, the intonation would not be correct. Not being an expert, I couldn't really argue with him. I know enough to know that it needs a neck reset, frets (it's missing most and the others are loose) structural work and a big time clean up. One of the repairmen was interested in buying it. I dicided to put it up for grabs on ebay instead. My research (books and internet) revealed that the 1906-1917 Martin 0-17's had mahogany bodies and a spruce tops and that only 420 of this specific model were made. Thereafter the 17's models were all mahogany. There is pencil inscription on the underside of the top. Hand penciled is the 10337 serial number which matches the number on the neck block. Also in pencil is the date: 1-09-07. The 10337 is an early 1907 number (Martin only made 398 guitars in 1907 according to the 'Martin Book') . My main reason for having the guitar guys looking at it was to estimate how much it would cost to fully restore it (at least $1500 to do all the needed work and install correct fret board). It is too much for me although the thought of having a 100 year old PLAYABLE Martin around is appealling. So I offer it up for those who are skilled enough to do the work or collectors who desire this somewhat rar

=======================Serial #10440=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1907
Entry Date: 04-20-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "1 of 12 crafted that year"
   "Rosewood sides & back"
   "Cedar neck & top"
   "Ivory bound body & fingerboard"
   "German silver machined heads"
   "Pearl buttons"
   "19 frets total"
   "5 frets inlayed-5,7,9,12,15"
   "Ivory bridge"

=======================Serial #10603=======================

Model: 0-30
Built: 1907
Entry Date: 11-16-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Many badly repaired long top cracks, messed up top from al contact: removed, large old bridge EBAY 11/16/08
   $2,627

=======================Serial #10706=======================

Model: 00-45harp
Built: 1907
Entry Date: 1907
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 95, the 1994 edition
   Harp guitar in style 45 size 00

=======================Serial #10847=======================

Model: 3-17
Built: 1908
Entry Date: 1908
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 73, the 1994 edition
   The only 3-17 made with a serial number

=======================Serial #10872=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1908
Entry Date: 07-29-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: rogermexico1(UMGF)
Comments:
   Signed under top by FHM
   Along with the singature is the date Oct 17th 1905
   Looks to be in nice shape, though finish seems a bit shiny

=======================Serial #11002=======================

Model: 2&1/2-28
Built: 1909
Entry Date: 1997
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 2&1/2-26
Built: 1909
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,500

=======================Serial #11030=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1910
Entry Date: 08-21-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Excellent Condition"
   Asking Price:: $6,800

=======================Serial #11063=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1910
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: dreamguitars.com
Contributor: chetday(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This guitar comes with a letter from master luthier John Greven detailing it's originality and discussing the work he performed on the guitar."
   "This was the fourth 000-28 ever built and has the original body and neck with scarfe jointed headstock and original bar frets, ivory end pin wedge, ivory saddle, ivory bindings, heel cap, etc. The nut has been replaced with ivory. The back of the headstock shows where the original ivory strap button was located. It is braced for steel strings and has been strung with them for decades with no problems in the top or neck. It is currently strung with extra lights and sounds amazing. John says he believes it went back to Martin in the 1930's to be refinished and have a new bridge put on. The belly bridge helps it to hold steel strings perfectly. The original friction pegs have been replaced with Waverly open back tuners. John removed most of the oversprayed laquer through careful buffing and French polished over the original French polish. He also repaired any cracks that were in the back and sides. The top is original and X braced with shallow scalloping. The top has no cracks or other issues. This is a superb piece of Adirondack that has aged to perfection and has handled steel strings for at least the last few decades with no signs of trouble. The pickguard is new, but made in the original style of the guitar by John Greven. We've included a brand new Calton Flight Case to protect this rare instrument."
   Asking Price: $39,995

=======================Serial #11107=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1910
Entry Date: 11-08-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #320179970835
   "Neck had been refinish, but it original, nylon strings, bridge needs to be reglue, little seperation"
   "Back has dent, about 2x2 and hairline on the top of the body"
   "Case not original"
   Actually at a guess, I'd say the neck finish is more likely to be original than the body.

=======================Serial #11216=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1911
Entry Date: 07-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Replacement bridge and replacement heel

=======================Serial #11252=======================

Model: 2&1/2-30
Built: 1911
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   One of only five made
   Replaced bridge
   Signed FHM inside top
   Asking Price: $5,500

=======================Serial #11467=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1912
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Two repaired top cracks
   Three repaired back cracs
   Replacement bridge
   Bridge plate capped as original cracked
   On consignment
   No longer available
   Asking Price::$1,750

=======================Serial #11521=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1912
Entry Date: 10-02-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Jerry(000_ToneFreak on UMGF)
Comments:
   "This guitar has all of it's original interior structures present, intact and secure (including bridge plate). The finish is entirely original. The neck is straight (not twisted, warped or bowed at all) and the frets are in very good shape, as is the fretboard. The neck shows very little wear to the finish or the fretboard. The top is quite flat with very little distortion or rotation. The inside of the top of the guitar bears a date and initial marking of Frank Henry Martin, who was the CEO of CF Martin & Co. from about 1888 to 1945. the pencil-written inscription, typical of guitars of this period, reads "11521 9/7/12 FHM", indicating the serial number, date and CEO's initials"

=======================Serial #11577=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1913
Entry Date: 06-24-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "The 10th 000-28 made, has original leather case"

=======================Serial #11582=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1913
Entry Date: 12-18-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Ivory bridge, 1 of 5 made, orig finish, no cracks, ivory bridge, ivory friction pegs, myfavorite guitars, 12/18/08
   ($19,999)

=======================Serial #11650=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1913
Entry Date: 0000
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: Marshall(UMGF)
Comments:
   Replacement belly bridge
   New bridge plate
   Two bass side top cracks
   Neck reset
   Oversprayed
   Pickguard added
   Original case
   Asking Price::$29,995.

Model: 00-45
Built: 1913
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: Mac Carter

=======================Serial #11682=======================

Model: 00-42-044Olcott-Bickford Soloist
Built: 1913
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Japanese Guitar Book
Contributor: UMGF
Comments:
   "SOLOIST" on back of peghead
   Slothead
   Tuners have white buttons

=======================Serial #11742=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1913
Entry Date: 01-05-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $6,500
   "Origianl HSC"
   "Abalone-bound top"
   "Very Good Condition"

=======================Serial #11760=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1913
Entry Date: 11-06-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Museum quality, ivory friction pegs, orig saddle & bridge, 1" top crack repaired, FBX crack cleated, astonishingly clean 11/6/08-11/29/08 Folkway Music
   $9,999

=======================Serial #11762=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1913
Entry Date: 10-05-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: wescattle(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Picked up a 1912 Martin 0-18 awhile back. It has one crack on that has been repaired on the back of the guitar. Everything else is in great condition (it will need a neck reset sooner or later)"

=======================Serial #11945=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1914
Entry Date: 08-12-2007
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Lyre shaped headstock

=======================Serial #11984=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1914
Entry Date: 04-01-2000
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/00
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$15,000

=======================Serial #11994=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1914
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Large picture of front of guitar on Pages 24 & 25

=======================Serial #12015=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1914
Entry Date: 04-02-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Eagle53(UMGF)
Comments:
   "solid headstock"

=======================Serial #12061=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1915
Entry Date: 03-17-2008
Source: Dream Guitars
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Condition: Very Good, converted to steel string some years ago with new bridge plate and pyramid bridge, tuners are older Martin replacements, several repaired cracks on sides, back and edges of top all well repaired. Has bar frets in great condition. Very stable. Playability is great"
   "Comments: "I love the sound of really old guitars. They are so open and alive. This one is no exception. It sounds like it is twice the size that it is. " - Al Petteway"
   "The 0-18 was made in Brazilian Rosewood until 1917. This guitar has a very nice set of Brazilian Rosewood and a superb Adirondack top with the strength to hold up to extra light steel strings or silk & steels. I love the voice of this guitar, it just about jumps out of your lap with energy and sounds like a piano. Great separation and clarity and power beyond it's size. All the work performed has been done expertly and overall this is a pretty clean guitar for almost 100 years old. This is one you and your family can enjoy for another 100 years and it should do nothing but increase in value the whole time. A sweetheart guitar. - Paul Heumiller"
   Bridge may be oversized.
   Asking Price:: $4,795

=======================Serial #12094=======================

Model: 0-30
Built: 1915
Entry Date: 12-22-1997
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG" condition
   Slightly oversize non original pyramid bridge
   Listed as on consignment
   Asking Price::$4,250

=======================Serial #12112=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1915
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #12217=======================

Model: 0-30
Built: 1916
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #12381=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1916
Entry Date: 03-02-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #270216470595
   Looks like there might have been some finish touchup
   various cracks and typical pick wear on treble lower bout

Model: 0-28
Built: 1916
Entry Date: 03-09-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,656
   Has some cracks, some repaired some not, neck reset-refret, bridge repaired, bone saddle, penciled/initials under top

Model: 0-28
Built: 1916
Entry Date: 03-09-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Has some cracks, some repaired some not, neck reset-refret, bridge repaired, bone saddle, penciled/initals under top, 3/9/08 Ebay
   $2,656

Model: 1-28
Built: 1916
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: Vintage Instruments
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Replacement bridge, minor side cracks
   Price: $8,850

=======================Serial #12385=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1916
Entry Date: 05-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Private collection
   Current owners have had about twenty years

=======================Serial #12728=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 06-30-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "1 of 16 that year"
   "Body original, neck repaired with"
   "French polish finish, fancy Waverly tuners"
   "No cracks, playing wear, evidence of old"
   "Pickguard, good replacement ebony"
   "Pyramid bridge"

=======================Serial #12736=======================

Model: 0-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 05-20-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Image
   Image
   "Exc" condition
   One minor repaired top crack
   Solid headstock, likely replacement
   Martin ivory friction tuners
   Work likely not done by Martin
   Asking Price::$4,000

Model: 0-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 2000
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: 4000

Model: 0-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 08-21-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Asking Price::$2,950

=======================Serial #12906=======================

Model: 1-28
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Minor repaired cracks on top and back
   Asking Price::$3,350

=======================Serial #12920=======================

Model: 0-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 01-01-1917
Source: email
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Identified via query to Martin by Chris(Metropro) in regards to an EBay auction with a partial serial number that matched one of these. Auction stated guitar was an 0-17. This guitar has not been located
   Auction was from January 2008

=======================Serial #12921=======================

Model: 0-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 01-01-1917
Source: email
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Identified via query to Martin by Chris(Metropro) in regards to an EBay auction with a partial serial number that matched one of these. Auction stated guitar was an 0-17. This guitar has not been located
   Auction was from January 2008

=======================Serial #12922=======================

Model: 0-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 01-01-1917
Source: email
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Identified via query to Martin by Chris(Metropro) in regards to an EBay auction with a partial serial number that matched one of these. Auction stated guitar was an 0-17. This guitar has not been located
   Auction was from January 2008

=======================Serial #12923=======================

Model: 0-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 01-01-1917
Source: email
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Identified via query to Martin by Chris(Metropro) in regards to an EBay auction with a partial serial number that matched one of these. Auction stated guitar was an 0-17. This guitar has not been located
   Auction was from January 2008

=======================Serial #12924=======================

Model: 00-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 01-01-1917
Source: email
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Identified via query to Martin by Chris(Metropro) in regards to an EBay auction with a partial serial number that matched one of these. Auction stated guitar was an 0-17. This guitar has not been located
   Auction was from January 2008

=======================Serial #12925=======================

Model: 00-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 01-01-1917
Source: email
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Identified via query to Martin by Chris(Metropro) in regards to an EBay auction with a partial serial number that matched one of these. Auction stated guitar was an 0-17. This guitar has not been located
   Auction was from January 2008

=======================Serial #12926=======================

Model: 00-30
Built: 1917
Entry Date: 01-01-1917
Source: email
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Identified via query to Martin by Chris(Metropro) in regards to an EBay auction with a partial serial number that matched one of these. Auction stated guitar was an 0-17. This guitar has not been located
   Auction was from January 2008

=======================Serial #13296=======================

Model: 1-18
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 06-20-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: Metropro(umgf)
Comments:
   Item #300123793039
   Listed as 000, almmost certainly an 00 or 0
   "Only flaws are as follows, 3 inch hairline crack back bottom, 2 inch back top, 2-2 inch front bottom left! these cracks are not even noticeable unless you use a light! The only flaw on the guitar is where some one tried to repair the bridge with wood glue"
   Martin brand on neck block along with serial number

=======================Serial #13320=======================

Model: 1-18K
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 01-01-1918
Source: Martin
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Placeholder for interpolation. Status of guitar unknown

=======================Serial #13322=======================

Model: 1-18K
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 08-27-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "The guitar is in near mint condition with the exception of the following issues as you can see in a couple of the photos on the left side where i am pointing is a small crack as well as on the right side but these are completley solid but are visable. On the body of of the guitar there is a small scratch on the back of the guitar which is not very visable unless you look real close. There is a letter in the photos from martin company dated 1975 as to the year the guitar was maufactured. It is made of of hawaian koa wood"
   Note, top is spruce

=======================Serial #13327=======================

Model: 1-18K
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 01-01-1918
Source: Martin
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Placeholder for interpolation. Status of guitar unknown

=======================Serial #13393=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor: Uke Richard

Model: 0-18
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   One owner from 1918 to 2003
   Bought in Fergus, about 15 minutes north of Suffolk Street West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 2J7
   Neck Reset

=======================Serial #13412=======================

Model: 1-18Ditson
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 04-05-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: Elephantfan85
Comments:
   Ditson branded on neckblock and back of peghead
   Heavily repaired around end block
   Shows some signs of damage under bridge, possibly from a past bridge removal
   Non original bridge pins
   Very nice sounding guitar with nylon strings
   Bought on EBay in late 2005, early 2006
   Extensive repairs by Steve Kovacic in 2006

=======================Serial #13414=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 12-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 12/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,475

=======================Serial #13417=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 07-24-2009
Source: EMail
Contributor: Bill Jacobs(cadman43 on UMGF)
Comments:
   Highland, Indiana
   "In 1977 I bought a 1918 00-18. I kept it for about 3 years, and paid $400. It had it's bridge replaced - there was a lighter, sanded area on the top around the bridge, and it was probably a total refin, with a satin finish."
   "Owned from 1977 - 1980 (Sold to a player in Downers Grove, Illinois)"

=======================Serial #13421=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1918
Entry Date: 02-24-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,938
   Bridge is pulled up, 2 cracks from bridge to butt, 4 long back cracks, back has pulled away from the sides, side cracks, frets coming up

=======================Serial #13589=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 07-30-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $3,900
   "Hard Shell Case"
   "Replaced pyramid bridge; otherwise ex-fine & original"

Model: 0-28
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 08-21-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Excellent Condition"
   "Original Hard Shell Case"
   Asking Price: $4,800

=======================Serial #13746=======================

Model: 1-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: EBay20080313
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $1,406
   Bridge off, 1 small crack on front, 2 small ones on back unrepaired, pyramid bridge included

Model: 1-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 03-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Bridge off, 1 small crack on front, 2 small ones on back unrepaired, pyramid bridge included. 3/13/08 EBAY
   $1,406

Model: 1-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 06-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Replacement bridge, 2 top cracks, some finish touchup via french polish

=======================Serial #13897=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 09-30-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Extra inlays at 15 & 17 frets, pyramid bridge w/screws, bad glue & coming up, pickwear, missing piece in back, 9/30/08 Ebay
   $1,610

=======================Serial #13912=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 04-30-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Martin 0021 Parlor Guitar Serial #13912. The Guitar is Made from Brazilian Rosewood. This Guitar Is an Excellent Player. The action is Low and sounds like a cannon. Guitar features slotted headstock correct tuners V neck and ebony board with dimond inlays at the 5th 7th and 9th fret. The guitar has many professionally repaired cracks. Each of the sides has had a crack repaired. Bottom has had 2or3 cracks repaired. The back has had 2 repaired cracks. The top has had at east 1 maybe 2 repaired cracks. I have had the guitar for years and bought the guitar with the repairs. Cracks have not expanded. The bridge has been changed. I took many PICS Focusing on Repairs. Guitar is 100% functional and playable. $500.00 then no reserve"

=======================Serial #13934=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan86
Comments:
   Being sold by productsontime, AKA "Vegas Pawn/EBay"
   At least three repaired cracks in top below bridge. May have mediocre splices
   Non original or modified bridge with what look like screw covers between pyramids and pin holes
   Finish looks OK, at least on peghead and neck.
   Tuners look original

Model: 0-28
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 05-19-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshal
Comments:
   Bolted bridge

=======================Serial #14021=======================

Model: 00-28K
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 02-01-2001
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   So. Cal. Music Co.

Model: 00-28K
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   URL
   Built for Southern California Music Company
   Repaired center seam crack
   Folkway asking $6500 US in Apr 2007

Model: 00-28K
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 02-17-2008
Source: folkwaysmusic.com
Contributor: apitius(UMGF)
Comments:
   Built for Southern California Music Company, has stamp on back of peghead
   "the back graft is stamped with C. F. Martin's logo. A paper label inside the instrument reads "Rolando [brand] Koa Wood Guitar, Made Expressly for Hawaiian Steel Style of Playing". The guitar is fan braced like all of Martin's first steel strings (including the first Ditson Dreadnaughts). Apparently the X bracing Martin used on its gut sting guitars must have been thought of as not strong enough for steel string tensions. Funny that. The instrument is in excellent and original condition, with only a glued top seam separation and reglued bridge striking against it. The neck was professionally reset some time ago, and the instrument is today very playable. With an eighth of an inch of saddle above the bridge, the action measures 7 to 9 64ths and can be lowered further. It is strung with 11-52 strings."
   Asking Price:: $7,495

Model: 00-28K
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 02-23-2008
Source: Folkway
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)

Model: 00-28K
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: SC Music Company
Contributor: Marshall Newman

=======================Serial #14053=======================

Model: 1-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 05-02-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   A few hairline cracks, very clean except 1.5" hole in shoulder, 5/2/08 EBAY
   $1,083

=======================Serial #14112=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 03-26-2002
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   URL
   All original
   Recent reset by TJ Thompson
   Recent refret by TJ Thompson
   Some wear below soundhole
   Several well repaired back cracks
   Asking Price: $7,750

Model: 00-21
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 09-25-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: rob(UMGF)
Comments:
   "I own a 1919 00-21, and I wish I could remember the serial number right now (on my lunch break at work). I believe it is 1411X, so it is very close to this one in production time. This one looks more original than mine in that I have a replacement bridge, but a couple interesting similarities."
   "1. my fretboard has a similar discoloration in it, near the soundhole, but it is ebony. Just a light streak and smaller that on this one."
   "2. I've insisted that my inlays are not original, but luthiers who've looked at it say that the fretboard is original, and there's no evidence of tampering with the inlays. My inlays are solid, no slots."
   "One difference I noticed - the bridge pins. I've been obsessing over getting mine to fit better - maybe they're not original after all. Hmmm..."
   "Concerning the top wood...photorc has a 1919 0-45 that he says could be cedar. The top on the one in the auction and his top look very similar."
   "I'll get the full serial number tonight."

Model: 00-21
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 10-01-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Rob Montgomery
Comments:
   "Purchased from Fred Oster's Vintage Instruments in Philadelphia in April, 2007 for $5,500."
   "Prior to being consigned at Vintage Instruments, this guitar lived in New Jersey for about 4 years after it was purchased from The Music Emporium in Lexington, MA in around 2002."
   "The Music Emporium had the restoration done to this guitar (TJ Thompson's shop), consisting of back and side crack repairs, neck set, bar refret, repro bridge (original saddle), bridge plate overlay, and some oil varnish finish work as necessary for the extensive back and side crack repairs. Also same oil varnish finish applied over the top wear and back of neck."
   "Bill Tippin in Marblehead, MA, set the guitar up and installed a new bone nut in 2007. New Waverly tuners installed at this time."
   "John Arnold inspected this guitar in 2008 and pronounced it in good health, confirming the above reapairs to be sound and in need of no further attention at that time."

=======================Serial #14114=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 09-30-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Badly repaired top crack bridge to butt, 7" back crack, cedar top?, solid square inlays (no slots), Ebay 9/30/08
   $2,850

=======================Serial #14216=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Original finish with two repaired top cracks
   sitka top
   rosewood fingerboard

=======================Serial #14271=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 03-21-2008
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $10,000
   Really nice, couple of nice repairs, action ok

=======================Serial #14302=======================

Model: 0-45
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 10-06-2006
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Solid peghead, pyramid bridge, large OM style pickguard
   Lot 64B 1919 Martin 0-45 est. $13-15k
   noticeable pickwear above tip of pickguard

=======================Serial #14328=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 02-20-1999
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Very clean
   Some belt wear on back
   Asking Price::$3,000

Model: 0-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 11-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 11/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,350

Model: 0-18
Built: 1919
Entry Date: 08-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Some finish touchup on top just below first string
   Barely visible repaired hairline crack from sixth string area by bridge to the tail
   Chrome strap pin installed in the treble side of the neck heel
   "The pyramid rosewood bridge has been modified from its original through-saddle design by the skillful fitting of matching rosewood "end caps" on either side of the bridge saddle." Possibly done to repair cracked bridge
   Asking Price::$3,454

=======================Serial #14653=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 10-19-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Tiny repaired top cracks, repaired bracing?, pickwear no bids, bad pix 10/19/08 Ebay
   ($3500)

=======================Serial #14769=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,000

Model: 0-18
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 11-17-2007
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3000
   Exc
   Intermountain 5/1/07-11/17/07

=======================Serial #14776=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: Honolulu Surfing Museum
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Pineapple paint job

=======================Serial #14876=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 10-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Original finish, Fishman pickup, some playwear, repaired cracks on back and soundhole, pyramid bridge w/drop in saddle, diamond inlays Ebay 10/13/08
   $3,500

=======================Serial #14952=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 06-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Screwed Down Bridge

=======================Serial #15003=======================

Model: 0-45
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 10-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Original finish, pyramid bridge, nothing on cracks, 10/13/08 Ebay
   ($49,995)

Model: 0-45
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: ?
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)

=======================Serial #15153=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)

Model: 00-28
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 09-28-2009
Source: EBay
Contributor: Henderson is go(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This is a Vintage 1920 Martin 00-xx. I have done a little research to determine the year (1920)and model (00) but I am not sure of the model. It looks like other 00-28s that I have seen, but I am not an expert. If anyone out there has more info, please let me know. This guitar dates back to 1920 with a serial number of 15153. The guitar is in great shape and is FREE from any cracks, splits, or repairs! This is in 100% original condition. It looks like it was played yesterday and put in the case for the last 60 years. The wood is in GREAT shape there is no splintering or damage of any kind. The case is also in great shape. "
   EBay
   Item Number: 220486027599
   Item Title: 1920 Martin Acoustic Guitar and Original Case
   Item Location: Richmond, Kentucky, United States

=======================Serial #15408=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills

=======================Serial #15618=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 12-22-1997
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-GV+" condition
   Ivory pyramid bridge
   Refinished
   Listed as on consignment
   Asking Price::$13,000

Model: 00-45
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 2000
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #15810=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 05-27-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item # 130117852156
   "This guitar was given to us by a dear friend before she passed. I have had it in a closet for at least five years. I know, from what she told us, that she had played it and enjoyed it for years. We do not know much about it,other than it is old."
   Missing binding on lower treble bout near bridge pin
   No strap pin in bottom
   Replaced back

=======================Serial #15818=======================

Model: 0-18k
Built: 1920
Entry Date: 05-31-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Sold For::$2822
   Style 18 inlays, no nut, bar frets, lost binding lower bout,
   Center seam crack, older hsc, back replaced

=======================Serial #15954=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 11-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Nearly perfect 11/28/08-12/12/08 Intermountain
   $8,700

=======================Serial #15998=======================

Model: 1/4-18
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Seller claims only 22 made between 1918 & 1931
   Made for the Wm. J Smith Company in New York
   Martin stamp on back of peghead
   Wm J. Smith sticker inside
   12 fret slothead, 26 inches long, 6 & 5/8ths across the upper bout, 6 inches across the waist, 9 inches across the lower bout, 3 inches thick at lower bout
   Small crack in the top near edge of lower bout
   crack in the back
   small horseshoe shaped dent in bottom near strap peg

=======================Serial #16018=======================

Model: 5-21
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 04-20-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #190105028534
   Two cracks on back fixed
   Some new binding on lower bout front and back
   Original bridge reslotted
   New saddle
   Original bridge plate reglued
   Neck reset
   Finish looks overly shiny/glossy for an early 20's Martin

Model: 5-21
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Buy It Now $2,500

=======================Serial #16117=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 08-11-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price::$1,800
   "Very Good to Excellent Condition"

=======================Serial #16212=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 10-11-2000
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "An exceptional sounding and all original example. The cosmetics appear very good but there are a few repaired cracks as well as a repaired heel crack"
   Asking Price::$3,250

=======================Serial #16253=======================

Model: 00-28K
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 1990
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Only one made

Model: 000-28K
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Gruhn
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$18,000
   (1 of 2 made)

Model: 000-18K
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: www
Contributor: elephantfan88
Comments:
   URL
   The first of only two known to have been made.
   Web Site notes that Martin had this one listed as a plain 000-18

=======================Serial #16258=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 05-19-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshal
Comments:
   Cracked headstock
   Reglued Braces
   Replacement Bridge
   Replacement nut
   Cracks

=======================Serial #16347=======================

Model: 000-28K
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Gruhn
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$25,000
   (2 of 2 made)

=======================Serial #16475=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 04-02-2005
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Image
   First image shows style as 21, description says 18. Pictures of back do not look like rosewood
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Needs neck reset
   Bridge loose
   Medium to heavy wear on first three frets
   Lots of finish wear
   Asking Price::$1,115
   Canadian Asking Price $1,350

=======================Serial #16519=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 01-01-2008
Source: Musurgia
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Musurgia no date, or price.
   OHSC all original, refretted, 2 repaired top cracks below the brdge, some pickwear

=======================Serial #16528=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 05-13-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Repaired 12 inch crack in lower bout
   Repaired 10 inch crack on right lower bout
   Repaired damage from non original tail piece that has been removed
   Neck Reset
   Repaired headstock
   Replaced binding on right side of neck
   Refinished back, sides and neck
   One coat of french polish on top
   Replacement bone nut
   Replacement ebony bridge
   Replacement bridge pins
   Plugged hole in fretboard from previous peghead repair
   Replacement fret markers
   Replacement strap pin
   Reglued braces
   Appraised by Gruhn's for $15,000
   Reserve said to be lower than Gruhn's appraisal

=======================Serial #16579=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 05-23-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Exc" condition
   One minor repaired back crack
   On consignment
   On hold
   Asking Price::$4,500

=======================Serial #16586=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 03-21-2008
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $8500
   All original, great action, 3-4 small repaired top cracks, orig bar frets

=======================Serial #16588=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 07-18-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Dawn Andrews
Comments:
   Small non original pickguard. Looks tastefully done
   Non original belly bridge

=======================Serial #16635=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 12-30-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   2"x6" patch on treble side, back binding & purfling replaced, replaced tuners, repro pyramid bridge, new bridgeplate, neck set, 1" chunk of heel replaced, heel cap replaced, total refinish, several repaired cracks on top-side-back, replaced spruce under the FBX 12/30/08-1/1/09 Elderly
   $6,500

=======================Serial #16727=======================

Model: 0-42-044Olcott-Bickford Soloist
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 09-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$10,000

Model: 0-42-044Olcott-Bickford Soloist
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 10-21-2001
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Ebony friction pegs with rosewood bushings
   Image
   URL
   French polished
   Purchased by current owner at age 17 in 1946 for $60
   Accompanied by a letter signed by the late CF Martin III data March 3, 1967
   Asking Price::$10,310

=======================Serial #16728=======================

Model: 0-42-044Olcott-Bickford Soloist
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 03-15-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sold for $6,000
   Ebony friction pegs with rosewood bushings
   Unrepaired cracks as of Apr 2007

Model: 0-42-044Olcott-Bickford Soloist
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 03-27-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Serious issues and cracks

=======================Serial #16736=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 12-15-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   BIN, fixer-upper, big back pickguard on upper right quad covering pickwear HOLE! tha's badly patched, massive oversized bridge,7 top cracks bridge to butt, 7 back cracks, holes from old tailpiece, replaced/wrong fretboard, 12/15/08 EBAY
   $1600

=======================Serial #16749=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1921
Entry Date: 06-20-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Matt Neiburger
Comments:
   "I swapped for the guitar in 1989 while I was living in Ashland, Kentucky."

=======================Serial #16765=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 06-10-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Replacement bridge, edge ding

=======================Serial #16845=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: www
Contributor: elephantfan88
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #17109=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Kovacik Guitars
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2250

=======================Serial #17121=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills

Model: 0-42
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 05-19-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshal
Comments:
   Item #150119505082
   Sold Price::$8,359
   Non period replacement bridge
   Replacement rosewood bridge plate
   Finish touchup around bridge
   Replacement bar frets
   Three repaired hairline cracks in top
   Split brace reglued
   "ON INSIDE OF GUITAR SOMEONE USED TOOL(MOST LIKELY A DRILL) TO SEPARATE THE BOTTOM END BLOCK FROM TOP... A PRACTICE APPARENTLY DONE TO IMPROVE SOUND. MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOOKED AT IT INCLUDING MARTIN REPAIRMAN DON'T SEE THIS AS AFFECTING SOUND OR STABILITY/INTEGRITY IN ANY WAY."
   Wurlitzer branded

=======================Serial #17128=======================

Model: ??-??
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 05-20-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Essentially a Martin 0-42
   One of eleven total made

=======================Serial #17400=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 10-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Pick wear to soundhole area, back hairline crack approx. 8 in, from top of back, parallel to center joint. Needs neck reset. Surface scratches and abrasions. Estimate $10,000-15,000 10/13/08 Skinner auction

=======================Serial #17405=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   "17405 was built to handle steel strings. In exceptional condition, it was offered in 1999 by Real Guitars for $12,000, went to another dealer on the East Coast that offered it for $20,000, after which it apparently sold; it can be seen on pages 51 and 52 of The Acoustic Guitar by Freeth and Alexander."

=======================Serial #17409=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Marshall
Contributor:
Comments:
   Purchased Price::$3,500

Model: 00-42
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: Marshall
Contributor:

Model: 00-42
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Marshall

=======================Serial #17468=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 04-30-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $791

Model: 2-17
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 05-19-2007
Source: Personal Collection
Contributor: Doug (guitaropsimath on UMGF)
Comments:
   Some old well repaired cracks on the sides
   Two newer not so well repaired cracks on the back
   One bent tuner
   Bridge shaved
   Described as extremely resonant with good intonation
   Finish appears original but may have been partially oversprayed. Looks cloudy in spots
   "bought it on ebay at a very low price from someone who doesn't play, but had had it for 8 years, intending to learn. She thought it was cool and bought it instead of the solidbody electric she had set out to buy."
   Guitar's is Nina

=======================Serial #17475=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 09-02-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Over all this Martin is in great shape both structurally and aesthetically. Some Martin collectors my be put off because at one point my grandfather electrified this 2-17. This modification was then reversed and covered with a matching mahogany patch. There is a small notch in the sound hole for the pickup. This in no way effects the playability or wonderful sound produced by the instrument. The repair in my opinion blends into the instrument about as well as can be"
   "The body, neck, bridge, and bracing are all in good shape. Original tuner hardware is in good condition. Action seems slightly high and first 3 frets show wear but not damage. Guitar was recently strung with extra light Martin 80/20 strings"
   "This vintage Martin parlor guitar is such a wonderful pleasure to play. My grandfather played this guitar since he was a child for good reason. This guitar is being offered at no reserve. Please bid to win this lovely peice of Martin history. I will answer your questions to the best of my ability"
   Editor Note, Large square patch on the side has four screws. Finish likely touched up or redone. Looks a little off

=======================Serial #17677=======================

Model: T-18
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 09-19-2009
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Martins records do not record a style for many Tiple's made in 1922 and earlier. Best guess is style 18 based on materials.

=======================Serial #17714=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 04-01-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/03
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,296

=======================Serial #17808=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1922
Entry Date: 05-23-2002
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Complete refinish
   Frefret
   Replacement pyramid bridge
   Replacement binding on fingerboard
   Muttiple repaired back and side cracks
   "It is a super-easy player, and does NOT have the mid-1940's massive 'baseball bat' neck that I have seen on others"

=======================Serial #17840=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 06-09-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Jim Whitcomb
Comments:
   Purchased at a thrift shop in San Diego around 2004

=======================Serial #17938=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Total refinish, 6 repaired back cracks, 2 "incipient" top cracks, pyramid bridge, replaced bridge plate, 9/24/08-12/11/08 Mandolin Bros
   $3,250

=======================Serial #17941=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 02-10-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Restored, looks refinished 2/10/08-3/19/08 Landau Guitar
   $5995

=======================Serial #18225=======================

Model: 00-18k
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 02-29-2008
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $5,250
   Neck reset, repro bridge, complete overspray, repaired cracks, and screw holes from pickguard and tailpiece. Converted? 12/6/07-2/29/08

=======================Serial #18346=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Neck Reset
   Asking Price::$3,850

=======================Serial #18379=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 05-04-2007
Source: Skinner Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2361
   Lot 29
   Sold Price::$2,703

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 05-04-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Metropro
Comments:
   For sale at Skinner's auction house
   There is some doubt on the serial number as this one is listed by Skinners as being from 1931
   Badly worn and flaking finish
   Substantial center seam crack
   Metal tail piece with three screws
   Mahogany patch where original bridge apparently ripped out of top
   Enormous and poorly glued non original bridge plate
   Possibly twelve inches of ivoroid binding missing from upper bout

=======================Serial #18408=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Six repaired top cracks below bridge
   Two repaired top cracks running from soundhole to where neck meets body
   Non original compensated saddle
   Non original bridge pins
   "scalloped" top braces. Possibly due to past rodent activity
   Surprisingly stable and nice cosmetically given all that

=======================Serial #18458=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 05-30-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan95
Comments:
   Item # 260123758662
   Bridge lifting on bass side
   "key" dent on treble side
   Finish crazing
   Some specks of white paint
   From estate sale

Model: 2-17
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 06-05-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $1,051

=======================Serial #18561=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 09-10-2007
Source: Mandolin World Heaquarters
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,500

=======================Serial #18742=======================

Model: 0-18Ditson
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,500

Model: 0-18Ditson
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 03-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,295
   Martin/Ditson

Model: 0-18Ditson
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 09-14-2004
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "It is overall in excellent showing a few scratches on the back with a small ding and scratch or two (or more) on the top. After careful examination we have come to the conclusion that the top finish may actually be original (it is in startlingly fine shape), but said top may have been buffed and polished with great vigor. In other words, the patina of age has been superceded by its lustrous shine. What was some past owner thinking? We, ourselves, prefer grimy and dull. The sides and back show little wear, just a few scratches and a mildly pronounced back center seam (dryness can cause this)."
   Asking Price::$3815

=======================Serial #18836=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 05-01-2007
Source: skovacik
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3500
   The one that got away. Missed it by just a few minutes
   Very nice shape

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Condition: excellent-plus (neck reset in 2007, new compensated saddle, a couple of replaced bridge pins, otherwise 100% original)"

=======================Serial #18972=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 12-11-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $5,500
   "Exc Condition"

=======================Serial #18996=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: David(Davids Harp on UMGF)
Comments:
   Refinished with nitrocellulose lacquer by Martin in the late 1960's
   Oversized maple bridge plate installed at same time to allow for steel strings
   Neck reset as well
   Fingerboard has been off and reglued
   Gruhn estimate of 15k
   Non original compensated ivory saddle
   Non original ivory bridge pins
   Opening bid of 10,999.99

Model: 0-42
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 05-19-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshal
Comments:
   Refinished
   Cracks

=======================Serial #19009=======================

Model: 0-42-044Olcott-Bickford
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 10-13-2006
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction Sale #1714
   Lot 0010
   Vahdah Olcott-Bickford model
   Estimate 3-5k
   Sold for $4800

=======================Serial #19010=======================

Model: 0-42-044Olcott-Bickford
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #19084=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 03-06-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $5,000
   "Exc Condition"
   "Beautifully-figured Koa wood, braced for steel strings"

=======================Serial #19196=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 10-01-2006
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Non original bridge plate

=======================Serial #19280=======================

Model: 2-17Wurlitzer
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Wurlitzer stamp

=======================Serial #19455=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 04-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,995

Model: 0-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 01-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 1/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,464

=======================Serial #19465=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 03-09-2008
Source: EBay UK
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #170199705412
   "This beautiful instrument has been in my family since 1923. It has been lovingly looked after, serviced, re-strung and played. A costly divorce is the only reason I have for selling this guitar. As long as it goes to a loving home, however, I will be happy"
   Oversprayed/refinished. Bridge and fretboard both very shiny which indicates a less than knowledgeable person worked on this at some point

=======================Serial #19488=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   auction Sale # 1816
   Lot 0004
   Original ebony nut
   Two repaired cracks in back near heel on treble side
   Top lightly oversprayed

=======================Serial #19715=======================

Model: T-18Wurlitzer
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 02-17-2008
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #230222671007
   "This was my late fathers and it.s been sitting in storage for many years. It comes in a hard case which fits it nicely and there are no identifying marks on the case. Until today, it had 4 Ukulele strings on it, so it had been converted to a Ukulele. To do this the fatter Uke strings would not fit through the brass plate at the bridge, so that plate was removed. You can see it in one of the pictures as it was not discarded. The wood was sufficient to support the Uke strings without damage. However on the nut, that piece is supposed to have grooves for 10 strings and the fat Uke strings have caused 3 of the seperations between the grooves to break off. That.s the only repair needed. There is some wear to the finish below the Sound hole and a few minor scrapes here and there. See the pix. All very minor. Some strings are included. Some say Violin and some say banjo so you.ll no doubt need to get new strings when you get the nut repaired"

=======================Serial #19811=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1923
Entry Date: 02-01-2004
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Non original top finish
   Finish on back, sides and neck heavily compromised
   Non original tuners
   Patched hole in side
   Missing portion of rosette. Badly patched
   Non original bridge
   Lots of repaired cracks
   Neck set
   Wedge under fingerboard extension

=======================Serial #20065=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 07-27-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #260143302941
   "Belonged to my grandfather"
   Cracks in side, looks like they were badly repaired
   Non original bridge
   Screw in fretboard extension

=======================Serial #20709=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,595,00(Canadian)

=======================Serial #20768=======================

Model: 5-18
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 12-01-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 12/03
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,250

=======================Serial #21256=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 03-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$6,500

=======================Serial #21260=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 1996
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-28
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Described as one of the cleanest and most original examples of this model Mandolin Bros had ever seen
   Asking Price: $8,248

=======================Serial #21267=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: Rob Kinghorn
Comments:
   Not converted
   Bought Dec 2003

=======================Serial #21373=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 12-27-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Long repaired side crack, "minty" condition,orig bridge, mountaine-antiques 12/27/08 EBAY
   $2,660

=======================Serial #21475=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Neck reset
   Asking Price::$2,100

Model: 2-17
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 04-13-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Uke Richard

=======================Serial #21539=======================

Model: D-111Ditson
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Picture of front of guitar on Page 54
   Pickguard looks very much like the one on the modern D-111 Ditson replica

Model: D-111Ditson
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   repaired in 2005.

=======================Serial #21724=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 1996
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-18
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 01-12-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Pyramid bridge
   Light wear on the face of the guitar
   Two repaired side cracks with some light overspray
   Asking Price::$3,609

Model: 00-18
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,500

=======================Serial #21906=======================

Model: 2-15
Built: 1924
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $1,100

=======================Serial #22070=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Condition: excellent (100% original, unmodified, crack-free)"

=======================Serial #22126=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 06-24-2003
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Original bar frets
   "three repaired side cracks and a repaired spot on the shoulder; two repaired back cracks; neck reset by H. F. Eibert"

=======================Serial #22342=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Finish touchup via french polishing
   Aking Price::$2,938

=======================Serial #22351=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Listed as 0-21H. In reality a modified 0-21
   Seven string guitar in Hawaiian style
   It's VERY likely the 7th string was added later
   The Martin logs list this as a plain old 0-21
   Seventh tuner in center of peghead at top
   Needless to say, no visible stamp on back of peghead
   Asking Price::$7,500

=======================Serial #22422=======================

Model: ??-??
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: 20090924
Contributor:
Comments:
   "This is a 1924 Martin 0-18 in fair condition. It appears to have its original finish, what's left of it, but there has definitely been some over-spraying or touch-up efforts over the years in areas where some damage occurred, as seen in the close-ups of the back and sides where patches or splices of wood can be seen. The top is remarkably crack-free and the small maple bridgeplate and scalloped bracings are all original and still in good shape. So once restored, this guitar should have an excellent sound. I assume that the ebony stringnut and pyramid bridge are original. The guitar needs a neck-set, but there appears to be no cracks or repaired neck breaks or headstock repairs ot structural issues of any kind."
   "Looking inside at the original serial number (22422), one sees a glue line where apparently the neck block was cracked at one time. One of the original bar frets has lifted up out of its slot at the 12th fret, as seen in the close-up. The original rosewood binding on the sides and back is in good shape and I guess the tuning keys are original with those ebony buttons that match the ebony fingerboard. There is a obviously a replacement screw in the D-string's tuning gear as seen in the close-up. The brazilian rosewood headstock veneer is in good shape. So, really other than the side patch and 2-inch back patch seen in the close-ups, this guitar pretty much is structurally 'all there' and should make a nice-playing and sounding pre-war Martin. Being that a 1920's 0-18 is priced in the guitar guide books fro $3,000 to $4,000... here's a chance to own a fair one that's only needing some work, primarily a neck re-set and some fret work, I believe. This vintage pre-war Martin guitar has no case, but will be double-boxed for added protection during shipment."

Model: 0-18
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Cracked neck block, back patch, side patch, replaced tuners
   Price: $1,250 Buy It Now

=======================Serial #22921=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 03-15-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #180224322701
   "As you can see from the photos an early style torch inlay was added to the slotted headstock some where along the way (I assume its not factory). Looks like the nut, bridge, and tuners are replacements as well."
   "The guitar is in good shape for its age. It has had multiple cracks repaired on the top, back and sides, none of which currently need any further attention. The guitar has never had a neck reset. It measures 5/32 from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the E string with some saddle left to take it down slightly further. The guitar is playable as is but a neck reset is probably needed in the future. The guitar was recently checked out by a reputable luthier and given a clean bill of health."
   "The guitar comes with an old non-original chipboard case."
   Non original bridge. Looks like there was an oversized bridge on the guitar at one point
   Finish looks a bit funky

=======================Serial #23486=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 04-23-1999
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG+" condition
   Replacement belly bridge (Should likely be pyramid)
   Bridgeplate patch
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$3,000

Model: 0-28
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 2000
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #23505=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 10-23-2005
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "It has overspray on the body and was buffed up a bit -- a center seam was, perhaps at the Martin factory, repaired and in those days the factory liked to make it look shiny again. but it has lived long enough to acquire another patina. There is, for example, light pickwear through the finish at 4 o clock position on the soundhole, One person opined that perhaps the top was refinished, but the marks under the finish suggest overspray -- one can see a few ancient dings under the overspray on the face, but the rest of the guitar is solidly excellent with just a few minor signs of use, again, under the overspray."
   Asking Price::$8,248

=======================Serial #23514=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 08-15-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Hamjack(UMGF)
Comments:
   My wife and I were over some friends house last night. I've been lending Judy a tele and a martin HD 35 to learn to play. Well, after a half hour or so she says, "we have a guitar you know, it was Mark's aunts guitar when she was a nurse in WWII"
   I asked them to bring it down thinking it was proba Stella or a dept store brand. Well, it's a Martin with 20 frets, neck joins body at 12th fret, slot head ivory tuning buttons, waverlys, rosewood small body (parlor sized I'd guess), herringbone, serial #23514
   Unfortunately it has some damage. The action is very high, the back is separated from the sides for about 6 inches, someone added a metal tailpiece. There are no cracks in the spruce or rosewood and I think it can bed restored

=======================Serial #23528=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 02-27-2007
Source: Mandolin World Headquarters
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,100

Model: 2-17
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 05-05-2007
Source: Mandolin World Headquarters
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Repaired top center seam seperation
   Original soft case
   Asking Price::$2,100

=======================Serial #23573=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: $3500

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 09-02-1999
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "12 fret neck with original bar frets; original pyramid end bridge; some well accomplished repairs to screw holes in peghead and side but no structural problems"
   Asking Price::$3,500

=======================Serial #23668=======================

Model: T-18
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: studia-instrumentorum.de
Contributor: felix
Comments:
   Made for Mr. William J. Smith of William J. Smith Music in New York City

=======================Serial #23697=======================

Model: 2-15
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $1,100

=======================Serial #23766=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 06-22-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Exc. cond, no cracks, old patched hole in side OHSC 6/22/08 Ebay
   $3,577
   24580^0-18^Chris(Methropro on UMGF)/Email^20081013
   Top bellied, bridge pulling unglued. Light surface scratches and abrasions. Estimate $1,000-1,600 10/13/08 Skinner Auction
   $?

=======================Serial #23859=======================

Model: 2-17Ditson
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 08-07-2006
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Made by Martin for Ditson and featured in the Martin Museum August 2006

Model: 2-17Ditson
Built: 1925
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #24171=======================

Model: T-18Ditson
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-16-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #200100352573
   Tiple
   Oliver Ditson branded
   Really ugly DeArmond pickup added, probably in the 1950's
   Hole in center of peghead
   May be missing wood around soundhole where volume nob of pickup was
   Hole at base of neck where eye hook was installed
   Small hairline cracks above and below the pickup
   Hole drilled in the botom of the body and a grommet installed to allow pickup cord exit
   Some sort of celluloid veneer around the body portion of the fretboard. Covers more of the treble than the bass side. Pickguard?
   Sold Price:: $1,150

=======================Serial #24369=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 10-15-2005
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2287
   Lot 5
   Estimate Price: $4,000 - $6,000
   Top appears to have substantial finish wear including discoloration where arm would rest on lower bout, a bit of missing finish on the bass upper bout and discoloration from where what looks like a small tear drop shaped pick guard was once installed
   Sold For::$4,700

=======================Serial #24391=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: www.frettedfriends.com
Contributor: Michael Ferrucci
Comments:
   Non original bridge
   Typical finish wear

=======================Serial #24567=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 02-20-1998
Source: mugwumps.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Reported stolen
   URL

=======================Serial #24614=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Dec 26 1996

=======================Serial #24755=======================

Model: T-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 03-02-2000
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G" condition
   Needs much work
   Needs Refret to straighten neck
   Needs Glue/Cleat on back cracks
   Needs saddle recrown
   Style 18 tiple body with 6 string neck added
   Several top cracks
   Patch in side
   Tiple tuning carved on top in front of bridge
   Signed on face by C.F. Martin IV
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$600

=======================Serial #25046=======================

Model: T-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $485

=======================Serial #25072=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   French polish, pickwear on top, two small screw holes from pickguard, crack in bridge, "original condition?" Retrofit/Musurgia 7/13/08-
   $12,000

=======================Serial #25191=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 05-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,200

Model: 2-17
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 06-02-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   One of 1,300 made in 1926
   BRW bridge and fretboard
   Reglued bridge (Less than perfect)
   Neck reset needed
   Non original tuners
   Asking Price::$1,335

=======================Serial #25215=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 09-03-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Added pickguard, large visible crack from bridge to butt, pickwear on upperbout, or finish 9/3/08-12/12/08 Musurgia
   $14,000

=======================Serial #25217=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 09-02-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Anonymous
Comments:
   "My dad bought it for my mom in the mid fifties from my uncle for $5.00, looks like the best investment he ever made"

=======================Serial #25227=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-28H
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 12-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 12/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,995
   Converted H

=======================Serial #25234=======================

Model: 0-28H
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Converted Hawaiin?
   Refinished, possibly at the factory
   Replacement large maple bridge plate
   Asking Price::$5,995
   On hold

=======================Serial #25278=======================

Model: 0-18Ditson
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 03-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,295
   Martin/Ditson

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Ditson

=======================Serial #25360=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Jan 01 1978

=======================Serial #25409=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 09-25-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jerry(000_ToneFreak on UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Text at URL: "have a 1926 CF martin 2-17 in pretty good condition, no break, minor wear. Just looking to see if I can get ballpark. Serial #25409"

=======================Serial #25568=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 03-11-2008
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $6,500
   "12-fret, French-polished, ex-fine with recent neck reset"
   Pyramid Bridge

=======================Serial #25632=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Aug 04 1978

=======================Serial #25744=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-20-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This guitar is a beautiful example of the pre-war Martins that have become so desirable in the past few decades. This particular one is no different. The guitar is very sound for the exception of one thing, the bridge has pulled up and affected one area on the front of the body. You can see in the pictures that there is a 1.5" inch wide section that seems to have been affected. This section of the body is not loose or separated it just has the two cracks that run from the bottom of the bridge to the bottom of the body. I am not a luthier but this appears to be a very simple fix. Aside from what I just described the guitar has very little wear. There is a few minor scratches just to the right of the sound hole"

=======================Serial #25793=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 1992
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-01-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/02
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,995

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 08-17-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "While it has seen more than its share of playing time (honest wear, not stage fights, though) and does have finish worn off at the treble top bout on side, possibly from contact with an ill-fitting case, and also has a fair amount of top wear below soundhole, it also has its original bar frets which don.t show much wear. The action is quite playable."
   "Wanting to play while erect a former player, possibly large, hirsute and damp, has added a strap pin to the treble side of the heel, on a diagonal. The unvarnished truth is that said Sumo-sized strummer rendered the gloss finish off of a large section of the varnish finished back."

=======================Serial #25891=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Significant pick wear on the top
   Somewhat oversized pyramid bridge
   One repaired crack on the back
   Two small repaired side cracks
   Slightly oversized bridge plate
   slightly oversized pyramid bridge

Model: 00-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor: Uke Richard

=======================Serial #25897=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Side and pickguard crack, replacement bridge, side and top overspray

=======================Serial #26408=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 09-15-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Dave Payne
Comments:
   Current status: restoring to almost new condition
   Source: found in an attic 20 years ago in Arizona, completely disassembled and cracked due to extreme heat

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 09-28-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Dave Payne
Comments:
   Restoration reported as complete
   "The guitar is now fully restored right down to the French polish and is playing nicely. It is a joy to have in the house"

=======================Serial #26524=======================

Model: ??-??
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 03-06-2006
Source: web
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Koa guitar. Didn't say wether 18 or 28
   No pictures or detailed description either

=======================Serial #26549=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 09-19-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $5,950
   Overspray

Model: 00-21
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 11-17-2007
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $5,950
   Set up for steel, oversprayed, no cracks
   9/19/07-11/17/07 SOLD

=======================Serial #26585=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 06-05-2004
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "there are several, grain related repaired cracks on the top (four) and back (seven). These have been cleated and stabalied long ago and are the result of and extremely dry envoirment and not damage."
   New pyramid bridge being installed
   Asking Price::$2,450

=======================Serial #26635=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 06-20-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Replacement bridge, hairline top crack
   Price: $4495 Opening Bid

=======================Serial #26682=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-12-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Orig. bar frets, ivory nut?, rectangular bridge?, tuners, bridge pins, neck reset, small belly, long repaired side & small back crack, nothing on originality of finish or bridgeplate. Pickwear on top, but looks very clean Montaine Ant 7/12/08 EBAY
   $4,296

=======================Serial #26753=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: Rob Kinghorn
Comments:
   Bought Feb 2006

=======================Serial #26866=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-20-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Jan van Veen
Comments:
   "Just saw this 0-18 on Dutch Marktplaats (equivalent of Ebay)"
   "In very good condition (no further details given)"
   "Offered for 2850 Euro (appr. 3800 USD)"

=======================Serial #26996=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 06-04-2007
Source: Steve Kovacik Web Page
Contributor: elephantfan86
Comments:
   URL
   Extensive work on sides. Lots of repaired cracks. New finish

Model: 000-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 03-03-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: CAZWELLBLTNGP(Cass)

=======================Serial #27278=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 05-07-2006
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2318
   Lot 47
   Some pick wear below treble strings near bridge
   $20,000 - $24,000 sale estimate
   Sold For::$23,500

=======================Serial #27348=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Purchased from David Gansz

=======================Serial #27403=======================

Model: 0-18k
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   on UMGF racquitar in excellent shape, Spanish style

=======================Serial #27486=======================

Model: 0-45
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Bridge reglued

Model: 0-45
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-27-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #330231219584
   "Up for auction is a vintage martin acoustic guitar style o-45 made in the year 1926. Serial number 27486. As the photos show the instrument appears to be in used but very good original condition. It conforms to the typical specifications of model for the period in which it was made with 13 1/2 inch wide body at the lower bout, brazilian rosewood back, sides, and peghead veneer, mahogany neck, adirondack spruce top with scalloped bracing, ebony fingerboard and bridge, torch peghead inlay, snowflake fingerboard inlay, and abalone trim on all body edges of the front, sides, and back. At the time this instrument was made the style 45 was martin's most deluxe level of ornamentation. The 0 size is a very small instrument. At the time this guitar was made martin made sizes up to 000 At 15 inch wide. This is a piece which would be of great interest to collectors as well as musicians. On july 3rd 2002, this was appraised by goerge gruhn from gruhn guitars 400 broardway, nashville, tn. with a current market value of $30,000. The accual appraisal is in my possesion. Any questions please ask. sold as is, so serious inquiries only!"

=======================Serial #27513=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-16-2007
Source: Skinner Auction Catalog
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction 2361
   Lot 34
   Price Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Model: 000-45
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 05-06-2007
Source: Skinner Auction House
Contributor: Ted Hutson(UMGF)
Comments:
   Top thickness: .100"
   Fingerboard width at nut: 1.70"
   Width at 12th fret: 2.21"

=======================Serial #27537=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 05-22-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Some body cracks, cracked bridge 5/22/08 EBAY
   $2,035

=======================Serial #27993=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 02-15-2008
Source: Henkes & Blazer
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $3,120
   Lots of pickwear and discoloration around soundhole, replacement bridge ad bridgeplate, some repaired side cracks, 60's Waverly tuners, 2/15/08

=======================Serial #28016=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 1982
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 10-24-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Not set up for steel, complete overspray, original engraved tuners, 1 7/8" nut, diamonds & squares, repro pyramid bridge, new Martin pickguard, new endpin and bridge pins. Old neck set, patch at bridgeplate, new bridgeplate, old top crack lower bout, 2 back cracks. Bar frets reseated 10/24/08- SOLD Steve Swan
   $12,500

=======================Serial #28027=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 08-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Pete(pjwill64 on UMGF)
Comments:
   (Owned by) a retired couple in my hometown
   Appraised by Gruhn via email for $15,000
   Work done in January 2007 by "The Lutherie Shop" in Des Moines Iowa. Neck Reset, bridge reglued, top and fretboard crack repaired along with fret leveling

Model: 00-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 10-23-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Dario57
Comments:
   "I got it yesterday, but I waited one day before posting as it's very easy to be taken away by enthusiasm when a guitar like this arrives"
   "What can I say, it's everything I was told it is, and more..."
   "First, its conditions. Unbelievably clean, it took my breath away when I opened the case, a beautiful, gorgeous example of a twenties 00 in -28 style. A true in-the-case-under-the-bed classic"
   "It is very light (a little less than 1.4 kilos) and very resonant"
   "Warm sounding, sweet, airy and balanced, a perfect fingerstyle guitar. Very comfortable shallow V neck and fine set up for me. It's very loud for such a relatively small body size"

=======================Serial #28028=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: Rob Kinghorn
Comments:
   Bought Jul 2007
   "It weighs in at 2.9 pounds"
   "It's very, very nice"

=======================Serial #28084=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 06-01-2007
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "an exceptional small body Martin; great bookmatched Brazilian rosewood; herringbone trim around sound hole; very minor repaired back crack"
   Asking Price::$7.500

=======================Serial #28245=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 02-10-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $900

Model: 2-17
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 03-07-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $689

Model: 2-17
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-22-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #130103490933
   One tight unrepaired crack in top behind bridge
   Has "MADE IN U.S.A" stamped above Martin stampe on back of peghead
   Some wear on the first three frets

Model: 2-17
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 04-30-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $900

=======================Serial #28445=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 02-18-2006
Source: eBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   No bids. No reserve. Fixer upper. Pix to small to see damage
   Pawnbroker, buckhead bennie 2/18/06

=======================Serial #28504=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1926
Entry Date: 06-01-2007
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "a beautiful guitar; it has some light playing wear on the top but retains that ambered look of an old guitar; no modifications, over spray or unsightly repairs. It sounds and plays as good as it looks"
   Asking Price::$7,495

=======================Serial #28910=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 12-02-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Exceptional figure for a style 18
   Proper replacement bridge
   Non original nut
   Several large side cracks
   On large back crack
   One smaller top crack
   All cracks repaired
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$1,500

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 2000
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: $1750

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 11-09-2000
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG+" condition
   Asking Price::$1,750

=======================Serial #28927=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Refinished 7/4/08- SOLD Mass St. Music
   $1,850

=======================Serial #29054=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 06-29-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Replacement bridge, replacement tuners

=======================Serial #29103=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 09-18-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   All original, no cracks, some pick wear, neck reset, new saddle, 9/18/08-9/24/08 SOLD Henkes & Blazer
   $6,370

=======================Serial #29321=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-18-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #190132110418
   Ugly non original pickguard
   Missing strap button
   Moderate top wear near bridge
   "There is a 4 inch crack in the center of fretboard going from 13th fret to bottom of board that doesnt seem to be any problem.There is a fine crack in the ebony bridge that runs between bridge pin holes. Someone a long time ago had put a pickguard on guitar and a tail piece i removed both.There are two small screw holes in the top where pickgaurd was and 5 on the bottom where tail piece was.There are marks and scratches on guitar but to be expected from a guitar this old.Comes with the original case"

=======================Serial #29401=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 06-05-2004
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Replacement bridge
   Repaired back crack

=======================Serial #29514=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 10-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Very clean, small side crack & impact dent, repro rectangular bridge, removed strap button & hole filled, pickwear at SH, neck set, refret, 12 fret, slothead, 10/13/08- 1/1/09 Mass St. Music
   $16,500

=======================Serial #29667=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 03-06-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $5,600
   "Exc Condition"
   "Beautifully-figured Koa wood, braced for steel strings"

=======================Serial #29721=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 01-01-2006
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #239
   Replacement bone saddle
   Replacement bridge pins
   Non original Clear pickguard
   Neck Reset at some point (Elderly called it "Expert")
   Asking Price::$5,000

=======================Serial #29767=======================

Model: T-28
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 02-11-2001
Source: myjazzhome.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "This has to be the world's least expensive pre-war Martin herringbone. The bridge has been replaced (the original cracked one is in the case) with a replica having an added piece of bone on the string block. The neck has been reset and it plays well. There are two cracks on the back about 5 inches long which have been repaired."
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   "Bill Frisell's T-28"
   Asking Price::$1,750

=======================Serial #29776=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 03-06-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   All original, Ex- cond

=======================Serial #29809=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 08-07-2007
Source: Owner
Contributor: Staceyz
Comments:
   Canadian Export, 9/10 Condition

=======================Serial #29856=======================

Model: 0-45
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 03-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$19,995
   Pickguard added

=======================Serial #29985=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   In the workshop 9/24/08-12/12/08 Henkes & Blazer
   $?

=======================Serial #30129=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 01-01-1996
Source: email
Contributor: Chris Newman
Comments:
   Purchased (as a wreck) from a store in Albany, NY in 1996

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 03-09-2008
Source: www.jp-guitars.co.uk
Contributor: jonpres(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This one has just undergone a major restoration after a decade as a wall ornament. Still looks rough, but a great player. Pics on my website under Acoustics, Recent Projects if interested"

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 03-16-2008
Source: email
Contributor: Chris Newman
Comments:
   Rebuilt 2008 by Jon Press in Bristol, UK. More information about the rebuild from:
   URL

=======================Serial #30193=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 05-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,995

=======================Serial #30297=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: Rob Kinghorn
Comments:
   Bought Aug 2005

=======================Serial #30485=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-21-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #200100670992
   Heavy finish wear
   Some wear around trebble side of soundhole

=======================Serial #30568=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 10-19-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Project guitar from Kovacik, loose top & back braces, belly bridge footprint, large inlaid wooden pickguard 10/19/08 Ebay
   $2,426

=======================Serial #30658=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 11-17-2007
Source: Chris Bennet
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $20,000
   VG-EX,
   Enormous inlaid pickguard, pick wear by fretboard ext, 12 fret 25.4 scale, neck reset refret 11/17/07

=======================Serial #30705=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Pat McDonald
Comments:
   Pyramid bridge
   Minor top wear
   No cracks
   Likely made for steel strings

=======================Serial #30842=======================

Model: 5-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 05-09-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #150118547394
   Opening bid of $650
   37 made between 1923 & 1929
   Period correct unfinished non original neck, with possible exception of fingerboard which is rosewood
   Likely refinish on body
   Three repaired cracks in the top on lower bout
   Two repaired to cracks on either side of fingerboard
   No frets
   Two filled screw holes, one on each end of where bridge would attach to top
   Small area of cracking along center seam on back
   No bridge

=======================Serial #30920=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 10-17-2004
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2253
   Lot 2
   Estimate: $600 - $800
   Noticiable pickwear on treble side of soundhole, mostly towards the bridge end
   Sold For::$822.50

Model: 2-17
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-20-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #270229272783
   "Here is a really cool old 1929 Martin - model 2-17 - a small guitar with a big sound. There is quite a bit of pick wear on the front, (see photos), and many nicks and scratches BUT NO CRACKS and no repaired cracks. Not even one.The frets that are on it are the large bar style frets and are in excellent shape, so possibly the guitar has been refretted but the fret board looks fine and does not have much finger wear. The intonation is excellent and it plays really well. There have been no modifications made to this guitar while I have owned it and there do not appear to ever have been any. It's a pretty simple guitar construction-wise. Someone mentioned that the serial number should place it in 1927 but there is no binding on the guitar. Due to slumping sales Martin stopped putting binding on the 2-17s in 1929, which allowed them to lower the prince and the drop in price actually improved sales quite a bit"
   "I purchased this instrument from Skinner auction house back in 2004. Skinner had the instrument listed in their catalog as follows;"
   "C. F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1929, Model 2-17, stamped internally C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY, NAZARETH PA and 30920 at the upper block, the two-piece mahogany back with black center strip, the mahogany sides, the mahogany neck, the rosewood fingerboard, the mahogany top, length of back 18 1/4 in., width of lower bout 12 1/4 in., with case"
   "If Skiiner says it's 1929 then I won't argue with them. A great Mahogany Parlor Guitar. The Specs are as follows; The height from fret to string on the low E string is 446 - .037. the height on the high E string is 42 - .041. Measurements Overall Length: 36 3/4" Body Length: 18 1/8" Upper Bout Width: 8 1/2" Lower Bout Width: 12 1/4" Body Depth at Neck: 4" Body Depth at End Pin: 3 1/4" Fingerboard width at nut: 1 3/4" Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4" Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/8" Scale Length: 24 7/16" Soundhole Diameter: 3 1/2" Frets Clear of Body: 12 Total Frets: 18 Materials & Construction Top Material: Solid Mahogany Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany Neck Material: One Piece Mahogany Fingerboard Material: Brazillian Rosewood Bridge Material: Brazillain Rosewood Head Stock overlay: Brazillian Rosewood Nut Material: Ebony Bridge Style: Rectangular (non-belly) Back Binding: Rosewood Strip (Pre 1930), None (Post 1930) Top Binding: Rosewood (Pre 1930), None (Post 1930) Rosette: 3 thin white-black-white rings Fingerboard Markers: Small Pearl dots at 5th & 9th, 2 small dots at 7th Marking: C.F. Martin Stamp on back of headstock"
   "The case that comes with the guitar is a soft shell case with a wild pasley patern inside. It's not much of a case"
   "Lots of mojo with this old Martin"

=======================Serial #30978=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 03-25-2000
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Unconverted
   "some scratches but no cracks or repairs; original pyramid end bridge"

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 2001
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #31057=======================

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$750

=======================Serial #31584=======================

Model: 0-18HK
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 1997
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,750

=======================Serial #31614=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 02-15-2008
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $55,000
   Honest playwear, no issues 2/15/08

=======================Serial #31700=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 02-27-2007
Source: Neals Guitars (gbase)
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,395

=======================Serial #31741=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: Rob Kinghorn
Comments:
   Bought Mar 2005

=======================Serial #31749=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-20-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: majorminor on UMGF
Comments:
   Reported by owner

=======================Serial #31941=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-10-2007
Source: UK Ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #200127274657
   "This guitar belonged to my grandfather. He bought it used at Pearl Harbor during the war. It hasn't been played since the 1960's. I believe it is a 1927 model with the serial number being 31941"
   "Cosmetically for its age it is great shape. I can't find the slightest of cracks or any sign of repair besides a replaced bridge. The replaced bridge is kind of wacky, it looks to have been done in the 50's by the age of the screws the used to put it on. Why they did this I have no idea. There is no bowing to the top. Its as flat as can be. There are photos of the lousy work done, also photo of a wood block attached to the inside where the bridge attached. The neck could use some work, it plays fine through the 7th fret but gets a little ugly there on out. Maybe some fretwork but no more surprises with this one."

=======================Serial #31982=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   For sale at Intermountain
   VG
   SSC
   Asking Price::$1800

=======================Serial #32181=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Uke Richard
Contributor:
Comments:
   unconverted

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   Unconverted.
   Repaired center seam seperation

=======================Serial #32221=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 05-10-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Brendan Mitchell
Comments:
   "I bought it about 1998 at a street market for $5 Australian and spent about $150 getting a new strut and a couple of cracks repaired as well as a new bridge made & fitted , the original bridge was gone and replaced by a 6 string guitar bridge ! This work was done by Maton guitars here in Melbourne Australia and I was very happy with their work"

=======================Serial #32231=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: Elderly Instruments
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Needs Neck Reset, New saddle
   Three cracks on back, one cleated the others appear to be solid
   Refinished
   Replacement bridge
   Replacement/Non original pickguard
   Replacement Grover tuners with ebony buttons
   Asking Price::$1,700

=======================Serial #32304=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 09-15-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #250164699053
   Note: The following entry has been heavily edited by Mike Miller but still contains basically the same info as the ebay posting.
   "The guitar has been seriously refinished. The repair to the spruce top is old, May have been done by martin. The repaired cracks are stable and filled,glued, Etc. They do not affect the sound. Lower purfling has been filled. Entire guitar has been refinished. I believe the tuning heads have been replaced also. I put light guage strings on, it does sound great. A glass slide bottle sounds better on it. The height at the 12TH fret is 5/16THS on the e string. The last time I played a guitar was 30 years ago, and I wasn't very good- So I can't tell you anything about "the action" other than it sounds funkey-blusey-funkey, which is all I know how to play. That and a few neal young chords. The woman I got it from was a guitar teacher-said it sounded like Leon Redbone. It is what it is.

=======================Serial #32519=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 11-25-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $2,300
   "Exc Condition"
   "Excellent, with top refinish"

=======================Serial #32655=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Added pickguard
   Price: $2,300 Opening Bid

=======================Serial #32809=======================

Model: 000-18H
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 05-13-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   No ebony neck reinforcement
   "The 000-18H has been strung with medium strings for 11+ years, with no apparent neck problems. The Hawaiian neck is a little thicker and rounder than the standard neck, but still very comfortable to play."

Model: 000-18H
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Repaired top damage in the bridge area
   Older top refinish. Finish original on the rest of the guitar
   Belly bridge and OM size
   pickguard installed circa 1994

=======================Serial #32854=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #32918=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Metropro
Comments:
   "set up for steel strings, all original parts including engraved Waverly tuners, pyramid bridge & pins, bat frets. the neck has been reset, the bridge re-glued, the frets seated, a 5" back crack fixed and French polish on the back where fabric had stuck to it. There's a small top dent that's been French polished and some pick wear. They love the sound. All that French polish usually knocks the price down a bit, which probably accounts for the asking price"

=======================Serial #32987=======================

Model: 0-18KH
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 01-01-1999
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 10-11-2000
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "original Hawaiin style guitar with high nut and flush frets"
   Unconverted
   Asking Price::$1,850

=======================Serial #33027=======================

Model: 0-45
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Small picture of front of guitar on Page 24
   Non original pickguard

=======================Serial #33058=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 02-16-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Sold by flip-it-faat
   Top & back cracks

=======================Serial #33074=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-01-2004
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/04
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,000

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 03-18-2005
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "it does have a hairline top crack in the lower treble side, and the instrument has been oversprayed with varnish, or maybe polyurethane, or something else that is not lacquer. The owner says it was varnish. (Can I hear a "yeah, right?") Said finish shows bubbles, which suggests that it was brushed on, and yes, well, also some drips. However, our shop will try to remove the overspray, perform a neck reset and set up for normal playing, remove and reglue the bridge"
   Asking Price::$5,155

=======================Serial #33117=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Oversized soundhole?
   Three repaired screw holes in top from previously removed after market pickguard

=======================Serial #33130=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "exc all original"

=======================Serial #33153=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Original

Model: 00-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-05-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Orig bridge, tuners,no cracks, says there is no finish damage but it looks damaged in the pictures like it's been in front of a steam vent. 7/5/08 relisted 8/3/08 EBAY
   ($6,200)

=======================Serial #33276=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 05-20-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG" condition
   Appears to have been converted to spanish style
   Newer bar frets
   neck reset
   replacement nut
   replacement saddle
   All work said to be well done
   on consignment
   Asking Price::$1,700

=======================Serial #33314=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Original owner converted to Hawaiin style in the early 30's by replacing the pyramid bridge with a belly bridge, installing a raised nut and unslanted sadded
   Converted back by TJT (TJ Thompson) in 2002. He reinstalled the original nut and filled and recut the saddle slot

=======================Serial #33319=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: RJB
Comments:
   "Purchased April 1963 for $238 from owner who received it as a 21st b'day gift in 1941. That owner sent it to Martin in 1954; the company re=furbished it with an overspray, belly bridge and pickguard. A beauty (a little shiny) nonetheless that currently needs a neck reset"

=======================Serial #33420=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Tenor guitar, two top cracks

=======================Serial #33436=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-18-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #160108269180
   Crack in back starting about one inch to the left of the end block and going about 2/3rds of the way to the heal. Looks to follow grain
   Repaired crack in bridge
   A bit of overspray from when the bridge was removed and repaired
   Saddle is very low
   Lots of top wear

=======================Serial #33521=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 12-28-2007
Source: Dream Guitars
Contributor: jsalmon(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Condition: Excellent, solid guitar, not a single crack anywhere. Master luthier Bill Tippin did a neck set, dressed the newer bar frets, replaced the bridge, nut and saddle. Original bar frets and nut/saddle in the case. A thin sister plate was added to the bridge plate due to worn string holes. Finish appears to be all original as are the tuners. The tone is most certainly all original!"
   "Comments: "This is one of the nicest vintage Martins we've seen. The sound is big and projects like you might expect. It's amazing that this guitar has never had a crack repaired and the wood is all original. What a find." - Al Petteway"
   "Al and I both love this one... It has that small body charm and tons of power. Perfect for blues, rags, old time and fingerstyle in just about any genre. This is a rare condition guitar structurally perfect and Bill Tippin put his midas touch on the neck set and setup so it play perfectly. The 0 and 00 sized Martins are the next horizon of collectible prewar guitars and are increasing in value at a rapid pace. So this one should appreciate quickly while you enjoy it. Even as I write this I'm thinking I should keep this one, but alas my job is to offer them to you... " - Paul Heumiller"
   Looks like normal wear based on pictures. A bit of finish loss around soundhole where you typically see it due to pick wear, but nothing bad. Some scratches on the peghead

=======================Serial #33532=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: Christie's Auction House
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Well worn
   Sold:: $9,000+

=======================Serial #33535=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 09-29-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Looks to be all original except for overspray on top"

=======================Serial #33568=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 02-01-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: James Burkett

Model: 0-21
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 12-28-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   flip-it-fast sale on ebay
   Three patches on treble side lower bout. Patches very dark, look to be about nickle sized.
   Non original belly bridge
   Back, neck and sides refinished. Probably the top as well
   "I find this guitar quite interesting but in the end all considerations are pointless since it's obviously refinished. While the neck looks 28 style because of the diamond I'd be curious to learn about the back ground (or to take the neck out to see the number). As I have the impression that the neck isn't a replacement I see it has the wide fret board, an original looking nut with slots for steel strings, it appears to have bar frets and correct style 21 inlays (viewed from the distance) and a (rather) period correct looking head stock shape including tuner position (which is different to the '30s and later position). So at least it seems to be an original OM or earlier period Martin neck. So I would tend to the assumption that this neck is original and custom ordered. Very interesting but the guitar unfortunately is already refinished. (Comment by Willi, AKA BHguitars on UMGF)"
   "I actually did talk to Martin and there is no record of a special order on this guitar. That's not totally definitive but makes it seem less likely that the neck is original. I would have thought that even a special order solid peg head would have had the stamp on the back. Of course, the minute Willi suggests the possibility that the neck could be original I have to rethink everything. Always listen to the real experts! (Comment by Steve, kriegerse on UMGF)"
   "Did they have it in their books as an 0-21? One thing that crossed my mind early on was that it could have been a tenor guitar converted to 6-string by the Martin factory in the 30s, when they would have installed a belly bridge and new neck. But that's of course just a wild guess not directly supported by the evidence. (Comment by jsalmon on UMGF)"
   BIN price of $3,495

=======================Serial #33707=======================

Model: T-17
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 10-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   10 string tiple. Mahogany top & body. 10/13/08 Ebay
   ($1,450)

=======================Serial #33891=======================

Model: T-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-22-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan86
Comments:
   Item #130216688956
   "Here is a nice Vintage 1927 Martin T-18 Tiple I had planned on fixing up but it doesn't look like I'll ever get it done, so out of the closet and up on the auction block it goes! I bought it just like you see it with 3 old and decrepit strings on it. There is lots of wear and tear that look to be the natural result of being played and loved for many years. I had thoughts to turn it into a small guitar by drilling different holes in the bridge and replacing the nut, but this should probably just get fixed up and used for what it is since it is after all a Martin. I call it a project because both sides have long cracks and will need to be fixed in order for it to be useable/playable. The owners had lived in New England and the winters there are brutal on solid wood instruments if they don't get the proper humidity (this Tiple should be featured in ad for a humidifier company). The bridge looks good and has not pulled up (although I have no idea how it would hold up with a whole set of strings). The top and back are nice and flat with no cracks. It looks like someone had tried super-glue on one of the cracks (doh!). It has very small frets and this was played back in the day so they have some wear to them. The nut looks good. The tuners all work and the buttons look incredible (I'm not sure what they are made of but they have a "grain" to them which you can see in the pictures). It is missing the strap pin for the butt end (they simply twist in and there are all sorts of after market buttons available from exotic woods inlaid with abalone to plain plastic) and note the cool strap holding "hook" on the bass side tuners. The neck set looks good, but if you really wanted easy action & playability, you should plan on a neck reset and fret job while your "at it". I would guess that it would play O.K. without that, but it would certainly be a better player if you did it. This thing will probably sound incredible if it gets the right care/love as it is over 80 years old, sol

=======================Serial #33958=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   converted / flip-it-fast! /

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Apr 06 2007

=======================Serial #33982=======================

Model: D-111Ditson
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   12 fret dreadnought

=======================Serial #33983=======================

Model: D-111Ditson
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 04-11-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: rem5trk
Comments:
   "I own Martin Ditson Model 111, 1927, SN 33983. I will submit information on it to the registry later this weekend"
   "If I recall correctly, with the exception of the Martin SN, there are no .Martin. identifications. The stamps (inside center strip and back of peghead) both say .Ditson..'"
   "It has X-bracing and exceptionally light construction"
   "Ornamentation ? There isn.t any. As Frank Ford said, 'simple to the point of austerity'
   "The guitar is currently with Dave Musselwhite for some long overdue repair and restoration work"
   "After thoroughly examining the guitar, Dave gave me a detailed explanation of each work item the guitar needed. These included a neck reset, work on the bar frets and other intricate items"
   "I said, .Fine. So, I can expect to get it back next week ?"
   "He smiled and said, 'Yes ! Absolutely. You can expect it anytime you want..'"
   "I think he was trying to tell me something"

=======================Serial #34001=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 05-13-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   No ebony neck reinforcement
   "The 000-18 is a much lighter braced guitar, and will probably use light gauge strings when the restoration is complete."
   Lightly braced

Model: 000-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Excellent condition with some finish wear around the soundhole
   Neck reset and fret work in progress

=======================Serial #34153=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 10-12-1999
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG+" condition
   Several repaired side cracks
   Body and heel oversprayed
   Recent neck reset
   On hold
   Asking Price::$2,200

=======================Serial #34244=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 08-09-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: gunn2001(UMGF)
Comments:
   It has a decal, "Levi's music store Rochester NY" on headstock

=======================Serial #34255=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1927
Entry Date: 08-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Crack at end pin, Center seam sep. Top crack

=======================Serial #34490=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 10-11-2000
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Waverly V-2 banjo tuners added; original old style pickguard added no cracks or repairs; fine sound and playablity"
   Asking Price::$1,750

=======================Serial #34586=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 07-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Unconverted, original, no cracks or repairs Retrofit 7/4/08-12/13/08
   $7,600

=======================Serial #34745=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 05-04-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Older thin refinish was very well done. As mentioned, it has very light bracing. I suspect someone had once set it up for Hawaiian play using heavy strings and high action. Some top distortion and original bridge plate was split. Our guy did an excellent job replacing the bridge plate and the entire top is now 100% sturdy and stable. One crack below the low E pin (see photo 15) and several small back cracks are well aligned and tightly sealed. Cracks are innocuous and difficult to see on figured koa. Original bar frets are uniformly low but as mentioned, it plays great and intonates perfectly. A solid sturdy guitar that sounds wonderful and is ready for another 80 years of good service"

=======================Serial #34746=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 05-08-2005
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2274
   Lot 10
   Belly bridge, probably non original
   Pickguard, again probably non original. Especially since it seems to cover the outermost rosette ring
   Estimate Price: $500 - $700
   Sold For::$1,880

=======================Serial #34799=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 10-05-2002
Source: More Music
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Store Address: 121 Maple Street Santa Cruz, California 95060. Phone: 831-458-2438
   Asking Price:: $5,400

=======================Serial #34874=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-30-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Repro bridge (looks orig), damage to back lower bout OSSC 6/30/08 Ebay
   $1,128

=======================Serial #34987=======================

Model: T-18
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 11-24-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Metropro(Chris)
Comments:
   10 string Martin Tiple
   Mint condition. Mahogany top and body. On the back of the peghead there is a stamp that reads: "The best in music comes from Will A. Young, The Music Man, Fort Wayne, Indiana."

=======================Serial #35047=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 10-09-2003
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction Sale #1277
   Lot 26
   Estimate $1800-$2400
   Didn't sell
   Front Picture on Page 7 of the catalog

=======================Serial #35109=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 03-01-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/02
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,995

Model: 00-21
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-02-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Finish damage on back lower bout
   Repaired back crack
   Neck Reset by Mandolin Bros
   Asking Price::$5,995

=======================Serial #35120=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 03-31-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Miss-posted on eBay as a 1927 000-21. Has a nasty looking crack on the upper back, and added braces around the neck block. It looks like someone attempted to slip the block and cracked the back of the guitar. Possibly the sides above the neck block as well. Completely refinished. Sold 3/28/08

=======================Serial #35144=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 11-01-2005
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #238
   Listed for 8k
   Listed VG-EX
   Repro bridge
   Neckset by Elderly

=======================Serial #35169=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 11-29-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   All original, bar frets, neck reset, bridge glued, Mando WHQ 11/29/08- Mandoin World HQ
   $2,750

Model: 2-17
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 07-01-2009
Source: ??????
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)

=======================Serial #35314=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 09-02-1999
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "all mahogany tenor guitar in Martins smallest size; a beauty"
   Asking Price::$650

=======================Serial #35351=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 05-13-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   No ebony neck reinforcement
   "The 0-42 is apart (top and neck removed)."

Model: 0-42
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Finish stripped except for the neck
   Currently being restored

=======================Serial #35352=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 04-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   With buyers premium, 4/4/08 Christie's Auction House
   $9,375

=======================Serial #35419=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,953

Model: 0-18
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: Ebay
Contributor:
Comments:
   Possible bridge replacement
   1 inch crack in bridge, no visible seperation
   Bridge is rosewood
   Two repaired top cracks just below the bridge

=======================Serial #35554=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-18-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: David(Fingerstyle2 on UMGF)
Comments:
   "Lest we travel too far into a 'fact-free zone' about how the pickguard-area repair was done, I checked with T.J. and he's fine with my sharing the info:"
   "....didn't inlay anything - just blended hard edge that the last 'repairman' had routed for guard, and then began rather complicated layering of various finishes (primarily lacquer and shellac) and colors (powdered pigments, aniline dyes, orange shellac, etc.) to try to get a decent match."
   "As mentioned in the appraisal that the seller included in the action listing, 'very light flattening agent sprayed on top to tie all touched up areas together'. Then, he said (amazingly) '....i then burned and froze touched up area....'"
   "By the way, he also said that he can easily recommend the guitar and that "it's got it all.""

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-18-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Item #320128742856
   Repaired/restored by TJ Thompson in 2007
   Replacement period correct bridge
   Neck reset
   Before restoration had an ugly winged pickguard inlayed in the top
   "Very rare Martin 000-45 guitar from 1928 in great shape. This guitar was recently worked on by the pre war Martin specialist, TJ Thompson. An appraisal detaling both his work and the state of the guitar, is shown. Basically, this guitar had a pickguard on it that was not original. This was removed and the area touched up.Also a new bridge was made and a neck-set performed. I have personally owned this 000-45 for close to 20 years and it has been my baby. T his guitar plays and sounds better than ever since TJ worked on it. While not as loud as a pre war D-28 exactly, it has a resonance and finess to the sound that I have never before encountered in any guitar. The right tuners are now on the guitar and the original case is included, along with a new sturdy case for shipping."

=======================Serial #35558=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 04-01-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Exc" condition
   Some wear on back of neck
   Some pick wear
   Strap button hole on the heel
   Three nicely touched up screw holes on top, possibly from a pickguard
   OM scale
   Non original pyramid bridge
   With Calton HSC
   Asking Price::$63,500

=======================Serial #35561=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 01-12-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Replacement pyramid bridge
   Long Scale
   A few repaired back and side cracks
   A little bit of overspray
   Replacement Sloane three on a strip tuners
   Original tuners in case
   Asking Price::$36,085

=======================Serial #35593=======================

Model: 1-17P
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-08-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Rare 20 fret neck, 26.5 scale, repaired center seam 6/8/08-8/11/07 SOLD Bernunzio
   $2650

=======================Serial #35798=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 10-23-2005
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Unconverted
   "The backstripe is made of multicolored wood marquetry, the ebony fingerboard is inlaid with pearl snowflakes, the largest being at the 5th fret, with smaller ones at frets 7 and 9 with a .winged Maltese Cross at the 12th and having a cat.s eye at the 15th. Our shop has glued and cleated a seam sep and we have also reglued the bridge, as sometimes needs to occur."
   Asking Price::$13,500

=======================Serial #35968=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 0000
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Starting bid, replaced frets & bridge by Martin (when), long poorly repaired back crack, OHSC, belonged to father 12/15/8 Ebay
   ($10,000)

=======================Serial #35970=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 01-26-2001
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Lots of finish wear
   Replaced pyramid bridge
   Several well repaired top cracks
   Asking Price::$3,999

=======================Serial #36058=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 12-02-2002
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 000-28
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 04-14-2004
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Recent neck reset and refret by Elderly
   All original except pickguard
   "a fair bit of pick wear on top and belt buckle marks on back, no cracks, looks good, sounds exceptionally good"
   On consignment
   Very Good + condition
   Asking Price::$13,500

=======================Serial #36072=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-22-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #300123661181
   Converted
   "Guitar is very clean with no cracks, no repairs, and was stored away for many years, some of the finish on the back reacted with old strap in an old case. Guitar is set up to fingerpick with straight neck and low/medium action and not needing neck reset. Guitar is very loud, responsive, this all koa vintage Martin has a bark and clarity that is unique and perfect for the blues. Guitar comes in archtop form fitting newer hardshell case that is very tough and protective."

=======================Serial #36089=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,289
   Listed as Exc- condition

=======================Serial #36112=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 08-12-2007
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Jimmie Rodger's "Blue Yodel"

=======================Serial #36244=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 09-02-1999
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price::$650

=======================Serial #36333=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Feb 19 2006

=======================Serial #36402=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 05-20-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   4 old top cracks on top/lower bout, replaced binding & chunk of top wood, needs a neck set, oversized bridge with slotted saddle, large screwed on pickguard, wrong size & number of FB inlays (should be slotted diamonds), diamond shape cut out of headstock, OHSC ,holes from tailpiece 5/20/08, 6/01/08 Ebay
   ($2,499)

Model: 00-21
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 12-15-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Neck set, large diamond inlay in headstock, wrong dot inlays on fretboard (should be slotted diamonds), fretboard replaced?, screw on pickguard, discolored top (refinish), cracked bridge, badly repaired top cracks, and lower bout binding/purfling OHSC, 12/15/08 EBAY
   $3,000

=======================Serial #36694=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 04-20-2008
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: RenaudB(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Frets:... bar frets have no wear notches"
   "Body:... 12" lower bout dimension; 4" deep sides at end pin; solid tropical mahogany top, back & sides; rosewood body binding; Brazilian rosewood bridge has had saddle moved for intonation purposes; hairline side crack on lower treble bout (see "detail of side" photo); in overall excellent condition"
   "Finish:... original finish in good 7.5-8.5/10 condition"
   "Playability/Action:... plays well at 5/64" to 7/64" with low saddle"
   Asking Price:: $2,499

=======================Serial #36698=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-01-2007
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: zshai(UMGF)
Comments:
   One repaired top crack
   One repaired back crack
   "riginal bridge and bridge plate were modified at one time (screws) but have been plugged and repaired by our shop"
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$75,000

=======================Serial #36703=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Dennis(OMpicker on UMGF)
Comments:
   12 fretter
   torch
   Dennis (OMpicker on UMGF) owned in 1975
   Bought::Eric Schoenberg, Music Emporium, (Porter Sq, Cambridge) in 1975

=======================Serial #36708=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 1987
Source: 1987 Mandolin Brothers catalog
Contributor: Dennis (OMpicker on UMGF)
Comments:
   12 fretter
   torch

=======================Serial #36753=======================

Model: 2-17H
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 07-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Original Hawaiian set-up

=======================Serial #36759=======================

Model: 2-17H
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 08-20-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #160273849067
   "This is an all Mahogany guitar and is in near mint to mint condition, with only a few scratches keeping it from perfect. This guitar is collector quality, a real museum piece. There are no cracks, breaks or issues of any kind; the neck is super straight on this guitar, and has never been reset. The bridge is very secure, and there is no top bellying. The guitar seems to have rarely been played. Frets are of the original Flush Fret variety, and all elements of the guitar are original, including the finish, tuners,fretboard,frets, bridge, everything"

=======================Serial #37005=======================

Model: 2-18T
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 10-11-2000
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Beautiful tenor guitar with Grover pancake tuners and slick action. Minor body wear"
   Asking Price::$1,250

=======================Serial #37125=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 12-07-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Needs neck set-refret, split rectangular bridge (needs new one), 3 small repaired side cracks to treble side, horizontal crazing, all original, harmonist34 12/7/08-1/5/09 "Buy & Sell"
   $4625

=======================Serial #37143=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 05-30-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Closet guitar, very clean, small top crack, dark blemish on side/lower bout, 5/30/08 Ebay
   $5,227

=======================Serial #37355=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills (first album cover)

=======================Serial #37413=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.don-mclean.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Owned by Don McLean

=======================Serial #37422=======================

Model: 00-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 05-25-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Owned by Norman Blake
   Used by Nancy Blake

Model: 00-45
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Original finish
   Original pickguard and belly bridge

=======================Serial #37490=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 09-19-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   sold in the high $3000s

=======================Serial #37518=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1928
Entry Date: 09-20-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: the_jest(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #220151675508
   "Great old original Martin #37518 dates from the 1928-29 era fresh from the old house in old wooden case. Has mother of pearl inlay and a jewel on the top. The string holder on the bottom is coming lose and will need to be reglued and there is a small crack in the top(see photo) no weakness just a little crack. The other things were in the case, old eye glasses, info on the Greyhound, box with stuff. I can see the man in the glasses boarding the Greyhound in the 1930's but I not sure were is was going."
   Pictures aren't great, but looks to be refinished
   Non original pickguard
   bridge nearly detached
   Possible loose braces under bridge as top looks a bit warped in one picture
   Crack in headstock from curve by high E string down neck. Not clear how far it extends
   For sale by Lowe's Antiques of Tennessee

=======================Serial #37576=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-04-2007
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #37614=======================

Model: ??-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 03-15-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #370032603929
   "This is a professionally refinished Martin Acoustic Guitar in excellent condition"
   Most likely a 0 or 00 sized 18 series guitar
   Refinish looks thick. Finish also visible inside the soundhold so whomever did the refinish did not know much about refinishing instruments. No finish on fretboard so they weren't totally clueless.
   Buy it now price of $5,350 which is very high given the apparently poor refinish

Model: 0-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 03-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Refinished, starting bid of $5,350. No bids. scraping around bridge, thru saddle, looks like bar frets, relisted 3/28/08 starting bid of $4,175 no bids Ebay
   ($0)

Model: ??-??
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-20-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This is a professionally refinished Martin Acoustic Guitar in excellent condition. Sound quality is exceptional. Comes with a TKL Hardcase. Serial Number is hard to see, but with a mirror it can be seen on the inside of the case"
   "Some questions I've been asked:"
   "How wide is the nut on top. 1 7/8"
   "How wide is the bout on the bottom. 13 1/2"
   "Any cracks or visual damage? No cracks evident anywhere that I can find. Cosmetically the guitar is in good shape after having been professionally refinished. Sound is excellent"

=======================Serial #37616=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 11-17-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   VG+ OHSC, repaired 7" back crack & center seam sep, repro bridge, neck reset & refret, 11/17/07-7/4/08 SOLD Mandolin Bros
   $15,995

Model: 00-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 02-29-2008
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $15,995 R
   Replacement bridge, 7. back crack and center seam split, neck set refret, bent tuner 11/17/07-2/29/08

Model: 00-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 03-21-2008
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $15,995 (cash)
   "This is cleaner than most but there are some issues that our repair shop is, even as we speak, taking care of: they are gluing a 7. back crack, gluing a seam opening down the back stripe, (the back stripe is lifted away from the back, eighty years of dryness has caused it to become slightly elevated.), regluing the bridge, performing a neck reset and a bar fret refret. When the guitar came in it had a .straight. saddle . so possibly it had once been used to play Hawaiian music with a slide, consequently our workshop is modifying the bridge (which is a replacement, by the way) so that the saddle can be angled for proper intonation. It also has a bent tuner but we will not attempt to straighten it . since it.s an original tuner and trying to straighten it may break it which would be a bad thing (trust me). There is normal hand and finger wear on the back of the neck, normal signs of use and wear overall including a few dings and scratches, a scuff on the side near the neck but on the whole this is a remarkably clean and wonderful sounding instrument. It sets the new standard for excellence in a late .20s herringbone grand concert. This is priced at $16,491 at our Discount Price, or $15,995 at our Cash Discount price."

=======================Serial #37648=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 08-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Price: $5,000 Opening Bid

=======================Serial #37659=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,126

=======================Serial #37674=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 05-04-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "The neck looks to be straight. The headstock appears to be made of rosewood and the tuning pegs are all original. It is missing it's pick guard and does show wear to this area. There are a few issues that will need attention. The bottom bridge is lifting up a bit on one side. There is a split to the top at the bottom left- middle. When pressed down upon this goes right back into position. It is missing the bottom rest where the guitar would sit if stood up straight, and there are two circular scratches to the back of the guitar. Otherwise this beauty is in nice condition having only minor scuffs and scrathes to the body. The fret board is inlayed at the 5th, 7th and 10th frets. The neck is in very nice condition. I believe this is the original case which is in a rough condition with the leather hinges having dry rotted off"
   Editor Note, this guitar almost certainly did not come with a pickguard originally. So it isn't really missing.

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 05-07-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Heavy pickwear pickguard area, bridge lifting up, unfixed top crack, lost endpin, 5/7/08 Ebay
   $871

=======================Serial #37683=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: David(Davids Harp on UMGF)
Comments:
   Missing 10th fret dot marker
   Some fret wear
   Two hairline cracks on the back
   Five inches of the top near the hairline cracks needs to be reglued
   Hole drilled on the lower bout

=======================Serial #37832=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 1985
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-17H
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 1985
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Converted

=======================Serial #37857=======================

Model: D-111Ditson
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 11-23-2005
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold's notes
Comments:
   Ditson Dreadnaught
   Top thickness 0.118" at soundhole, 0.094" bass side below bridge, 0.105" treble side below bridge.

Model: D-111Ditson
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Neck reset and replaced replica bridge in October 1998

=======================Serial #37858=======================

Model: D-111Ditson
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 2000
Source: Frets.com Museum
Contributor:
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Ditson D
   One of the last Ditson D's
   Mahogany back and sides
   X braced

Model: D-111Ditson
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #37928=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "a well used, but excellent playing old 12 fret Martin . This guitar has some repairs and shows lots of playing wear, but it retains that great sound that is only found in a late1920s Martin. New individual Waverly tuners, new pickguard"
   Asking Price::$2,750

=======================Serial #37950=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Excellent, all original, never had a neck set, orig. bridge 9/24/08-11/29/08 Marc Silber Guitars
   $8,000

=======================Serial #38007=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 08-05-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   original finish, small back cracks, orig frets, repro bridge plate, repro pyramid bridge, 1950's tuners, small belly, finish worn off top-side Ebay 8/5/08

=======================Serial #38027=======================

Model: 2&1/2-18T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 01-05-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #38074=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 09-03-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #110164194169

=======================Serial #38106=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   In the "Previous offerings" section
   "To many this is the ultimate Martin fingerstyle guitar, a 12 Fret OOO braced for steel strings with rectangular bridge and no pickguard. Dead straight Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce top, Slothead with engraved halfplate tuners, C.F. Martin stamp on rear of head, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay, Nut as been shimmed after refret, 1 7/8" nut width, Ebony fingerboard with short pattern diamonds and squares inlay, Ivoroid binding and heelcap, Thin herringbone top purfling, 2 5/16' string spread at bridge, Virtually unangled bridge saddle, Solid pins, Zipper backstrip. The repairs have been limited to a neck reset and refret by T.J Thompson and his judicious application of varnish to the wear at the rear of the neck between the nut and 4th fret. With original hardshell case. This is as fine sounding an original 12 Fret OOO as you are ever likely to play."

=======================Serial #38178=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 1992
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 03-02-2000
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG-Exc" condition
   One repaired top crack
   Small "minor" crack on back of headstock
   Two small cracks on lower treble bout
   Some figuring in wood
   Slightly oversize replacement bridge
   A bit more bellying in top than Elderly likes
   Top appears stable
   Entire guitar lightly oversprayed
   Asking Price::$1,350

=======================Serial #38203=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "exc. fine all original except neck reset"
   "Original Spanish setup"
   "in workshop"

=======================Serial #38207=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $2,250
   Setup for Hawaiin?

=======================Serial #38230=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 02-20-1999
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Restored
   Replaced tuners
   Replaced bridge
   Side patch
   Asking Price::$2,999

=======================Serial #38346=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 12-27-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   No info, one picture, finish looks original, original pyramid bridge, scam? Ebay 12/27/08
   $4,164

=======================Serial #38356=======================

Model: ??-??
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-05-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #190099314775
   Missing binding on top right side. Starts near center of endblock, goes 6 inches
   Unrepaired top crack from near soundhole to tail
   Second top crack on about 4 inches long starting on the right side about where the missing binding ends
   side cracks
   Very rough finish. Bridge has finish. Refinish?
   Non original bridge?
   Brass bolts holding on bridge
   One amatuer repair inside
   Indented wood below where strap button goes. IE, between the back and the strap button hole. Picture is bad, hard to be sure.

Model: 0-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-12-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Sold For::$810
   Some unrepaired cracks, missing binding, plastic cement inside amateur repair, bolts in bridge

=======================Serial #38389=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,050

Model: 0-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: mylescdavis
Comments:
   1929 0-18, 38389, owned by me, some repaired damage to back, fretwork (no new frets) in May 2007 by Andrew Scrimshaw, London

=======================Serial #38421=======================

Model: 5-21T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-29-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Was $2850 orig Grover pancake tuners, no cracks or repairs, OHSC 10/29/08-1/1/09 HOLD Bernunzio
   $2,250

=======================Serial #38458=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-31-2009
Source: Skinner Auction House
Contributor: UMGF(Ted Hutson)
Comments:
   "American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, c. 1928, Model OOO-45, stamped CF MARTIN & CO, NAZARETH PA on the center strip and at the back of the peghead, stamped 38458 at the upper block, length of back 20 3/8 in., width of lower bout 15 1/8 in., with later case."
   "Estimate $8,000-12,000"
   "Sides and back clear coated, top overcoated or possibly refinished. Replacement bridge cracked, tailpin missing. Top of fingerboard shaved to about 3/32 in. Binding refinished with yellow tint. Back of neck clear coated. Frets, fretboard inlays replaced (except for top snowflake) Case not original. Back finish imprinted in a long, curved line by strap, possibly vinyl, reacting with varnish. Bridge plate original, ok."
   "Complete repair estimate includes applying correct finish, new fingerboard and bridge, frets and neck reset $4000-5000."
   Sold For:: $23,700

=======================Serial #38484=======================

Model: 0-45
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-12-2007
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #40 in Christies October 12 2007 Musical Instrument auction.
   With period case
   Estimate of $20,000 to $30,000

=======================Serial #38486=======================

Model: 0-45
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-17-2004
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Estimate: $3,500 - $1,800
   Sale 2253
   Lot 13A
   Pyramid Bridge
   Sold For::$11,162.50

=======================Serial #38506=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 05-04-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Metropro
Comments:
   For sale at skinners
   Originally listed as an 00-45
   Worn but orignal appearing finish
   Gouges and scrapes on the top right of the upper bout
   Some washboarding along the edge at the top (left upper bout)
   Three cracks from bridge to soundhole
   Three quarter inch gouge near bridge, apparently from removing a previous bridge
   Ugly, huge non original bridge
   Lots of extra wood inside that bridge is attached to by way of six screws
   Price Estimate $400-$600

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 05-06-2007
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2361
   Lot 14
   Sold price::$4,994

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 05-06-2007
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: Ted Hutson(UMGF)
Comments:
   Top thickness: .115" (more or less, depending on where)
   Width at nut: .188"
   Width at 12th fret: 2.30"

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-01-2007
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Listed as 00-40
   "pearl trimmed, Brazilian rosewood; presently being converted from Hawaiian and undergoing restoration; please call for details"
   No asking price listed

=======================Serial #38521=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   replaced bridge

=======================Serial #38646=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 1996
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Ad says Martin made a total of 634 of these between 1921 & 1930
   Notes that only 251 were built in the steel string era
   Asking Price: $2,779

=======================Serial #38670=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 05-11-2001
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2069
   Lot 15
   Estimate $1,500 - $2,000

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 11-04-2001
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2112
   Lot 6
   Estimate $3,000 - $5,000

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-13-2002
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2180
   Lot 2A
   No pickguard
   Estimate $1,500 - $2,000
   Sold For::$1,645

=======================Serial #38929=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   From the internet.

=======================Serial #38940=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   On Ebay.

=======================Serial #38979=======================

Model: 1-18P
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: vintageinstruments.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   5 string guitar.
   "The only example ever made"
   One of only two 5 strings ever made by Martin according to the author of the URL. The other being 72512

=======================Serial #39081=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-04-2007
Source: perrybechtel.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   The prototype OM-28 built for Perry Bechtel
   Image
   Image

=======================Serial #39265=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 07-01-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Reserve not met, converted, replacement belly bridge w/ slanted saddle, 3 top cracks, original finish (over sprayed), cracked bridge, engraved fleur-de-lis tuners, bar frets, 7/1/08 Ebay
   ($9,100)

=======================Serial #39270=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: Mugwumps
Contributor: Dennis (OMpicker on UMGF)
Comments:
   Converted to spanish style

=======================Serial #39346=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Spook69
Comments:
   Joan Baez's guitar

=======================Serial #39352=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 02-03-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: OMpicker
Comments:
   Pyramid Bridge

=======================Serial #39414=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 02-22-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: wiedler(UMGF)
Comments:
   Period soft shell case
   Rosewood binding
   Looks to be in great condition

=======================Serial #39431=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 08-25-2008
Source: email
Contributor: Bill Allen
Comments:
   "The guitar belonged to my wife's grandfather who lived in New Orleans all his life, I don't know if he was the original owner. It survived Katrina in an attic and was rescued when my in-laws sold the house. It is in bad shape, but I hope to get it restored"
   Center seam crack on top, some binding seperation and other issues.

=======================Serial #39787=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-27-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $2,950
   "Exellent Condition"

=======================Serial #39811=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 08-11-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Light play wear, small top crack, OHSC 8/11/08-1/1/09 Bernunzio
   $8500

=======================Serial #39855=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills

=======================Serial #39904=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 05-19-2007
Source: Marshal
Contributor:
Comments:
   Second prototype of the OM-28
   Slotted headstock
   Pyramid bridge
   Current location unknown
   Has John Deichman's initials on the underside of the top
   URL

=======================Serial #39958=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 01-07-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: honolubaby
Comments:
   Original Belly bridge,
   "I posted this in the correct "Lost" forum, but wanted to alert all to this magificent guitars' sad tale- Originally discovered in a dumpster last year near Boston, this gem may have found it's way back there."
   "This guitar disappeared from the UPS system Nov 15, 2007 in Connecticut en route to Lark Street Music from Chelmsford, Mass. Serial #39958."
   "Beautiful condition, 12 fret 000-28 with an orig. belly bridge."
   "Call 201-287-1959, Larkstreet Music with info- Buddy DaVonne"

=======================Serial #39965=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.don-mclean.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Owned by Don McLean

=======================Serial #40023=======================

Model: 0-28
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 02-02-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: photorc
Comments:
   Bad replacement bridge
   Origianl bridge was very early belly style

=======================Serial #40040=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 08-31-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #200147949721
   "Vintage 1929 martin 00-42 restored about 10 years ago by master luthier Chris Berkov, Chris did a total refinish, neck set, new bridge, repaired 2 small holes in top where someone drilled through top by routing and splicing a 1 1/4" by 7" piece of spruce, hard to see nice job, also a hole in lower bout was repaired with brazilian rosewood patch, 2 small drill holes filled on each side of sound hole. There was a very small crack repair under b string, small crack on fretboard binding was repaired, no other cracks or breaks on guitar, tuners are a little older than what would have came on guitar but seem to hold tune fine. Guitar case is period but not sure if it is original to guitar. Chris did say guitar has original frets and may need fret job soon. Guitar sounds and plays wonderful. Neck angle is great and has high saddle. ThERE IS AN APPRAISAL FROM GEORGE GRUHN THAT IS INCLUDED THAT ESTIMATES GUITAR AT $12,500, My reserve is considerably lower than estimate"

=======================Serial #40103=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,900

=======================Serial #40124=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-10-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Repaired heel crack not well done, French polish did nothing for it, repro belly bridge, no cracks otherwise, neck reset, Greven says the sound is HUGE, Phil Kane, "Buy & Sell" 10/10/08
   $6,000

=======================Serial #40173=======================

Model: 2-18T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 05-09-2007
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elepahantfan85
Comments:
   All original condition
   Pick wear on top
   Original chipboard case
   Asking Price::$1,600

=======================Serial #40227=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,359

=======================Serial #40300=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-15-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Spook69
Comments:
   Tenor guitar with original hardshell case

=======================Serial #40454=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 02-01-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   No cracks, all original, reset and bridge reglued, 2/1/08 sold & returned 6/2/08-9/4/08 SOLD Mandolin World HQ
   $2650

=======================Serial #40536=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 10-05-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $1,210

=======================Serial #40636=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 03-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,995

=======================Serial #40637=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 03-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,250

Model: 000-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-04-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   1 & 13/16ths at nut,Which means the neck has been trimmed
   Overspray on whole guitar
   Replacement bridge
   Replacement saddle
   Bad replacement tuners
   Two non original bridge plates
   Top is bulbous behind bridge
   Dings and scratches
   Repaired side crack on treble side
   Repaired center top crack
   Buckle wear
   Pick wear
   Capo marks on neck
   Asking Price::$3,350
   Cash Asking Price $3250

=======================Serial #40741=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 06-29-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Oversize replacement bridge
   Price: $6,200 Buy It Now

=======================Serial #40789=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-24-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Jim MacLeod
Comments:
   "Inherited from my great uncle about 1980. It's likely he purchased it new."
   "Anecdote: My parents owned it for several years without knowing its value, until we took it in to buy a new case while buying a dulcimer from Homer Ledford. When Homer informed us of the age and quality of the instrument, we ended buying a much better case than we'd intended."

=======================Serial #40812=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-29-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   One of only two made with Mahogany tops
   The other was 40813

=======================Serial #40813=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1929
Entry Date: 04-29-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   One of only two made with Mahogany tops
   The other was 40812
   Item #150117181942
   Item description says Martin records indicate instrument was shipped on 12/23/1929

=======================Serial #40846=======================

Model: 00-40K
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 12-02-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Exc" condition
   Highly flamed Koa wood top, back & sides
   Replacent pyramid bridge
   Recent neck reset
   Some overspray on top and around heel
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$20,000

Model: 00-40K
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 12-01-2002
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   000
   Price: 17

Model: 00-40K
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-09-2004
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   "Excellent-" condition
   One of six total made, five in this year (1930)
   Replacement pyramid bridge
   Recent neck reset
   Recent bar refret
   Overspray on top and around heel
   Asking Price::$18,750

=======================Serial #40866=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 03-23-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $865

=======================Serial #40932=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Mar 28 1977

=======================Serial #40978=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-24-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #270158607212
   "I bought this at a pre-estate sale where I was invited to look at the books, and saw it sitting lonely in the corner. I combed the house for the case..but no luck. So it does not have an original case. I will send it in one, but by no means is it the original"
   "Only big flaw is that it is missing a tuning machine head (the turner) for the D string. You can still turn it, it is just missing the "cap" piece. There are a few small dings which photos will show. No cracks or repairs. A little worn to wood near sound hole (see photo), and light scratches and such. I do not know if all parts are original, seems like they would be, but am no expert"

=======================Serial #41027=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   From Martin's records

=======================Serial #41127=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   From Martin's records.

=======================Serial #41131=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "refinished, in workshop"

=======================Serial #41193=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-26-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $850

=======================Serial #41327=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   From Martin's records

=======================Serial #41330=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-05-2004
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Some expert restoration currently underway"
   Large pickguard
   Banjo tuners

=======================Serial #41463=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-23-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Pyramid Bridge

=======================Serial #41480=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-17-2004
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2253
   Lot 23
   Pickwear near bridge on treble side
   No pyramid straight bridge
   Estimate: $700 - $900
   Sold For::$1057.50

=======================Serial #41527=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Restored in 1995
   Back, sides and neck refinished in 1995; top refin/overfinish is much older
   Replica pyramid bridge installed
   Banjo tuners

=======================Serial #41536=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 05-08-2005
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Belly Bridge
   Non original pickguard? Not tear drop shaped
   Sale 2274
   Lot 14
   Estimate Price: $3,800 - $4,200
   Sold For::$4,406.25

=======================Serial #41568=======================

Model: 0-42
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-42
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$15,995

=======================Serial #41706=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-19-2001
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Although it shows only the slightest use, it has a minor repaired back crack. Currently getting neck reset"
   Asking Price::$1,500

=======================Serial #41848=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 11-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   EXC, crack free 11/28/08-12/12/08 Intermountain
   $2700

=======================Serial #41866=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 03-23-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$865

=======================Serial #41919=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-23-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Pyramid Bridge

=======================Serial #41921=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-01-2008
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Pyramid bridge, banjo tuners, minor cracks, finish wear
   Asing Price:: $40,000

=======================Serial #41927=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-23-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Pyramid Bridge

=======================Serial #41930=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 01-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Fingerstyle2
Comments:
   Pyramid bridge

=======================Serial #41972=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 03-15-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #150225606954
   "Appears to be original finsh and original tuning machines."
   "Checked finish, small cracks in back (as seen in photos), chip in top corner (also shows in photos)"
   "Neck appears straight and instrument plays well"
   "Nice shape concidering instruments age. From estate"

=======================Serial #42000=======================

Model: 000-18P
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   OM body
   Converted to a 6-string
   Older refinish.

=======================Serial #42016=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 02-09-2008
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $937
   Bad refinish all over, 50's tuners, unrepaired 3" top crack, 5" back crack, one back brace has crcked and fallen out (has the piece), bidge is off with screw holes, holes in top too, needs nut and neck set 2/9/08

=======================Serial #42025=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 01-01-1999
Source: email
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   (or possibly model 25 . see Longworth)
   Neck reset, small upper bout side crack repair, otherwise original
   purchased 1996 @$600, sold 1999 @$950

=======================Serial #42125=======================

Model: OM-45Deluxe
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-01-2009
Source: Christies
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Roy Roger.s guitar, first OM-45 deluxe, unique inlaid pickguard, originally sold at Sherman-Clay, SF. Bought by RR at pawnshop 1933 for $35
   Price: $554,500

=======================Serial #42260=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   Neck Set(Folkway)
   Patched Bridgeplate(Folkway)
   Non original but period correct bridge with compensated saddle (Folkway)
   Mild scratching on back (Folkway)
   Mild finish deterioration on back of headstock (Folkway)

=======================Serial #42281=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Pat McDonald
Comments:
   Belly bridge
   No pickguard
   Minor top wear
   3" repaired treble side crack, upper bout

=======================Serial #42294=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 12-12-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   12 fret, repro bridge. neck reset, 12/12/08 Intermountain
   $7200

=======================Serial #42349=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 05-02-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: fichtmueller(UMGF)
Comments:
   Bought on EBay in 2007

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 11-22-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Frank Fichtmueller, Kehl GER
Comments:
   replacement bridge by Rudie Blazer (partner of BHguitars at UMGF) from Antique Acoustics (www.antique-acoustics.de

=======================Serial #42423=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Repaired top damage in the bridge area. Overspray/touchup in that area only

=======================Serial #42514=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-10-2007
Source: Mandolin World Heaquarters
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,500

=======================Serial #42679=======================

Model: 00-40
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 05-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Being converted, restored. 5/4/08-1/1/09 Bernunzio
   $15,000

=======================Serial #42684=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 11-25-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $2,000
   "Exc w/ Playing Wear"
   "Small pickguard"

=======================Serial #42746=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   replaced bridge

=======================Serial #42757=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-27-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Center seam crack, initials carved in lower left top, no pickguard, orig case & tuners 6/27/08 Ebay
   $6,269

=======================Serial #42797=======================

Model: 000-28OC
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Octa Chorda, made at the request of Harry Hunt of the Ditson company. Hunt had made the request for this strange eight stringed instrument in 1925 but Martin was far too busy making Ukulele's. They finally completed this prototype in 1930 but by that time the Ditson company was about to be liquidated

=======================Serial #42907=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-28-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley(email)

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-29-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Roger Kern
Comments:
   Item #170143056847
   "There are some scuffs and scatches around the guitar. there has also been a proffesional repair on the bottom side of the guitar. Also there is a slight bend in one of the tuners. I really didn't want to straighten it for fear that it might snap. These are the original tuners and they work well"
   "This guitar also comes with a custom made wooden coffin case. (not original)"

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-31-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $1,580

=======================Serial #42947=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 07-01-2009
Source: craigslist SF
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Lifting bridge, side patch, center seam sep., needs frets
   Price: $995

=======================Serial #42958=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Jun 04 2007

=======================Serial #43156=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 01-05-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Broken Bridge

=======================Serial #43208=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-30-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Complete overspray. Two extra popsicle braces under the top by ickguard & behind bridge, several repairs, oversized bridge, new bridgeplate. formerly Brian Echenberg's. Bracing problem, added popsicle brace. Lots of pickwear, marks from large pickguard, bought by pickerdd and returned 9/30/08-11/29/08 Lark Street
   $10,500

=======================Serial #43309=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-12-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "This is a superb 1930 guitar from the fine American maker C. F. Martin & Co. A fantastic musical instrument, this guitar appears to be all mahogany with a spruce top. Retains the original Grover tuners and the original hard shell case. This guitar comes with a very nice assortment of old picks. Numbered 43309. In excellent condition, sounds beautiful. Total length of 35 1/2". Body length 17 1/4". Neck length 21 3/8". Free shipping in continental US"

=======================Serial #43430=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 12-04-2000
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Image
   Complete refinish (Pro quality)
   Top cracks
   Back possibly removed in the past
   Asking Price::$1,850
   Canadian Asking Price $2,750

=======================Serial #43488=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 01-01-2008
Source: Musurgia archive
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Original bridge but cut down some, four cleats on the back which seem to be reinforcing areas where the rosewood has puckered upward slightly but never cracked.. Probably added as a preventive measure.

=======================Serial #43653=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 05-23-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "Exc" condition
   Newer bar frets
   Bridgeplate patch
   Light overspray and touchup of top by T.J. Thompson
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$27,500

=======================Serial #43660=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-29-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #190157382960
   Buy it Now Price: $30,000
   "Okay, I suppose an OM-28 from 1929 would be even better, but I think they only made 6 of them that first year. 1930 was the second year of production for this, the first 14 fret Martin model and arguably the first modern guitar. This guitar is in perfect playing condition, but not totally original. It has either been overshot or re-lacquered and has some top and back repairs. There's an area on the treble side of the top above the pickguard where there is a slight depression caused by pick wear; this has clearly been refinished. There's also an area on the bass side of the top above the soundhole where I would say there has been a new piece of spruce patched in...it's a beautiful job. It retains its original small maple bridge plate. There are three repaired top cracks that I can see, one short one at the bottom of the center seam, one about 2.5 inches long from the lower edge, treble side and one about the same length at the waist, treble side. There are cleats visible through the soundhole on two back cracks, neither of which is visible from the outside. The original bar frets remain, and play great. The bridge may well be a repro, but it's a perfect one. There are modern Waverly tuners in place of the original banjo tuners (which never work to begin with...they only have a 4/1 ratio). The pickguard is also a modern replacement, and is the size Martin would have used on OMs from mid 1931 on, rather than the smaller 1930 style. Over the last 33 years, I've owned about 10 of these guitars. I always sold off the previous one when I found one that sounded better. This is the one I ended up with....I'm sure I'll never buy another, as they've gotten too pricey for me. In any case, this one sounds as good as the best I ever had. It comes in the modern very high class case shown in the pictures; this has actual fabric on the outside, by the way, rather than the usual plasticized whatever. The action is medium low, with room to lower or raise it at the bridge. I will offe
   Bridge is repro

=======================Serial #43666=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 05-05-2002
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2139
   Lot 47
   Tear drop shaped pickguard
   Original hard shell case
   Estimate $10,000 - $12,000
   Sold For::$15,275

=======================Serial #43708=======================

Model: OM-42
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Anonymous
Comments:
   One of two made, both in 1930; this is the only one in original condition
   Nickel banjo tuners (not gold as incorrectly described in Walter Carter's book)
   Plain headstock (Carter incorrectly said it had a torch inlay)
   Belly bridge
   Small pickguard
   Standard Style 42 appointments on top and fingerboard

=======================Serial #43712=======================

Model: 000-18P
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Plectrum converted to 6-string, lots of finish wear

=======================Serial #43719=======================

Model: 2-44Olcott-Bickford Artist
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Small picture of front of guitar on Page 44
   Ebony bridge
   Paddlehead
   Banjo tuners?
   One of four made
   Personal guitar of Vahdah Olcott-Bickford

=======================Serial #43977=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 01-01-1930
Source: Martin
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Not a confirmed sighting of this instrument. Placeholder to assure proper interpolation

=======================Serial #43985=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-13-1930
Source: Martin
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-01-2008
Source: Private Owner
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Original finish, banjo tuners, original bar frets, nut, bridge and saddle. Neck reset. Small tear drop pick guard. Some pick wear around the sound hole, but otherwise very clean. Bridge pins and end pin are Willi replicas. There are four top cracks all expertly repaired. One small gouge on the bass side.
   The guitar was built on Sept. 13, 1930 and was one of a batch of ten made. Only 89 were made that year

=======================Serial #43986=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 01-01-1930
Source: Martin
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Not a confirmed sighting of this instrument. Placeholder to assure proper interpolation

=======================Serial #44046=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 05-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/01
Contributor: Marshall

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Original finish
   Bridge replaced with belly type.

=======================Serial #44056=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-21-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "The finish on this example is original and yet almost every bit of said finish is uniformly and cleanly worn from the neck with a bit of dark staining in the mahogany from the 1st to 3rd fret on the treble side."
   Replacement Belly bridge
   "Our professional repair shop has performed a much-needed neck reset. The three-on-a-side replaced tuners will be, themselves, replaced with banjo style tuners appropriate to this model and year. The guitar is accompanied by a framed photograph, taken in 1946, of its last owner, Les Monroe in his 30s, dressed in the Tom Joad style, surrounded by his wife, Yvonne who is playing a washtub with wooden sticks, and his brother, Tom, in sunglasses, behind him, and Tom's Wife Jean, positioned in front of a white shingled building. If you look carefully you will see, in this photo, a fiddle headstock and a finger or two peeking over the left edge from under the frame. The photo clearly shows this OM-28 herringbone when it had banjo tuners."
   "This guitar came to us from Les. daughter who provides an accompanying note that reads: This guitar was one of three purchased from the Martin Guitar factory for use in live performances on Canadian radio stations. Some 10 years later my father, who was an avid and enthusiastic guitar playing teenager, purchased it at a pawn shop in Montreal. As money was tight in those days he had to return it regularly in order to make ends meet but as soon as he was able he would buy it back. The guitar was his treasure, and he always reminded us of its worth. My dad, a natural comedian loved by all, sang and played that guitar for friends and family."

=======================Serial #44070=======================

Model: OM-45Deluxe
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 12-07-2000
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Exc" condition
   URL
   Two small repaired top cracks (Nearly invisible)
   Refininhed
   New Waverly tuners
   Included letter from Martin verifying that it is an orignal OM-45 Deluxe
   On consignment
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   Asking Price::$85,000

=======================Serial #44079=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-02-1999
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Belly Bridge
   Small pickguard
   Refretted
   "played, but not abused"
   Asking Price::$1,600

=======================Serial #44086=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-29-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Lark Street Music Teaneck NJ, May 2008"
   "Nearly perfect, all original, a few scratches. Purchased for $3200"

=======================Serial #44140=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 11-04-2001
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2112
   Lot 25
   Estimate $6,000 - $10,000

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "This instrument has the belly bridge and large pickguard. the neck has been fitted with a metal T bar. This guitar has four repaired top cracks and the neck has recently been reset. Because of a few questionable features, it is being priced far below market value. It is a wonderful playing guitar with superb tone and balance."
   Asking Price::$13,500

=======================Serial #44274=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-15-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Has style stamp

=======================Serial #44292=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 12-20-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Refinished, replacement bridge, small pickguard, orig banjo tuners, no cracks Miki Gakki Custom Guitars, 12/20/08-
   $18,000

=======================Serial #44298=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-08-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Chris Newman
Comments:
   I bought it in the UK in September 1984 and still have it.

=======================Serial #44299=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Has style stamp

=======================Serial #44362=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 11-01-2003
Source: Collection
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Has model stamped on neck blcok
   Bought by elephantfan85 (Mike Miller) around 12/2003

=======================Serial #44458=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 11-25-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $9,00
   "Neck has been noticeably slimmed"

=======================Serial #44553=======================

Model: OM-45
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Large picture of front of guitar is pictured on Pages 44 & 45

=======================Serial #44592=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 12-22-1997
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG+" condition
   no pickgaurd
   Repro belly bridge
   Neck set at Elderly
   Refret at Elderly
   Asking Price::$3,500

=======================Serial #44656=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-06-2006
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Original case, photo of guitar with 30.s band,
   Lot 65 1930 OM-28 est. $24-30,000
   No current picture of the instrument which is very odd

=======================Serial #44689=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-03-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69
Comments:
   "Pickguard: missing, original pickguard was tortoise"

=======================Serial #44780=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-14-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $1,500

=======================Serial #44807=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 1983
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Sunburst; Stephan Grossman's

=======================Serial #44855=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 06-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Alex dOelsnits on UMGF
Comments:
   Bought on Ebay for $466 on 6-8-03
   $588 spent on repairs resulting in a beautiful instrument.

=======================Serial #45036=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard

Model: OM-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 08-05-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Original grover banjo tuners/small peghead. Mahogany back, sides, and neck. Adirondack spruce top. Rosewood binding on back, rosewood and layered light/dark/light/dark binding on top. Work done in 1992 by T.J. Thompson: neck reset, refret with bar frets, made new bridge and bridge plate. Two top crack repairs: one along base side of finger extension which continues to just inside most outer sound ring, another hairline repair which goes from bridge to bottom of guitar. Very hard to see and is about two inches long. Looks like dark mechanical pencil writing. 6 or 7 cracks on sides, no patches. Dings and scratches on top and bottom of guitar. No cracks on back. Touch up/french polish area extending out in all directions about two inches from bridge-almost impossible to show in pictures. ALl repairs very stable. I would describe all work as excellent. Extremely light instrument with wonderful sound and plays like a dream. No buzzing and action height on low e is about 3mm, 2mm on high E. Snug fitting new om style case. Beautiful golden aging color. Still has saddle height. Repeat:--bridge, frets, bridge plate and nut not original. frets recently dressed"

=======================Serial #45093=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 05-12-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #270119259195
   Refinished
   Holes in fretboard
   Holes in bridge
   Holes in peghead
   Wear on fretboard
   Non original bridge

=======================Serial #45243=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Bill (jwb18 on UMGF)
Comments:
   One of 17 with Herringbone trim in 1930

=======================Serial #45265=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 02-01-2008
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $25,000
   Converted, over spray in places all over. 2/1/08

=======================Serial #45301=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 05-20-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Refinished
   "some repairs and modifications"
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$8,500

=======================Serial #45310=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 10-11-2002
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Image
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   Refinished
   Neck reset
   Replacement bridge
   Non original pickguard
   Refret
   Decal on peghead (Original?)
   Asking Price: $9,905
   Canadian Asking Price: $15,500
   Sold

=======================Serial #45317=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1930
Entry Date: 04-23-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Belly Bridge

=======================Serial #45323=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 11-25-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Pickwear around teardrop p;ickguard, scratches, orig banjo tuners, replaced bridge & bridge plate, Overspray on top. Top crack by hi E string. Repaired center seam crack, Miki Gakki Custom Guitars Japan 11/25/08-12/11/08
   $16,000

=======================Serial #45395=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1985
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Sunburst

=======================Serial #45410=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,995

=======================Serial #45693=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Excellent+ condition
   Completely original
   Banjo tuners
   small pickguard

=======================Serial #45706=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-23-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Cracked sides
   Price: $1,200 Buy It Now

=======================Serial #45884=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 08-13-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "This 1934 Martin acoustic (serial No. 45884) belonged to my Grandfather. He carved 'L.H.B. 2/10/34' into the back. It was tough times and if you wanted to keep it you had to mark it, so he did"
   "There is five very lite belt buckle scratches on the back"
   "There's NO fingerboard wear so it plays great. All original finish"

=======================Serial #45925=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: Ole' TmPP
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Replaced tuners, finish touchup on top

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-11-2008
Source: Acoustic Guitar Forum
Contributor: David Ziegele
Comments:
   The lines between the ='s are from the forum link
   =====
   07-11-2008, 12:11 PM
   Djeff
   Registered User Join Date: Jan 2007
   Location: Denver
   Posts: 232
   Vintage Martin Question
   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   I ran across someone selling a '31 Martin OM-28 w/ohsc (SN#45925) price undisclosed. It has replaced tuners, pickwear near the fingerboard that has been lacquered over to conserve the top wood, and extremely straight grain Brazilian Rosewood. The case is rough but intact.
   What kind of demand is there for this model and year? How does one go about estimating the price/value? It is evident that many of you on this forum have a vast amount of knowledge surrounding vintage guitars, and so I look to you for advice. Thoughts?
   ====

=======================Serial #45931=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 08-21-2008
Source: Schoenberg Guitars
Contributor: Anonymous
Comments:
   Schoenberg sales text "very early in the year still with the small OM pickguard and banjo tuners, though the tuners have been replaced (with Waverlies), Adirondack spruce and straight-grain Brazilian rosewood, older top refin, beautifully done, replaced pickguard, might be original bridge. The tone of this guitar compares favorably with all the original OMs I've known, which is saying a lot! It is beautifully clear and musical, with trebles that are bright, yet exceedingly sweet, and a full yet unmuddy bass. It is a pleasure to play, and will add much beauty to your music. the neck is thin, disappears in your hand despite the typical wide spacing of the period"
   Purchased in June of 2007 for $35,000

=======================Serial #45971=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: OM-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-17-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   "VG+" condition
   Several repaired top cracks
   Refinished neck
   Asking Price::$5,500

=======================Serial #46003=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: Rob Kinghorn
Comments:
   Bought Mar 2005

=======================Serial #46017=======================

Model: OM-18P
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Converted circa 2002
   Bar frets on conversion neck

=======================Serial #46103=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 03-06-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $7,200
   "Refinished top, repaired side cracks, excellent"

=======================Serial #46114=======================

Model: 5-15T
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #46274=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-15-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: bobr3
Comments:
   "My 00-21, serial 46274. was made in 1931... It listed for $60. Any special significance of that? It's got a couple of closed top cracks behind the bridge, but it otherwise unmodified. It's a fine playing and sounding instrument."

=======================Serial #46291=======================

Model: 1-17P
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 12-28-2007
Source: Player's Vintage Guitar
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Plectrum 4-string neck, Lifting pickguard
   Asking Price:: $1,895

=======================Serial #46325=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 03-26-2005
Source: Harmony Central
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Body may be oversprayed
   Possibly non original ebony pyramid bridge
   Sold For::$2,600

=======================Serial #46414=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: Vint. City G.
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   banjo tuners, large pickguard

=======================Serial #46437=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-20-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Retrieved from my Aunt's trash pile in the summer of 1963. I've kept her all these years."

=======================Serial #46448=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-15-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Fred(picknfred on UMGF)
Comments:
   "A veteran of WW2"

=======================Serial #46484=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-20-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #270147195691
   Pickguard, could be original
   Looks to be in excellent shape

Model: 2-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-27-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,338

=======================Serial #46535=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 05-10-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item # 270119045966
   Asking Price: $2,500
   Some finish wear
   Impact crack on top? Hard to tell from pictures. Not huge, but two cracks run parallel to the grain a small distance apart and a third runs counter to the grain and across the other two, though it seems to end at one. Somewhat like a T with an extra horizontal bar. The non parallel crack is somewhat eliptical
   Loose tuning peg

=======================Serial #46657=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 03-27-2009
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Location: Fayetteville, Ga

=======================Serial #46717=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$20,995

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-02-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Replacement tuners from the late 1940's/early 1950's
   Normal finish checking
   Neck reset
   Replacement bridge
   Some minimally visible damage around bridge from past bridge replacements
   Pick wear on treble side of soundhole
   Repaired hairline crack on bass side upper bout of basck
   Short repaired crack on the back treble waist side
   Asking Price::$27,500

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "Top previously oversprayed. Guitar restored by Henkes & Blazer at Antique Acoustics and sold"

=======================Serial #46788=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Older refin
   Neck reset in 2003

=======================Serial #46799=======================

Model: OM-18P
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1981
Source: Music Man
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Converted to 6 string

=======================Serial #46808=======================

Model: OM-18P
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Plectrum guitar / The seller ended the auction early

=======================Serial #46848=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Converted from Hawaiian to spanish style
   Asking Price: $7,217

=======================Serial #46921=======================

Model: 1-17P
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 03-01-2008
Source: Players Vintage Instruments
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Plectrum, pickguard lifting

Model: 1-17P
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: Player's Vintage Instruments
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $1,895

=======================Serial #47025=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 05-27-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item # 120125953035
   Refinished
   Various crack repairs

Model: 2-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-03-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $795

=======================Serial #47055=======================

Model: D-2
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 11-23-2005
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold notes
Comments:
   Not a typo, really a D-2. Essentially a very early D-28
   Top thickness 0.127" below bridge, 0.122" at soundhole.

Model: D-2
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Prototype for the D-28
   20-fret fingerboard
   Original finish, no top cracks.
   Repairs done from 9/23/94 to 10/5/94.Repair one long and one short back crack, reglue back braces, repair long side crack, replace missing back binding approximately 7" long, replace bridge with accurate replica, reset neck

=======================Serial #47082=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: EMail
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Originally from Brooklyn, NY. Given to my by the son of the original owner.
   Caught in a flood and came apart at the seams. Restored by TJ Thompson 2006.
   All original except for replaced bridge. Original Waverly tuners.

=======================Serial #47146=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-05-2004
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Unconverted
   Belly bridge
   In process of getting a neck reset and having a side crac repaired

=======================Serial #47290=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47291=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47292=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47293=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47294=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47295=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47296=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47297=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47298=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47299=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47300=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47301=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47302=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47303=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1997
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Foden Special

=======================Serial #47304=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47305=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47306=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47307=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47308=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47309=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47310=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."

=======================Serial #47311=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47312=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47313=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47314=======================

Model: 0-17S
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-22-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: djp7204
Comments:
   "The 'S' here refers to SPECIAL and the thinking is that one of Martin's dealers resuested a run of the economy 0-size with a spruce top and a larger pickguard. The tuners are upgraded to Nickel Waverlies as well."
   There were 2 batches of these built in 1931. Fred Oster owns one of the few 0-17S's that have survived and he tells me his came from the first batch that was run in June of '31 and encompassed serial #'s 47290-47314. Mine is from a second batch that was run in early July."
   "The pickguard, though quite unique is actually very cool looking in person. These days, that big a piece of 30's acetate is probably worth as much as the whloe guitar!"
   "If you have owned or played a 20's or 30's 0-18, you know how light they are. This one is lighter still since the board and bridge are Brazilian which is lighter weight than the Ebony used on the 18's."
   This one has the Ebony nut, bar frets, Ivory dot inlays, Brazilian top bindings & no back bindings. Sound is quite impressive and it responds to the lightest touch."
   "When Steve Kovacik to a look at this little guy, he really liked the grain on the neck which is probably flamed Mahaogany, though he wondered if it just might a hunk'o'Koa!"

=======================Serial #47365=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1931
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   First C-1. One of a prototype batch of 5 that included 47365-47370
   Round soundhole

=======================Serial #47366=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1931
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Second C-1. One of a prototype batch of 5 that included 47365-47370
   Round soundhole

=======================Serial #47367=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1931
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Third C-1. One of a prototype batch of 5 that included 47365-47370
   Round soundhole

=======================Serial #47368=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1931
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Fourth C-1. One of a prototype batch of 5 that included 47365-47370
   Round soundhole

=======================Serial #47369=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1931
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Fifth C-1. One of a prototype batch of 5 that included 47365-47370
   Round soundhole

=======================Serial #47370=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1931
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Sixth C-1. One of a prototype batch of 5 that included 47365-47370
   Round soundhole

=======================Serial #47371=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1931
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 110, the 1994 edition
   The first C-2, The second being 47372
   Round soundhole

=======================Serial #47372=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1931
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 110, the 1994 edition
   The second C-2, The first being 47371
   Round soundhole

=======================Serial #47408=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-18-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Mattj206
Comments:
   Worn original condition

=======================Serial #47446=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 05-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85

Model: 000-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 05-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$13,000

Model: 000-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-04-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   One of 328 twelve fret 000-28's made
   Overspray
   Replaced fretboard
   Period correct but non original tuners
   Top crack at lower bass bout
   Cleated crack at sound hole in 2 o'clock position
   Neck may have been trimmed
   Asking Price::$13,660
   Cash Asking Price: $13,250

=======================Serial #47694=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: haisato
Comments:
   "All original and minty condition"

=======================Serial #47805=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 12-18-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Orig finish on body, top has no cracks. Repaired crack over tailblock, & side cracks. Orig pickguard & bridge, oversrapy on neck & back of headstock, neck reset w/shim under FBX, newer decal & tuners, 12/18/08-1/1/09 Gryphon
   $22,500

=======================Serial #47837=======================

Model: 1-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 02-17-2008
Source: Ebay UK
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item was deleted before I could go to link. -mke

=======================Serial #47843=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 01-01-2008
Source: Musurgia archive
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   No date or price, play wear, OHSC

=======================Serial #47873=======================

Model: 1-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 01-26-2008
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $1349
   loose bridge 1/26/08

=======================Serial #47970=======================

Model: 1-17T
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $300

=======================Serial #47981=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 12-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Exc condition, orig pickguard (not teardrop), belly bridge, neck reset, No cracks, touch up or overspray. Strap rash on back, 12 fret slothead 12/13/08- SOLD Mass St. Music
   $21,000

=======================Serial #48102=======================

Model: OM-45
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-04-2004
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   One repaired crack in back
   One of only 40 made
   According to Martin this guitar left the factory on August 26th 1931
   Asking Price::$100,000

=======================Serial #48124=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Gruhn
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$15,000

=======================Serial #48194=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "vg+ all original"
   "in workshop"

=======================Serial #48379=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-16-2007
Source: Skinner Auction Catalog
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction 2361
   Lot 39
   Ugly tail piece
   Ugly non original bridge
   Non original pick guard
   Price Estimate $300-$500

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-17-2007
Source: uk ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #300152290149
   Buy it Now:: $4,850
   "Complete with flush bar-frets, tall bridge and saddle, this instrument sounds simply incredible! Martin Hawaiians have a very distinctive tone, thanks to their standard Spanish-style guitar construction. If you're used to playing an electric steel, Dobro, or Weissenborn you'll be amazed at what this instrument draws out of your hands. Lots of complex overtones, warm and dry mids, round trebles and a surprisingly sweet low end. This instrument is in very good condition. The original bridge had split and lifted off the guitar. The replacement ebony bridge is very slightly oversized. There is also evidence left by a tail-piece on the bottom of the guitar from many years ago. There is one typical pick guard crack that travels towards the bridge. The back, sides and neck are crack free. The finish is heavily checked on lower portions of the sides and has flaked off in some areas. The finish on the top and back are checked, but nice shape"

=======================Serial #48396=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   reserve not met, unconverted, original nut, OSSC 7/13/08 Ebay
   ($4,716)

=======================Serial #48484=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 07-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Center seam separation, replacement bridge and tuners

=======================Serial #48517=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Good condition
   Partial refin
   Scheduled for restoration

=======================Serial #48657=======================

Model: 1-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 11-27-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   re-neck in the 60's, coupled of repaired cracks 11/27/08-12/12/08 Intermountain
   $2100

=======================Serial #48672=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 10-01-1997
Source: Pricelist for Nancy's Music Box (Buddy Summer) circa late 1997
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   VG+
   Asking Price::$3,500

=======================Serial #48807=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Sunburst

=======================Serial #49005=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #49012=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,595

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 2000
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 08-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "some benighted fool ground the square frets flat with the fingerboard, stuck a metal conversion unit over the nut and waved their wand (or what they thought was their wand), Poof! Instant Hawaiian guitar!"
   Guitar was originally setup for spanish style play
   In need of neck reset and fret work
   Asking Price::$2216

=======================Serial #49016=======================

Model: C-2MC
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Mandocello
   Asking Price::$5,823

=======================Serial #49102=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 12-01-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 12/02
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,150

=======================Serial #49288=======================

Model: 00-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 06-08-2002
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   URL
   Replaced bridge with closed saddle slot
   Recent refret by TJ Thompson
   Recent reset by TJ Thompson
   Pick wear below soundhole
   Several well repaired back cracks
   Asking Price: $7,750

Model: 00-28
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 09-17-2007
Source: www.dreamguitars.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Condition: Excellent for age, 1 repaired top crack from bridge to butt, 1 hairline back crack, old repaired end pin crack, small spruce plate added to original bridgeplate to remedy string hole wear, newer bridge. Otherwise very clean. Perfect neck angle, lots of saddle and fret, great setup by Bill Tippin"

=======================Serial #49293=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 11-25-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   12 fret, orig bridge, pickguard, 11/25/08 Bernunzio
   $10,000

=======================Serial #49346=======================

Model: T-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 04-21-2007
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: Mike Halloran
Comments:
   Three repaired back cracks
   Finish disruption on the bottom side
   Finish erosion on the treble side
   Original Ebony nut

=======================Serial #49373=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   On EBay
   Trapeze + regular bridge

Model: 2-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix

=======================Serial #49435=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 12-31-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Only ebay 0-21 of the year, cracked headstockglued & doweled, G clef painted on HS, top binding gone at butt, top loose, center seam crack, bridge rising & bolted down 12/31/08 Ebay
   ($1,661)

=======================Serial #49454=======================

Model: 2-17
Built: 1931
Entry Date: 02-01-2008
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,750
   No cracks, all original, neck reset, and bridge re-glued 2/1/08 sold

=======================Serial #49604=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-14-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "I am selling My Aunt Rose's Guitar that I inherited in the mid nineties when she passed away from cancer. It is a Beautiful 1932 Martin 0-18 My Aunt Bought this guitar new, she played with a group of women that called themselves the 'Sonnie Bells' (Pictured 1937)"
   "The serial # is 49604 placing this Martin Guitar in 1932. If you notice in the picture (Taken 1937) on the guitar is a diamond shaped piece of costume jewelry. I have this and to keep this guitars history with the guitar I will include the original picture and this piece of costume jewelry. I will also include multiple recordings of my aunt performing, 4 vinyls and 1 cassette. Also is a Record "This is John Gary" Signed to my aunt Rose from John Gary"
   "The recordings I have posted online I had my Brother-in-law make for me showing the guitars sound. The guitar has always been in a smoke free home, and in its case (I do believe it is the original case based on pictures I have seen but I can not confirm this), the case is fragile and has not held up to time like the guitar has, but that is what a case is for I suppose"
   "To my knowledge it is all original, never modified or worked on. I have kept it as-is since it has been in my possession"

=======================Serial #49642=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 09-06-2008
Source: web
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Lots of scratches, shim under fretboard extension which is likely due to a past neck reset

=======================Serial #49920=======================

Model: 1-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 01-15-2009
Source: Personal Collect
Contributor: anonymous(email)
Comments:
   "Purchased in Ormond Beach, Florida, 1964. All mahogany"

=======================Serial #49927=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 06-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$14,000
   Overspray

Model: OM-28
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-23-2006
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "There are two very old repaired side cracks on the treble rim and two repaired back cracks; the interior of the instrument bears a wonderful sticker, yellowed with age like our fingernails, identifying the music store that originally sold the puppy and whose Madison, Wisconsin phone number was (of course) .Badger 1489.. It now has Waverly open back butterbean button tuners, after having hosted a series of imposters over the years. It has a newer bridge and saddle (drop in, not through)"
   Top back and sides oversprayed
   Neck shaved to 1&11/16ths
   Asking Price::$22,500

=======================Serial #49956=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: RenaudB
Comments:
   Two tone bars/braces
   Original ebony nut
   Bridge screweddown
   Heavily repaired treble side
   Currently unplayable

Model: 0-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 07-20-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: RenaudB(UMGF)
Comments:
   Posted brace diagram of guitar
   "1932 0-17: braces are 1/4, scalloped, 12 frets 0 should have one tone brace only... maybe I got an odd number. The transverse brace is 1/4 also, tappered."

=======================Serial #49984=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 10-09-2007
Source: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   "Just arrived on my doorstep"
   (12 fret slothead)

=======================Serial #50015=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $900

=======================Serial #50034=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 05-30-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Slot-head, replacement. bridge, many top cracks
   Price: $2995 bin

=======================Serial #50171=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "There is one repaired top crack on the bass side."
   Round soundhole
   Asking Price::$4,250

=======================Serial #50223=======================

Model: C-2-12
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 110, the 1994 edition
   A twelve string C-2

=======================Serial #50261=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 01-01-2006
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #239
   Several small repaired cracks on bass side
   One long repaired crack on treble side
   Came to Elderly from the Grandson of the original owner in 2005
   Has the gold silk screened logo on the front. Very early example of this
   Asking Price::$25,000
   Not in the Nov 2005 Elderly catalog

=======================Serial #50503=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 05-29-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Round soundhole with C.F. Martin pearl inlayed on head stock

=======================Serial #50587=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   From EBay
   Badly cracked sides
   Non standard white pickguard

=======================Serial #50593=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 06-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,495
   Shadetop

=======================Serial #50668=======================

Model: C-2MC
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 110, the 1994 edition
   Mando/Cello varient of the C-2. One of two made in 1932. The other is 51151

=======================Serial #50710=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John(sprucetop1 on UMGF)
Comments:
   "...this C-1 was found in a cardboard box in a waste container here in the UK in the 1970's...covered in white paint. Presumably it would have had bar frets originally. They were replaced long ago with T frets, and the neck has bowed as (I think) a result. I got it in a legacy, when the owner sadly passed"

=======================Serial #50730=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 06-08-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: rudyolen
Comments:
   "Awesome condition. Couple expert repaired back cracks but thats it. Origial case. Replacement bridge. Otherwise original SN 50730. Last digit hard to make out. Thr guitar is a sunburst and needs no repairs"
   Asking Price::$6,500

=======================Serial #50803=======================

Model: C-1-12
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   A 12 string C-1

=======================Serial #50969=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Shaded top"

=======================Serial #51069=======================

Model: 1-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 06-05-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Loose bridge, lost end pin, small top crack 6/05/08 Ebay
   $1,788

=======================Serial #51096=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 05-30-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #280120302993
   "Serial # 51096 (1932). WOW. Excellent shape and looks like it was well cared for. I'm sure it's had some routine maintenance throughout it's 75 years of existence. You can see glue drippings inside. It plays fantastic and sounds amazing."

=======================Serial #51102=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Overspray, repairs

=======================Serial #51151=======================

Model: C-2MC
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 110, the 1994 edition
   Mando/Cello varient of the C-2. One of two made in 1932. The other is 50668

=======================Serial #51155=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1981
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Sunburst

=======================Serial #51182=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-29-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #260235262819
   14 fret, probably one of the first
   "This guitar was recently purchased at an estate sale. Guitar plays and sounds great. Killer pre-war sound with a very loud volume and a great tone that pre war Martins are known for. Neck measures 1 3/4 inches at nut. Action is 4/32 inches at 12th fret"
   "Guitar looks like it has had a couple of repaired cracks. 1 on the side and one on the back. No top cracks. Can't tell if the neck has been re-set, but action is super low! Guitar is sure to please! Canvis covered hardshell case included"

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 02-14-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Kairos
Comments:
   Purchased June of 2008

=======================Serial #51218=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 12-07-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Roundhole, sunburst, has deteriorated pickguard but is unattached, no old repairs, no repairs needed, OHSC 12/7/08. 12/20/08 Ebay
   ($2906)

=======================Serial #51256=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 09-14-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley
Comments:
   Item $300148969090

=======================Serial #51312=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 09-06-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #230168999876
   Sold For::$2,100.00
   "This is a 1932 Martin C-1 acoustic archtop guitar. Very clean 8.5/10 condition, all original, and comes in the original chipboard case. Very little player wear, just some light dings and scratches throughout. It was strung up lefty and the pickguard was put on the top side. The original pickguard screw holes have been filled in. I've strung it up righty again with the same nut which works fine. The bridge adjustments have been taken off to lower the action but they're included. Features mahogany back and sides, spruce top, and Brazilian rosewod fingerboard"
   "One cool thing on the case is a note by a prison warden in 1948. He approved the item to be brought in by the original owner, a guard, to let an inmate play. I just bought this guitar from his estate so you will be the official second owner"
   Round soundhole
   Finish looks wrong. Could just be less then perfect photos though.
   Bought in about two hours via ebay "Buy It Now"

=======================Serial #51452=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-26-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: samsegurado(UMGF)
Comments:
   Location: Rivington in NYC
   "Purchased early 2009"

=======================Serial #51458=======================

Model: C-1MC
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Mando/Cello on C1 body
   One of three, (51458-51460)

=======================Serial #51459=======================

Model: C-1MC
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Mando/Cello on C1 body
   One of three, (51458-51460)

=======================Serial #51460=======================

Model: C-1MC
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Mando/Cello on C1 body
   One of three, (51458-51460)

=======================Serial #51516=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Refinished

=======================Serial #51667=======================

Model: 0-18k
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 03-07-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   High Bid $2,551
   Painted top with lacquer over it, T frets, round hole archtop 3/7/08 reserve not met

Model: C-2
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 03-07-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Top painted & lacquered over. Ebay 3/7/08
   ($3050)

=======================Serial #51744=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #51913=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-17-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   For sale by 10-4 Electronics & Musical Supply of Wittensville, KY USA
   Item #150113500065
   Logo on front headstock
   Overspray
   Finish all over fretboard. Blech
   Replaced bridge
   Various repairs including several cracks
   Shiny and ugly

=======================Serial #51915=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 03-11-2008
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $1,400
   Normal wear, loks to be in reasonably good original conditin based on the pictures

=======================Serial #51933=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Guitar with original sunburst finished top. This is the highly sought after model with scalloped top bracing and the longer om scale length. When i acquired the instrument about 7 years ago, the sides were both damaged from the waist to the tailblock, beyond reasonable repair, and the finish had been removed from the back. After interviewing several top luthiers, and discussing their ideas for bringing the guitar back to its original glory, i chose bill asher , of marina del rey, california, famous for his acoustic work for guitarists such as jackson browne, ben harper and lindsey buckingham, as well as his fine line of electric and acoustic weissenborn-style lap guitars. Bill replaced the sides with aged mahogany, and reset the neck. I then took the guitar to kirk sand, of sand guitars in laguna beach, california, who finshed the back and sides with nitrocellulose lacquer, using the same materials for grain filler and sanding sealer that have been a tradition at martin for years. I bought a vintage-style om case from saga in san francisco, california to complete the package ( i still have the original canvas trap door case that the guitar came in, and it will be supplied to the winning bidder if requested). The top and back bracing are untouched and original, as well as the bridge, the celluloid nitrate pickguard and the open gear grover tuners (standard guitar-style tuners replaced the banjo tuners on this model in 1931). The ebony fingerboard still has the original "bar" frets, (14 frets clear of the body) and there is minimal wear. The mahogany "v" -shaped neck still has the original finish, and is straight. This period has the earliest examples of the gold martin decal, as the logo was originally just on the back of the headstock, and inside the body. This particular instrument still features the impressed logo on the back, as well as the gold decal. Also new during this period of change for martin is the pickguard and the "shaded" (commonly called sunburst)

=======================Serial #51961=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 02-21-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: wyvern9(UMGF)
Comments:
   "There was a 1932 Martin OM 28 shown and described on Steve Swan's website. The seriel number is 51961. I accessed it on 2-21-09. Bridge to bottom crack (repaired). seam reglued, lots of body and fingeboard wear. Several 2-3 in. cracks (repaired), replacement bridge, tuners, endpin, bridgepins. A little touch-up overspray."

=======================Serial #51986=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 06-26-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Shade top
   Strip tuners

=======================Serial #52010=======================

Model: 00-18S
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   A prototype, the first style R

=======================Serial #52043=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Sunburst Finish

=======================Serial #52057=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 07-01-2007
Source: ebay(uk)
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #270139560567
   "Now foliks ... I am listing a most wonderful martin guitar....It is used and was abused and now is in need of careful and loving restoration....As you see from the photos....There are breaks but no missing parts...Where the neck meets the body it is broken and very loose...But the neck itself is in very good condition......There is a patch on the side and it is painted over...I do not know what has been done under the patch of paint."
   Looks like it was subjected to excessive heat while under tension which caused the braces under the neck to come loose. Which in turn lead to the neck collapsing into the body. Rosette is severed on treble side and badly bent and twisted on base side.
   Finish is very rough. Looks like it might be original and a burst

=======================Serial #52110=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 02-07-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,775

=======================Serial #52191=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Shaded top/Sunburst
   Replacement bridge
   A few repaired side cracks
   Some overspray on back and sides
   Asking Price::$4,119

=======================Serial #52203=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.don-mclean.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Owned by Don McLean

=======================Serial #52259=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   First C-1 with F holes. One of two prototypes. The other being 52260

=======================Serial #52260=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 108, the 1994 edition
   Second C-1 with F holes. One of two prototypes. The other being 52259

=======================Serial #52324=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Shaded top

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,700
   Shadetop

=======================Serial #52445=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 01-31-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $1,875
   1/31/08 fixer upper, no tuners or bridge pins

=======================Serial #52461=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 08-26-2001
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Sunburst finish
   "repaired top crack near fingerboard, top appears oversprayed"
   Asking Price::$1,495

=======================Serial #52480=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: David(Davids Harp on UMGF)
Comments:
   Visible repaired back and side cracks
   Minimal fingerboard wear
   Back of peghead stamp not visible in pictures
   BIN of $3399

=======================Serial #52504=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1932
Entry Date: 1932
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 110, the 1994 edition
   The first F soundhole C-2

=======================Serial #52629=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Burst finish
   Unique in that the burst finish was applied to the top, back and sides. Earliest known example of this type of finish

=======================Serial #52757=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 03-24-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Sold For::$1,303
   Must have been returned.

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard

=======================Serial #52791=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 11-14-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Lefty, sunburst on all surfaces. Built & braced left handed. Stamp on the back, gold logo, California neck set, repaired side cracks, 3 small back cracks from Ca. Set, original finish, 11/14/08-1/1/09 Folkway Music
   $4,495

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 02-07-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Tom Carter
Comments:
   Lefty
   Spotted at Folkway Music

=======================Serial #52821=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 12-10-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Sunburst, neck set, refret, repaired long top crack on treble side of FBX, reglued brace, repaired bridge plate, reglued bridge, bone saddle, replica nut, finish completely gone above pickguard (6x6" area). Fret board gouges. Lots of nicks, dings & scrapes. Possible center seam separation. Funky finish on top, lower bout. 12/10/08 Mandolin Bros.
   $32,500

=======================Serial #52843=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 08-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Refinished, cracks

=======================Serial #52990=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 01-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 1/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,795

=======================Serial #53177=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 1933
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   The first D-45
   Made for Gene Autry
   12 frets

=======================Serial #53249=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 07-27-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Neck set,bridge & bridge plate by JA, plugged hole under bridge? bone saddle "Buy& Sell" 7/27/08
   $3000

=======================Serial #53343=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Replacement neck

=======================Serial #53465=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #190107656406
   Non original bridge
   Bridge pulled up
   Multiple unrepaired cracks in back
   First digit of serial number somewhat obscured by glue. Appears to be 5

=======================Serial #53529=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Sunburst
   14 fret

=======================Serial #53533=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: SF Craig's List
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$11,500
   Restored for Tall Toad music in Petaluma circa ~ 2005

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 05-27-2007
Source: vintageinstruments.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "Straight from the grandson of the original owner but he took it 'in for repair' and had the brand that grandpa had put on the top with a homemade branding iron sanded off and oversprayed by a 'luthier' before we got to it. Other than that it's original finish on the crack free top. The back had a few hairline cracks repaired by this same 'luthier' who oversprayed it as well as some of the bass side where a couple of hairlines were repaired. But the sides do look good as does the whole darn guitar, providing you like the look of 75 years of an original owner playing the heck out of a guitar and scratching it up a bit in the process."

=======================Serial #53592=======================

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 03-01-2006
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jon Press
Comments:
   Bought in Netherlands

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 03-01-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jon Press
Comments:
   Sold in Scotland

=======================Serial #53628=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source:
Contributor:

Model: C-2
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 05-29-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #300114878957
   Failed to get bid at $5,999.99 opening
   With original case
   Said to be in all original condition

=======================Serial #53661=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 02-07-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Tom Carter
Comments:
   Spotted at Elderly's music site

=======================Serial #53684=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $12,500

=======================Serial #53741=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 02-26-2008
Source: Elderly Instruments
Contributor: apitus(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Very Good/Excellent with some repaired cracks and needs work (reset neck, install bridge plate patch, level and dress frets, strings, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), 13-5/8" lower bout, all mahogany body, scalloped bracing, 14-fret mahogany neck, 20-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with micro-dot inlays, tortoise plastic pickguard, 1-3/4" nut width, 24.9" scale length, replacement Brazilian rosewood bridge, replacement open-gear Grover tuners with metal buttons, Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay, a great project, with arched-lid OSSC (purple lining)"
   Asking Price:: $2,400

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 08-24-2008
Source: Elderly
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $2,400
   Some repaired cracks, needs neck reset & bridge plate patch. Frets needs to be leveled and dressed. Non original open back grover tuners

=======================Serial #53773=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 08-27-2005
Source: thumertalk.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "An early 14 fret 0 size guitar from the family of the original owner. This pre-war guitar came from the family of Holly Warner of Selkirk, NY, whose father owned guitar guita originally. The guitar features mahogany back, sides, top and neck with a brazilian rosewood fretboard and bridge. It also retains (what appear to be) the original bar frets, which have plenty of life left. The guitar is 100% original, no replaced components of any kind."
   "RECENT REPAIRS: The following work was done recently at Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair: neck reset, fret level/recrown/polish, top crack repair and set up."

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source:
Contributor:

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 07-02-2007
Source: ebay(uk)
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Rare 017 Martin Guitar made 1932/33 in great shape sounds wonderful and plays as it should. Original finish shows minor playing wear comes used case."

=======================Serial #53802=======================

Model: 0-18k
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 07-16-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Bar frets, flat fretboard, orig bridge 7/16/08 Ebay #78
   $1,995

=======================Serial #53810=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   In the "Previous offerings" section
   "Made from the 2nd major production year of 14 fret O-18, this guitar retains a lot of the lightness of build and responsiveness of the sightly earlier 12 Fret O-18s. Mahogany, Adirondack Spruce, Solid headstock with Brazilian Rosewood (decals weren't used yet) and chip repair on back edge, Original Grover tuners are in the case pocket with Waverly tuners installed for ease of use, 1 3/4" nut width, Replacement bone nut, Ebony fingerboard wtih original snail shell dots, Converted to tang frets rather than troublesome bar stock frets, Black binding, Brazilian Rosewood butt wedge, Original ebony bridge with 2 3/8" string spread, Ebony hellcap, replacement bridge pins and endpin. Though originally without a pickguard, this guitar picked up a small ugly Kay shape pickguard (proabbly during the folk scare of the 1960s). Repair ace Alan Perlman had made a sightly larger replacement from vintage style plastic sheet stock that I got from Henry Stocek a few years ago. Other resotrations by Alan Perlman include: Neck reset and refret, closing top, side and back cracks, and a top splint at center line between bridge and tail. I've left a couple of thin fiberglass reinforcements from 1960s era side crack repairs in place. This guitar has a wonderful rich, smooth, and loud response. The treble strings really sing in the 9-14 fret area. This is a wonderfully versatile guitar available at a very affordable price due to the repairs. With recent reproduction vintage style case"

=======================Serial #53816=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 10-05-2002
Source: More Music
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Store Address: 121 Maple Street Santa Cruz, California 95060. Phone: 831-458-2438
   Asking Price:: $6,800

=======================Serial #53819=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$9,000
   Non original Sunburst (looks hand-made)
   non original fretboard and other issues

=======================Serial #53842=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 05-05-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: J.B. Baccus
Comments:
   Owner

=======================Serial #53850=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 09-18-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #: 170150382635
   Purchased for $1299 by Buy It Now (BIN)
   "I've got too many guitars, and not enough money, so I'm selling a couple of my guitars. This auction is for a VERY ORIGINAL Martin 0-17 acoustic guitar, in great playing condition. All mahogany, serial number 53840. One "punch mark" on the lower bout has been professionally repaired, and the bridge has been reglued. Otherwise, the pick guard has not lifted, and there are no cracks anywhere. The neck is straight as a string, and the intonation is perfect. This is not a "closet queen", having been played for 74 years, so naturally the fretboard has plenty of wear, but the frets are level and buzz-free. This old guitar has extensive "buckle rash" and finish wear, but is light as a feather, and has the kind of pre-war sound that can't be duplicated. An old hardshelI case is included (could be original, but there's no way to tell) There's also a 1947 Gene Autry songbook, and a set of old Martin strings in the original box. All-in-all, this is a great way to touch the past with a great playing and collectable guitar. This will be professionally packed and shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states for a flat rate of $50. If not exactly as described, just return it in the original packaging within 3 days, and I'll return your money. I'll also be listing a beautiful (and rare) 00-42 in a week or two"

=======================Serial #53917=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-27-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $3,200
   "Exquisite Koa wood"

=======================Serial #54022=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 01-05-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Restored

=======================Serial #54034=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 07-12-2007
Source: histungmusic.com
Contributor: felix(UMGF)
Comments:
   "One of the very first 14 fret, solid headstock Martins. No cracks, repairs or alterations. Original case is included, alligator style. Really a cool parlor style guitar"

=======================Serial #54039=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 03-01-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: MrCharlie5
Comments:
   "All-original guitar down to the pins"
   Tuners have thin butter bean cast buttons with rivets in the cog gears

=======================Serial #54101=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 06-05-2004
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Exceptionally clean example with scalloped braces; all mahogany body, tortoise pickguard; fresh neck set"
   Asking Price::$1,850

=======================Serial #54123=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 11-01-2000
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 11/00
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$36,000
   Refinish
   Sandburg

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 2001
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Carl Sandburg's

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 06-04-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Once owned by poet/historian/folk singer Carl Sandburg
   Included "a great deal of documentation, letters, photographs, articles, handwritten notes, and typewritten poetry"
   Described in great detail in the Novermber 2000 issue of The Vintage News
   Asking Price::$36,000

=======================Serial #54139=======================

Model: OM-45
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Survived the battle of Normandy
   Near mint condition
   Featured in a Martin ad campaign form the late 1990's

=======================Serial #54214=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: RenaudB
Comments:
   Non original nut
   Non original bridge

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 07-20-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: RenaudB(UMGF)
Comments:
   Posted brace diagram of guitar
   "1933 0-17: braces are 1/4, scalloped, transverse brace as well but tappered. The bridge is not original, I can't tell if the 'wide' bridge plate is."

=======================Serial #54218=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   replaced neck by T. J. Thompson.
   Neck was reset and refinished in a lighter color in the mid-1990's

=======================Serial #54225=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor:
Comments:
   Repaired side cracks
   Replaced back
   Bar Frets
   Non original bridge
   Later open geared nickel tuners
   Total refinish
   Asking Price::$15,000

=======================Serial #54236=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: OM33(UMGF)
Comments:
   Nice looking guitar. A reasonable amount of honest wear

=======================Serial #54286=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 05-04-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Roger
Comments:
   Round sound hole
   Private collection

=======================Serial #54473=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 02-10-2001
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   14 fret
   pickguard
   Finish wear
   "2 short repaired top cracks, repaired back crack"
   Asking Price::$1,450

=======================Serial #54497=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Near Mint
   Asking Price:: $3,000

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Marshall Newman

=======================Serial #54557=======================

Model: OM-28
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 05-30-2009
Source: Schoenberg Guitars
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Obliterated serial number (written under top), 3 top cracks
   Price: $36,950

=======================Serial #54575=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 11-25-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $8,500
   "Very Good to Excellent Condition"

Model: OM-18,VVC41(Vic Cifarelli)/email
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: 20090114
Contributor:
Comments:
   "Purchased from MFG in December 08. EXC condition, no cracks, all original."

=======================Serial #54594=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 05-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,500
   Neck crack

=======================Serial #54668=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   14 frets, bar frets, looks to have original finish, bridge lifting up, OHSC

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Replacement bridge and tuners, headstock stamp and decal

=======================Serial #54671=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   Neck Reset
   Refretted with original frets
   Small amount of finish touch up on the heel of the neck

=======================Serial #54828=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 02-17-2008
Source: Ebay UK
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #200200797876
   Picture of neck block shows serial number and size/style
   Asking Price:: $2,900
   Looks to be in very nice shape.
   Has stamp, but no decal on front of peghead

=======================Serial #54844=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor:
Comments:
   flip-it-fast!

=======================Serial #54864=======================

Model: OM-18
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 09-25-2008
Source: VintageMandolin.com
Contributor: Dario57(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This is the guitar that all of the modern makers are trying to copy. Last pre-war production year for this model. 000 size body with mahogany back and sides, Adirondack spruce top, 1-3/4 inch nut with a V profile neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, long scale at 25.4 inches. It has been played and show some playing wear as well as a couple of short repaired side cracks with spots of light overspray. No top or back cracks. Neck has been reset, frets are fine, tuners are original and the action is low and comfortable. Very lightweight guitar with a beautiful open clear sound. Its an extremely complex tone with lots of volume, clear trebles, and a strong focused bass. It has a quick and delicate sound that responds equally well to fingerstyle or a flatpick. Comes with a newer hardshell case"
   Asking Price: $15,300
   LOTS of scratches. Ebony nut.

=======================Serial #54950=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Sunburst

=======================Serial #55067=======================

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1933
Entry Date: 08-31-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley(email)
Comments:
   Item #230166973927

=======================Serial #55157=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: German ebay
Contributor: felix
Comments:
   Segmented F Holes (And thus "shaped" top, not carved)
   "In 100% ALL ORIGINAL condition....only the endpin is newer & the srews(2) are missing from the adjustable tailpiece"
   "Guitar have scratches, hairline cracks & marks from the last 70 years....all hairline cracks are professionally glued and absolutely stable since years"
   Stamp on back of peghead

=======================Serial #55182=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Unplayed
   Original Hawaiian setup

=======================Serial #55300=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1984
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   OM scale

=======================Serial #55351=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   12-fret
   Solid headstock
   Excellent original condition with many scratches
   No cracks
   Silkscreen logo
   Neck reset circa 2000

=======================Serial #55413=======================

Model: R-18T
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Bill(jwb18 on UMGF)
Comments:
   I have a new entry for you. 55413 is an R-18T. Bought in a pawn shop for 5 dollars many years ago by a friend of mine's father

=======================Serial #55427=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 09-14-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley
Comments:
   Item #330165398419

=======================Serial #55456=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Paul Asbell
Comments:
   Transitional, Long scale
   Refinished top
   Restoration work by TJT (TJ Thompson) and others

=======================Serial #55475=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-24-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Bar frets
   Thinned bridge
   Asking Price::$2,800
   Musurgia Music

=======================Serial #55516=======================

Model: C-1T
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #55518=======================

Model: C-1T
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-30-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #190136485203
   In need of serious restoration. Obviously this guitar got very dry at some point as it is essentially falling apart
   Missint the tuner button and shaft for the upper treble side tuner
   Finish is very rough as well

=======================Serial #55538=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   12-fret

=======================Serial #55553=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 03-27-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #250229794038
   Pictures kind of low res, but clear and well done
   Pickguard looks to be original
   Guitar shows wear but overall appears to be in good shape
   No additional finish in peghead stamp

=======================Serial #55566=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: RJB
Comments:
   12 fret with solid peghead

=======================Serial #55676=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-24-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   14 fret, x-brace 2" from soundhole & non-scalloped, neck set replaced bridge & fretboard (1990), 2 cleats under top, 3 under back. large side crack & 6 interior felt strips replaced with rosewood, 3 1/2" binding replaced on bass side & 1/2" section on treble side, replacement tuners, re-topped, sunburst, new pickguard, asked $95k on 7/24/08. 11/26/08 EBAY
   ($26k)

=======================Serial #55701=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 12-30-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Ebay #220187338990
   Missing bridge
   Likely refinish of body
   hole in peghead between Martin &Co and "Est 1832". Looks about 1/8 of an inch or so in diameter
   Back of peghead stamped
   "wmca" written on top in black in on base lower bout side
   Top crack along grain on treble side upper bout
   probable crack on back treble lower bout

=======================Serial #55724=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: vintageinstruments.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Long scale length
   One of Fourteen built in 1934, 125 total
   Strap button on side of heel
   Pick scratches on base side of soundhole near fretboard extension and extending to about 9 'oclock
   General finish wear all over. Finish not bad, but not great
   "Original finish and everything else with no issues although a bit of wear and finish checking The sound and playability are exquisite"

=======================Serial #55751=======================

Model: 000-28H
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-17-2007
Source: dreamguitars.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Converted by TJ Thompson
   Replaced bridgeplate by TJ Thompson
   Some repaired cracks, again by TJ Thompson
   Minor overspray by TJ Thompson
   Pickguard replaced with 1930's material b Bill Tippin
   Bill Tippen replaced bridge
   Replacement Nut, Saddle and pinsby Bill Tippen
   Asking Price $34,995

=======================Serial #55789=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 01-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 1/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,795

=======================Serial #55838=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-12-2007
Source: ebay.de
Contributor: felix(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #300061644538
   Either a nicely done refinish or in fantastic shape
   Some buckle scratches on the back
   Looks like some mild scuffing on the bass lower bout

=======================Serial #55839=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-21-2007
Source: EBay UK
Contributor: Spook64
Comments:
   Item #180108710951
   Typical top wear from heavy use
   Gibson pickup installed just below where fretboard ends
   Mini jack for pickup under pickguard
   Description says no holes drilled

=======================Serial #55922=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Original shaded top

=======================Serial #55950=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 03-08-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: tonguy
Comments:
   Birthdate April 9th 1934
   7th 14 fret D-28 made
   Shaded top, possibly the first shaded top D-28

=======================Serial #55951=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Oversprayed

=======================Serial #56195=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 01-05-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshal
Comments:
   Item #300187914551
   "You are looking at an 99.9% original 1934 Martin O 17 solid mahogany guitar (the .1 being a phillips head screw in one of the tuners, yes the tuners are original). The serial number is 56195. It is the 14 fret model and has bar frets. Those of you who know these guitars should notice that it is in good shape considering it's over 70 years old. The action is pretty good also considering the age with no buzzing, but could possibly use a set up from a vintage Martin pro if you're use to really low action. It has a few nicks and dings on the surface and a surface crack that starts at the bridge and runs to the bottom. It is only a surface crack, I could not feel it at all inside the body. The bridge also seems to be beginning to slightly pull from the body(I tried to photograph this but it didn't turn out to well). Like I said it's just beginning to, and I couldn't fit a .88 pick under it. It's a common problem for instruments this age, and this one is very fixable. I have played it and it doesn't effect the tuning or playability. It comes with what appears to be the original case(I have more photos of it if you would like to see more of it), which has seen its better days and the stitching is coming off the edges, but it still serves it purpose. I came across this guitar through a family member who had it stored in their closet for the better part of 10 years. Serious bidders only please. I will ship out as soon as payment is received. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have."
   Picture of neck block confirms serial number
   no stamp on back of peghead
   Tuner buttons likely NOT original. White and shaped somewhat like bells

=======================Serial #56254=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 02-07-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: MetroPro
Comments:
   Stamp on back of peghead, decal on front
   "Hello! For sale is an 018K Martin (Serial Number 56254) that was purchased in the early 1930's by the great, great niece of whiskey giant, Jim Beam. This guitar is from the collection of Richard Young, guitarist for the Grammy Award Winning, Kentucky Headhunters!"
   "Mr. Young has a letter from recent Beam family varifying the original owner and this letter is included with purchase of this one of a kind collector's dream! Also, a letter from Richard Young proving the current ownership will be included with purchase."
   "This guitar comes with it's original case, instruction book, strap, and Stevens slide. The case top has Hawaiian Teachers-Hollywood, California stenciled, but barley visible. The top around the bridge has had a repair by Joe Glaser of Nashville, Tennessee. Other than this, it is all original with a history from hell! This is such a rare find and the condition is incredible considering it's age and history."

=======================Serial #56287=======================

Model: D-42
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Once owned by Tex Fletcher
   The only pre war D-42 made

=======================Serial #56293=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 10-01-1997
Source: Pricelist for Nancy's Music Box (Buddy Summer) circa late 1997
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   old refinish, long scale
   Asking Price::$10,500

=======================Serial #56300=======================

Model: D-18H
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-25-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Owned by Norman Blake
   "There were four D-18H's made; mine was made in 1934" -Norman Blake

=======================Serial #56346=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 12-03-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   ($2500) great condition, no cracks, replacement bridge w/ damage or glue from past work. Can't see well. BIN $4k 12/3/08. 12/8/08. 12/15/08 Ebay
   $2,026

=======================Serial #56394=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   12 frets
   Made for Jackie "Kid" Moore

=======================Serial #56426=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 08-21-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $14500
   "Nicest One"
   "Converted Hawaiian"

=======================Serial #56433=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Nov 13 2003

=======================Serial #56435=======================

Model: D-28H
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$18,000
   12-fret

Model: D-28H
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 08-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "The second wonder of the fretted instrument world. This is THE Hawaiian D-28 herringbone converted to regular normal playing action. According to Mike Longworth's book C F Martin made ONE of these guitars in, let's see, oh yes, 1934"
   Strap pin in neck
   Asking Price::$18,558

=======================Serial #56490=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 12-01-2002
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: $28000

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85

=======================Serial #56693=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $1,200

=======================Serial #56707=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-29-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Finish removed
   Replacement tuners
   Extra inlays in fretboard and last frets scalloped
   Back of headstock sanded
   Replacement pickguard (removed)

=======================Serial #56733=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$800

=======================Serial #56754=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-14-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #300216170438
   "Offered here is a 1936 pre-war martin 0-17, serial number 56754. it's a great guitar that needs a little work. the front edge of the bridge is broken as is seen in the photos. the nut needs replacing. there are five very tight cracks on the lower bout as pictured. the back has separated from the side on the upper bout, very easy fix. small chip in sound hole. and lastly the tuners are shot. other than that it shows wear consistent with it's age but is all in all very solid and will be a cool little guitar after a little attention. all the braces appear tight, the 14/20 neck has never been reset and is in great condition. the frets show little wear. no case"
   2 tuner buttons missing, one tuner is different from rest, buttons that are not missing are disintigrating

=======================Serial #56807=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-20-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Private collection
   "Sunburst finish. Early long scale/25,4" with bar frets, making it a de facto OM-18. 100% original. Significant pick wear but original finish. Neck reset/partial refret by in 2007 by Willi Henkes and Rudi Blazer at Antique Acoustics, Germany"

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "vg+ all original but neck reset and new frets, long scale, bar frets, ebony bar, shaded top"
   "in workshop"

=======================Serial #56815=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: EMail
Contributor: Myles Davis
Comments:
   Long scale OM spec 000
   Pictures at http://www.mylescochran.com/000-18.htm
   Some top and back wear

=======================Serial #56838=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 10-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   BIN $3500, original except tuner buttons, no cracks, OSSC, some nicks, very clean 10/28/08- eBay
   $2,475

=======================Serial #56955=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 10-04-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #320166361160
   In real bad shape. Pickguard removed, body refinished, neck heel missing and putty? used to replace, neck converted to bolt on, two holes in neck block, break in peghead where low E tuner should be(but isn't). Break around soundhole where fretboard extension is.

=======================Serial #56959=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: bodegahwy
Comments:
   12 fret slot head
   "As far as I have been able to determine originally set up spanish style"

=======================Serial #57054=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Reported by Christain cw56 on the Forum. Long Scale
   ()

=======================Serial #57072=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 02-29-2008
Source: web
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Some top brace replacement
   Back removed
   Other work
   Shade top

=======================Serial #57103=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,100

=======================Serial #57274=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 08-19-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Converted to flat top

=======================Serial #57303=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-20-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Non original bridge
   25.4 inch scale (Thus an OM-18)
   Neck narrowed to 1 & 5/8ths
   Back of neck refinished
   Top, bridge & nut appear to have light overspray
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$2,600

=======================Serial #57305=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and the T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 03-26-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: spook69
Comments:
   "This guitar is NOT in playing condition and I know very little about guitars. I will try to describe it to the best of my ability and will start it at a very low price so everyone can get to bid on it. I believe that this would be a wonderful instrument if it was restored. This guitar is marked C F Martin Nazareth PA, stamped on the inside. There is no model number that I can find. It measures 39" high x 14 1/4" at the widest part and 10 3/4" at the widest of the top part. It is 18 7/8" length of the body. It is 3 7/8" thick. It looks like all mahogany except the strip below the string from the hole to the keys looks like rosewood. There are metal strings, the thinnest one is broken. The tuning keys - the metal parts are all here and in good condition, but the plastic knobs are all cracked and damaged. At one time there was a decal at the top that said Martin Co but it is nearly all gone. The top of this guitar is in all good condition - flat, no cracks. For the back of the guitar - as you will see in the pictures there are 2 glue joints that go down the back that are loose part way down. The bottom cover has come unglued on the corners as you will see in the pictures. As you can see, the finish is I believe the original finish but has scratches and spots where the finish is missing but no damage to the wood. This is not an electric guitar and I do not believe it ever was. I just do not know the proper names or terms to use to describe this. If you have any questions, I will try to answer them. This was found in an attic of an old house and I am selling it just as found. I am sure someone will know how to restore it properly"

=======================Serial #57306=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have t frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57307=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have t frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57308=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57309=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57310=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57311=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57312=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57313=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57314=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57315=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57316=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57317=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57318=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57319=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57320=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57321=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57322=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57323=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57324=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57325=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57326=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57327=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57328=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57329=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 46, the 1994 edition
   Part of a batch of 00-17's that were the first Martins to have T frets and th
   e T neck reinforcement bar
   57305-57329 are all 00-17's and part of this batch

=======================Serial #57353=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-01-2000
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/00
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$797
   Listed "as is"

=======================Serial #57458=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Ex+ condition
   14-fret
   Bar frets

=======================Serial #57553=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 02-01-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/03
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$25,000
   Long scale

Model: 000-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 08-17-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Long scale
   "This guitar shows normal light signs of playing time overall but much lighter wear than expected for this year. It has scratches on the face especially on the upper bass, the area on the treble soundhole is worn to wood, it shows chips on headstock and elsewhere, and other dings and mars. It had a pickguard crack, which our shop repaired. The action is slightly on the high side, but only after the 5th fret and there is some fret wear."
   Asking Price::$25,775

=======================Serial #57570=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-06-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #180103976788
   Refinished. Looks to have been a reasonably good job based on pictures

=======================Serial #57636=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-08-2005
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2274
   Lot 36
   Estimate Price: $30,000 - $50,000
   Provenance: Benny Cain
   Did not sell

Model: 000-45
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-03-2007
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG" condition
   Repaired top and back cracks
   Formerly owned by D.C area bluegrass legend Benny Cain
   Refinished by Martin in 1971
   New bridge and bridge plate by Martin in 1971
   Partial refret by Martin in 1971
   Bough by T.J. Thompson on 2005
   TJT reset the neck
   TJT replaced the bridge with a proper 30's repro
   TJT replaced oversize fingerboard inlays with original style ones
   TJT replaced the oversized Martin bridge plate with one that is period correct
   TJT did a complete refret.
   Shadow of previous oversize bridge can be seen
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$50,000

=======================Serial #57662=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,750

=======================Serial #57704=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #57786=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $950

=======================Serial #57793=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished"

=======================Serial #57836=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   14 fret

=======================Serial #57839=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 10-02-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Chad Olsen
Comments:
   "This original classic comes as is with the original case and a new hard case. The top and neck still hold their original finish while the sides and back were refinished following repair work. The bass side of the guitar was replaced in 1980. The pick guard has been recently reset by luthier, Leo Posh. Leo also closed up a small crack that was forming due to pick guard shrinkage. There are a couple of patches and small cracks on the back.
   This guitar is not in mint condition (as noted by the price). However, it plays very well and produces that rich original Martin tone that so many have tried to emulate. With the right work, its value will only increase"
   Askin Price:: $15,000

=======================Serial #57860=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Reported on the Forum. Short scale
   ()

=======================Serial #57866=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-15-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Heavy overspray, missing portion of backstrip repl. tuners

=======================Serial #57918=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 12-06-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Metropro
Comments:
   Likely refinish
   Replacement bridge

=======================Serial #57924=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-13-2005
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Sunburst Finish

=======================Serial #57941=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 12-11-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Dario57(UMGF)
Comments:
   Please add: 1934 000-18 serial # 57941, exc, replica bridge, all rest original

=======================Serial #58047=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-22-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #110244463901
   "This Martin C-1 has a Carved Spruce Top, raised black pickguard, bound top, mahogany back/side/neck, 14/20-fre rosewood fingerboard with white dot inlay, rosewood bridge/trapeze tailpiece, 3-per-side nickel Grover tuners (original equipment), in Sunburst finish, & Mfg. in 1934"
   "This would be a great addition to your guitar collection. Any guitarist would love this guitar's wonderful rounded tone. This guitar either needs the bridge replaced or repaired. You can see in one of the photos that the bridge is slightly broken at the 6th string. It actually would still work great, but the bridge will nut adjust up anymore on that side. The 6th string has fret buzz as a result. There is also a small piece of binding missing as pictured"
   "Also included in this auction is what I am told are the original tools that were included with it. As well as a set of Epiphone masterbuilt strings. The strings have been used, but they are vintage"
   "There are some playing scratches all over the guitar. This is to be expected with it's age"

=======================Serial #58073=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-27-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   reserve not met, repro bridge, orig tuners, 6/27/08 eBay
   ($14,775)

=======================Serial #58075=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Sunburst
   Excellent original condition
   Short scale.

=======================Serial #58230=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 03-19-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Repaired cracks

=======================Serial #58346=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-30-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Mac(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #300116331260
   "1935 D-18 serial# 58346 this is a player guitar . The top braces have been changed its still X braced the guitar was in an attic and got too damp and it pulled the bridge off the top was lightly sanded not over sanded .the back braces are orig. the back binding was replace and the orig. owner added the zipper on the back for looks was not to cover a repair. they are 4 back crack repairs they all are aprox 2 inches the sides are crack free no headstock cracks.orig.frets and fret board are great plays and sounds excellent. 5 lock Hard shell case included buyer pays shipping and insurance"
   Top has large splice on treble side of top, about 2 inches across
   Asking Price::$7,300

=======================Serial #58351=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Tuners replaced

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-16-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Has original case,,but made cheap and thin. Has no cracks or holes in it. Alot of wear and light scracthes. Someone tried to put new tuning keys on the martin. Did not do a very good job,but they work,Yes it stays in tune and sounds good, but down at the end of the neck around 12th fret the strings start to get a little to high but you can still play as I play the guitar all the time. At the top as in the picture you will see a spot where a small piece of the surface wood by tuning keys is missing, It was replaced with some kind of wood putty. They did a good job, just need to find the matching stain color and you would never see it. If i was going to keep it I would take it to a guitar shop and reset neck and get the original tunning keys"
   Editor Note, previous line was heavily edited for clarity

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-02-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Reserve not met, Yokel seller, no cracks, no holes, OSSC, non-correct tuners, gouges in headstock filled with wood putty, 14 fret,sold for $1625 after sale 5/2/08 eBay
   ($577)

=======================Serial #58375=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 06-15-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Tortoise pickguard, silk screen logo, 14 fret, Kluson deluxe tuners, no cracks, straight neck, Ebay 6/15/08
   $1,900

=======================Serial #58377=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 05-12-2007
Source: Elderly web site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG" Condition
   14 fret
   Replacement Martin tuners
   Recent neck reset
   Asking Price::$3,100

=======================Serial #58385=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 09-30-2007
Source: ebay(uk)
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #270170822055
   "Here is a real treasure. 1934 Martin R-18 Guitar. Serial #58385. This guitar is an arched spruce top with f sound holes. Mahogany 2 piece back with mahogany sides. It sold for $55.00 in 1934. This model was first produced in 1933 and discontinued in 1941. Total production of this model was 1937 guitars. This guitar was bought new and played with an orchestra for many years during the 1940's. It was damaged and professionally repaired in the early 1960's, resulting in the starburst finish. Overall, this is a well loved and very playable instrument. The sound is incredible, very bright and long sustain. Action is very good and this guitar is a pleasure to play, much easier than most acoustics. The sound is only something that can come from a 75 year old Martin. The buyer will not be dissappointed with this wonderful guitar. Comes in it's original case and Certificate of Appraisal done by Don White of Bexley, Ohio in July of 1985. I can't get pictures to do justice of this instrument"
   F holes
   Based on description probably a refinish. The original R-18's were sunburst, but the burst wasn't as extreme. This one is very bright in the middle with almost no transition to dark. The bridge is the center of the bright circle
   Strings are incorrectly attached straight through rather than wrapped. Or, that part of the tail piece has been replaced. Hard to be sure as resolution in pictures is somewhat low
   Case is chipboard, it seems somewhat unlikely it would have survived all these years if original

=======================Serial #58406=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 03-01-2005
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   o URL::http://timebox.turbolift.com/martin/1934-R-18.html
   Image
   All original
   Segmented F holes
   A fair amount of playing wear

=======================Serial #58430=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$11,000
   Converted

=======================Serial #58464=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 09-04-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Roger Kern
Comments:
   Exceptionally fine one owner original condition. 1934 (serial # 58464) Martin 0-17 acoustic guitar with the following features: Mahogany back sides, mahogany neck with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays, neck joins body at 14th fret, original "T" frets, open back Grover tuners, tortoise pickguard, scalloped X braces, 1 3/4 inches nut width, action is 1/16 at 12th fret the best I can measure

=======================Serial #58496=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Extremely Clean"

=======================Serial #58539=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 10-08-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "has had a few top crack repairs and the treble side has had a few cracks repaired also, and a small splinter like chip of wood near the end pin is missing , has Grover butterbean reissue tuners"
   Missing pickguard
   Moderate top finish wear. This one has been played a lot

=======================Serial #58643=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: grandpasguitaron
Comments:
   Owned by the grandson (grandpasguitar) of the original owner

=======================Serial #58652=======================

Model: R-15
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 70, the 1994 edition
   The first 15 series guitar
   One of a batch of two including 58653

Model: R-15
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter

=======================Serial #58653=======================

Model: R-15
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 70, the 1994 edition
   The second 15 series guitar
   One of a batch of two including 58652

Model: R-15
Built: 1934
Entry Date: 1934
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter

=======================Serial #58762=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 09-18-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: benja23
Comments:
   Replaced bridge?
   Replaced fretboard?
   Repaired hole in side?

=======================Serial #58810=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Original condition

=======================Serial #58836=======================

Model: 0-18k
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-15-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Bare finish spots on top, small side crack, unconverted, saddle not high, low saddle, 12 string nut, 3" of inner SH broken off by FBX, 10/15/08, re-listed 10/22/08 Ebay
   $3,000

=======================Serial #58839=======================

Model: 0-18K
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 01-05-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,700
   "Fabulous Condition"
   "Belly-bridge, pickguard; absolutely the nicest one"
   URL

=======================Serial #58856=======================

Model: 0-18KH
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   exc fine, all original but converted to Spanish

=======================Serial #58880=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 07-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   VG, some pickwear, 1 3/4" neck, 1 repaired side crack, work by Kovacik, orig tuners w/amber buttons-one button replaced with black, 7/4/08-8/23/08 SOLD Mandolin WHQ
   $2850

=======================Serial #58889=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-22-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   BIN, no bid, no pickguard 6/22/08 Ebay
   ($2,049)

=======================Serial #58919=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 03-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,195
   Refinish

=======================Serial #58957=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Various
Contributor: Tony Rice
Comments:
   The Clarance White/Tony Rice D-28
   Non Original fretboard.
   Non original tuners.
   Enlarged soundhole.
   Overspray/refinish

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Formerly Pruitts w/ Chubby Anthony"

=======================Serial #58969=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 02-07-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$691

=======================Serial #58984=======================

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-28K
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)
Comments:
   The last one made

=======================Serial #58985=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $3,995

=======================Serial #58989=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 12-10-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Very clean, no info on repairs Luthier's Collection 12/10/08
   $23,000

=======================Serial #59132=======================

Model: 00-55
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Made for Rudick's Music of Akron, Ohio
   More or less an 00-17 with binding, different rosette and style 18 like top inlays
   One of about 20 made between 1934 and 1935

=======================Serial #59152=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 03-04-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: Roger Kern(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #150222204036
   Hard to tell, but looks like black bordered decal on front
   No stamp on back of peghead
   "This is a 1934 Martin Archtop, serial# 59152. All mahogany. Original Grover butter bean tuners. I also believe the bridge and the case (complete with key) are original. This guitar has a nice chunky neck. There is some fret and fretboard wear. The pickgaurd and tailpiece do not look to be original. The finish on the guitar has many shiny spots, that I cannot explain. This guitar plays very well, with low string action and good bridge height"

=======================Serial #59165=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Chad(1939 D18 on UMGF)
Comments:
   Reported as formerly owned

=======================Serial #59215=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 02-14-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Kairos
Comments:
   Purchased April of 2008

=======================Serial #59218=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 08-01-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Replacement tuner buttons
   Price: $3,200

=======================Serial #59255=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Sunburst
   VG original condition
   neck reset in 2006.

=======================Serial #59266=======================

Model: F-9
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $23,500

=======================Serial #59272=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 05-02-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Private collection
   "All original. Old hole drilled through headstock (presumably for guitar strap) and has been filled. Two small holes from where an old pickup has been installed is expertly filled on both sides of the soundhole. No cracks. Original finish with no overspray. Exceptional sounding"

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: vintageinstruments.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Original finish and everything else"
   Moderate finish wear
   Nice looking guitar

=======================Serial #59277=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Some restoration at Martin
   Refinished neck
   A few repaired top cracks
   Asking Price: $12,889

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$10,995

=======================Serial #59280=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 11-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 11/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$23,000

=======================Serial #59282=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 10/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$25,500

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-02-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   No cracks
   Lots of playing wear on front
   Frets worn up to 7th fret. In process of replacement and Mandolin Bros
   Original case missing rear hinges
   Asking Price::$23,713

=======================Serial #59285=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-30-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Item #290134458479
   Aksing Price::$30,000
   "About the guitar: It is all original and has considerable wear, but still plays well. I've taken several photos, but if you would like to see a close-up of a particular section, please email me. The guitar is in pretty good shape considering its 82 years old. It's been professionally evaluated as being in fair condition. It is my understanding there are only a very few of this pre-war 000-28 models around. The case is original, but the exterior of the case is pretty well beat up. This Martin guitar was purchased by my father in 1935 when he was 18 years old. When he passed away last year he left it and his other instruments to me."
   "Why it's being sold: I no longer play guitar, and I have two sisters who could really use the money (one is very ill with no medical insurance), otherwise it would stay in the family. Every bit of the proceeds of this sale will go to my sisters."
   Seller EBay ID bottieri

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "vg+ all original but neck reset and new frets"
   "in workshop"

=======================Serial #59295=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 1935
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 70, the 1994 edition
   The first 0-15 and third guitar of the 15 series
   One of a batch of two. The other is 59296

=======================Serial #59296=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 1935
Source: Longworth
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Page 70, the 1994 edition
   The second 0-15 and fourth guitar of the 15 series
   One of a batch of two. The other is 59295

=======================Serial #59367=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 05-02-2004
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2239
   Lot 9
   No pickguard
   Estimate $600 - $800
   Sold For::$4,406.25

=======================Serial #59386=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$29,995

=======================Serial #59391=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-23-2006
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "According to the C.F. Martin logbook it was built in on March 19, 1935 as one of a shop run of 14 D-28 guitars made during that immediate period. According to C.F. Martin historical records, there was no record in the logbook of it having been ordered with an oversized pickguard, but, it was explained to us, there are few records of such types of changes in the book. it would note it if the color of the top were sunburst, but not noted for a different pickguard. The condition is overall quite good . it shows normal dings, scrapes and scratches. It has the old style C.F. Martin gold decal peghead logo (without the black bordered letters) and it also has, on the back of the headstock, the C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pa. pressure stamp. It is known that Martin used that back-of-headstock stamp until mid-1935, and it is known that Martin phased in the peghead logo in mid-1932. On this one they did both. It is not altogether uncommon to find such transition period labeling on instruments made during this time."
   Had two bridge plates. Replaced with one
   Replacement bridge
   Pickguard crack
   Back of neck refinished
   Repaired seam seperation below bridge

=======================Serial #59511=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: Uke Richard Collection
Contributor:
Comments:
   Purchased in Calgary in 1984

=======================Serial #59580=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: EMail
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Purchased off EBay from Beckley, WV
   All original, one small back crack
   Being restored by TJ Thompson

Model: 0-21
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 02-07-2008
Source: EMail
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Has both the back of peghead stamp and decal
   "The restoration at TJ Thompson's is complete and the guitar sings."

=======================Serial #59603=======================

Model: F-9
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-09-2003
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction Sale #1277
   Lot 5
   Estimate $12,000 to $16,000
   Didn't sell
   Sale Catalog features front and back picture on page 3 plus a picture of peghead on back cover
   Listed as including the original case
   Pictured without bridge
   Looked really nice in the pictures

=======================Serial #59608=======================

Model: F-9
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Originally owned and played by Joe Young who fronted a popular Pittsburgh country and western band called "Joe Young and His Haymakers"

=======================Serial #59665=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 11-23-2005
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold's notes
Comments:
   Sunburst
   Top thickness 0.110" to 0.115".

=======================Serial #59670=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Large picture of front of guitar on Page 54
   burst finish

=======================Serial #59689=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-15-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Mama(UMGF)
Comments:
   "1935 0-18 ...presently in South Carolina...being sold though"
   "I am selling this guitar. As I understand, it is in its original condition and I've been told it is in excellent condition. It was my purchased by my son's father's father and it is presently in SC"

=======================Serial #59690=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 09-30-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   2.75"x1" hole in shoulder (side) near heel, looks very clean..refinish?, 9/30/08 Ebay
   $2,457

=======================Serial #59914=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 08-24-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: David(Davids Harp on UMGF)
Comments:
   59914 is an R-17 and it's in my house as we speak. :)

=======================Serial #60121=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 1987
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 000-45
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 01-01-1987
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   From 86-87 Mandolin Bros Catalog
   Cleanest 000-45 known to exist. Well balanced sound, easy to
   play, a great choice for discerning player or collector

Model: 000-45
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 11-03-1996
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Exc" condition
   Refinished, possibly by Martin in the 1950's
   Slightly oversized 50's Martin pickguard
   Listed as "on hold"
   Asking Price:$25,000

Model: 000-45
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: 1987 Mandolin Brothers catalog
Contributor: Dennis (OMpicker on UMGF)
Comments:
   14 fretter

=======================Serial #60147=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Excellent+ original condition
   Neck reset in the early-1990's

=======================Serial #60221=======================

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$850

=======================Serial #60395=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   vg+, all original

=======================Serial #60400=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-16-2002
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Christie's Sale 1125
   Christie's NY

=======================Serial #60414=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 07-09-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "I bought the guitar in 1980 for $500. from a private seller. I was actually on a mission to buy a Martin for a friend who was playing in Ireland. He had sent me the $500. saying he couldn't find a Martin over there, and told me to bring one to him. I bought this one and liked it so much I've had it ever since . . I found another one I brought over to him."

=======================Serial #60421=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 02-11-2001
Source: myjazzhome.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image

=======================Serial #60695=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,080

=======================Serial #60800=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   refinished, 1 3/4" nut width

=======================Serial #60827=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 12-06-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Mislisted as 1936, cord strap, OHSC, 12/6/08 Ebay
   $2,437

=======================Serial #60911=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 01-01-1976
Source: Email
Contributor: Dave Henderson
Comments:
   Sold Price: $390
   Sold to Dave Henderson

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-16-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Dave Henderson
Comments:
   Submitted by current owner Dave Henderson

=======================Serial #60924=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 05-27-2007
Source: provide.net
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Sunburst finish
   Oversize bridge

=======================Serial #60975=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 08-01-2005
Source: email
Contributor: Jim Martin AKA Zipster100 on the UMGF
Comments:
   "I owned the guitar for about 20 years. In August of 2005, it became the property of the Martin Museum. I'm not sure if it is currently on display. (Great story how it got there by the way.)"

=======================Serial #61024=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,995

=======================Serial #61029=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix
Comments:
   Sold at Mass Street Music (http://massstreetmusic.com)

=======================Serial #61117=======================

Model: F-9
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 08-16-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   First Production Year One Owner All Original
   Missing pickgaurd
   One repaired top crack, at Martin in the mid 80's along with a refret.

Model: F-9
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 02-08-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #140205233159
   BIN: $18,500
   Not sold as of this date

=======================Serial #61172=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Block inlays in fingerboard"

=======================Serial #61174=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-13-2007
Source: Gruhn
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Once owned by Al Dexter who wrote "Pistol Packin' Mama" a song that sold three million copies and was also a hit for Bin Crosby and Frank Sinatra. He also popularized the term "honky tonk" with his hit "Honky Tonk Blues"
   "Dexter's guitar of choice was this 1935 Martin D-28. Some time in the 1950s he sent it back to the factory for refretting and refinishing."
   Includes Letter from Dexter and his Son
   Asking Price::$35,000

=======================Serial #61180=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 11-23-2005
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold's notes
Comments:
   Top thickness 0.105" to 0.112".

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Many small plugged holes in top

=======================Serial #61185=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Was purchased by my Grandfather and given to me by my Dad when my Grandfather passed"

=======================Serial #61197=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 12-22-1997
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Replacement bridge
   Replacement nut
   Refinished top
   Listed as on consignment
   Listed as on hold
   Asking Price::$2,600

=======================Serial #61269=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   "It's great to have this second 1935 D-18 in the inventory this year. Compared to the last one, this guitar has had only minor repair work and is a much more even-voiced instrument. Honduras Mahogany, Adirondack Spruce top, Original riveted Grover tuners are in the case pocket and smooth new Waverly tuners make every day tuning a breeze, Vertical grain red Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay with "C.F. Martin" decal, Replacement bone nut, 1 3/4" nut width, Ebony fingerboard with snail shell dots, Black body binding, Original bridge with new ivory saddle, Period-correct bridge pins, Original pickguard, Black stap button installed in neck heel.
   Repairs include: Reglue loose pickguard and outside position pickguard crack, Reglue bridge, Reset neck and refret, Repair partial heel crack and touch up finish in the immediate area, Dress the fingerboard by filling in the worn areas of fingernail wear in the lower fret positions, Rebuild underside of fingerboard extension that had been sanded to a tapered condition during a previous pre-neck reset refretting, Light french polish in worn areas of the top in the fingerboard and pickguard areas as a preventive measure against accumulation of grease and dirt. The french polish varnish is removeable with alcohol."
   "There is some upper arm wear on the top at the lower bout, some minor Levi rivet indentation on the back, and the usual collection of small dings and scrapes. No capo wear on neck. Fine finish crazing from its decades of playing Ukrainian folk music in cold of Canada. This guitar has a large, powerful voice that is without some of the harshness of the last 1935 D-18. The voice is harmonically very rich and musical, the response very even from string to string. This guitar is a real joy to play for flatpicking melodies or as a rhythm instrument in a group. A real find. With original hardshell case that has suffered from the rigors of use."
   Asking Price:: $59,500

=======================Serial #61485=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-12-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Very warn, side cracks

=======================Serial #61519=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Zane(ArnoldGuitar51 on UMGF)
Comments:
   Two other mint D-18's I used to own.. 1935 D-18 #61519 1936 D-18 #62665

=======================Serial #61522=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-12-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: David (Davids Harp on UMGF)
Comments:
   EBay item #320103190877
   A one owner guitar until 2006 when the original owner passed away
   Guitar was then sold by brother
   "There is a small, 1.5 x 1" repair on the back and a diamond shaped one below the high 'E' tuner on the back of the peghead. There is also an old, repaired, barely visible top crack below the pickguard"
   sunburst finish. Burst may be original, stuff above is not
   Recently restored by Martin using hot hide glue
   Appraised for $25k by Vintage instruments of Philly on 2-13-2007
   one of 133 14 fret D-18's built in 1935
   Sold Price::$17,501

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.rbantiques.com
Contributor: Red Baron's Antiques
Comments:
   Part of "Guitars at Auction" June 23 and June 24
   Lot CC1264

=======================Serial #61562=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-17-2004
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2253
   Lot 38
   Estimaate: $10,000 - $20,000
   Provenance::Roy Starkey
   Finish discoloration above pikcguard by fretboard extension. Possibly from repair work
   Sold For::$16,450

=======================Serial #61616=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.rbantiques.com
Contributor: Red Baron's Antiques
Comments:
   Part of "Guitars at Auction" June 23 and June 24
   Lot AC3618

=======================Serial #61674=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "no cracks or repairs but oversized belly bridge and some touch up"
   Asking Price::$1,150

=======================Serial #61680=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 0000
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 000-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 10-12-1999
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG-Exc" condition
   Two small cracks on outer edge of pickguard
   Two small side cracks
   All cracks repaired
   Small patch on back of neck
   Top and back of neck refinished
   Slightly oversized replacement bridge
   On replacment tuner
   Recent refret and neck reset
   Asking Price::$13,000

=======================Serial #61690=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: National Music Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Sunburst

=======================Serial #61716=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 03-02-2000
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Exc" condition
   Small repaired top crack next to fretboard
   Repaired pickgard crack
   Replacement bridge by Elderly
   1960's replacement neck by Martin
   Body refinished in 60's when neck was replaced
   Recently reset
   Recently refretted
   Peghead squared off and new veneer installed
   Two small slots filled in headstock
   Recent touchup around bridge and pickguard area
   New open back grover tuners
   On hold
   Asking Price::$25,000

=======================Serial #61720=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Late '35 no headstock stamp on back. Near mint with original case!"

=======================Serial #61722=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$28,500

=======================Serial #61729=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 04-04-2008
Source: Christie's Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Heavy top wear around upper bout treble side, possible crack in same area
   Lots of discoloration on top
   Lot 21, Sale 1982
   Estimated Value:: $5,000-$7,000

=======================Serial #61731=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   In the "Previous offerings" section
   "This late 1935 beast of a D-18 is one of the first 150 14 fret D-18s made. It's the one that started me on my prewar D-18 quest since I bought it at Union Grove Music in June of 1979. Next to it was a mint conditon 1944 D-18 (worth about $60,000.00 now) that sounded like a strung-up cardboard box compared to this guitar. Adirondack Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, No C.F. Martin stamp in the back of headstock as that featured disappeared in mid-1935, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay, 1 3/4" nut width, Big V-shape neck profile, Ebony fingerboard with dots, Black body binding, Black and white rosette, Ebony bridge with original bridge pins (those were very difficult to locate), Original red turtle-oid pickguard, Ebony heelcap, Oversize ebony endpin. The original restoration was performed by either Paul Hostetter or Hideo Kamimoto in 1975 (I've been told both ways). Other restorative work has been performed by Al Milburn and Hideo Kamimoto. These repairs and resorations have included: TOP - Splint inlay of 3 treble side cracks, gluing 5 other treble side cracks. All of these are from one impact at the widest part of the treble side lower bout. Repair of top cracks on either side of fingerboard and installation of the flat brace by Hideo Kamimoto in 2006. New ebony bridge with drop-in saddle made in 1998 by Al Milburn. Small bridge plate cap installed by Al Milburn to give proper seating for string balls on the worn original bridge plate. SIDES - Repaired tear in treble side waist, Two repaired cracks near top edge of widest part of treble side lower bout, Small triangular addition on treble side of endpin, Small crack near back edge of widest part of bass-side lower bout. BACK - The back is completely crack free. The only back marks are near the neck block area from careless clamping by a former Fifth String San Francisco repairman (arrrgh). NECK - New Waverly round button tuners. I've looked unsuccessfuly since 1979 for this kind of original Grover tuner to r

=======================Serial #61743=======================

Model: 00-55
Built: 1935
Entry Date: 03-06-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $6,500
   "Exc Orig w/ Playing Wear"
   "A special-order 00-17 with Style 18 binding; possibly unique"

=======================Serial #62117=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,750

=======================Serial #62170=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Retopped

Model: 000-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 05-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$8,995
   Retopped

=======================Serial #62364=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 03-05-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #300204394295
   "Here is your chance Martin fans to pick up a solid 0-17. This guitar is built like a tank. This particular guitar has plenty of life left in it as it has held together beautifully. The body doesn't have any big dents or dings, but it does have (2) areas of small scratches. The are small scratches on the belt buckle area and there is a smaller area of scratches on the bottom edge of the body. There is also an area just south of the pickguard that has seen some hard strumming. These things just add some character to this guitar"
   "This 0-size has a nice natural finish with all solid mahogany construction and scalloped bracing. It has a 14-fret neck, 20-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with ivoroid dot inlays, the frets and fretboard look like they are in excellent shape. The bridge is in good shape and it appears to be Brazilian rosewood. There are nickel Grover tuners with oval metal buttons. There are no structural issues with this guitar. The neck is nice and straight and does not appear to have ever been messed with"

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 03-11-2008
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Selling Price:: $2,236
   No cracks or repairs, original, very nice bought by flip-it-fast!!

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 03-11-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   No cracks or repairs, original, very nice bought by flip-it- fast!! 3/11/08 Ebay
   $2,236

=======================Serial #62504=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-07-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Sold For::$1,540
   No cracks, original, refretted.

=======================Serial #62550=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 05-22-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Looks all original & very clean 5/22/08 warpdrivemusic
   ($3500)

=======================Serial #62584=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 10-15-2005
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2287
   Lot 11
   Estimate Price: $2,700 - $2,900
   Case included
   Sold For::$4,700

=======================Serial #62605=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   In pieces, lower side patch

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 09-04-2009
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Martin guitar parts - Guitar is not together , great for parts ? almost a complete 1936 Vintage guitar. serial # 62605 00-18 , 1936 , many flaws , see photo , sold in "as is" condition , send me questions so I can email photos ? sold with original guitar case with yellow felt . Heel is strong , feet board is nice a little downward curve but when it is on neck it will go straight ,head is nice and old vintage look.body has repair areas x2 size 39" x14 1/2" x 4" thick. fret board is 17 1/2' x 2 1/2". case size 41" x 16"wide x 5" thick , hinges are a little rusty on case. thanks for looking"

=======================Serial #62665=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Zane(ArnoldGuitar51 on UMGF)
Comments:
   Two other mint D-18's I used to own.. 1935 D-18 #61519 1936 D-18 #62665

=======================Serial #62691=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Previously owned by UMGF Forumite Jim Martin (No relation to the Martin family so far as I know)

=======================Serial #62702=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 08-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Unconverted
   Aking Price:: $3,195

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 09-21-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Unconverted
   "This fine prewar Martin hawaiian has avoided conversion to spanish style maintaining its flush frets, high nut and straight saddle. Easy conversion by a qualified luthier! The photos tell the story as this is an exceptionally clean example. As for tone (which, of course, is personal preference) this Martin is sweet and loud with an almost Weissenborn bottom end . There are no cracks, repairs, etc. The only cosmetic issue to point out are the nicks on the bottom to the left of the missing end pin as seen in the photo. The rest of the guitar has very light age consistent wear in the form of nicks, dings and scratches. The guitar definitely spent more time under a bed than being played! It comes in a non-original chipboard case."
   BIN Price:: $2,795

=======================Serial #62730=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-13-2005
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "all mahogany flat top with scalloped braces; no cracks or repairs but some dings on back of neck"

=======================Serial #62843=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 02-14-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Kairos
Comments:
   Purchased June of 2008

=======================Serial #63031=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   shaded top, near mint, all original, wooden binding and purfling

=======================Serial #63041=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: wiedler
Comments:
   No cracks
   Apparent neck reset by Martin in the 1960's

Model: 00-21
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-24-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Mike Murphy

=======================Serial #63044=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Braced for gut strings

=======================Serial #63045=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Braced for gut strings

=======================Serial #63046=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Braced for gut strings

=======================Serial #63094=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-25-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $3,500
   "Very Good Condition"
   "no cracks"

=======================Serial #63124=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-17-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Reserve not met, no cracks or repairs, poss refinish, black scuffs (paint?) on sides, OSSC 6/17/08 EBAY
   ($2,250)

=======================Serial #63156=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,000

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Feb 28 2007

=======================Serial #63180=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Braced for gut strings

=======================Serial #63262=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, single finger braces"

=======================Serial #63271=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   One non original bridge pin
   Refret
   Replacement bone saddle

=======================Serial #63278=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-20-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Private collection
   "Replaced period correct bridge (original bridgeplate), otherwise 100% original. No overspray. One repaired crack in upper bout"

Model: 000-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Seller is MyFavoriteGuitars
   Buy It Now Price:: $13,499
   "Your friends at My Favorite Guitars are proud to present this orignal, incredible 1936 Martin 000-18 #63278. Replaced (correct) bridge, professionally repaired and cleated rib crack (pictured). No other issues, no cracks, all original, original case. Many dings, scratches, etc. from years of use. This is one of best sounding guitars I have ever had the pleasure of playing and it's all there. No overspray, no refin, no nothin'. "

=======================Serial #63287=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 03-14-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: rem5trk(UMGF)
Comments:
   Original sunburst finish

=======================Serial #63293=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 05-12-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item number: 190109733262
   Some finish checking
   Located in Traverse City, MI, USA
   Looks like the original case

=======================Serial #63296=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Near Mint Condition"

=======================Serial #63349=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 03-08-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #250222111922
   BIN:: $4,999.99 (Paid)
   "Guitar was recently purchased from an estate sale. All parts and finish on guitar original. Guitar has one pro repaired side crack that is undectable. Frets were recently dressed when side crack was repaired. Finish on back of neck worn"
   "Guitar comes with rough original case which is slightly bigger than the guitar.Guitar was recently purchased from an estate sale. All parts and finish on guitar original. Guitar has one pro repaired side crack that is undectable. Frets were recently dressed when side crack was repaired. Finish on back of neck worn"
   "Guitar comes with rough original case which is slightly bigger than the guitar"

=======================Serial #63441=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 10-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   No cracks, 70's tuners, fretboard gouges, needs a neck set, refret, new saddle & bridge, 10/28/08-11/30/08 Elderly
   $2,650

Model: 00-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 02-07-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Tom Carter
Comments:
   Spotted at Elderly's music site

=======================Serial #63456=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 12-11-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Total refinish, neck set, refret, glued braces, new thru saddle, 4.5" top crack, 2 back cracks, side crack, and side patch. Orig tuners & decal. 12/11/08 Mandolin Bros
   $3,500

=======================Serial #63483=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$17,995

=======================Serial #63492=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-31-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: ArnoldGuitar51(UMGF)
Comments:
   "I looked at all the D-18 numbers and I still don't see my other 1936 D-18 that I currently own listed. The number is 63492-1936 D-18. Thanks. Zanee

=======================Serial #63502=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: $10000

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$10,300

=======================Serial #63581=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Two plugged holes in top.

=======================Serial #63586=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 11-03-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Multiple nasty repaired back & side cracks, repro bridge, replacement pickguard, 11/3/08-1/1/09 Elderly
   $45,000

=======================Serial #63626=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Needs neck set
   Asking Price: $3608
   Asking price includes cost of neck set

=======================Serial #63666=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: The Guitar Broker (Gbase)
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,750

=======================Serial #63715=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   12 frets
   Longworth describes this one as having a "wide" body. 16.25 inches

=======================Serial #63753=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 08-23-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Very Good, play wear, Kovacik reset neck 8/23/08-9/24/08 Mandolin WHQ
   $2,850

=======================Serial #63861=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Neck cut Down"

=======================Serial #63865=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #63877=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   sunburst
   Excellent original condition

=======================Serial #63880=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 08-01-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   3 top cracks 2 side Cracks, minor overspray
   Asking Price:: $12,500

=======================Serial #64041=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Mandolin World Headquarters
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,200

=======================Serial #64081=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-27-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $1,900
   "Hawaiian Guitar"
   "Exellent Condition"
   "Original Hard Shell Case"
   "some dings but crack-free; flush frets"

=======================Serial #64086=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   Converted to spanish style
   Back of neck professionally refinished at some point

=======================Serial #64088=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-23-2006
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Converted
   "It shows finish checking all over, normal signs of playing wear, nicks, scratches, dents, dings and scrapes, two tiny cracks glued up on the bass side, however it has no serious issues, none at all. It is another one of C F Martin's modest but marvelous slot-headed marvels from the depths of the Great Depression. It has the old style script Martin peghead decal logo, 12 frets to the body"
   12 fret slothead
   Asking Price::$2,572

=======================Serial #64224=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-01-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Most of the finish worn off the top upper & lower bout, no repairs 6/1/08 Ebay
   $1,903

=======================Serial #64232=======================

Model: 00-18G
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Prototype

=======================Serial #64233=======================

Model: 00-18G
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Prototype

=======================Serial #64234=======================

Model: 00-18G
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Prototype

=======================Serial #64284=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-24-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: JS
Comments:
   Bought from Mark Silber around 1992
   Many repairs
   Plays great

=======================Serial #64344=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-19-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Large patch repair on side/bottom, old refinish stripped and refinished again, neck reset, 6/19/08 Ebay
   ($1,305)

=======================Serial #64363=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 08-07-2007
Source: Owner
Contributor: Staceyz
Comments:
   Extremely clean, crack free , 100% all orig., with orig. waverly tuners (round button)
   Made September 15, 1936

=======================Serial #64366=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 03-24-2008
Source: email
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Replaced bridge & bridgeplate by Dave Musselwhite. Couple of repaired top cracks. A real tone monster.

=======================Serial #64385=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Sunburst
   All original, excellent condition
   Neck reset in 2005.

=======================Serial #64443=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 10-13-2006
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction Sale #1714 Lot 0009
   Sold for 20,400
   Estimate 12-18k

=======================Serial #64479=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Elderly Instruments
Contributor:
Comments:
   For sale for $6250 in April 2007 at Elderly Instruments

Model: C-3
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$7,000

=======================Serial #64490=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #64491=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1977
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1977
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "1975 mandolin brothers purchase"

=======================Serial #64495=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills

=======================Serial #64525=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-20-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Very proud to bring you this phenomenal 1935 Martin 0-17 from the estate of the original owner and in very fine excellent+ condition. All mahogany guitar with Brazillian Rosewood fretboard. Non-original chipboard case"
   "The pictures tell the story on this one. Fantastic original condition with only the lightest of playwear. Spent most of her life under the bed after Grandpa died and it looks like he took very good and loving care of this sweet vintage instrument. Beautiful detailed and finely aged mahogany wood throughout that just gleams in the light"
   "The entire guitar is in near mint condition with only very light scratching and a few dinks here and there. The wide V shaped neck is flat out perfect. There are no cracks evident anywhere on this beauty. No discernable fretware. Absolutely no breaks, repairs, drops or any problems whatsoever. It does look like the saddle has been shaved down over the years to very near the top of the bridge as shown. Action at the 12th fret is approximately 1/8" making her very playable as is"
   "This guitar sounds just incredible. Great wide neck plays great up and down the fretboard. A light fingerstyle touch brings a sweetness and detail. If you dig in, she sings loud and clear. Detailed, resonant, clear, and loud with the woody tone only a 70 year old Martin Mahogany could possibly have"

=======================Serial #64573=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 08-07-2007
Source: Owner
Contributor: Staceyz
Comments:
   Canadian Export, All orig, heavy wear on top. Original owner, Bev Bandur, Canadas Blue Yodeller.
   Made October 8, 1936

=======================Serial #64676=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Ebony board and Bridge"

=======================Serial #64685=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Old refin
   Replaced neck
   Large Brazilian rosewood bridgeplate rosewood fingerboard, black binding
   Neck reset and pickguard replacement in Nov. 2006

=======================Serial #64721=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-09-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Rich Cook(rwcook on UMGF)
Comments:
   Recently Bought from TJ Thompson
   "Shadetop with 3 repaired cracks on the top. All original, no overspray or refinish"

=======================Serial #64727=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 10-04-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Rich Cook(rwcook on UMGF)
Comments:
   Purchased from T.J. Thompson
   Shadetop

=======================Serial #64783=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $1,800

=======================Serial #64788=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $7,500

=======================Serial #64885=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 06-01-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Jerrold Wicentowski
Comments:
   With original case

=======================Serial #64890=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   12 frets
   Longworth describes this one as having a "wide" body. 16.25 inches

=======================Serial #64916=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 07-29-2007
Source: UMGF)
Contributor: rocknrollrjm(UMGF)
Comments:
   "I met a gentleman that has several interesting guitars. One of the guitars he was excited about is this one, SN# 64916. His information tells him that it's the only one ever made"
   Fingerboard inlays are dots
   Twelve string
   Almost certainly a custom

=======================Serial #65088=======================

Model: 00-28G
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Prototype

=======================Serial #65120=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 12-06-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Date of interview unknown
   Owned by Del McCoury
   Quote: (Interviewer) "[Referring to the dark brown D-18 that Del McCoury was playing] This D-18 (#65120 from 1936) is not a sunburst but does have a dark brown top. Was it original?"
   Quote: (Del McCoury) "I got this nine months ago and I guess it was like that."

=======================Serial #65168=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 0000
Source: K
Contributor:
Comments:
   "Hi all . Jim Brown from Jet City Guitars here. Sorry to jump in so late. I have been promoting a film I produced this summer www.highandoutsidethemovie.com and just returned from the Boston Film Festival where we screened to a small but enthusiastic crowd. The guitar business, typically slow in the summer, has been a bit neglected. You.ll notice that there are pictures with no descriptions, maybe even descriptions with no pictures. Plus, I have about 10 new guitars ready to shoot and post."
   "One of the things we do at JCG is sort of a guitar rescue operation. This means we try to take guitars that have had some unfortunate repairs and we return those guitars to original playing specs. The 000-28 in this thread is one of those guitars."
   "I bought guitar on eBay from another dealer (some of you know who we're talking about). I spoke with him extensively but I was still a surprised by a few things when it arrived. I would probably have pushed the issue and returned the guitar if I hadn't spent a couple of days noodling around with it. Frankly, it sounded great and the neck profile on the 36 Martins is hard to beat. I thought I would restore it to the original playing condition and, if it was around long enough, undo or redo some of the other repairs."
   "The description of the repairs in largely correct. It seems there are two generations of repairs. The first generation is the side cracks. Violinmakers are used to popping the backs off instruments and doing repairs that way. This guy used thin spruce braces rather than 15-20 cleats. The cracks are flush, overspray free, very little glue used, and declared stable by my luthier. Back was put on correctly but there are tiny telltale signs, which have not been touched up but could be. The second generation of repairs seemed to have been done by a guitar guy. The two top cracks were repaired in the traditional way and stable, the neck was reset, and a 'helper' put on the bridge plate."
   "The work that I've had done to date is another neck reset (angle was overcooked), the intonation corrected (slightly off on the treble side) and the fingerboard tongue and upper bout leveled so there was no more fall off. The guitar was refretted with NOS 1941 Martin fret wire, which looks and feels just right. The guitar is back to the original specs in this respect, correct action, strings are the right height from the top, good break over the saddle, no caving in of the top at the tongue, and correct frets."
   Work that will be done at some point by me or someone else is removal of the 'helper' and fill and drill the bridge plate (I assume it needs it), cleat and drop-fill the side cracks after the removal of the braces. Perhaps other work as well, such as touching up the back around the edges. Anyone that has a guitar in the shop right now knows how long things are generally taking (I've forgotten some of the guitars I have in for repair). I chose to post and play it and, if the guitar is still around when a slot opens at one of the better guys shops, fix the other stuff. None of the open issues seems to affect the tone which is, typically, very beautiful.
   D-18^76047^elephantfan85/ebay^20070924
   Item #260163685997
   Refinished
   Accepted offer of $8,250
   "This is a 1940 Martin D-18 that was reportedly restored four or five years ago by Richard Starkey (renowned Martin Guitar luthier) formerly employed by Martin and now residing near Nashville, TN. The guitar was totally refinished (using aged toner) having had a couple of side cracks and back cracks expertly repaired. The neck was re-set and the guitar was re-fretted, and a new bridge and pickguard were installed. "
   "The guitar has original pre-war Grover tuners, perhaps the originals. A Fishman internal pickup was installed about a year ago by noted luthier Dan Blom of Fairview, TN. The guitar plays and sounds great, both acoustically and electrically. In the several years since the professional restoration occured it has re-captured that infamous pre-war Martin tone. Considering the $20K - $30K (and higher) price range that original pre-war D-18.s are commanding, this fully restored pre-war D-18 is priced to SELL! It comes in a modern Larrivee hardshell case."
   Purchased by Flip-it-Fast

Model: 000-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 0000
Source: K
Contributor:
Comments:
   Sold For::$21,100
   Mostly original, except bridgeplate. Bridgeplate capped?
   Cracks on treble side, missing kerfing, wooden patch on bass side (top?)
   Lots of wear on top

Model: 000-28
Built: 1936
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Replaced bridgeplate
   Cracks on treble side
   Missing kerfing
   Wooden plate on bass side
   Asking Price::$21,100

=======================Serial #65200=======================

Model: 00-18H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Screwed down bridge, fretboard gouges, possible back/sides refinish

=======================Serial #65256=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Sunburst

=======================Serial #65259=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #65260=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Excellent original condition
   Replica replacement bridge

=======================Serial #65265=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 1936
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   The first 14 fret D-25
   Two pickguards

=======================Serial #65364=======================

Model: 00-18H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $4,500

=======================Serial #65425=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 11-27-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Ex-fine 11/27/08-12/12/08 Listed with wrong year Intermountain
   $3,950

=======================Serial #65431=======================

Model: 00-18G
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "exceptional fine all original"
   "early model with X bracing, pyramid bridge, similar to late '20s model"

=======================Serial #65473=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   - Back channel info via UMGFer
   $7,000

Model: 000-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 02-11-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Rich Cook

=======================Serial #65549=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 03-13-2008
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $4,900
   "Exc Condition"
   "4-string tenor guitar, shaded top"

=======================Serial #65556=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 12-22-2002
Source: Elderly
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Several repaired cracks
   Replacement bridge
   Pickguard missing
   187 made, 36 in 1937
   Asking Price::$5,800

=======================Serial #65584=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 05-04-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Metropro
Comments:
   For sale at Skinner's auction house
   Possibly oversprayed
   Some pickwear on the upper bout of the top
   Some finish crazing
   Saddle possibly low
   Shade top/Burst finish
   Sold for: $76,375

=======================Serial #65675=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: craigslist SF
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Refinished, replaced tuners, bridge, fretboard; converted to left-handed
   Price: $1,800

=======================Serial #65711=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #65718=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$14,995
   Ex-Skaggs

=======================Serial #65722=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 08-09-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: kwoo64(UMGF)
Comments:
   Mine is a 1937 D-28 Herringbone which I recently purchased, # 65722. Got the original payment book too!

=======================Serial #65738=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Refinished.

=======================Serial #65752=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   shaded top, vg+, all original

=======================Serial #65794=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 03-21-2008
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $6,500 (cash)
   no pickguard
   lots of finish wear on top
   "Please see our full description (and discussion of the ethics of blind participation in a mass vivisection ritual) under ARCHTOPS in this issue of The Vintage News"

=======================Serial #65798=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Non original tail piece
   Single cut F holes (Carved top)
   Asking Price::$14,500

=======================Serial #65830=======================

Model: 00-18H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 09-19-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$9500
   Converted

=======================Serial #65836=======================

Model: 00-18H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 09-26-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Original OSSC (purple interior) (SN: 65836).The bridge has a crack across where the bridge pins go in and the bridge is lifting up a little, it will probably need to be reglued and put back on. Also the bridge pins are not original and are mixed. The saddle has been shaved down some, for what reason I don.t know. On the back of the neck it looks as if someone put some sticker tape around the back of the neck on the first three frets and pulled it off later. The tuning keys are Grover 3 on a plate open gear. The left side tuning keys have been changed and someone put a right side on instead of the left. It left extra screw holes under the tuning key plate; you can.t see them from the outside. They are the same Grover tuners as the right side. I took the tuning keys off so you could see the extra holes in the one side. You can.t see the extra holes when the tuning keys are on the guitar. The guitar has 2 right side tuning key plates on the guitar and you can see in the picture how they look. The guitar does not have any cracks or breaks. It has some dings and scratches as you can see in the pictures. The guitar was tuned up and played in an open tuning with thumb & finger picks and a Stevens bar. It has great tone and sound. I have not had anything done to the guitar. Some people tell me you can do a conversion on it to play as a fingerstlye guitar. I will leave that up to the buyer as to what they want to do"

=======================Serial #65935=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 02-23-2008
Source: EBay UK
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Carved top, not shaped. (F holes are contiguous)
   Non original pickguard
   Non burst refinish
   Refretted

=======================Serial #65957=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-17-2004
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2253
   Lot 25
   Estimaate: $400 - $600
   Finish damage from removed pickguard. The pickguard was probably not original
   Lots of finish wear on the top and some discoloration
   Listed as a 1929, but serial number is 1937. Picture shows only partial front view but this guitar appears to be a 14 fretter, so 1937 is probably the more correct dating
   Sold For::$881.25

=======================Serial #66007=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 02-07-2005
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   In need of neck reset
   "Some white paint splatters on the Brazilian rosewood headplate with the old style .C F Martin. script logo, an old, partial, semi-sort-of heel crack, two small lines, which ancient repair was at some point touched up, two back cracks, one on each bout, also touched up, normal signs of pick wear, dings, scratches, and yes, even some scrapes. There is some light wood erosion on the treble edge of the soundhole"
   Replacement tailpin
   "There are hairline cracks on the bass side and on the upper and lower bulbous portions of the treble side, two small .pickguard cracks. that are not significant between treble edge of pickguard and waist"
   Replacement bridge plate
   Possibly replacement bridge
   Asking Price::$2,295

=======================Serial #66020=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 08-24-2008
Source: Elderly
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Converted
   "Lovingly converted to 1930's OM-42 specifications, this conversion was started by Randy Lucas who installed the new Adirondack spruce top and supplied the proper neck blank, the rest of the work was completed by Joe Konkoly of Konkoly guitars (and also Elderly Instruments Repair Shop Manager), completely refinished in nitrocellulose lacquer, really nice Brazilian rosewood back and sides, 14-fret mahogany neck, 42-Style snowflake inlays in 20-fret ebony fingerboard, ivoroid-bound body, fretboard and headstock, abalone top purfling and soundhole rosette, small tortoise plastic pickguard (under finish), ebony bridge with long saddle, ivory nut and saddle, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with block C.F. Martin inlay, gold Gotoh tuners with butterbean buttons, 15-1/4" lower bout, 25.4" scale, 1-25/32" nut width, 3-1/4" to 4" body depth, very nice guitar that sounds great too! With recent Martin Geib-style HSC (green lining), on consignment"

=======================Serial #66029=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 06-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$14,995

=======================Serial #66052=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #66113=======================

Model: 00-42G
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 1937
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: 000-42G-S
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-03-2008
Source: elephantfan85
Contributor: Christie's
Comments:
   Lot 51 of Sale 2033, October 10 2008
   The "S" denotes that this is a 12 fret example. Makng this a very unique instrument

=======================Serial #66126=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Converted to spanish style
   Rosewood fretboard
   Rosewood bridge
   newer bone nut
   Refretted
   Neck reset
   Action currently 7 to 9/64ths at the 12th fret
   Repaired top seam seperation from the bridge to the bottom
   A 10 inch section of refinished side from the end pit to the top of the lower bass bout
   Two small cracks under refinish, possibly from when the guitar was built
   Asking Price::$1,995

=======================Serial #66143=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #66177=======================

Model: 000-28S
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: Schoenberg Guitars
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Light build, 12-fret shape (?) no pickguard, special order

=======================Serial #66180=======================

Model: 5-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 06-03-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $5,700
   No bids 12 fret slothead, exc shape, 21 3/8" scale, 3/4 size, pyramid bridge?

=======================Serial #66273=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #230113643716
   Refinished top
   Bridge replaced by Don Teeter and slightly oversized
   Refret and neck set by Done Teeter
   1937 D-18 tuners. May be the same as found on D-18. I'm not a D person so am unsure -elephantfan85

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: Mac Carter

=======================Serial #66282=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 11-23-2005
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold's notes
Comments:
   Top thickness 0.120".

=======================Serial #66321=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 02-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,850
   Converted

Model: C-2
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 06-04-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Converted to OM-41
   Sitka top with lots of cross silking
   Old style adjustable truss rod
   Martin neck
   Light wear on back and sides
   Repaired 6" hairline back crack on treble side of the zipper wood marquetry back stripe.
   Nut width 1 & 11/16ths
   Long scale
   Asking Price::$6,031
   Cash Asking Price: $5,850

=======================Serial #66437=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$19,000

=======================Serial #66640=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Dennis(OMpicker on UMGF)
Comments:
   Dennis(OMpicker on UMGF) owned in 1979
   Bought::Fretted Instrument Workshop, Amherst, MA 1979

=======================Serial #66641=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 10/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$15,995
   Converted, TJT

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 06-02-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Converted by T.J. Thompson
   Repaired crack in bridge
   One of twelve made in 1937
   Asking Price::$16,490

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix
Comments:
   Sold at Mass Street Music (http://massstreetmusic.com)
   Asking Price: $16,500

=======================Serial #66643=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Repaired back and top cracks
   Oversprayed and refinished back
   Asking Price: $5,407

=======================Serial #66651=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 09-03-2007
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "This unbelievably beautiful, and extremely rare vintage Martin Grand Concert guitar is extremely clean showing only the smallest tiny signs that it was once played as a Hawaiian guitar. Such signs include several scratches, here and there, some light marks on back of neck, some dings, some minor scuffs, a lot of finish checking but this is to be expected. The tuners are the original Grover open-gear with butterbean buttons, side-mounted since this is a 12-fret to the body instrument. The headstock slots are squared, and so is the headstock itself. This most precious of vintage instruments is abalone inlaid around the border of the face and around the soundhole, with diamond and snowflake fingerboard inlays in 5 positions. The last inlay, a cat.s eye, is missing at the 15th fret . our workshop shall replace it. It has the old style C F Martin gold script logo on the Brazilian rosewood headplate. The sides and back are old-growth straight-grain, quarter- sawn, Brazilian rosewood and the top is also old growth Adirondack spruce that has turned a lovely shade of orange, as spruce does."
   Asking Price:: $25,000

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 01-14-2009
Source: email
Contributor: VVC41(Vic Cifarelli)
Comments:
   "Purchased from Mandolin Brothers in summer 08. Pristine EXC+ condition, all original and converted by Mandolin Brothers"

=======================Serial #66666=======================

Model: T-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-13-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Mike Halloran
Comments:
   Owned by Mike at one time
   sold to Gryphon
   Tiple

=======================Serial #66698=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Resided in Montreal Canada for most of its life
   Brought to the US around 1997
   Same family from ~1940 until present
   Strap button on top of heel cap
   Something stamped on back of peghead. Not the Martin logo that vanished in the early 1930's
   At least one non original bridge pin
   The pins in the A, D & G bridge holes seem to be sitting low

=======================Serial #66719=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished"

=======================Serial #66799=======================

Model: T-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-13-2007
Source: The Big Red Book of American Lutherie
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Volume 4 page 64
   GAL Instrument Plan #37 is based on this guitar
   Article starts on page 62, reduced scale plan is on page 64

=======================Serial #66805=======================

Model: T-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 05-05-2007
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephanatfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2361
   Lot 14
   Sold Price::$1,293

=======================Serial #66821=======================

Model: C-2
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 05-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,500
   Converted

=======================Serial #66875=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   One of 187 made between 1935 and 1942

=======================Serial #66886=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Gruhn personal appraisal, exstensive playwear & hairline cracks. Top worn by FBX. 15 top cracks! Needs a neck set - new bridge- new tuners, (has rotomatics!), strap button on heel.
   $5,500

=======================Serial #66943=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   vg+, all original

=======================Serial #67053=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: acousticfingerstyle.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Owned by Janis Ian
   Was stolin in 1972
   Located and returned in 1998. Read the URL above for the full story

=======================Serial #67245=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-30-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $2,000
   "Soft Shell Case"
   "Excellent Condition"

=======================Serial #67363=======================

Model: 5-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 08-13-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spookk69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Refinished all over

Model: 5-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $800

=======================Serial #67470=======================

Model: 5-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-16-2007
Source: UK EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Purchased from the Grandson of the original owner
   Some cracks and light scratching
   Item #140107950834

=======================Serial #67478=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-11-2000
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "project guitar with original banjo tuners; needs extensive restoration"
   Asking Price::$850

=======================Serial #67594=======================

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: Uke Richard Collection
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Purchased from Bernunzio in Dec. 2006

=======================Serial #67638=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-06-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Australia, screws or inlays on brdige, no info 10/6/08
   ($5,628)

=======================Serial #67795=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: elephatfan85
Comments:
   Sunburst
   URL
   Strap peg installed two to three inches from heel of neck

=======================Serial #67797=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Sunburst Finish

=======================Serial #67842=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 11-08-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   VG original condition, plugged knob holes in top & jack hole in side, 11/8/08-11/29/08 Listed w/wrong year Mass St. Music
   $?

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 12-06-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   Had been posted on gbase.com

=======================Serial #67865=======================

Model: 5-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 09-27-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,231

Model: 5-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-09-2020
Source: Ebay
Contributor: hogwldfltr(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #: 320161584536
   "This guitar belonged to my Dad. It was made in 1937. The model number is 5-17/67865. It is smaller than a standard quitar measuring 34 inches long by 11 inches. The nickname for it was 'the mini'. The neck is straight. All of the original ivory pegs are on the guitar as are the tuners. The guitar strap peg, on the bottom of the guitar, is missing. There are no fractures in the wood and all the seams are tight. On the front of the guitar, there are some scratches that occured in storage. But over all, for 70 years I should look as good! It is in need of no repair except for new strings and a wax job if you'd like to play it. This guitar hasn't been played in many years."
   "This will be shipped from zip code 15061 and will be shipped UPS ground."

=======================Serial #67873=======================

Model: 5-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 05-17-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #160118014788
   For sale by "headwamble"
   Said to have been bought oringinally by sellers great grandfather
   Small scratch on front
   Sounds like action is high

=======================Serial #67956=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Exc, F-holes, missing pickguard 9/24/08-12/12/08 Intermountain
   $1,950

=======================Serial #67959=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-12-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Has fretboard & fret wear, lost pickguard, replaced tuners, no cracks, original finish, 7/12/08 Ebay
   ($3,595)

=======================Serial #68007=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 11-08-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Top-sides-neck oversprayed by Martin, old neck set, repaired side crack, 11/8/08-1/1/09 Mass Street Music
   $33,000

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 12-06-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   Had been posted on gbase.com

=======================Serial #68013=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   shaded top, vg, replaced bridge and fret board, some finish work done, originally owned by The Maynard Brothers

=======================Serial #68121=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 11-30-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jeff(jedfox on UMGF)
Comments:
   Shaded top

=======================Serial #68174=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   vg, all original, plastic binding and purfling

=======================Serial #68237=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-30-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $2,300
   "Hard Shell Case"
   "Extra Fine Condition"

=======================Serial #68275=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: AGF forum
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Nice
   Price: $3100

=======================Serial #68379=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 11-30-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jeff(jedfox on UMGF)
Comments:
   Shaded top

=======================Serial #68432=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Sunburst

=======================Serial #68449=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$37,500
   Shadetop

=======================Serial #68466=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 08-05-2004
Source: myjazzhome.com
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   burst finish
   "This is a beautiful sounding and playing little Martin. It looks like the finish may have been touched up in one or two places and the neck has been reset. Otherwise, all original and is a stunning guitar--as one expects from this period. Sold."

=======================Serial #68491=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Mint Condition"

=======================Serial #68573=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 12-16-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Sunburst, 14 frets, very clean, neck set, refret, replaced nut, old repaired side crack w/overspray (maybe), repro bridge, chip in saddle, slight pickguard crack, lots of crazing on sides and upper back, six string junkie 12/16/08 Ebay
   ($9,999)

=======================Serial #68662=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "vg. top refinished, otherwise oversprayed, bridge replaced, neck reset"
   "in workshop"

=======================Serial #68663=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007

=======================Serial #68690=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   restored and refinished

=======================Serial #68731=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Jul 25 1978
   Sold Aug 08 1979

=======================Serial #68744=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 01-01-1987
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   From 86-87 Mandolin Bros Catalog
   4-fret 6-string in very good condition, great sound, good action. Has repaired crack on treble side

Model: 0-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 1988
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #68826=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1937
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   No pickguard, some finish wear around fretboard extension

=======================Serial #68872=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 10-04-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "In a natural mahogany finish. There's about a 5" long crack that was repaired on the top, lower bout, high E side. There is now a finish blemish where the crack is"

=======================Serial #68982=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Polished

Model: 00-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: Ebay
Contributor: danieboy(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Excellent playing condition. No cracks, splits or warps. Nice gloss finish. Some non intrusive character marks. The but, saddle and butter bean tuners are replacements. Work was done by Ronnie Griffin,Waycross GA. He is a Martin Authorized Luthier. I have the original nut, saddle and butter bean tuners, which will be included. The original parts are less than perfect, hence the upgrade. Included, is a TKL custom fitted hard shell case. The guitar fits perfectly."

=======================Serial #68997=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Mint Condition"

=======================Serial #69222=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #69271=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-28-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Sold For::$1,259
   Top looks pitted and overspraye

Model: 0-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 06-26-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   No repairs

=======================Serial #69286=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 02-17-2008
Source: folkwaysmusic.com
Contributor: apitius(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This single-family guitar has just emerged from our repair shop after having its neck-reset and refretted, and a new exact-replica bridge made and installed. It is free of cracks and other repairs, and aside from the aforementioned bridge and frets is completely original, including Grover G-98 tuners, ivory nut and period ivory saddle. The bridge-pins are new (and very expensive) custom-made replicas; the 5 originals are included with the instrument. Original lacquer finish shows areas of vinyl-strap-syndrome (VSS) in places on the back and bass side - no effort has been made to repair the finish in these areas. The finish is worn through on most of the neck and under the player's arm on the top; pick wear is minor and localized to the soundhole's south edge and adjacent to the pickguard."
   "With original hard shell case"
   Asking Price:: $18,500

=======================Serial #69296=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 10-26-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Randall(UMGF)
Comments:
   "000-18 Martin, Serial number 69296 plays great. ... Had a little problem with the high E string but a little glue brought this guitar back to life."
   "I really don't know much of the history of this guitar. I don't think that it has had much work at all done on it. I belongs to a lady whos father bought the Guitar in 1940. When she showed it to me it was in a newer model case in her closet. A string was broken and a little dust had settled on it. I took it home and put a set of extra light strings on it and found that the high e string set too far down in the nut and wouldn't play. So a guy here on the forum told me about a little glue and some tape and it plays perfectly now. I used some Martin guitar polish on it and it appears to me to be the original finish, but I'm no luthier. I just know it's dang near mint condition."

=======================Serial #69334=======================

Model: 00-18H
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   shaded top, exc fine, all original but converted to Spanish

=======================Serial #69359=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Small picture of front of guitar on Page 52

=======================Serial #69448=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 06-20-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Item #160129564598
   "This guitar was originally owned by Arthur Murdock, Chicago's Singing Cowboy and played in traveling shows around the country in the 40's and 50's. He is my distant cousin and this guitar was handed down to us in the early 1990's. It plays beautifully! Will include original portrait that show the guitar in action! Also included are orignal sheet music; Guitar book published by M.M. Cole Company, copyrighted 1953; Revelation Cord Book published by Forster Music Publisher, copyrighted 1936; and Guitar the Doc Hopkins Way by Doc Hopkins America's Favorite Singer of American Folk Songs, uncertain of Publisher or Copyright date."

=======================Serial #69469=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 06-01-2008
Source: Craigslist
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $3,000

=======================Serial #69507=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 05-29-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #250118673941
   Failed to garner bid at $999 opening
   Refinished
   No longer a "burst". Moree of a "black paint around edge". Black extends between an inch and maybe 2.5 inches from edge. Ugly
   Repaired back crack

=======================Serial #69631=======================

Model: F-7
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 12-22-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Heel crack, lost pickguard, long repaired back crack, replaced tail piece. Gruhn appraisal of $6k no bids 12/22/08 EBAY
   ($4950)

=======================Serial #69650=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 01-13-2008
Source: eBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,212
   Repaired crack lower side, painted over, repro bridge finish sanded around it, small top cracks around sound hole.

=======================Serial #69670=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-04-2008
Source: Christie's Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Lot 13, Sale 1982
   Visible top wear
   Estimated Value:: $30,000-$50,000

=======================Serial #69704=======================

Model: 00-21G
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 1938
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: 00-21G
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 12-02-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Rebraced for steel strings
   Refretted
   Neck reset
   Some finish touchup on body
   Oversize pyramid bridge
   Asking Price::$2,750

Model: 00-21G
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #69735=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   Neck Reset
   Refret
   Non Original Bridge

Model: 000-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   replacement bridge

=======================Serial #69791=======================

Model: 00-17H
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 02-14-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Kairos
Comments:
   Purchased April of 2008

=======================Serial #69845=======================

Model: 00-21G
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 1938
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: 00-21G
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Built for gut strings

=======================Serial #69871=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-27-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Tracy Curtis(UMGF)
Comments:
   Reported stolen on UMGF
   URL

=======================Serial #70041=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 03-11-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #200206947752
   Flip-it-fast auction
   "This guitar sounds great and plays comfortably. The neck is a medium V-shape and the action is low"
   "This guitar is in good condition for it's age. As you can see from the pictures it has some repaired cracks on the left lower bout and a few on the back. One of the tuners are not original and the pick-guard was custom made for it. This guitar comes in a chipboard case"
   Finish looks funky. Kind of cloudy.

=======================Serial #70152=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 05-01-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/02
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$7,500
   Retopped

Model: 000-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 08-17-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Replacement top
   "Around the edges of the fingerboard the lacquer is bubbling a bit. Ironically, in studying this instrument carefully, we observed that the braces under the top are not scalloped which could not happen in an original 1938 000-28. The reason that they.re not is that the top was replaced. If the factory did the work (and we think possibly it did since this guitar was sold to its last owner during the brief period when the C F Martin factory sold consignments at their .1833 Shop.) it was perhaps done at a time when Martin wasn.t routinely making their guitars with scalloped braced tops. The guitar was refinished, and then it was later refinished again. The neck, lacking the full Louisville V-shaped mass, was apparently sanded to a more modern profile below the 7th fret. Said neck was, in the past reset, although not to the same standards as we would see it done today."
   Asking Price::$7,732

=======================Serial #70195=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 05-17-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   owned by the Allman Bros very clean oldrailroadantiques 5/17/08. eBay
   ($2,975)

=======================Serial #70419=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 1981
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #70463=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 08-01-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Gorgeous
   Price: $23,995

=======================Serial #70571=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: David McLaughlin(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Here is a fantastic 1938 D-18 #70571, with forward bracing and a HUGE piano-like sound. I have had this for many years, and it is another one that I have used on countless recordings, stages, and TV appearances. Is the pickguard original?...don't know for sure. If it is not original then the entire guitar must have been completely redone and refinished at the Martin factory in the early 1940s."
   "The first thing I did when I got this guitar was take it to Mike Longworth, and he said that it could be original since oversized pickguards of this exact shape could be custom ordered back then, but that looking through some factory records might let us know. I've never done that. He also said that it has an early Martin finish OVER the current pickguard, with no evidence of an earlier pickguard. There is no finish under this pickguard, and no line or shadow."
   "Years ago, Marty Lanham lifted the pickguard slightly to check it out, and he also insisted that there is no evidence that any other pickguard was ever on the guitar. There is also no apparent sign that the guitar has been refinished. Opinions?"

=======================Serial #70625=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 11-27-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Repaired back crack & pickguard crack, orig tuners, ivory nut, deep fingernail gouges frets 1-3, odd pickguard wear 11/27/08; 12/5/08 listed w/wrong year eBay
   ($2500 )

=======================Serial #70640=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 1982
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Mike Marshall's

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #70797=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 07-01-2009
Source: ?????
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   1 3/4-inch neck
   Price: $22,000

=======================Serial #70801=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Worn original condition
   Replica replacement bridge

=======================Serial #70887=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 09-07-2009
Source: Lark St. Music
Contributor: Dario57(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Great pre-war golden era 0-18, new bridge, perhaps some ancient overspray on the back of the neck, huge sound, perfect action from a neck-set, exc, hsc."

=======================Serial #70938=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 05-20-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item # 270121209107
   "Made probably in 1939 this guitar is in very good condition without finish wear, only one surface crack on front (see picture). I have owned this instrument for 30 years, when I bought it the original strings were still on it. I have barely played it. Everything, except for the strings, is original."

=======================Serial #70943=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 08-11-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price::$1,800
   "Sunburst spruce archtop guitar with f-holes"

=======================Serial #70946=======================

Model: R-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Replacement pickguard
   Repaired tailpiece
   Period soft shell case with purple lining in rough shape
   On consignment
   Asking Price:: $2,000

=======================Serial #70960=======================

Model: T-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 01-01-2008
Source: Musurgia archive
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   no date or price, tiple, made in USA (export model?), original finish but heavy discoloration where the arm hits the top, replacement tuners

=======================Serial #70982=======================

Model: R-21
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 1938
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: R-21S
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   The only R model ever made in rosewood

=======================Serial #71113=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Near Mint. Southern Connection"

=======================Serial #71172=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Tony Phillips(tonguy on UMGF)
Comments:
   Purchased summer 2006

=======================Serial #71207=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   One owner guitar
   Neck reset, refret and replacement bridge at Folkway
   Old repaired 1/2 inch crack on the base side lower bout with light overspray
   Included two black and white photos of the original owner from long ago
   Asking Price: $16,500

=======================Serial #71266=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$19,500

Model: 000-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #71315=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 02-17-2008
Source: Musurgia.com
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Wow, what a sound! We're continually knocked out by the sonic power and glory of vintage Martins, even the plainest examples...but this little mahogany charmer is something else! Perfect for fingerpicking but a great little flatpicked guitar as well. Typical late-30's appointments, includes a lovely original soft case"
   "Overall length is 38 1/2 in. , 13 1/2 in. wide at lower bout, and 4 1/4 in. in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 7/8 in. All original with a fresh neck set; the bridge has never been cut down and retains even the original pins! Average light play wear, a real find in an affordable pre-war Martin. Excellent Condition"

=======================Serial #71358=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills

=======================Serial #71362=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 03-24-2008
Source: email
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Forward shifted x-brace, no popsicle brace, reproduction bridge. Otherwise all original.

=======================Serial #71490=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 06-10-2007
Source: email
Contributor: tomymrn1
Comments:
   "Given to me in 1971 by an old man I knew who lost 3 fingers and could no longer play"

=======================Serial #71530=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-22-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #290107393588
   Overspray all over other than headstock
   Non original bridge
   Non original bridge plate
   3 repaired top cracks
   2&1/2 inch by 6 inch patch on upper trebble side
   Appraised via photos by Grunh Guitars on November 9 2006 as being worht $20,000
   BIN of $22,950

=======================Serial #71539=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 06-10-2007
Source: provide.net
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-18
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $14,500
   "Transitional era late 1938 D-18 that retains the large neck and black body binding of the mid-1930s along with the more powerfully biting tone and sustain of the modern X-brace postion with scalloped voicing found on the 1939-44 era guitars. Lots of restoration went into getting this great old D-18 back into saleable condition. After playing it last night at home, I can tell you that, as one of my top five favorite D-18s, it was well worth the wait! Honduras Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Adirondack Spruce top, Orignal Grover G-98 tuners shown in the first two photos are in the case pocket and Waverly tuners have been installed for every day play, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay with original decal is the only surface of the guitar that has not been refinished, Bone Nut, 1 3/4" nut width, Original snail shell fingerboard dots are a little larger than those on my original 1935 D-18 fingerboard, Black binding, Line type purfling, Replacement ebony bridge with drop-in saddle, replacement pickguard made using a xerox copy shape template from the original, Black line backstrip, New ebony heelcap, Ebony strap button installed in the treble side of the heel. The list of restoration repairs is extensive, so I'll list them by group."
   "FINISH: The headstock face was left alone, the finish on the sides of the headstock were carefully sanded smooth and oversprayed. All other lacquered surfaces were stripped to bare wood and refinished in 2000."
   "NECK: The heel had been broken and non-professionally repaired with white glue and a large brass wood screw inserted into the 15th fret area. The old glue was cleaned out, the screw hole patched, and the free end of the fingerboard over the body supported with an ebony wedge to keep a straight fingerboard surface over the body. I kept that wood screw and made an oak doublebass string winder with it that I still use every day. Even after fingerboard planing and refretting, there are still some fingernail wear marks visible at fret positions 1,2,3,5, and 7 as evidence of how much this guitar was originally played. New Ebony heelcap."
   "TOP: The former owner had a DeArmond soundhole pickup mounted to the the top with two screws that went through the rosette. Al Milburn was able to take small sections of purfling from under the end of the fingerbaord and patch these small holes. The worn soundhole edge at the pickguard area was reinforced with a small Adirondack Spruce patch. There are 3 repaired top cracks. The pickup had a volume knob hole in the top bettween the treble foot of the bridge and the top adge that has been patched by al Milburn, using matching grain Adirondack Spruce. Numerous little dings have been filled in the top. The original bridge had been sanded down to almost nothing, so I had Hideo Kamimoto install an Ebony replacement with a drop-in saddle for playing versatility. I have three bone saddles of different heights made, depending on your playing mood that day. The original pickguard has been cleaned up and reinstalled over the finish."
   "SIDES: As part of the original accident that broke the heel, the sides on either side of the neck joint had cracks in the center of their depth. Other repaired cracks in the sides are 2 in the bass-side waist, 2 on the bass side of the end block, 2 on the treble side of the end block, and 2 in the treble side upper bout corner. The butt wedge was replaced to eliminate the hole for the pickup wire."
   "BACK: There are two small repaired cracks and two small dark spots at the treble side lower bout edge where two brass brads had been used in vain to re-attach the loose part of back to the linings. These brads were removed and the area properly reglued."

=======================Serial #71737=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 10-14-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Mitchell S. Katz
Comments:
   "I purchased this guitar about 6 months ago again from another forum member"
   Forum referred to is the Unofficial Marting Guitar Forum

=======================Serial #71810=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 10-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 10/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$11,500
   Retopped

=======================Serial #71846=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Refinished

Model: D-28
Built: 1938
Entry Date: 04-20-2008
Source: Intermountain Guitar and Banjo
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Nice Martin refinish, no cracks"
   Asking Price:: $28,000

=======================Serial #71887=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$8,995

=======================Serial #71892=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$14,995

Model: 00-42
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #71925=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "@ Music Emp"

=======================Serial #71962=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 11-10-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   2 long tops cracks on bass side, one by PG, replaced x-brace? & bridge, new tuners, newer pickguard, probable overspray on top, sold at Gruhn several years ago for more than $15k, bought by kriegerse from Steve in Florida (via Randy Wood) who was funding a "mint" Larson. Prairie State 11/10/08 EBAY
   $7,500

=======================Serial #71968=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-10-2007
Source: provide.net
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Wide neck
   No popsicle brace.

=======================Serial #71974=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1982
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #71987=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Original condition, except for stripped top finish and four small holes above the pickguard, presumably for attaching a pickguard extension
   Currently in restoration.

=======================Serial #72143=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 02-12-2002
Source: myjazzhome.com
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   "This D-18 has the wonderful touch and tone one always hopes to find. Pre-war Martins seem to live up to their lofty reputation more than most any other vintage guitar. This fine example is no exception. The bridge appears to be a slightly oversize replacement but is an excellent reproduction and the guitar is otherwise in great original shape. It is currently set up rather low for easy playing but could easily be turn into a real powerhouse with a higher saddle. Sold."
   URL
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Asking Price::$13,500

=======================Serial #72146=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 05-25-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix(wiedler on UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "I do have a 1939 D-18. I keep it in my bedroom." -Norman Blake
   Owned by Norman Blake

=======================Serial #72188=======================

Model: F-9
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: vintageguitar.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Entry is from an article that origianlly appeared in the Sep 1998 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine

=======================Serial #72193=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 05-07-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Many poorly repaired top cracks, side cracks near bottom, pickguard askew, original finish, replacement tuners, 5/7/08 Steve Kovacik & Ebay
   $5,100

Model: 000-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 09-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Refinished, new pickguard, bridge & tuners. repaired side cracks by the end block, 3 top cracks, Kovacik 9/4/08-11/25/08
   $8,250

Model: 000-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 09-28-2009
Source: Inventory
Contributor: Kovacik Guitars
Comments:
   URL
   Dealer URL:: http://www.guitar-repair.com/index.htm
   "Description: This 1939 000-18 (24.9" scale) may not be for the collector but it is an excellent player and in very good condition. It has the features of the pre-war period including an adirondack spruce top, scalloped X bracing and it's an early '39 so the nut width is 1 3/4". The guitar has been refinished and the bridge, pickguard and tuners are replaced. I believe that the refinish was done at Martin in the 70s, though Martin has no record of this (their repair department doesn't have any records more than 10 year old). I say that because first of all the finish is absolutely factory quality, perfect work, the right thickness, the mahogany stain color is right, everything about the finish says factory work. In addition, the pickguard has no finish underneath it which is the way that the factory did finish work up through the early 80s. Further evidence of the suggestion that the refin was 70s factory work was that when I obtained the guitar it had late 60s/early 70s Grover Stay tite tuners with "chicklet" shape buttons (and no indication that any other tuners have been on the guitar sicne the refin), which were in use at the Martin factory during that period. The original binding was retained when the refin was done and the binding is in excellent shape with none of the cracking or deterioration that can occur after a refin. The guitar has all of it's original interior bracing (scalloped top bracing) including bridge plate, all of the bracing is secure and damage free and in excellent condition. The top shows some belly behind the bridge but nothing more than is typical of a pre-war Martin. The guitar has a couple of repaired hairline side cracks down near the end block. The back is crack free. The adirondack spruce top has 3 repaired cracks. One below the bridge, one below the B string and one on the bass side of the upper bout (next to the fretboard. All have been professionally repaired and are tight, stable and level. Cosmetically the guitar presents very c

=======================Serial #72214=======================

Model: 5-28T
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Only one ever made

=======================Serial #72227=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 10-03-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi(BHguitars on UMGF)
Comments:
   Lots of great discussion on the history of this guitar at the following URL.
   URL
   Shaded top
   "While the top structure looks quite normal for a '30s Martin shaded top it is noticeable that the grain is very tight in the center and the outside has some wider grain and presswood in particular closer to the rim. I noticed this quite often at shaded Martin tops."
   "The top thickness seems to be average (3.0 mm ~ 0.118") but the top itself seems to be quite stiff (although the braces look much scalloped). It is remarkable that not only around the bridge a nice arch can be found. Also the area between bridge and soundhole doesn't show any sinking rather than still a slight arch. No belly below the bridge. Almost like new."
   "Besides the structural condition of the top - which of course is very impressive - I look at the top stiffness as a major factor for the clearness and bright overtones of the guitar."

=======================Serial #72235=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-23-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price::$7,500
   "Renecked & refinished by Martin in the 1950s; ex Chinery collection"

=======================Serial #72272=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 09-02-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: PSCUTT(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Currently both owned by my self here in the UK"
   See 107988 for the other guitar mentioned by the text above

=======================Serial #72279=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #72284=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Herringbone Back Stripe"

=======================Serial #72366=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.rbantiques.com
Contributor: Red Baron's Antiques
Comments:
   Part of "Guitars at Auction" June 23 and June 24
   Lot CC3637

=======================Serial #72368=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   1 3/4" nut. needs neck set and a new bridge, 4/13/08 Ebay
   $36,000

=======================Serial #72404=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 0000
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "The frets are in excellent condition, as is the fretboard. The front tip of the pick guard was lifting up a little bit and that has been professionally glued down tight. I took this guitar in to get a neck reset (assuming that it likely needed one), however the luthier told me that it doesn't need a reset, rather it need to have the bridge repositioned. So he made a really nice ebony bridge with a bone saddle and got it in just the right position for perfect intonation"
   "While it is not a good idea to refinish a vintage Martin, whoever did this one did an awesome job. This guitar "feels" great - the neck is so smooth it feels like it's the one you've been playing for years. I bought (but did not have put on) a couple of compensated saddles - one where just the b string is compensated and the other where it's fully compensated. I will include those with the guitar. The action is about normal up by the nut and probably a little higher than usual over the sound hole"
   "I had $130 Waverly tuners put on. I have the original silver ones, which are in good shape and will be included with the guitar - unless you don't want the Waverlys, and if that's the case, I'll have the original ones put back on before I ship it. Personally, I love the Waverlys with the ivory tuners. I think they look great and they are so smooth to turn and so precise for tuning"
   "This guitar has had some work done on it. I tried to show everything in the pictures. At some point, there were repairs to the top. You can see it going to the left under the bridge. There is a similiar, but smaller, place just to the right of the bridge. It appears that at the time of those repairs, one or two of the original braces inside were replaced. When I took the guitar to my luthier, I told him to make sure all the repairs were solid, etc. but not to change the braces, because I didn't want to alter the great sound of this 00-18. If you look into the sound hole, you can see a few places where repairs were done, and a little glue here and there. These 1939's do have scalloped braces, but as I mentioned, one or two of them may have been replaced"
   "The sides have no cracks or damage that I'm aware of or can see. The back has 4 or 5 lines running most the length of the body, but my luthier told me that they are all repaired and solid"
   "There is also a very slight 'dip' or 'curve' in the wood on the bottom side of the soundhole. It is solid and hardly noticeable unless you hold the guitar at just a certain angle, but nevertheless I want to be fully transparent. I know it's tough buying a vintage guitar without first having seen and played it, so I'm trying to describe it (and provide pictures) in the clearest way I can"
   "Now as you know, a 30's era Martin guitar will only continue to increase in value. What some old Martins are being sold for these days is incredible! You could own and play and enjoy this great guitar for 10 or 20 years, and then sell it for way more than you paid for it. It's like getting to own it and play it for free. You could put the same amount of money into a motorcycle or bass boat and in 10 or 20 years it's not going to be worth anything near what you paid for it"
   A little personal history might help here - I had a 1947 D-18 for 29 years. I finally realized that the larger "box" was what was making it hard to play for long periods of time. My arm got tired reaching around. So I decided to sell it and find a smaller body vintage Martin. In the past two years I have been to many guitar stores. I've even flown to Salt Lake City (Intermountain Guitar & Banjo) and Seattle (Guitar Emporium) to look for my next "forever" guitar. I have been to stores in Dallas to Kansas City to Chicago. I have bought (and sold) probably a dozen old Martins on Ebay. And after playing probably many dozens of old Martins, THIS is the guitar that "won" you might say.
   Then recently, I found a 1940 000-28. It cost me WAY too much, but I bought it and it is the one I will keep. However, with the prices some old Martins are going for these days, I don't look at it so much as a purchase as an investment. That is the only reason I am selling this great 00-18. (And by the way, for me, I love the smaller body Martins - you can play them all day long and not get worn out!)
   And did I mention that it has a pick up in it? It is by Schatten Design. I played it through a Boss EQ pedal and an ART Tube MP V3 Pre-Amp - and the sound is awesome. I also have the original end pin, which I will include.
   The case is unlike any I have ever seen. It is not a "gig bag". It is a "hard" case, but it is unbelievably lightweight. I liked it so much, that I sold a Martin and included a brand new Martin vintage series case and kept this one. Unfortunatly, it's just a little too small for my 000-28 to fit into. The guitar is light as a feather and with this lightweight case, it's super easy to carry around.
   "The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2008" gives a 1939 00-18 Martin in great shape a value of between $5300 and $5400. Of course this guitar is not in "collectors" condition. It is for someone to play, not to sit in a glass case. So you take off for the repairs and the refinish, then you add on for the Wavery tuners ($130), the Schatten Design pick up ($170) and the case ($120) and someone is going to get a great deal.
   I have a "Buy it Now" price of $4999. I think that's a really great price and it allows you to buy it without waiting and having someone buy it out from under you. If you would like to do that, email me. We can then work out how to end the auction early and sell it to you. (Ebay does allow this, I checked).

=======================Serial #72406=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 11-29-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Repro bridge & bridgeplate, lot of visible touch up around bridge, neck set, filled tailpiece screw holes, 11/29/08- Elderly
   $3,950

=======================Serial #72460=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1939
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Longworth says this one had a "Special Neck"

=======================Serial #72512=======================

Model: 1-17P
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: vintageinstruments.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   One of only two 5 strings ever made by Martin according to the author of the URL. The other being 38979

=======================Serial #72524=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Wide neck
   No popsicle

=======================Serial #72577=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-03-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Mass St, playwear but no cracks, orig finish, repro bridge, neck set refret, 7/03/08-8/11/08 SOLD
   $14,500

=======================Serial #72581=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85

Model: 000-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-20-2007
Source: Dream Guitars
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Appears to be original but for a few tuner shafts. The neck set is perfect and there is a lot of saddle showing, playability is excellent. There is a nicely repaired neck heel crack, side crack and one back crack. All well done. Only the one side crack was refinished in a small area. Overall it's a solid guitar, all repairs were done some years ago and it plays great. We have taken the repairs into account and priced this guitar below book value."

=======================Serial #72598=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 09-22-2009
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Ebay
   Ebay Seller: dandgtrs
   Item Number: 190337059111
   Item Title: 1939 Martin D-28 Herringbone guitar w/ repaired top...
   Item Location: Sherman Oaks, California, United States
   Sold For: $14,100
   "This is a 1939 Martin D-28 that is in very nice original condition with the exception of some amateur repair work done to the bridge area of the top. It appears that there was a larger bridge on the guitar at some point which was removed and replaced with an original style bridge There are also some small holes in the top on either side of the bridge that have been filled. There is newer finish on the top over the repair area only. The rest of the top is the original factory finish as is the rest of the guitar. There is some rather crude reassembly evident inside the guitar around the bridge area but the original scalloped braces appear to be unbroken and intact. There is a piece of maple added to reinforce what appears to be the original bridgeplate. The top is slightly bowed behind the bridge. That.s the bad part. The good part is that the guitar plays very well and sounds like only a pre-war Brazilian rosewood Martin dreadnaught can. Very loud with lots of rich bottom end. The repairs appear to have been done many years ago and although they are cosmetically crude and un-professional they are structurally sound. There are no cracks in the sides or back. The nut width is 1 ¾.. This guitar can be played as it is for many years or it could a nice project for an experienced luthier should someone want to better repair or replace the top. It comes with an older, probably original, hard shell case that is in very good condition I have tried to accurately describe the guitar but will be glad to answer any questions or send out additional pictures if you like. "
   Posted by the seller on the UMGF 20090923: "The guitar that I have on ebay IS the same guitar that was offered on the Santa Barbera Craigslist a few months ago for $44.000. I was familier with the guitar at that time and felt that the owner, though probably not intentionally was not disclosing all the issues and I felt that I should share what I knew about it on the Forum. He was not able to sell the guitar and he offered it to me along with two other Martins at a price that made sense. We have had it in the shop for a month or so and have had the time to do a more through inspection. At this point I feel that the guitar is very playable, sounds great and is structurally sound though certainly not cosmetically pleasing. I have tried to detail all the issues accurately on the auction site but will be happy to answer any questions or send out more detailed pictures. I do want the next owner to know what he is buying with no surprises. It is really a shame that the bridge area was not repaired well as the rest of the guitar is very nice and solid with no cracks and it is an earlier model with the wider fingerboard. It is a no reserve auction. "
   Posted by Steve Swan on the UMGF 20090923: "I played this guitar at the January Costa Mesa show and again in March at Dr Ryan's office. It felt pretty compromised and I'd be uncomfortable using anything heavier than light guage strings on it. I was sorely tempted at the time (with the low price quoted in Janaury) because it's from my favorite time period for D-28s, but it just didn't feel right enough to go ahead and get it. I'm really glad that I didn't tie up money in this guitar. It is never going to look right and will probably never sound right either. It's a darn shame."
   Posted by the seller on the UMGF 20090924: "We had the D-28 in the shop for a month or so and did not do a lot to it other than reglue the bridge and dress the saddle so it plays well. There is still some bellying of the top behind the bridge but it is not severe. The string height at the 12th fret is just under 1/8th ". There is a lot more that could be done to the guitar to make it look better, play a little better and most likley sound better but I will leave that up to the next owner as we are too backed up to tackle it at this time, or you could leave it alone and just play it."

=======================Serial #72604=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 12-02-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Refinished
   Many repairs
   Recent neck reset
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$9,000

=======================Serial #72614=======================

Model: C-1P
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Plectrum guitar
   27 inch scale
   One of ten made

=======================Serial #72656=======================

Model: OM-18V
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 11-25-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $1,795
   "N. Mint Condition"
   "Bone nut & saddle"

=======================Serial #72668=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: $30000

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 09-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$30,000

=======================Serial #72672=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 11-05-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Immaculate, rear x-brace, all original, repaired 4" back crack, fretboard crack 14th fret to end, tiny crack in bridgepin hole, action a tad high, 1 3/4" nut, owned by Brian Echenberg Steve Segal rep 11/5/08 EBAY
   ($116,000)

=======================Serial #72676=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Wide neck
   Neck reset and bridge replaced in the mid-1990's

=======================Serial #72685=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 12-14-2003
Source: exceptionalguitars.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Completely refinished
   Replacement D-42 style neck
   Some replaced bracing (Scalloped)
   Several repaired top and side cracks
   "MOP classic urn headstock inlay with marijuana leaf added, very cool, fun to play, but definitely not for collectors."
   Sold
   Asking Price::$5,500

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: 1939 D18 on UMGF
Contributor:
Comments:
   Neck block stamped on May 23rd 1939 according to Martin

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 08-02-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: 1939 D-18
Comments:
   "I was looking at some of the information in your data that I had provided and I noticed that there is some inaccurate information about my '39 D-18 that came from Exeptional Guitars. The information on #72685 says that it has a replaced neck. It actually only had a replaced fretboard in a D-42 style, and a replaced headstock veneer, which have since been changed back. The dealer that I bought it from had his luthier inspect it before he shipped it to me, and he said it was original. I also had Jim at Mass Street Music look at it and he agreed. The rest of the guitar has been restored as well"

=======================Serial #72707=======================

Model: 00-18G
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 08-24-2007
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Chris(Metropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   BIN of $1,400 on EBay

=======================Serial #72740=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1939
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-24-2007
Source: Shop notes
Contributor:
Comments:
   Referenced in entry for D-28 serial number 72831 as first guitar to get 'NN' AKA Narrow Neck designation. Most/all D-45's after and including this one would have likely had the 1&11/16th nut width

=======================Serial #72741=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1939
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills
   ?Darling?

=======================Serial #72814=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-30-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $13,000
   "Hard Shell Case"
   "Very Good to Excellent Condition"
   "Some playing wear, no cracks"

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 08-21-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Some playing wear; no cracks"
   Asking Price::$13,500
   "Excellent Condition"

=======================Serial #72830=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   From Martin's records.

=======================Serial #72831=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-24-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Hot stamped June 21st, foreman's notes include the designation 'NN' for narrow neck, indicating it was one of the first guitars to get the new spacing at the nut. The first guitar to get that designation was D-45 72740 on June 2nd. This guitar has the style 45 inlay in the peghead and open back G-98's. It has the highest grade case with plated hardware. The guitar was returned to the factory in the late 40's or early 50's and refinished with the neck off. Some playing wear is evident and it's hard to tell that it was refinished. It also has no popsicle brace."

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Foreman's notes indicate guitar was stamped on June 21, 1939. It also had the indication N.N. which was used on the first few guitars with the narrower nut width. It also has CFMartin in the peghead, D-45 style lettering, also original. Many years ago it appears to have been refinished as it's too perfect to be original, original tuners, nut, bridge, saddle and case."

=======================Serial #72833=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1984
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Stolen at Blue-G guitar store in Kanda, Tokyo Japan
   Recovered soon after

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Near Mint Condition"

=======================Serial #72838=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 02-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$30,500

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-04-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   One of 123 made in 1939
   Dings and scratches
   Some pickwear on treble side of the first string
   Buckle wear on back
   Finish worn off neck in first position
   Replacement bridge
   No cracks
   Finish dull on top where arm would rest
   Asking Price::$31,445
   Cash Asking Price:$30,500

=======================Serial #72880=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-25-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Fixer-upper, non-original tailblock, lower bout sides are gone along with kerfing, oversrapyed neck, short cracks on back where sides are gone, top is severely scratched with long lines, x- braces trimmed, 6/25/08 ebay
   $1,779

=======================Serial #72981=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$10,700

Model: 00-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-07-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor:
Comments:
   For sale on Ebay 4/1/2007
   Sale Price::$10,700

=======================Serial #72986=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 11-08-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   refinished by Martin, top has two plugged holes from a pickup, new JA pickguard, new G98 tuners, repro bridge & pins. Plate over bridgeplate, rear shifted bracing, 11/8/08.12/8/08 EBAY
   ($30k)

=======================Serial #73080=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 03-26-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: 1939_D18(UMGF)
Comments:
   Ebay
   Item Number: 250394235070
   Item had been removed by the time I tried to look at listing in October of 2009

=======================Serial #73087=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Figured rosewood, Kluson closed individual tuners, neck refinished."

=======================Serial #73090=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1988
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished, cracks."

=======================Serial #73091=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #73093=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished, cracks, non-original pickguard."

=======================Serial #73098=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 03-01-1998
Source: Elderly
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Listed in Elderly's Vinage & Used Instrument list #175
   "Exc" condition
   One small repaired top crack
   Repaired back crack
   Refinished
   Replacement bridge
   Replacement bridge plate
   Replacement pickguard
   Replacement fossil ivory bridge pins
   On consignment
   Asking Price: $12,000

=======================Serial #73128=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1939
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 08-01-2008
Source: Steve Swan
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Original owner Johnny Smith. New bridgeplate, Top refinish
   Asking Price:: $275,000

Model: D-45
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Still occasionally performing and teaching, Johnny Smith (b. 1922), was a much celebrated east coast jazz guitarist in the late 1940s and 1950s. Best known for his recording of "Moonlight in Vermont", he lead many recording sessions and was on staff at NBC. In 1958 Mr. Smith's wife died, leaving Johnny the sole caretaker for their 4 year old daughter. Johnny Smith decided to leave New York City at that time and bought a music store in Colorado Springs, CO to teach and give clinics as well as to provide a music hub for his community. In 1962 Smith shipped the 1939 D-45 to Berkeley's Jon Lundberg for a neck reset, new bridge plate, and a top refinish. It was there that the current owner first saw and played his future guitar. He's was knocked out by the responsiveness, tone, and volume. The D-45 went back to Johnny Smith's shop and it was sold to a man in Omaha, NE, Rod Ross. On a visit to an Omaha guitar repair shop in July of 1967, the current owner was trying out his 1957 D-28 with it's new G string tuner, when Rod Ross happened into the store. The two got to talking about their mutual love of Martin guitars, they ended up striking a deal, and the current owner has played and loved the guitar ever since. A six page account of their meeting will be included in the guitar case along with the receipt.
   "One of the first 25 of the original 91 Martin D-45s, this guitar was complete in August or September of 1939. The standard specifications include: Highest grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Highest grade European or Adirondack Spruce top (the debate about which species Martin used has raged for decades), Gold Grover tuners with a stamped cover to protect the open gear, Bound black headstock overlay with "C F Martin" inlay, 1 11/16" nut width, Bound ebony fingerboard with hexagonal abalone inlays, White binding and heelcap, Abalone trim on all body edges, around the end of the fingerboard, and inthe soundhole rosette, Ebony bridge with white pins and dark abalone inlay, Beautifully cut 45 outline pickguard in dark turtle-oid, and multicolored backstrip"
   "TOP: There are no cracks, even the usual pickguard crack, or major wear in the top. It's almost a mystery why the top was refinished in 1962. I can only assume that there was some finish disruption at the time of the neck reset. The bridge has been reglued, disrupting the finish around it's perimeter. An oversize Maple bridge plate was installed at the time of the neck reset. Some might want to pull out the exisitng bridge plate and replace it with a smaller one, but the guitar sounds great as it is.
   "BODY: Three back braces have been reglued. The back body binding had shrunk, with an inserted 1/16" patch of binding material inserted at the neck heel. Two small back cracks on the treble side near the tail have been reglued and cleated. I don't know if the endpin is original or a replacement."
   "NECK: There is no wear or damge to the neck. The first hexagon inlay in the fingerbaord has a small lighter repair abalone inserted piece. The third hexagon inlay was replaced and the original is in a small plastic box in the case pocket. The lower frets are pretty worn from play and a refret would help. My strongest suggestion would be to do a complete neck reset and refret."
   "Overall, the guitar is in quite good condition. All of the pearl is intact, has not shifted position, and fits well. The original Lifton case is very clean, showing only remnanats of steamer trunk labels on the top and back. The handle is a replacement. As one of the first 25 of the olriginal 91 D-45s, this guitar is in good shape and has a great musical response and tone. The connection to Johnny Smith and his music store is intersting. I used to call Johnny Smith at his store when he was one of my accounts at Saga Musical Instruments in 1986-88. At age 86, Mr. Smith has retired now and his number is unlisted. I would like very much to speak with him again and talk with him about this guitar."
   Asking Price:: $225,000

=======================Serial #73142=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-17-2003
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Njmurvin
Comments:
   URL
   "I'm new to this forum and don't own a Martin, but my brother does."
   "He has a 1939 (sn 73142) D18 sitting in its case in his closet (unplayed for the last 30 years or so). He bought it back in the 60s for less than $200 when he was learning some Bluegrass stuff. It is in pretty good condition considering its age. I thas a a few marks here and there, but no cracks or anything structural. It has an adjustable truss rod in the neck which he believes may have been added before he got it."

=======================Serial #73146=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Refinished, new neck, re-topped in the 50's, new bride, new tuners

=======================Serial #73213=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 10-13-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Mitchell S. Katz
Comments:
   "I recently purchased a '39 00-18 from another forum member."
   Forum referred to is the Unofficial Marting Guitar Forum

=======================Serial #73234=======================

Model: 000-42
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Spook69
Comments:
   Owned at one time by a Mr Clapton from Surrey, England. :D Played on his Unplugged CD

=======================Serial #73263=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-27-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $10,000
   "Converted; well-played but beautiful"

=======================Serial #73283=======================

Model: 00-40H
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 03-06-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Converted, VG cond

=======================Serial #73290=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-30-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous

=======================Serial #73294=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "'Chief' is currently owned by Brian Stephens of Monroe, Georgia."

=======================Serial #73318=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   One owner guitar from 1940 to 1980
   Stored in closet by daughter of original owner from 1985 to the early 2000's
   Three fine line cracks in the back
   Letter "K" scratched in the lacquer of the headstock veneer just below Martin decal
   Neck reset (Folkway)

=======================Serial #73403=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished-Original woods, closed back Grover tuners, bridge plate, and bracing. Former owners: Ron Robinson, John Schofield, Wayne Henderson, Jim Ketterman, Bill Taylor. Original owner unknown."

=======================Serial #73404=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Mar 03 1978

=======================Serial #73521=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Excellent original condition
   Narrow neck
   Popsicle brace
   Neck reset in 2006

=======================Serial #73528=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #73533=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 05-20-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Mentioned by ArnoldGuitar51 as his own

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Excellent original condition
   Neck reset in 1999

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "100% original. Closed back Grover G-98s. Original case, bridge pins, original silk strap and original 1939 Martin Catalog."

=======================Serial #73534=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Overspray on neck, Gruhn Guitars.

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Extra Clean, closed tuners"

=======================Serial #73537=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 11-17-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   sunburst,refinished, replacement decal-tuners-bridge- pickguard-bridgeplate. Numerous cleated cracks. 11/17/08 11/25/08 Ebay
   ($9,850)

=======================Serial #73607=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   No, this is not a dupe of the next serial number up
   Refinished

=======================Serial #73740=======================

Model: 000-42
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills

=======================Serial #73741=======================

Model: 000-42
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 10-03-2008
Source: elephantfan85
Contributor: Christie's
Comments:
   Lot 50 of Sale 2033, October 10 2008
   "Provenance"
   "Frederick Ray Brown"
   "Wendell E. Brown"
   "Kenny Sultan"
   "The guitar was purchased in 1939 by Fredrick Ray Brown. A talented amateur musician, Brown performed at local Jamborees and Barn Dances in Northern Wisconsin. The guitar passed to his son Wendell E. Brown in 1967, also an amateur musician who performed publicly. With the passing of Wendell Brown in 2004 the guitar remained in the Brown family until June 2006 when it was purchased by Kenny Sultan of Santa Barbara California"
   "A professional recording artist, Sultan is known for his virtuosity as a fingerpicker and his interpretations of American country-blues styles. He collects and plays exclusively on C.F. Martin instruments"

=======================Serial #73808=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   One repaired back crack
   three minor repaired top cracks
   Was undergoing restoration
   Asking Price;:$13,950

=======================Serial #73816=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #73820=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-07-2007
Source: www.elderly.com
Contributor: apitius(umgf)
Comments:
   "EC except 2 stripes on top and cluster of small spots on back where the finish reacted to something (probably some kind of naptha or paint thiner)"

=======================Serial #73830=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 03-28-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Numerous cracks on top and back, some repaired, some not. Splotchy finish with overspray in places were repairs were done. Non-original Grover tuners, unknown tailpiece and missing pickguard

=======================Serial #73846=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "New top, body refinished, gold Rotomatic tuners."

=======================Serial #73883=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 05-13-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: David(pickerdd)
Comments:
   Made December 6 1939

=======================Serial #73900=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 07-18-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Jerry(000_ToneFreak on UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #290140426856
   "I got this guitar about 10 years ago from a storage unit auction, so have no clue of it's past history or previous owners. I am not a guitar expert so I don't have a lot of knowledge on the parts of a guitar & how it is put together, other than it has strings & tuners. I do however, know a lot about music & can tell you that the sound of this guitar is absolutely amazing! It's tone is perfect!!"
   "As far as I can tell, everything on the guitar looks to be original. There doesn't seem to have been any repairs or additions made on the guitar. The guitar has some surface scratches, nothing too horrible, & there doesn't appear to be cracks or splits that I can see. My husband did remove the strings about a year ago after one of them broke & they never did get replaced, also, I'm not sure why, but one of the tuners was removed as well, (which I do have & the screws that go with it)."
   "It doesn't have a case & didn't come with one when I got it. I might be able to find one at Good Will or something, or if you want to buy one, we could probably work something out. Otherwise I'll just box it up really good."

=======================Serial #73912=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 12-04-2000
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Image
   Asking Price::$1,720
   Canadian Asking Price $2,650

=======================Serial #73945=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: 000 ToneFreak(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #200118944920
   "I'm not an expert on guitars but can tell you what i know this guitar belonged to my father. On the inside it says o-17 and the serial # is 73945"
   Wear between pickguard and bridge, possibly due to anchoring

=======================Serial #73975=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1977
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 000-21
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 05-01-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/02
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$26,500

Model: D-28
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 06-02-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Doweled hole below pickguard
   A fair amount of pick and play wear on the top
   Scratch on upper bass bout
   Chips of wood out of the treple side of the sound hole
   Lots of dings and scratches
   Finish discoloration where arm would touch top. Small well repaired crack in same area
   Back is crack free
   Back has saw marks
   Some overspray on neck
   Palm sized section of back had finish worn off by belt buckle. New lacquer has been applied here
   Bass side has one repaired seven inch long horizontal crack.
   Bass side also has a repaired 3 inch crack at waist
   Glue socked burlap used inside for side crack repairs
   Some overspray on sides
   Replacement belly bridge. Slightly oversize as it appears to be a newer Martin belly Bridge
   Strap pin in heel cap
   Period correct replacement bridge plate
   Well repaired head stock crack
   Asking Price::$22,682

=======================Serial #73995=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1939
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   Restored by Mark Ciganero fo Texas
   Replacement Top. 50 year old Master grade Adirondack spruce built and braced identical to the original
   Non original bridge
   Non original saddle
   Non original pins

=======================Serial #74100=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 01-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 1/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$12,995
   Refin.

=======================Serial #74103=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #74130=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-07-2007
Source: EBay UK
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item # 260115444191
   Complete refinish
   "Back Shifted" X brace. (1 & 7/8 inch from soundhole to center of X)
   Non original bridge plate
   Non original pickguard
   On consignment in Central London at Angel music on Lark Street

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-07-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Spook69
Comments:
   Originally purchased on UK EBay

=======================Serial #74182=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 11-03-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   VG-Ec one repaired top crack & lightly oversprayed top, neck set, refret, repro bridge, 11/3/08-1/1/09 Elderly
   $25,000

=======================Serial #74185=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-14-2004
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Very Good Plus condition
   Repaired back crack
   Three side cracks
   In need of work. Bridge needs to be removed and reglued, borderline neck reset candidate, side cracks need glue and cleating
   Non original bridge
   Fretboard thinned towards nut
   Very large and ugly pickguard that covers ~ 1/3rd of top
   Overspray on top
   Refretted
   With beat 50's Martin hard shell case
   Image
   Image

=======================Serial #74262=======================

Model: F-2
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 1940
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Prototype

=======================Serial #74300=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$12,000
   Refinish
   Big pickguard

=======================Serial #74305=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-09-2003
Source: vintageinstruments.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Neck Reset
   Old peghead repair
   "there are some minor repaired cracks below the bridge and the traditional B string crack also repaired. Some repaired hairlines on the bass side. There's mild player wear on the spruce top and on the mahogany back and sides."
   Asking Price::$7,450

=======================Serial #74366=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Original condition

=======================Serial #74376=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Small neck, formerly fitted with pickup, bolt through neck block, 'D-18' sound-not much bass response but really cuts."

=======================Serial #74383=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 02-23-2008
Source: Folkway
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $66,000 Canadian

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: Folkway
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Small top crack, replaced bridge
   Asking Price:: $66,000

=======================Serial #74385=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Clean, Oversprayed"

=======================Serial #74513=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74514=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74515=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74516=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74517=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74518=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74519=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74520=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74521=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Several small doweled holes in top."

=======================Serial #74522=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74523=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74524=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymouse
Comments:
   Part of a batch of 12 dated March 7 1940

=======================Serial #74533=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 08-24-2000
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Image
   Some pick marks on top
   Original hang tags and catalog
   Asking Price::$1,240

=======================Serial #74702=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Large picture of front of guitar on Pages 52 & 53
   Originally owned by Edna Leeper of "The Oklahoma Sweethearts". A small picture of her and her band is featured just below the picture of the guitar

=======================Serial #74817=======================

Model: F-1
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 1940
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Prototype

=======================Serial #74818=======================

Model: F-1
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 1940
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Prototype

=======================Serial #74918=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 12-12-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   neck set, tortoise shell peghead 12/12/08- Intermountain
   $1850

=======================Serial #74972=======================

Model: 00-18H
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 10-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   was $6,000 sunburst, unconverted, two repaired top cracks,unrepaired side crack. as is 10/28/08-1/1/09 Bernunzio
   $5,895

=======================Serial #75021=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-01-2004
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/04
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$7,000

=======================Serial #75032=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 12-22-1997
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Exc" condition
   Two small cracks behind bridge (under finish)
   Pickguard crack
   Excellent refinish
   Asking Price:$12,500

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished"

=======================Serial #75053=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$8,000

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$7,100

=======================Serial #75062=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $17,950
   "A really great example of a wartime D-18. Adirondack Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Original Grover G-98 tuners in the case pocket, Dirrect replacement Waverly tuners currently on the guitar, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay, Ivory nut, 1 11/16" nut width, Ebony fingerboard with Snailshell dots,Tortoiseshell binding, Line type purfling and rosette, Replacement ebony bridge with ivory saddle, Replacement celluloid pickguard, Replacement endpin and bridge pins, Black strap button added to treble side of neck heel, Ebony heelcap. REPAIRS TO TOP: 4 cracks below the bridge including one cross-grain, 1" compression cracks on upperbout corner of top, Overspray to pickwear areas on either side of fingerboard and below the pickguard, New Maple bridge plate. REPAIRS TO BACK AND SIDES: No cracks at all. Some new finish applied to areas of finish chipping on sies and part of back. Lots of belt buckle rash on the back. REPAIRS TO NECK: The neck was reset with hide glue by Mark Tossman, No cracks or breaks, Finish worn to wood in lower fret areas. This is the finest sounding and playing wartime D-18 that I've had in the shop in the last 10 or 12 years. It has plenty of volume, and even voice, and a vintage tone that is perfect for flatpicking or bluegrass playing. With black Martin hardshell thermoplastic case."

=======================Serial #75109=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-07-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #280131975812
   Missing endpin
   Described as "Phenominal"

=======================Serial #75152=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 03-15-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #140215905142
   "Up for auction is a magnificent Martin Pre-War 00-21. This instrument is in unbelievable near mint condition. There is virtually no playing wear on this guitar.It is serial#75152 and was one of 24 00-21's made in 1940. It has beautiful flawless Brazilian rosewood back and sides with a lovely, mellow flawless Adirondack spruce top. Everything on this guitar is original and it has never been repaired or had the neck reset. The action height is perfect with the tension off the strings. The only marks on the guitar are a few minute chips at the top of the headstock."
   "This instrument has that unmistakable Martin Pre-War, scalloped- brace sound that only aged Brazilian rosewood and adirondack spruce can produce. It is in museum quality condition and comes with the original hard case which is also in near flawless condition except for the handle which needs to be replaced."

=======================Serial #75218=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 12-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Exc. No repairs Musurgia 12/13/08
   $3800

=======================Serial #75253=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 12-14-2003
Source: exceptionalguitars.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "original light subnurst finish?, mostly original, going to the shop for a neck reset, new fretboard and frets, capo marks on back of neck, should be a killer Pre-War D-18 after its been refurbished"
   Sold

=======================Serial #75289=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 1940
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Left handed

=======================Serial #75362=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: National Music Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Non original white binding back and front
   Reinished
   strap button on treble side of heel
   Funky looking wedge of wood "extends" heel about an inch into the body. Make a tall pyramid shape, but flush ith back

Model: 0-15
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 10-06-2007
Source: National Music Museum
Contributor: UkeRichard(email)

=======================Serial #75365=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished, covered tuners."

=======================Serial #75520=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 10-01-1997
Source: Pricelist for Nancy's Music Box (Buddy Summer) circa late 1997
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   EX+
   Asking Price::$9,250

=======================Serial #75702=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 03-24-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Sold For::$1,725
   Small crack on back, top sanded around bridge.

=======================Serial #75740=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #75743=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Narrow neck
   Neck reset

=======================Serial #75752=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-30-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Up for bid is a vintage 1940 Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar. It is a parlor size guitar and plays great with a FANTASTIC sound. It shows some wear"
   "The story from the person I got it from is that it was his fathers and it was bought new in 1940. He played it and took lessons for a few years and then became ill in 1950 and never touched it again."
   "It is all original as far as I know."
   "The ebony bridge has a crack that runs all the way across but doesn't affect play. It is the best sounding guitar I have ever played."
   "The nut was shimmed up some because the groves were worn some but the action is fantastic."

=======================Serial #75777=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: dicksguitars.com
Contributor: felix
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Original Black chipboard case

=======================Serial #75837=======================

Model: 0-17H
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor:
Comments:
   Converted
   Asking Price::$2750

=======================Serial #75916=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Many repaired cracks
   Neck reset circa 2002

=======================Serial #75918=======================

Model: R-17
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 01-04-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley
Comments:
   Item #220187167230
   Buy It Now Price of $1800 (unsold as of this date)
   "FOR sale from original owner, he says its a 1935. Serial # revealed its a 1940-thanks for the ebayers out there for that info. Vintage guitar price guide 2007 edition states All mahogany, arched top & back, 3 segment F holes[changed to 1-segment in 1937], 12 fret neck. Please any experts out there, let me know any info & I'll update auction, as it runs. Owner says only change was bridge, & tailpiece was repaired long time ago. Guitar plays & sounds real nice & frets original, & in very nice shape. Has some finish run where a pickguard was at one time, not sure if that was original or not. Guitar has some nicks & dings, not a lot, & plays sound, resonates, no loose braces, or rattles. Vintage guide says only 940 were made, so this Martin is preety hard to find."

=======================Serial #75941=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Jun 10 2007

=======================Serial #75947=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-04-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #250124464985
   Non spec replacement bridge
   Neck Reset
   Normal finish wear
   Replacement bone saddle

=======================Serial #76033=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: 000 ToneFreak(UMGF)
Comments:
   From ebay
   Asking Price::$150,000

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 10-04-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   For sale by MOMI (The Museum of Musical Instruments)

=======================Serial #76040=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Formerly owned by Red Smiley
   Older refin/overspray
   Neck reset in 2007

=======================Serial #76047=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-10-2020
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "This is a complete professional restoration project 1940 Martin D-18"
   For sale by "Flip-it-fast"

=======================Serial #76247=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 08-21-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Excellent Condition"
   Asking Price:: $13,000

=======================Serial #76292=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #76300=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "New Top."

=======================Serial #76332=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   repaired side crack, repro bridge, neck reset 7/28/08-SOLD refret, headstock crack, Steve B 11/14/08-11/18/08 Elderly
   $33,000

=======================Serial #76459=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-10-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #290126730366
   "This guitar was made November 27, 1940"
   "The finish is original, with some touch up around the bridge area. The bridge is a perfect replica of the original, along with a new bridge plate (same size as original). Pick guard is also a greven replica, and the tortoise matches the binding color 100%. Tuners, ivory nut, frets and the rest are original."
   "Back has numerous cracks, all stable. One 4 inch side crack on treble side, and a 1 inch top crack near pickguard"
   Sold For::$11,100

=======================Serial #76549=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 06-17-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Original finish with some touch up arund bridge,
   Replacement bridge
   Replacement bridgeplate
   Greven replica pickguard
   Some repaired back cracks, 4. side crack, 1. pckguard crack

=======================Serial #76564=======================

Model: 00-42
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 02-01-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/03
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$18,995

Model: 00-42
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 08-17-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Beautiful beyond its 62 years the instrument is made of spidery, quarter sawn Brazilian rosewood of the highest degree, Adirondack spruce top with moderately wide yet parallel grain, having grained ivoroid top, back and neck binding, bone nut and through saddle on its ebony belly bridge"
   "It lacks its original tailpin, however, our gallant knights will be performing the inevitable neck reset and refret and regaling the lifting Bridge with glue."
   Asking Price::$19,584

=======================Serial #76672=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Factory believes this to be 1939; first digit is not visible; neck block shows evidence of stamping error; extremely small neck, gold Rotomatics, fingerboard inlaid with owner's name."

=======================Serial #76734=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1940
Entry Date: 04-23-2006
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "Although it shows considerable finish checking, a long, yet repaired, back crack or two, some wear on the back of the neck notably between frets 5 and 9, and (oh no, not that) a strap pin added to the .proper. place in the neck heel"
   "There are several small filled holes under the soundhole, probably from some primitive pickup that was popular in the .50s. We should also mention that the wood at the edge of the soundhole is chipped away in three places - at 2:00, 4:00 and 11:00 on the sundial."
   Some overspray
   Asking Price::$14,429

=======================Serial #76845=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 11-11-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Lasse Johansson
Comments:
   "My main guitar a 1941 00-18 #76845."

=======================Serial #76988=======================

Model: 00-28G
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Reg Gauthier(Gouchi on UMGF)
Comments:
   "Herringbone (quite rare) 1 of 17 made. 100% Original"

=======================Serial #76994=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 06-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$40,000
   Refinish

=======================Serial #77064=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1941
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: The History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon UK edition
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   ISBN 1-871547-67-9
   Large picture of front of guitar on Pages 53 & 54

=======================Serial #77173=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 03-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,995
   Retop

=======================Serial #77238=======================

Model: 000-42
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor:
Comments:
   Refret in 2007 by Joe Glaser
   2.5 inch pickguard crack and 1 inch back crack repaired by Joe Glaser in 2007
   Small repaired crack on the top of the volute. Claimed to be non structural
   Finish Touchup around soundhole at some point to repair pick wear
   One replaced tuner
   Borderline neck reset candidate in Apr 2007

=======================Serial #77295=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction Sale #1816, Lot 0011
   Originally owned by Merle Travis
   Non original neck by Paul A. Bigsby, inventor of the solid body electric guitar
   Neck looks like an electric guitar neck
   Neck work done in 1946
   Non standard pickguard
   Used by Travis througout most of his career
   Used to compose "Sixteen Tons" & "Dark as a Dungeon"
   Sold Price::$264,000

=======================Serial #77337=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 2000
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: $12000

=======================Serial #77702=======================

Model: 00-18H
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-04-2009
Source: Elderly Instruments
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "This is the actual guitar, owned by Geoff Muldaur and featured in the spring 2009 edition of "The Fretboard Journal", that was the inspiration for his return to active duty in music and the template for the Martin "GEOFF MULDAUR / 00-18H ARTIST EDITION," sunburst Adirondack spruce top with scalloped braces, mahogany back and sides, 12 fret mahogany neck with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, 20 frets, pearl dot inlays, tortoise plastic binding with b-i-b-i-b top purfling, old 18-style rosette, original tortoise plastic pickguard, slotted peghead with Brazilian rosewood overlay and original decal, replacement Waverly/Sloane 3-on-plate tuners with engraved bronze base-plate and ivoroid buttons, 24.9" scale, newer 1-7/8" bone nut, rosewood (not Brazilian) replacement bridge with bone through saddle, there are two repaired side cracks. Originally a Hawaiian guitar, like so many of these it has been converted to Spanish style and the neck has been reset, reshaped and refretted as part of the process of the change from Hawaiian-style playing, there is an ebony bridge cap, some playwear around the soundhole and on the edges but the finish is original, and lest we forget, the guitar sounds and plays great!!! Also included are a letter from Geoff Muldaur to Stan Werbin, our owner and president concerning the guitar, and a signed glossy copy of the photo from "The Fretboard Journal," a copy of the spring 2009 issue of TFJ and the new Texas Sheiks CD on which Geoff plays the guitar, a Highlander pickup included but not installed (pickup works with stereo chord to Highlander remote power box, not included), on consignment, with newer Martin / Geib-style HSC (green lining)"

=======================Serial #77736=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-05-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Brian(azhoosier on UMGF)
Comments:
   "Left handed conversion at some point. Re-topped w/ spruce and left handed bracing 'sometime in the 70's by Martin'. I have written the factory requesting any information they might have on this serial number."

=======================Serial #77741=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-05-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: BHguitars(UMGF)
Comments:
   Kluson tuners
   "Mahogany top, sides and back, exceptionally fine and well preserved condition without any serious wear, recent neck reset in our workshop, otherwise completely original down to the bridge saddle and pins, no repairs otherwise, no cracks. Rare high quality Klusons in perfect working order. Excellent playing and very fine sounding guitar. Nice original Sc"

=======================Serial #77778=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-04-2008
Source: Christie's Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Lot 22, Sale 1982
   Estimated Value:: $20,000-$30,000

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 08-24-2008
Source: Elderly
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Professionally refinished (we're told it was done by Martin in the 1970's -- they also replaced the bridge, pickguard, did a neck reset and installed a rosewood bridge plate), beautiful quartersawn Brazilian rosewood sides and back, red spruce top with scalloped bracing, herringbone top purfling, ivoroid-bound body, slotted diamond inlays in 20-fret ebony fingerboard, original closed-back Grover tuners with butterbean buttons, 1-11/16" nut width, 25.4" scale, 15-3/4" lower bout, 3-7/8" to 4-7/8" body depth, really nice sounding pre-war D-28, with newer HSC (purple lining), on consignment"

=======================Serial #77779=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   EXC, later tuners, 1 11/16" neck, 10/28/08-1/1/09 Elderly
   $75,000

=======================Serial #77795=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 08-24-2009
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Up for your consideration today is a Vintage 1941 Martin 0-17. I picked up this guitar from an out of state relative that had owned it since the late 40's. The finish is original with no overspray anywhere on the guitar. It looks very good considering it is 68 years old. The nut, saddle and tuners are original and the frets are in great shape with little play wear. The guitar has new replacement buttons for each tuner. The original ones deteriorated and crumbled. The bridge is slightly lifted (pictured). The E bass string bridge pin is not original and the end pin is missing. It just needs to be properly sealed and cleated on the top."

Model: 0-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Poorly repaired top damage
   Price: $1,099 Buy It Now

=======================Serial #77897=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   exc, all original

=======================Serial #77913=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1961
Source: Marshall
Contributor:
Comments:
   Purchased Price::$35

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: Marshall
Contributor:
Comments:
   Going strong

=======================Serial #77919=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 01-01-2006
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #239
   small repair in peghead by volute
   Refinish
   Replacement Top (Scalloped)
   Replacement Bridge
   Replacement Tuners
   Replacement Pickguard
   Replacement Nut
   Replacement Saddle
   Replacement Bridge Pins
   Asking Price::$8,500

Model: 000-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-14-2007
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument Web Site
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$6,500

=======================Serial #78016=======================

Model: F-1-12
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1941
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   12 string

=======================Serial #78226=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 01-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 1/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$28,000

=======================Serial #78315=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-01-1997
Source: Pricelist for Nancy's Music Box (Buddy Summer) circa late 1997
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   VG+
   Asking Price::$9,500

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-01-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "VG" condition
   One repaired 4 inch top crack near the center seam
   One repaired six inch crack on treble side
   Non original pickguard, possibly 60's Martin material
   Non original bridge
   Recent neck reset at Elderly
   Lots of touched up finish wear on back
   Top has large areas of touchup where there was once an oversized pickguard
   One non original bridge pin
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$18,000

=======================Serial #78413=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-25-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Mine since Oct. 5 2007

=======================Serial #78456=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 08-24-2000
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Refinished
   Replacement bridge
   Multiple back and side cracks
   Repaired peghead crack
   Replacement pickguard
   Reglued braces
   Converted to left handed, and then back
   Asking Price::$1525
   Canadian Asking Price $2,250

=======================Serial #78484=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 12-22-1997
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Some loose frets
   Needed neck reset
   Refinished
   Oversize bridge
   Non original pickguard
   repaired peghead
   With beat 70's Martin HSC
   Asking Price::$1,350

=======================Serial #78502=======================

Model: C-1
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   36 made in 1941
   Purchased in 1941 by Elwin Elkins
   Elwin Elkins played country and western music in California during the 40's with a band called the "Circle D Ranch Boys"
   Buckle marks on back

=======================Serial #78514=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Refinished

=======================Serial #78541=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source:
Contributor:

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,950

=======================Serial #78631=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1941
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-12-2007
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #43 in Christies October 12 2007 Musical Instrument auction.
   Estimate of $100,000 to 150,000
   Looks like repaired top cracks. Likely other problems given the estimate

=======================Serial #78639=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #78640=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #78644=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Tuners have large (replacement) white plastic buttons; considerable finish wear on top."

=======================Serial #78645=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 11-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 11/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$19,995

=======================Serial #78672=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 06-08-2004
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Image
   "Very Good+" condition
   Asking Price::$4,740

=======================Serial #78686=======================

Model: 000-42
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 03-06-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Replaced neck, refin sides & back

=======================Serial #78688=======================

Model: 000-42
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-25-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Randy Volin
Comments:
   Rockin' Daddy's Vintage Guitars, Inc.

=======================Serial #78717=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 06-13-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: James Burkett
Comments:
   Acquired in August of 2006

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-21-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Doug Fesler(Guitaropsimath on UMGF)
Comments:
   Acquired recently

=======================Serial #78815=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 06-23-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price::$6,200
   "Excellent Condition"

=======================Serial #78843=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Clean"

=======================Serial #78845=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: National Music Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Looks to be in nice shape

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "At the National Music Museum in Vermillion , South Dakota , John R. Barmeyer Collection."

=======================Serial #78879=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1941
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 11-04-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Here we have the absolute ultimate vintage Martin guitar. It is a Martin D-45 that was produced in 1941. A REAL, honest to goodness, pre-war D-45. It is a real dream guitar. This particular guitar is serial number 78879 which dates it to be a 1941. The guitar was refinished by Martin we are told in the 1970s. At that time there were numerous cracks that were repaired in the top. The pickguard and bridge have been replaced as well. The back and sides appear to be crack free. The sound is tremendous. I have had the rare opportunity to play a few of the magical 91 guitars and all of them certainly have been very special. This one has a huge, round type tone with a great bottom end. It retains it's original engraved, gold plated tuning machines. It comes in an original Martin case that would date from the 1950s. This is a very rare opportunity to have the chance to purchase one of the true classics in American guitar manufacturing"

=======================Serial #78996=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Clean, repaired cracks"

=======================Serial #78997=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Thin neck, not much bass response, has original case. Formerly owned by Butch Robins"

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Clean"

=======================Serial #79082=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   In the "Previous offerings" section
   "Mahogany, Adironack Spruce top. New Waverly tuners. New nut. Refret about 6 months ago. Some replaced fingerboard dots. Headstock partial break repair, back of neck refinished. Much of the body and top has either refinished spots or overspray (mostly original finish on top between neck and bridge). New bridge with long saddle. A great playing D-18 owned by a professional country musician who studied Clarence White's Bluegrass style - a precursor to the late Telecaster style. This one makes a fine combination lead and rhythm guitar."

=======================Serial #79103=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On Display at Martin Museum August 2007
   Originally made for Tumbleweed Cody (Kobalt)
   Acquired by Martin from Lee Luchenbach in 1993

=======================Serial #79131=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 09-19-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$8,300
   Treble side repair

=======================Serial #79177=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-27-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Tracy Curtis(UMGF)
Comments:
   Reported stolen on UMGF
   URL

=======================Serial #79221=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 03-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$14,375

Model: D-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 2000
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 08-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Made the first week of October 1941
   Astonishingly clean
   "The top has four scores on it probably caused by an unruly child with a straightedge and a butter knife who had no business even touching this instrument."
   Three or four Capo marks on back of neck
   Light Buckle wear on back
   Asking Price: $14,820

=======================Serial #79292=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 08-07-2006
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Featured in the Martin Museum August 2006

=======================Serial #79316=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 05-24-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Needs a neck reset
   e-bay

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #250118241803
   "No cracks or repairs. Neck angle is typical for this era. The action is high as you go up the neck but the guitar is still very playable. Frets have some wear but are still good."
   Replaced tuner buttons
   Sold for::$5402.62

=======================Serial #79335=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 11-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Ex fine, neck reset, 11/28/08-12/12/08 bought on ebay for 2,325 original, tuner buttons glued, OHSC, 6/22/08 Intermountain
   $4200

=======================Serial #79358=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-24-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Neck set & refret, replacement bridge, redrilled & filled endpin hole, repaired heel crack w/refinish on neck, 2 top cracks repaired, maple cap on BP, new bridge, OHSC, buckle rash on back, top pretty good 10/24/08-12/18/08 Steve Swan guitars
   $49,500

=======================Serial #79361=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 11-23-2005
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold's notes
Comments:
   Top thickness 0.115" at soundhole.

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Excellent original condition Except replaced Maple bridgeplate by Martin (2 1/16" wide).
   Neck reset circa 1988

=======================Serial #79368=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-23-2005
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "It has the herringbone wood parquetry top trim found on Martin style -28 guitars prior to the fall of 1944, and the zipper marquetry back strip, 7 etched diamond fingerboard inlays in 5 fret positions and it produces the large, full-frequency sound associated with this revered guitar model from this golden period. Nevertheless, it has some deviations from the original in the following ways: There is apparent overspray of finish on the top and sides, back of neck and possibly on the back as well. The guitar has been buffed up to shinier than one would expect in a 1941 example. A former neck reset is a plus since it makes the guitar eminently playable . comfortable action in every position . it doesn.t get better than this. It has, however, a somewhat larger maple replaced bridge plate and new bridge pins (oh, the ignominy). It has a through bone bridge saddle. It shows wear on the headstock from string changing while sleepwalking, has a bit of finish missing on the treble portion of the back from the leering, evil belt buckle and, dare we mention it, some scratches, dings and a couple of capo marks on the neck."
   Possible neck shaving at frets five through seven
   Asking Price::$35,000

=======================Serial #79489=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 12-24-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "I bought it yesterday"

=======================Serial #79587=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1941
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1975
Source: Mugwumps Book
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Reported stolen in Mugwumps in 1975

=======================Serial #79594=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #79595=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Reportedly returned to factory for top repair/restorations; Rotomatic tuners"

=======================Serial #79600=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 05-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$17,995

=======================Serial #79789=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 10-19-2003
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2214
   Lot 11
   Estimate $1,800 - $2,200
   Sold For::$2,820

Model: 000-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 05-02-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Private collection
   "Semi-pro older refinish. Several (semi-pro) repaired cracks. New bridge and neck reset in 2007 by Willi Henkes and Rudi Blazer at Antique Acoustics, Germany"

Model: 000-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-02-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Eagle53(UMGF)

=======================Serial #79824=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 12-30-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   No info 12/30/08 EBAY
   ($25,000)

=======================Serial #79831=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "vg+ all original except neck reset, new frets, new bridge"

=======================Serial #79856=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 03-05-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item # 170198968033
   For sale by Flit-it-fast
   Buy it Now Price:: $2,995 (Very Very high)
   "There is routine age and playwear with the usual nicks and dings, there has been a refret and a neck set to insure many more years of quality play."
   Looks like it has the tortoise peghead veneer

=======================Serial #79906=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: gtrdoc(UMGF)
Comments:
   Kluson tuners, non original buttons
   "Original buttons were pot metal that crumbled away"

=======================Serial #80000=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 09-18-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "..it's a sweet little 00-18 (1941, in case you don't have your serials handy) and it resides in Francois Charle's shop in Paris, in the beautiful galerie Vero-Dodat. It made it through the years in pretty nice shape (only missing original tuners) and as I mentioned it sounds pretty darn nice. "

=======================Serial #80010=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-18
Built: 1941
Entry Date: 04-23-1999
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG+" condition
   Several repaired back and side cracks
   Rosewood fretboard
   Rosewood bridge
   Non original buttons
   Back of neck refinished
   Some overspray on body

=======================Serial #80087=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 0-15
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 01-01-2000
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 1/00
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,000

=======================Serial #80092=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 12-07-2000
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   URL
   Repaired heel and headstock cracks
   All top braces replaced
   Replacement top braces NOT scalloped
   Replacement top braces NOT all in right place
   Oversize replacement maple bridge plate
   Back and sides refinished
   Frefretted
   New repro bridge (At Elderly)
   Recent neck reset (At Elderly)
   A few of the fretboard inlays are non original but correct
   Much finish wear on top
   Several repaired top cracks
   Repaired jack hole in side
   Non original back binding
   On consignment
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Image
   Asking:Price::$12,000

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 01-01-2001
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: $12000

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-01-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$10,000

=======================Serial #80095=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Daryl(price7204 on UMGF)
Comments:
   Purchased by Daryl's father new in 1942
   Has been in the family ever since
   Guitar went through extensive repairs in 2006
   Neck was reset
   Frets were replaced
   Bout crack repair
   New period correct bridge
   New FWI saddle
   Old bridge and frets were retained
   Tuners are non original but period correct

=======================Serial #80190=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Very clean, reddish type pickguard"

=======================Serial #80198=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-07-2007
Source: Elderly Instrumnets
Contributor:
Comments:
   Replacement bridge by Elderly
   Sides and neck refinished by Martin factory
   Several repaired cracks on the back and one on side
   Neck Reset by Elderly
   Asking Price::$20,000

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 08-24-2008
Source: Elderly
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $18,500
   "A few well-hideen cracks... replacement ebony bridge, back, sides and neck refinished (looks like Martin factory work - several repaired cracks on back and one on side are under the newer finish), tortoise plastic pickguard and body binding, nickel Grover tuners with butterbean buttons, recent neck reset by our shop, part of inner edge of soundhole replaced (excellent - appears to be factory work), great, loud, balanced prewar sound, with later HSC (blue lining)"

=======================Serial #80206=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,500

=======================Serial #80221=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 05-10-2007
Source: web
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Believed to have once been owned by Elvis
   Manufactured on January 15 1942
   Has "ELVI" in black text on metal on the top diagnolly just below the treble side of the bridge and extending back towards the lower bout
   Thought to have been bought/traded for by Elvis Presley sometime after Nobember of 1954 at the O.K. Houck Piano Company in Memphis
   Was used for performing and recording until sometime between June 10 and June 18 1955. At which point Elvis bought a '54 of '55 D-28
   Was on loan to the Country music hall of fame from 1974 to 1991
   In 1991 it was sold at auction in the US to a British collector
   On May 14 1993 it sold for $151,700 at Christies in London. It was purchased by Michael Malone
   Last sited on display at DMX Music Inc in Seattle WA. May still be there

=======================Serial #80422=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 01-01-2009
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Condition: near-mint (neck reset in 2008, replaced saddle, otherwise 100% original)"

=======================Serial #80594=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:

Model: 00-17
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   Replacement bridge (Folkway)
   Refret (Folkway)
   Neck Reset
   Possible non original tuners (Grover Statite. Looks like might have had Kluson tuners at one time)

=======================Serial #80598=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 09-23-2008
Source: UMGF PM
Contributor: Mpkrnth(UMGF)
Comments:
   "in very fine condition"

=======================Serial #80642=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 10-06-2006
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: Metropro(UMGF)
Comments:
   Lot 69 1942 Martin 00-18 est. $1,800-2,400

=======================Serial #80654=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 05-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Original cut down bridge, old refret, orig Kluson tuners, extra drilled holes from Schaller tuners, no cracks, finish ok except on neck from capo 5/4/08-12/13/08 Musurgia
   $28,000

=======================Serial #80743=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 1942
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills

=======================Serial #80748=======================

Model: 000-45
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.rbantiques.com
Contributor: Red Baron's Antiques
Comments:
   Part of "Guitars at Auction" June 23 and June 24
   Lot CC1266

=======================Serial #80887=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 08-03-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: 000 ToneFreak
Comments:
   Showed up on the Sacramento Craidslist
   One owner guitar
   Appraised by Gruhn, but image in ad is to small to see date or details
   Based on small picture looks to be in good shape

=======================Serial #80955=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 02-07-2006
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $6,800
   "Exc Condition"

=======================Serial #80969=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 1980
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #80976=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Clean, strange surface flap type cracks in top"

=======================Serial #80977=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Andy(unclear45 on UMGF)
Comments:
   "Funny story leading up to my aquisition of this guitar(OM-45 (new in 1977). I owned a shop in Albuquerque, NM. Customer came in with D-28 #80977 purchased new in New York back in the day. I bought it and sold/traded it to a "mystery man" who came in with my Martin rep 2 days later for 5K and the new OM-45. Maybe I should have kept the 'bone but the money and the new guitar was too much 'bling' for a 22 year old kid to turn down. I love my OM anyway."

=======================Serial #81030=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 11-13-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   No Bids 1st time. Closet guitar, replaced tuners, very clean looking, "minty," claims original finish, no cracks, OHSC, 11/13/08 Ebay
   $29,000

=======================Serial #81038=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 02-14-2008
Source: Private collection in South Carolina
Contributor: Coy Wylie
Comments:
   Ebony truss rod (extremely light guitar)
   Serious buckle rash
   Original pickguard, fretboard, tuners
   Seems to have had a "California neckset" at some time.

=======================Serial #81043=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$4,050

=======================Serial #81124=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.rbantiques.com
Contributor: Red Baron's Antiques
Comments:
   Part of "Guitars at Auction" June 23 and June 24
   Lot CC1268

=======================Serial #81128=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 09-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Nice
   Price: $39,000 Buy It Now

=======================Serial #81222=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 03-15-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #230232638647
   "It comes in a (n original?) Geib case which shows some wear on the outside. I believe it made of mahogany and has celluoid tuners"
   soft shell case
   Tortoise peghead veneer
   buttons look like they could be original
   Somewhat blurry picture of neckblock shows model and serial number
   Looks to be well preserved and original.

Model: 0-15
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 02-14-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Kairos
Comments:
   Purchased April of 2008

=======================Serial #81242=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 1942
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Longworth mentions the word/name "Austin" as a special detail of this one. Possibly inlayed on the neck?

=======================Serial #81299=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 10-12-2007
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #41 in Christies October 12 2007 Musical Instrument auction.
   Estimate of $20,000 to $30,000
   "Sold with repair receipt, C.F. Martin & Co., Ince Nazareth, PA November 1, 1990"

=======================Serial #81314=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 11-29-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Orig bridge,plate, tuners. New pickguard, likely older overspray, finish wear on back, Dream Guitars 11/29/08-
   $9,995

=======================Serial #81403=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 09-19-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$6,950
   EX

=======================Serial #81527=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 10-01-1997
Source: Pricelist for Nancy's Music Box (Buddy Summer) circa late 1997
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   VG+
   Asking Price::$9,500

=======================Serial #81578=======================

Model: D-45
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 1942
Source: Longworth Book
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-45
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 06-21-2000
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG-Exc" condition
   URL
   Two repaired pickguard cracks
   one hairline 2 & 1/2 inch repaired crack behind bridge
   Originally bought and played by hillbilly singing cowboy Smiley Maxedon
   Recent neck reset
   Refret
   New bridge
   Some finish touchup on the top and back of neck
   All work professionally done
   Non original pins and end pin (Fossil Ivory)
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   Asking Price::$160,000

Model: D-45
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 06-01-2007
Source: Martin Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Currently owned by Martin and on display at the Museum
   Rumored to have been bought for $270k

=======================Serial #81724=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: Dennis (OMpicker on UMGF) from Mugwumps
Contributor:
Comments:
   Refinished top

=======================Serial #81839=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 02-14-2008
Source: Private collection in Amarillo, Texas
Contributor: Coy Wylie
Comments:
   Completed June 12, 1942
   Ebony truss rod
   Lower side replaced at Martin factory circa 1980
   Back, sides and neck also refinished by Martin
   Beautiful top

=======================Serial #81843=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 06-20-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: jetfromtn(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Owned since 1993"
   "All original cept neck reset and 10 frets, bridge and plate + original case(bad shape)"

=======================Serial #81940=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 07-27-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #130136769799
   Fretboard has finish on it. Blah
   Two mediocre at best crack repairs on back treble side near heel. Each a couple of inches long

=======================Serial #81948=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 05-05-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item number 130109457131
   At least two repaired cracks on back near neck on treble side
   No logo on peghead

=======================Serial #81972=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 02-08-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #180214089851
   For sale by Flip-it-fast/Simpson't Fine Musical Instruments
   "This guitar is in very good condition considering it's age. The guitar retains all of it's original hardware and finish. It has had a patch professionally put on the bottom side of the right lower bout. There is a repaired crack there as well. The guitar has had a pro refret"
   "The guitar comes in a newer Martin hardshell green velvet lined case"
   Missing strap button
   Amazingly the tuner buttons look like they could be original
   Patch looks reasonably well done, but is large. It is a couple of inches wide and stretches from about an inch from the strap button on the treble side to about halfway around the curve of the lower bout.

=======================Serial #82021=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: Elderly Instruments
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   One repaired pickguard crack
   two small holes in top
   difficult to see 1/8 inch patch on base wng
   Recent neck reset at Elderly
   On consignment

=======================Serial #82048=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: acousticfingerstyle.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Made in late fall 1942 and sent to a store in Kansas where it was purchased by a young man who played dances in the area with his fiddle playing brother. The original owner enlished in 1943 and was severly injured later that year. He died as a result some time in 1945. The guitar then went to his brother. In 1975 the brother died and passed the guitar on to his son who did not play. In 1998 it was consigned to DUst Strings Dulcimer company and sold to Richard Orchard of Republic Missouri

=======================Serial #82049=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: acousticfingerstyle.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Purchased from the O.K. Houck Piano Company of Memphis Tennessee in December of 1942. Remained with original owner until 1998 when it was sold to Richard Orchard of Republic Missouri

=======================Serial #82053=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 11-01-2005
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #238
   Repaired peghead break
   Several repaired top and back cracks
   Replaced top, possibly done by Martin
   unscalloped bracing
   Slimmed neck
   refinished and "extensivelly restored" by Elderly 2005-11-01
   Refret
   Asking Price::$10,000
   Still for sale in Elderly 2006-01-01 catalog at same price

=======================Serial #82057=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 12-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   BIN,wrong tuners, refinished, strap button hole on heel, 12/28/08 Ebay
   ($1,750)

=======================Serial #82110=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 09-23-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Very clean, no cracks, original case, letters to CF Martin from 1945 & 1957, 9/23/08 Ebay
   $11,250

Model: 00-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 09-23-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Mpkrnth(UMGF)

=======================Serial #82431=======================

Model: F-1
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 08-19-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: baba loey(UMGF)
Comments:
   "I bought this guitar from the original owner in Bristol, CT in 1990 after I listened to Dave Van Ronk play that year. I thought a bluesy-looking guitar might make me sound like Van Ronk... I was wrong. This guitar is 100% original and no neck resets.

=======================Serial #82450=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 11-28-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Neck reset, nearly perfect 11/28/08- Intermountain
   $6500

=======================Serial #82499=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction #1816
   Lot 0007
   o p Sold for $480 at Christies on Apr 2 2007

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 06-02-2007
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Very nice except there is a repaired center seam and three very minor surface cracks on the back"
   Asking Price::$1,150

=======================Serial #82512=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Sunburst top, original case."

=======================Serial #82541=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-25-2008
Source: BLOG
Contributor: brandsourceman
Comments:
   My father has this Martin, What color should the "PEGS" be that hold the strings at the bridge? The originals were white ivory... what should we replace the missing/broken ones with? White or black? Thank you

=======================Serial #82612=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 06-26-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Repaired hole in back

=======================Serial #82745=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Neck Reset
   "Other restoration"
   Peeling finish on peghead front, back of neck, sides and back
   Asking Price::$3,600

=======================Serial #82941=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 2004
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Gary(longboardsurfing on UMGF)
Comments:
   Bought from an individual in Maine

Model: 00-17
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 04-16-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Gary(longboardsurfing on UMGF)
Comments:
   Currently resides in California

=======================Serial #82987=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 11-06-1008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Left to me along with many other Classic guitars by a family member"
   Finish crazing on the peghead

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 05-17-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   All original, no bids 5/17/08, 5/25/08 Ebay
   ($2,613)

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 11-09-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   No cracks, crazing on neck & headstock, very clean, Bridgewater, MA 11/9/08.11/18/08 EBAY
   $3,050

=======================Serial #82988=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 08-24-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #270158580923
   "I got this from a gentleman who bought it in the late 40's He played it for years and became a minister and stopped playing steady in the early 60's.. There are some flaws most are cosmetic I will go over everything I see to the best of my knowledge and describe the flaws. There is lots of pick wear around the pick gaurd and around the sound hole, there looks to be a couple of what appear to be surface cracks on the top I dont know if the go all the way through of if they may have been repaired I pushed on them and they dont move they stay solid, there is about a 3 inch crack up the back of the guitar in the center starting at the bottom.(Easy fix).. There are allot of scratches on the back that just baslically it has the first layer of laquer scratch of in several areas.. The worst thing about this is on the side at the bottom part of the guitar ther are 3 cracks where it looks like someone dropped it..It's not an unrepairable flaw but its the worst one on the guitar 2 of the cracks are horizontal and 1 goes vertical betwwen the 2 others they are about 1-1/5" long..It can be easily repaied as well.."

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 08-28-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: zwooba(email)
Comments:
   Item #270158580923

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 03-15-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #270219429204
   "This is a total Luthier Project, a wonderful but broken 1941 Martin O-18."
   "It was once a fine playing guitar that I sold on Ebay in July. It was supposedly Damaged in Shipping then the buyer demanded a refund..It looks like they dropped it on its end pin and told me a story about the shipping.."
   "I'm not sure it is Possible for this damage to be done to a Guitar while in a Hardshell case They returned to me a Damaged guitar I returned to them Money... So that is the story of this poor old guitar.."
   "It is broken on it's end from being dropped so hard the End Block in broken and the bottom of the guitar is smashed.. It's not an impossible fix if you know what you are doing you can have a great guitar!!.. this thing sounded so good when It brings me almost to tears when i look at it.."
   This is likely an excellent example of why it is a good idea NOT to leave the end pin in a guitar when shipping.
   Guitar has worn finish all over, especially around pickguard

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 03-18-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $1,535 #82988 sold in July for $1590 & returned, damaged in transit dropping on endpin to crack end block, bottom broken in, also top cracks, 3 inch back crack, 3 cracks on side from drop bought by jeb98 Seller didn't mention all the cracks the 2nd time

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 03-18-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Sold in July for $1590 & returned, damaged in transit dropping on endpin to crack end block, bottom broken in, also top cracks, 3" back crack, 3 cracks on side from drop bought by jeb98 Seller didn't mention all the cracks the 2nd time. 3/18/08 EBAY
   $1,535

=======================Serial #83005=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1942
Entry Date: 03-20-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #200208972612
   "Someone has been to see this guitar and states that 'the top is bowed slightly at the bridge so the action is high. There is also a small crack that goes from the bridge sound hole underneath.' This person however still intends to bid on the guitar but has the advantage they can do the repairs"

=======================Serial #83444=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 12-01-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   dark sunburst, finish wear on back, replacement Gotoh tuners, bone saddle, neck set w/shim at FBX, refret, 12/1/08-12/18/08 Steve Swan guitars
   $6500

=======================Serial #83524=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 06-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Near mint

=======================Serial #83580=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 05-20-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Recent neck set
   Replacement bridge
   Replacement bridge plate
   Small section of Mahogany replaced on lower bout of back
   Work done by John Jozwiak at Elderly
   Asking Price::$8,000

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #83613=======================

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-01-2009
Source: Folkway
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Crack, bridge lifting
   Price: $949

=======================Serial #83680=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 01-14-2008
Source: email
Contributor: Mark D
Comments:
   "All original down to the bridge pins including original tuners, pickguard, bridge and bridge plate; in the original Martin Geib style hard shell case with purple lining in very good condition. One small side crack repaired, otherwise no repairs or issues. This is a very clean, spectacular sounding wartime D-18"

=======================Serial #83799=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "minor repaired top cracks and average playing wear."
   Asking Price::$13,500

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 12-01-2002
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #83801=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-01-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG-Exc" condition
   Standard pickguard crack (repaired)
   Small crack at soundhole by fretboard (repaired)
   Replacement ivoroid buttons on tuners
   Fair amount of finish crazing
   Recent neck recet by Elderly
   Recent refret by elderly
   Asking Price::$14,000

=======================Serial #83826=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 11-08-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Finish worn off top, lower bout, from armrest. pickwear around FBX & pickguard 11/8/08. 11/24/08. 12/8/08 Ebay
   $2,375

=======================Serial #83958=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   VG+ condition
   Neck reset in the late-1980's

=======================Serial #83998=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-09-2003
Source: vintageinstruments.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Replacement bridge and bridge plate by Chris Berkov
   "Only the usual B string crack on the top and one little repaired crunch on the lower bass side. The back is crack free and looks like the previous owner might have removed his or her belt before playing, ... thanks."
   Asking Price::$7,350

=======================Serial #84067=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 03-25-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #230234853173
   Shade Top/burst, possibly original
   Two 48 star American flag decals, about 1 inch by two inches attached to lower bout, one on either side of the front
   "Original frets show very little wear. As you can see, one of the original buttons is gone and two small American flag decals were added a long time ago, and I believe they are a permanant part of the landscape. The bridge pins are repros. Other then those 3 niggles, this 18 is totally Jake (hi, Gil). Looks like a bit of capo wear from frets 1 to 5ish.There are some scratches and some cool subtle checking and play wear"
   Auction ended early, probably sold off line

=======================Serial #84069=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Original case"

=======================Serial #84079=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #84083=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #84141=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,595

=======================Serial #84325=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Miss-listed as a 1942 no info

=======================Serial #84332=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   exc, replaced tuners

=======================Serial #84402=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 12-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 12/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$15,000

=======================Serial #84460=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 12-22-1997
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" Condition
   Some finish touchup
   Wear around fretboard extension
   A few well repaired cracks
   Listed as on consignment
   Asking Price::$7000

=======================Serial #84530=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 10-13-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: cabinethack(UMGF)
Comments:
   "I have #84530, a 1943 0-18 I purchased here on the forum in July. As far as I can tell all original except for the saddle, bridge pins, and end pins. Might also have a replaced nut. A couple pickguard cracks and a small back crack. An absolutely killer guitar"

=======================Serial #84531=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Uke Richard
Contributor:

Model: 0-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 05-08-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $4,200
   "Exc Condition"
   "Neck reset"

=======================Serial #84544=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 02-15-2009
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "I bought it from my father in 2001; He bought it from a pawn shop in 1950 for under 50 bucks."

=======================Serial #84603=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 06-10-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   No repairs, no cracks, all original, OHSC 6/10/08 Ebay
   $2,288

=======================Serial #84630=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Near Mint, thin neck, white buttons on tuners."

=======================Serial #84664=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 12-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 12/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$8,500

=======================Serial #84706=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85

Model: 0-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "vg+ all original except neck reset"

=======================Serial #84823=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Uke Richard
Contributor:

Model: 0-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Repaired top center seam seperation
   Asking Price::$2,500

=======================Serial #84857=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 09-02-1999
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "old pro refinish on top; two small pencil point sized plugged holes near sound hole from old pickup"
   Asking Price::$9,500

=======================Serial #84860=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "@ Gruhns 9/87"

=======================Serial #84915=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 03-15-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold offline? Cross mark on pickguard
   Intermountain guitar

=======================Serial #84924=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: www.mandoweb.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "The instrument, which shows only light normal signs of use and normal finish checking, will have a repaired pickguard crack on the treble side of the guard, a replaced ebony bridge (to match its black ebony fingerboard inlaid with 6 mother of pearl dots of decreasing size). It will have three deep finish checks near the top of the center seam on the back. There is also an old, repaired short crack in lower treble corner of the back; those wizened tuner buttons (just the buttons) will be replaced with new replicas"
   Asking Price:: $23,197

=======================Serial #84935=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 05-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 5/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,250

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 08-11-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Significant top wear
   Significant finish wear on sides and back
   Sides oversprayed
   "The sides were oversprayed and there is a repaired hole and many other repaired cracks in the guitar.s side not the least of which, on the lower treble side, for example, is a 6. x 3. mahogany patch. The back of the neck has been oversprayed and there is a hole in the heel on the treble side where a properly placed strap pin (not that there.s any proper place to put a strap pin in a 1943 Martin) was removed. The guitar shows lots of lacquer checking"
   Replacement bridge with through saddle
   Recent neck reset

=======================Serial #84992=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 10-02-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "This guitar is a very rare find. This guitar was built during the height of WWII when most guitar manufactures were making weapons and ammunition. This guitar was recently re-stringed and has a really nice sound to it. I contacted Martin and they ran the serial number and that's how I found out when it was made. This guitar was partially restored. I took a photo of the 12th fret using dimes to show the depth. The serial number stamped inside is 84992"
   "restored" means it was a refinished wreck when posted on EBay the first time. It looks like it has been somewhat fixed with a large hole patched in the side where a pickup plugin used to be and some of the excessive finish removed plus other repairs

=======================Serial #85045=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-18-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar and Banjo
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Price: $2000
   Descibed as "Well-played"

=======================Serial #85086=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Original, great sound"

=======================Serial #85138=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Jan 22 2007

=======================Serial #85146=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 02-15-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor:
Comments:
   sold by flip-it-fast!
   Sold for $4,825

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 03-12-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor:
Comments:
   sold by flip-it-fast!
   Sold::$4,250

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 03-12-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   Top cracks, side crack, refinished

=======================Serial #85156=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 08-21-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $6,000
   "Excellent to Fine Condition"
   "Original Hard Shell Case"

=======================Serial #85237=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 10-01-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Replacement period tuners
   Price: $27,000 Buy It Now

=======================Serial #85282=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 06-30-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "Stamped August 18th, 1943"
   "All original, plastic Klusons without bushings, ebony rod, orig. case"
   "Has playing wear, no cracks"

=======================Serial #85295=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-14-2004
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument Web Site
Contributor:
Comments:
   URL
   Complete refinish (Described as "well done")
   Narrowed neck (1 & 5/8ths inches)
   Very Good to Excellent condition
   On repaired back crack
   Two small plugged screw holes in endpin area
   Burst finish
   Replacement ebony fretboard
   Replacement bridge
   Non original Goto open back tunners with butterbean buttons
   Recent neck reset by Elderly. Bridge and fretboard work by Elderly as well
   Image
   Image
   on Consignment
   With period oversize hard shell case
   Asking Price::$9,000

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 11-01-2005
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #238
   Repaired back crack
   2 small plugged screw holes above endpin area
   Complete refinish at some point said to be good quality by Elderly
   Non original Sunburst finish
   Repro replacement tuners. Gotoh open back with butterbean buttons
   Neck reset, replacement bridge, new fretboard, refretted by Elderly in 2005-11-01
   Neck narrowed at some point in the past to 1 & 5/8ths
   Still for sale in 2006-01-01 Elderly catalog for $7.9k

=======================Serial #85431=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Neck Reset
   Asking Price::$4,200

=======================Serial #85476=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$12,000
   Shadetop
   Refinish

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 1998
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Sunburst

=======================Serial #85477=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   VG original condition

=======================Serial #85538=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 12-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   bought for $2,900 bidder didn't pay, all original, never a neck set, old cracks doesn't know if fixed,action?, pickwear, BIN $5k, 12/4/08. 12/30/08 Bargain EBAY
   $1,725

=======================Serial #85660=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   neck Reset (Folkway)
   Refret (Folkway)
   Small repaired top crack
   Small crunch on the lower treble side
   Kluson replacement tuners. Had original tuners in case when at Folkway

=======================Serial #85719=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 08-13-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Has issues. Maybe a replaced neck & other non original items

=======================Serial #85775=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Sunburt Top"

=======================Serial #85786=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 05-05-2002
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2139
   Lot 56
   Looks like a repaired center seam crack below bridge
   Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
   Sold for::$9,987.50

=======================Serial #85806=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 06-23-2004
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Two repaired top cracks between pickguard and bridge
   Replacement Waverly tuners withivolroid buttons
   Recent refret
   Recent neck set
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$9,700

=======================Serial #85817=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 11-01-2005
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #238
   Small repaired soundhole and pickguard cracks
   Replacement bridge and bridgeplate by Elderly 2005-11-01
   Pickguard and back binding/purfling replaced, possibly in the 1960's by Martin
   Refret, Neck set and bone nut by Elderly in 2005-11-01
   Asking Price::$10,000
   Was still listed for 10,000 in Elderlys 2006-01-01 catalog

=======================Serial #85841=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 1983
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Rough, refinished, bad X grain crack"

=======================Serial #85896=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 11-02-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Top scratches, finish worn off back, wartime tuners, no repairs & no bids EBAY 11/2/08
   ($13,000)

=======================Serial #85968=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 11-03-1996
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G" condition
   Described as a good quality refinish
   Several "could look better" repaired top cracks
   One back crack "repaired" with wood putty
   Non original tuners
   Non original bridge
   Was on consignment
   Asking Price::$1400

=======================Serial #85983=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 05-22-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Kevin Jamison
Comments:
   "This Martin was originally purchased by a gentleman by the name of Lyle Hall that I attended church with in Sylva, NC. It was purchased new at Dunham.s House of Music in Asheville, NC circa 1943. Mr. Hall played gospel music with his brother all over the Western North Carolina region. The guitar was retired in the 1970.s in favor of a later model D size. I was fortunate enough to acquire the guitar circa 2005 or 2006. Mr. Hall is one of my musical heroes, so it is an honor to own the instrument."
   "The guitar was in bad need of setup due to neck rise. I had the neck reset, a new bridge installed, and some small top cracks repaired by Randy Hughes of Hughes stringed instruments for Mr. Hall prior to having the instrument offered to me. He originally wanted to sell the instrument and give me a broker.s fee, but it is so amazing that I got it for myself. To be only the second owner of this era of Martin is pretty neat. I own several vintage instruments, but this is by far my favorite guitar!"

=======================Serial #86010=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #86067=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 06-28-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Jack hole, but otherwise nice
   Price: $3,900 Opening Bid

=======================Serial #86205=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Pat McDonald
Comments:
   White button tuners, no grommets
   Ebony nut
   Original and near mint

=======================Serial #86208=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 01-16-2008
Source: eBay
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Sold For:: $2,912
   Replacement bridge, no cracks

=======================Serial #86307=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "New Top"

=======================Serial #86308=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Large (replacement) pickguard, Rotomatic tuners, refinished top, repaired cracks, thin neck."

=======================Serial #86525=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$12,000

=======================Serial #86631=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1943
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Jul 03 1979
   Sold Jun 21 1984

=======================Serial #86750=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   A lot of finish wear that looks like it was caused by water or humidity.

=======================Serial #86762=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-03-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Bad pix, all original, no repairs 12/3/08 Ebay
   ($970)

=======================Serial #86854=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 03-01-2000
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/00
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$15,995

=======================Serial #86909=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished, new neck (?)"

=======================Serial #86913=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Mint"

=======================Serial #86918=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: elephantfan85
Contributor:
Comments:
   Braces scalloped.
   Repaired top crack
   plugged jack hole

=======================Serial #86978=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 1983
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #87081=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #87082=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Cracks, white tuner buttons"

=======================Serial #87083=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #87117=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 8/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$995

=======================Serial #87135=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 06-24-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   2 x 4 inch hole in top, though most of the pieces are glued back in place. Remaining hole looks a bit like the outline of a pistol with a very big handle and the barrel pointing towards the peghead
   "I recently bought it from the son of the now deceased original owner, and he said that he was leaning on the top with his elbow one day (while the guitar was in his lap) and all of a sudden, his elbow broke a 2" X 4" hole through the top. No braces were affected... It's structurally very stable with the hole stopping at a major brace, so it won't expand. I had a luither glued the splinters (all that we could find) back in place, and the result looks like a cousin to Willie Nelson's!"
   Some finish damage on back
   Needs neck set
   Non original end pin strap button
   Asking Price:: $2,495

=======================Serial #87149=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 09-23-2008
Source: UMGF PM
Contributor: Mpkrnth(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Excellent original condition"

=======================Serial #87193=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,795

=======================Serial #87213=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-25-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   VG orig condition, 6" repaired top crack (lower bout), orig finish, fingernail gouges, reset neck & refret, repro bridge, orig WWII tuners, pickwear around SH, finish worn off by arm rest, 12/25/08 12/29/08 Ebay
   ($22,500)

=======================Serial #87228=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #87231=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   vg+, scalloped bracing, diamonds and squares inlays, back of neck refinished, fret board and bridge replaced

=======================Serial #87246=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: jnsadavis(UMGF)
Comments:
   "I recently received a call from my aging parents about a friend of theirs who passed away several years ago. His widow trusts my folks and called them about a Martin guitar that's been stored away in their home. She asked them to help her find out some more info on the guitar and possibly sell it. She has one daughter and she really doesn't want the guitar.
   "Heavy pick scratches above the guard but not through the finish"
   "The bridge was modified in some way through the years. My dad thinks it started coming up and a repairman drilled some holes for some screws and covered them with ivory/pearl buttons."
   "They found a document that it had been appraised by Gruhns (photo only) about 15-17 years ago at $6,000.
   "Neck appears to be ok"

=======================Serial #87391=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-03-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Refinished, back binding replaced, cleated top where a "wrinkle" was forming, replaced bridgeplate, kreigerse "Buy & Sell" 12/3/08-12/13/08
   $9,500

=======================Serial #87418=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Some wear"

=======================Serial #87422=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Great Condition"

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Spook69
Comments:
   87422 is listed but it may be worth while adding that it's Hank Williams original priceless D28

=======================Serial #87423=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/98
Contributor: Marshall

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #87425=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-17-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: tonguy(UMGF)
Comments:
   Wartime instrument with the wartime buttons and tuners. Buttons surprisingly good looking
   Dark(ebony?) binding around top and back, very unusual
   "This fabulous guitar has had a recent neck reset done by an authorized, Martin Luthier and it looks and plays great! If I had not mentioned the reset, I don't think you would know it had been done. Fantastic job! The bridge has had some previous work done to it and it's not the best. It's not bad and it doesn't effect the playability or tone it just looks a little messy. Again, not bad at all"

=======================Serial #87591=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Rough"

=======================Serial #87594=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "New fingerboard, no inlay (snow-flake) at 15th fret, several repaired top cracks"

=======================Serial #87605=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-10-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Private collection, scalloped, all original, finish, tuners, endpins, bridge, 12/10/08-1/1/09 Jet City
   $78,000

=======================Serial #87743=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-01-2000
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 8/00
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,289

=======================Serial #87761=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 01-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 1/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$12,995

=======================Serial #87763=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Willi
Comments:
   "vg++ all original except neck reset, new frets, new bridge"

=======================Serial #87924=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 11-29-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Ebony neck rod, 3 old top cracks, a few old side cracks, neck reset-refret, bone saddle, cleaned up finish touch up by heel, low action 11/29/08- Folkway Music
   $9,750

=======================Serial #87939=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 06-04-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Heimo(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Mine since 2008. It was in need of heavy restauration when I got it. Brought back to life by me in the past four months, it is now a great sounding and playing little Martin."

=======================Serial #87997=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Exc 9/24/08-12/12/08 Intermountain
   $5,500

=======================Serial #88036=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 10-17-2004
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2253
   Lot 45
   Picture in listing has the number 40, rather than 45. Number should be the same as lot number in theory
   Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
   Sold For::$8,812

=======================Serial #88044=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-27-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $8,500
   "Exellent Condition"

=======================Serial #88108=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 09-19-2008
Source: Steve Swan Guitars
Contributor: Telstar(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Every once in a while I get to play a guitar that simply takes my breath away. This is one of those guitars. This D-28 was wade in the transitional year of 1944, where late in that year the D-28 model lost its scalloped brace voicing, and lost the abalone diamonds and square inlay in favor of dots. This D-28 was made in the late spring of 1944, so it was made with all of the classic features of the celebrated wartime herrinbone D-28s. Brazilian Rosewood with spiderwebbing on the back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay with C.F. Martin decal, Wartime Ebony neck reinforcement, 1 11/16" nut width, Ebony fingerboard with abalone diamonds and squares, Ivoroid body binding and heelcap, herringbone top purfling, Ebony bridge with long saddle, Replacement ivoroid bridge pins, Original redeye endpin, Original turtle-oid pickguard shows a lot of fingernail wear, Zipper backstrip, Strap button in treble side of neck heel, 1970s era hardshell case. This guitar has been playing Bluegrass and country music for many decades. I'll cover the repairs by section."
   "NECK: Grover Rotomatics were installed at one point and these have been repalced with Waverly G-98 style tuners. The finish was prepaired around the tuner shaft holes. The nut has been a bone replacement for a long time and has a thin bone shim at the bottom. A complete refret and fingerboard planing has been performed by master luthier Alan Perlman. There is much finish checking and wear of the finish on the barrel of the neck. Thumbwear for the D chord has worn away the finish on the bass side under the first fret. There is a fair amount of fingernail wear in the treble side of the fingerboard for Bluegrass open chords in open postion and capo postiions 2-3-4. A strap button has been in the treble side of the neck heel for a very long time."
   "TOP: The bridge has been shaved down some. The saddle slot looks like it was deepened and widened for a bone saddle. The bridge was reglued at some point, leaving a few interior dents and an area of refinishing just behind the bridge. The pickguard crack toward the center seam has been repaired and reinforced with a cleat. There is arm wear and lots of pick wear, but no other finish has been applied to the top except for the area at the rear of the bridge."
   "BACK AND SIDES: The bass side is entirely crack free, but shows arm wear. The treble side has a repaired crack above the back lining between the waist and the uper bout corner. There is another crack in the center of the side in this same area that was repaired and partially filled to level with bondo (about an egg-shaped size of a quarter). In levelling this area, the side was locally thinned by 0.15 millimeter. The treble side back binding was replaced as part of this repair. The #3 back brace was reglued, leaving traces of glue. There is one repaired back crack near the tail block about 1/2" from the backstrip.
   This guitar feels very solid and is very easy to play. It responds quite well to aggressive Bluegrass style playing and keeps giving back in volume as hard as you want to play it. This is the strongest post-1937 D-28 that I've ever had for sale. It is nothing less than astonishing. I have a one page repair evalustion from Alan Perlman avaialable with the guitar"
   Asking Price:: $57,500

=======================Serial #88112=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Snowflake inlays, non-scalloped bracin."

=======================Serial #88212=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   vg+, scalloped bracing, small dots, replaced side

=======================Serial #88249=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-24-2008
Source: Elderly
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $9,000
   "Here's a great sounding players D-18 that has seen many repairs over the years but is in great playing shape now! Repairs include: neck reset, new bridge, new pickguard, bridge plate patch, replacement tuners, refretted, new nut, fingerboard thinned down, new Martin headstock decal, repaired top, back and side cracks with overspray, one large side patch and several small patches inside, some type of wood filler on treble side and back. Now the good stuff: original scalloped bracing, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, 14-fret mahogany neck, 20-fret ebony fingerboard, dot inlays, ebony bridge with long saddle, Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay, Martin tuners with butterbean buttons, tortoise plastic pickguard and body binding, w-b-w-b top purfling, 15-3/4" lower bout, 25.4" scale, 1-21/32" nut width, 3-7/8" to 4-7/8" body depth, great vibe and sound! With flat-lid Fender HSC (black lining), on consignment"

=======================Serial #88296=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor:

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-24-2008
Source: Elderly
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "spruce top with scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides, 14-fret mahogany neck, 20-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, 1-11/16" nut width, 24.9" scale, Brazilan rosewood bridge (bridge plate patch added), tortoise plastic pickguard and body binding, replacement nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid-buttons (original tuners included), Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, neck has been reset, fingerboard has been refretted, essentially all original and crack free, this guitar has a great vibe along with fine sound, with period brown HSC (purple lining)

=======================Serial #88321=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-06-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Very good original condition. No cracks, splits or structural issues. Scalloped. Top is perfectly flat. Great sound, play wear, Neck reset by Ron Ruggiero. Tuners not original. New Martin HSC 12/6/08 Phila Craigslist
   $2,100

=======================Serial #88363=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: felix(umgf)

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 09-19-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,500
   Original

=======================Serial #88402=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "This D-18 is in stunningly original condition -- it has never been refinished and yet it looks like a guitar that would maybe be two years old. This was, we were told, for a long time the .personal instrument. of the owner of a mid-western music store"
   No bushings due to WW Two
   Small repaired pickguard crack
   Small repaired seam seperation south of bridge
   Asking Price: $13,918

=======================Serial #88418=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 02-23-2008
Source: Folkway
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $9,995 Canadian

Model: 00-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 02-29-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Folkway Music mint, neck set, original, no cracks, new bone nut, scalloped or not? 2/29/08-5/5/08 SOLD
   $9995

=======================Serial #88481=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-04-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Bad refinish, black plastic pickguard, repaired pickguard crack, drilled thru x brace to add pick-up, jack on treble side, 2 cracks on one side, wood fill on the other side,over sprayed headstock ,Mando putting in new bridge, bridgeplate, pickguard, neck set & refret 7/4/08-7/14/08 SOLD Mandolin Bros
   $?

=======================Serial #88572=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 01-01-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 1/02
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,695

=======================Serial #88579=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 03-11-2008
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $4,740

=======================Serial #88595=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 10-18-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   Scalloped braces, nicks & scratches, no cracks?, no end pin, needs neck set 10/18/08 Ebay
   $1,690

=======================Serial #88645=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 09-01-2008
Source: email
Contributor: Chas46(email)
Comments:
   Scallop braced, rosewood bridge & fingerboard, extremely clean, original throughout. Break in finish (not wood) on top along center seam from bridge to end. Otherwise, hardly a scratch. Penciled signatures inside below soundhole: "Evalyn Erickson" (original owner) and "Eleanor St. John" (band mate)

=======================Serial #88748=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,500

=======================Serial #88775=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Refinished by Martin in early 70's. All original other than refin. One repaired center seam. No other cracks."

=======================Serial #88841=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-06-2004
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Replacement rosewood bridge
   Refret
   Neck Reset
   Replacement maple bridge plate
   Finish touchup
   Non forward shifted X bracing
   Two repaired back cracks
   Repaired pickguard crack

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-28-2007
Source: Player's Vintage Guitar
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Neck reset, finish thinned and French polished by T.J. Thompson
   Asking Price:: $8,800

=======================Serial #88897=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-11-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $18,000
   "Ex-Fine Condition"
   "Scalloped braces"

=======================Serial #88917=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 06-14-2008
Source: Email
Contributor: Chris(Methropro on UMGF)
Comments:
   ($900) no bids in June, refinished over pickwear, top loose/ cracked at lower bout 6/14/08. 9/10/08 bought by ju4dy and the guitar is described as having water damage and a seam separation on the lower bout. Also I don't see any overspray.Ebay
   $1750

=======================Serial #88945=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-02-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Exc" condition
   Completely refinished
   A few small repaired cracks under finish
   Small repaired cracking coming off of low E tuner
   Replacement tuners (New grover Sta-tites)
   Replacement pickguard
   Recent reset by Elderly
   On consignment
   On hold
   Asking Price::$3,500

=======================Serial #89018=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 06-18-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Mark D
Comments:
   Very old partial refinish or overspray on top, sides and part of back
   Part of back and neck appears to be original finish
   Original tuners
   Replacement pickguard
   Original bridge and bridge plate
   Original Martin Geib style hard shell case with emerald green lining in very good condition
   Metal truss rod, not ebony
   Dot inlays in the fingerboard

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "This guitar appears to be one of the first war era D-28s to again have a metal reinforcing rod (T-Bar) in the neck, (rather than war time ebony) and having dot inlays in the fingerboard. Longworths book (88 Edition) states the number of the change from snowflake inlays to dots not known, but that #90021 was known to have dots. Neck reset done in 2005 and the neck had not been off before that and seems to be original. Scalloped bracing, plays and sounds very nice, but the finish in poor condition."

=======================Serial #89021=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-01-2008
Source: Dream Guitars
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Replaced Neck, large Pickguard
   Asking Pirce:: $29,995

=======================Serial #89029=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 03-03-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: markdemaray(UMGF)
Comments:
   "...listed to be sold at auction by Christie's in NY in April 2009."

=======================Serial #89030=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 12-01-2006
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: markdemaray(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Very Good to Excellent condition"
   "light "blushing" of finish on back and sides, recent refret and neck reset by our shop"
   Strap button on side of neck near fretboard extension
   Based on pictures moderate wear
   On Consignment
   Asking Price:: $48,0000

=======================Serial #89068=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 10-05-2002
Source: More Music
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Store Address: 121 Maple Street Santa Cruz, California 95060. Phone: 831-458-2438
   Asking Price:: $14,000

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: MoMI
Contributor: Uke Richard

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-31-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley(email)

=======================Serial #89157=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Sold::$6,178

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: Chris Bennett
Comments:
   All original?

=======================Serial #89331=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 09-15-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #300151303137
   Buy It Now (BIN) of $1,500. Unsold as of this date
   "It has a few battle scars but in no way does it effect the playability of the Guitar. It has a really deep mellow sound for a guitar of this size. Awesome for Blues."
   "The original owner bought it before he left for the war in 1944."
   "A rocking chair fell and put a hole in the side, so the owner had a reputable guitar shop a under-bridge pickup with a plate to cover the hole. It actually has an amazing sound through an Amp. May need a neck reset, but I dont know."
   "The two holes on the back were put in in the early 50`s, where he had a victrola speaker hooked up to make his records sound better through the guitar."
   "There is also a small crack (pictured) about 1 1/2 inches on the side top, not bad."
   "Its missing the strap pin (pictured) on the end of the guitar."

Model: 0-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-14-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #280217930219
   "One of two fine guitars I'm selling this week to help finance a recent acquisition, this fine old all-mahogany guitar recently returned from the hands of luthier Dennis MacPherson, who did an excellent job of restoration/repair while protecting all the old charm and patina of this wartime baby"
   "The luthier re-set the neck and replaced the saddle (original saddle included). He also repaired and cleated the pickguard crack. He patched two holes poked into the back by the original owner doing some kind of hook-up to his old victrola, and securely cleated the single long crack that descends from one of them. He left the beautiful patina of the old checked finish alone. He also left untouched the single long curving scratch in the upper bout, and left the original owner's fountain-pen signature alone inside the back. The pickguard is original, as are the typical wartime tuners. A former owner installed an undersaddle pickup, which works fine plugged "straight through" but would be helped by a pre-amp. The sound is totally original and what you expect from a guitar of this vintage: this is the real vintage mojo"
   "And it plays very nicely: this could be a fingerstyler or a picker/strummer. It sings sweetly and dry, as old mahogany should. This guitar needs a good home: I'm offering it with no reserve"
   "Comes with an older, non-original case for shipping purposes"

=======================Serial #89357=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-23-2008
Source: Elderly
Contributor: markdemaray(UMGF)
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $30,000
   "Here's a great player's guitar that has been used but not abused, it has several repaired top cracks, a new bridge and maple bridge plate, is refinished, but most importantly has a great BIG sound! Spruce top with scalloped bracing and herringbone top purfling, nice straight-grained Brazilian rosewood back and sides, ivoroid-bound body, 20-fret ebony fingerboard with slotted diamond inlays, tortoise plastic pickguard, Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay, riveted nickel open-gear tuners with white buttons (one replaced button), 15-3/4" lower bout, 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, 3-7/8" to 4-7/8" body depth, this guitar's action is geared towards the player that likes a bit higher action (4/32" at bass side and 3/32" on treble side at 12th fret, would require a neck reset to set up with lower action), very cool guitar! With import HSC (black lining), on consignment"

=======================Serial #89371=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 1977
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 1977
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 000-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Nov 30 1977
   Sold Nov 06 1978

=======================Serial #89486=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 05-02-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Private collection
   "Replaced bridge and bridgeplate by Jim Grainger of Custom Fret, TN. Waverly tuners (original ones included). Scalloped braces. Hairline crack in heel, neck came off in one piece during neck reset so the crack was superficial only, but has still been secured with a wooden dowel, also performed by Jim Grainger. Strap button on treble side of heel. X brace loose but reglued in 2007 by Willi Henkes and Rudi Blazer at Antique Acoustics, Germany. Very little checking and in very good condition for a '44"

=======================Serial #89544=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #89553=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 11-03-1996
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG-Exc" condition
   One owner guitar
   Non original nut and saddle
   All original otherwise
   Neck reset

=======================Serial #89564=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: David(Davids Harp on UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #160137790404
   Tail piece
   Mutilated Bridge
   Lots of finish crazing, partial refin?
   Screw in side near heel
   Bullet Hole? in side about four inches from screw and an inch from back near where upper bass bout curves

=======================Serial #89588=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 05-02-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Chas. Clouse
Comments:
   Purchased in April '09 on ebay from a private party in Vermont, who had purchased it in early 2006 from Gruhn."
   "Excellent-fine condition. Original finish shows some checking on close inspection, but otherwise very well cared for. Original tuners and white molded buttons, ebony nut, and rosewood bridge all good shape. Saddle was probably replaced when Gruhn did neck set in '06."
   "Came in vintage chipboard Martin case, but not its original. At some point in the past the guitar was mated-up with this case, and in the case storage compartment is a retailer's official CF Martin hang tags for the case ($48) and the guitar ($162.50). Don't know what store or when for that pricing."

=======================Serial #89603=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 05-30-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Top and back cracks, side patch, replacement bridge

=======================Serial #89607=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Excellent original condition
   neck reset in 1991

=======================Serial #89681=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-08-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Item #330154549319
   Bogus auction. Actual guitar was bought by "MojoDreads" of the UMGF in Oct. of 2005 and was subsequently worked on by TJ Thompson.

=======================Serial #89762=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-24-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: zephyrblau(UMGF)
Comments:
   "In my collection since the late 80s. purchased on consignment from Lavonnes Music in Savage, Mn. (prior to that was on consignment @ Gryphon) repaired side cracks, possibly replaced bridge & bridge plate. needs neck set & wants a set of type #3 tuners."

=======================Serial #89791=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 06-04-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #260124171008
   "All original, except for the nut. This guitar has what you would expect to find on most 63 year old guitars, I.E. some cracks in the back, longest being 3 inches in length, three more small ones on the sides, all professionally repaired."
   "One minor crack in top, a couple of finish cracks of no consequence, minimum playing wear."
   "Neck was reset and fingerboard planed by Martin in the 1960's. Non-scalloped, no metal rod in neck, having instead en ebony re-enforcement rod, resulting in much lighter weight. Being made in the latter months of world war ii, metal was short in supply. Weight difference enhances tonal qualities!"
   "New fret job this year. Has a plate-mate installed beneath the bridge plate, which may be easily removed if desired."

=======================Serial #89804=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Small dot inlays (original)"

=======================Serial #89847=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Sold::$2,510

=======================Serial #90014=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 01-01-1944
Source: email
Contributor: Steve Kirtley
Comments:
   Entry for #90025 mentions that guitar being the last of a batch of 12 made, making 90014 the first.

=======================Serial #90021=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 1944
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   'Cracks, dot inlays"

=======================Serial #90023=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-28-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley(email)
Comments:
   Item #170144327157
   For sale by "Flit it Fast!" and "Simpson's Fine Musical Instruments"
   "At some point, a slightly larger bridge was installed on the guitar. It has now been replaced with a correctly sized reproduction bridge. There is a small area that surrounds the current bridge representing the footprint of the replaced one. There are 3 almost invisible crack repairs on the back of the guitar that I feel sure are so well hidden that they will not even show up in the photos. The guitar retains all of it's original finish as well as the original tuning gears with plastic buttons"
   Buy It Now Price of $39,975

=======================Serial #90025=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 02-28-2008
Source: email
Contributor: Steve Kirtley
Comments:
   "According to Mike Longworth this is the last D-28 built in 1944. It was part of a set of 12 that were the first to have tapered (straight) braces. Dot fingerboard inlays (one or possibly two previous sets of 12 D-28.s had dot inlays.) Has typical wartime features such as white plastic tuner buttons with no bushings and ebony bar in neck. In very good original condition"

=======================Serial #90069=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1944
Entry Date: 08-31-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley
Comments:
   Item #170144478031

=======================Serial #90257=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 05-07-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $3500
   "Exc Condition"
   "Adirondack top"

=======================Serial #90306=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #110130607408
   "The neck is straight. There are no cracks or splits anywhere. A few scratches as one would expect from a guitar of this era. The pickguard is tight and original. Nice patina to the finish, no checking to mention. Plays perfectly, and as you might guess, rings like a bell! [or should I say a martin]. It was owned by the same person since 1970, never played outside his smoke free home. It was just restrung and inspected and appraised by an authorized martin repair facility. It was rated at 'high average' and he conservatively valued it at $4500.00. If you want a martin that you will be proud to display, and enjoy playing, then this is the one. The only defect worth mentioning is very minor, there is a very small chip at the top of the headstock on the left front. It does not effect the guitar in any way, but I thought I needed to mention it."

=======================Serial #90330=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 06-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Hula girl on headstock

=======================Serial #90373=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 02-07-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Tom Carter
Comments:
   Spotted at Folkway Music

=======================Serial #90430=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix
Comments:
   Sold at Mass Street Music (http://massstreetmusic.com)
   Non original period correct bridge
   Frets replaced by David Musselwhite
   Two repaired side cracks on the bass middle bout of top and to the left of the fretboard
   Asking Price::$29,500

=======================Serial #90431=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-30-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Sold to Tony Rice in 1997

=======================Serial #90432=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 1996
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Refinished
   Used by Steve Mandell to record "Dueling Banjos" along with Eric Weissberg on banjo for the movie Deliverance
   Various crack repairs
   All but one of the original top braces replaced
   Replacement braces hand scalloped by lutheir John Monteleone
   Replacement tuners
   Asking Price: $12,372

=======================Serial #90616=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: David(Davids Harp on UMGF)
Comments:
   Minor nicks and scratches
   Original Kluson keys replaced about 1977 with Gold Grover keys
   Originally bought by "Cowboy Chuck Ryan"
   In the 60's Ryan had Martin install a "mustache" bridge
   Non original top
   And the bridge is non original and kind of ugly. Think "The Joker"
   Final bid 15215.88

=======================Serial #90730=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "All original, no repairs, neck stamped on March 15, 1945. Adirondack, plastic buttons, metal truss rod"

=======================Serial #90814=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 10-26-2007
Source: Willi(BHGuitars on UMGF)
Contributor:
Comments:
   all original, brass frets, Sitka top

=======================Serial #90900=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: gtrdoc(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Klusons. Sitka top, T-bar, and brass frets"

=======================Serial #90901=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 03-08-2009
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "The guitar is all original, has a fake tortoise pickguard and binding, open-back Kluson tuners with plastic buttons, and non-scalloped bracing."
   "...the bridge (needs to be) reglued (guitar was stored in a garage for 30 years with the strings tight) and a couple minor top-cracks repaired."

=======================Serial #90973=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Refinished, top and side patches, cracks, fingerboard, peghead and soundhole inlaid style 45"

=======================Serial #90991=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-02-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Pick wear above and below soundhole
   Finish cracking and scratches on back
   Some scratching and minor dings on the neck
   Possible bridge repair
   Former owners initials scratched in top under bridge, center back and head stock
   Former owners name (J Dudash) on back

Model: 000-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: Mac Carter

=======================Serial #91130=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 12-11-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $4,500
   "Exc Condition"
   "Adirondack spruce top, recent neck re-set"

=======================Serial #91195=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   refinished circa 1990

=======================Serial #91203=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 09-03-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #320154669462
   Non original tuners
   BIG square hole in treble lower bout. Roughly three by three inches
   Well worn top with plenty of finish wear
   "As you can see in the photos, this guitar has been played a lot, and not always gently. I have had it since 1971, and it performed honorably on many live shows until about 1974. Unfortunately, it was accidently damaged by an errant mic stand on its lower bout (see photo), and tragically, none of the pieces were saved by the road crew. Soon after, it was retired from active duty"
   "This wonderful instrument has been in the case, in the back of my closet for most of the past 33 years. Otherwise it is very playable and solid, no open cracks, etc. It looks like the bottom edge of the bridge has raised about a paper-width from the top, but I suppose that a good luthier will be able to stabilize that. Even with strings that are decades old, it tunes well and frets well, all the way up the fingerboard. I am not a guitarist, but I made a bar chord on every fret and heard no buzz or dead spot anywhere. It has an amazingly clear and powerful voice with these strings, so it will certainly produce a brilliant tone color with new strings"

=======================Serial #91367=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 11-01-2005
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #238
   Refinish
   Newer spruce top
   Replacement fingerboard
   Replacement nut & saddle
   Was still available in Elderlys January 2006 issue for $2850

=======================Serial #91422=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 12-02-1998
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG-Exc" condition
   One repaired top crack behind bridge which extends in front of bridge
   Slightly oversize replacement bridge
   On consignment
   Asking Price::$2,650

=======================Serial #91774=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 01-05-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asing Price:: $4,200
   "Great player"

=======================Serial #91912=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 02-29-2008
Source: Players Vintage Instruments
Contributor: Chris Bennet
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $7,850 ,
   2 repaired tone knob holes on top, 2 repaired screw holes by soundhole, couple of repaired side cracks, plugged jack hole, neck reset 2/29/08

Model: 000-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 08-30-2020
Source: Players Vintage Instruments
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Patched top holes, back cracks
   Asking Price:: $7,850

=======================Serial #91913=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-08-2007
Source: Collection
Contributor: Doug
Comments:
   Guitar is all original, including the brass frets, unique to 1945 production

=======================Serial #91964=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 06-20-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: D.Wolfe(f5journal on UMGF)
Comments:
   Cosmetially worn

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "Light rosewood, several repaired cracks, scalloped braces, truss rod in neck (peghead), new bridge (incorrect vintage), new fingerboard w/ diamonds"

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 09-25-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: f5journal(UMGF)
Comments:
   Spending time with Luthier David Musselwhite

=======================Serial #91989=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Restored and refinished"

=======================Serial #91991=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.rbantiques.com
Contributor: Red Baron's Antiques
Comments:
   Part of "Guitars at Auction" June 23 and June 24
   Lot AC3619

=======================Serial #92090=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-13-2008
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Brass frets

=======================Serial #92333=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 01-26-2001
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Multiple top splices
   Neck and body refinished
   Replaced maple bridge plate
   Asking Price::$3,999

=======================Serial #92346=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: www.mandoweb.com
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   "and possibly Engelmann spruce for the top"
   "In our opinion the guitar is professionally refinished, but I have to tell ya, it's not obvious. Nine out of ten would say this is completely original and then cackle demonically at the insanely low price."
   "There are no cleats under the top but there are two thin hairlines on the bass side upper bout, two thin hairlines below the bridge, one hairline in the upper treble and 2 pickguard closed up cracks and, one from the 6 o'clock position on the soundhole downward but not to the bridge, some incipient hairlines or maybe they're finish checks from the various borders of the upper bouts, oh yes, a back crack paralleling the center stripe, treble side and also one on the bass side. None of these are momentous"
   Asking Price::$9,795

=======================Serial #92355=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Retopped with red spruce in 2004

=======================Serial #92413=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-23-2007
Source: EMail
Contributor: Gary(RV Doc)
Comments:
   All original
   With original case

=======================Serial #92443=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 09-24-2007
Source: uk ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #: 320159575236
   For sale by "Main Street Vintage Instruments"
   "This C.F. Martin 0-17 is an original pre-war offering and although in need of some work, this one sounds awesome. Tons of potential here...in need of a neck set...the action is on the high side for sure, but the sound is awesome. For this guitar's size, you will not believe how loud it is. If you are a slide player...then this one is ready to go to work with just a bit of cleaning and some new strings needed. Otherwise you will need to have someone do some neck work. Comes complete with original Purple lined soft shell case. Check out the large pictures for more details!!!"

=======================Serial #92558=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 08-01-2008
Source: E-Bay
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Center seam seperation

Model: 0-17
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-21-2009
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Doug Fesler(Guitaropsimath on UMGF)
Comments:
   Acquired recently

=======================Serial #92585=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 09-25-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: gtrdoc(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Red Spruce, Ebony Rod"
   Kluson Tuners

=======================Serial #92720=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 09-25-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Kluson #3. The tuners are mounted with black slotted screws. No bushings."
   "Red spruce top"
   "Tee bar"
   "Brass frets"

=======================Serial #92782=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 01-18-2009
Source: email
Contributor: mpkrnth on UMGF
Comments:
   Red Spruce Top, T bar, Klusons rivet no bushings, all original

=======================Serial #92982=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 08-11-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Geez45(UMGF)
Comments:
   found in the garbage with damaged treble side.Awaiting restoration at this moment

=======================Serial #93017=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 06-20-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: John Arnold

Model: 000-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Jun 26 2007

=======================Serial #93086=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Same as #96582 - Only back and sides original; white oval sticker on neck block, new top, new neck with torch inlay"

=======================Serial #93097=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 12-30-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #170181733889
   Buy It Now Price: 37,500 (Not purchased as of Dec 30 2007)
   Flip-it-Fast is the seller
   There is usual play-wear that is expected from a guitar of this age, a pro neck set and refret, a crack that's 1 3/8" on the left side and one on the right side that's 2 1/2 "-both are into the wood but not completely through the wood, a 1/4" split at the bottom where the binding and center seam meet, that's it....the rest is all sound!
   "This Martin D-28 guitar is a spruce top, rosewood body guitar that has been the mainstream of the Martin guitar line since the late-1800's. There's a reason so many famous musicians have used the Martin D-28 as their main guitar. The Martin D-28 and other style 28 models are a higher-end Martin model, with the rosewood body that creates that fantastic Martin sound. The pre-1947 Martin style 28 models are very tonally sound, still holding value and highly sought after. Weight = 4 lbs 4 oz. Nut = 1 11/16" Scale = 25 1/2" Very nice custom Calton (perfect fit for this guitar) HSC is included."

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 03-15-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #170201458145
   Flip-it-fast is seller
   Still asking $37,500

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-30-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item # 180236302751
   Flip-it-fast is seller
   Now asking $32,500

=======================Serial #93228=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Light signs of wear including some buckle marcks on the back
   Small repaired pickguard crack
   Neck reset
   Asking Price::$4,639

=======================Serial #93268=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.rbantiques.com
Contributor: Red Baron's Antiques
Comments:
   Part of "Guitars at Auction" June 23 and June 24
   Lot AC3621

=======================Serial #93283=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 10-01-1997
Source: Pricelist for Nancy's Music Box (Buddy Summer) circa late 1997
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   EX-
   Asking Price::$9,500

=======================Serial #93298=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Dots replaced with diamonds"

=======================Serial #93301=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Rough, no cracks, 1 tuner replaced"

=======================Serial #93303=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Exceptionally fine! No wear at all, fat neck, top lightly oversprayed."

=======================Serial #93360=======================

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source:
Contributor: Uke Richard

Model: 0-17T
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: Twelfth Fret Web Site
Contributor:
Comments:
   Some finish wear and fine checking
   Asking Price: $1,095

=======================Serial #93525=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1945
Entry Date: 04-30-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Martin 000-28 guitar. This old girl needs some work. Needs refret, and probably a refinish. The big issue is dealing with the extra holes behind the bridge where some turkey moved and screwed the bridge into the top approximately 1 1/2" behind where the bridge should be located. Since then the bridge has been replaced with another incorrect bridge ( rosewood) in more or less the correct position. The top has been sanded severely below the pickguard area to the point that they went through the herringbone binding. See photo. I do have the correct herringbone binding to replace that area that will be sold with the guitar. I have debated about doing several small splines to hide the patched holes or possibly better hole replacements with coloring. Maybe even a sunburst would help. The back and sides don't seem to have any issues other than they have been refinished poorly. They should take another good finish well. The back of the neck has considerable playing wear but I'd leave it the way it is without a severe sanding. I think they are the orig. tuners. Guitar # is 93525. I also have a new correct pickguard for the guitar. Some had an oversized one on it that I removed."

=======================Serial #93667=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-25-2009
Source: email
Contributor: zwooba
Comments:
   Ebay
   Ebay Seller: hearandwear
   Item Number: 270415050957
   Item Title: 1946 Martin D-18 Acoustic Guitar D18 1945 46 45
   Item Location: El Cajon, California, United States
   Sold For: $4,599
   "Here is a very nice original Martin D-18! The Serial Number is 93667, which puts it very early in 1946. The last number for '45 is 93623, so it's the 44th guitar made in '46. The last guitar made in '46 was 98158, so it's #44 out of over 4500 made that year! This also puts it right after World War II ended, which is very positive. It does not have the Scalloped Bracing."
   "The guitar is in pretty nice shape overall. The biggest problem is that someone named "Shorty" scratched their name in the top. You could probably have it worked on to take the edge off, but it was done a long time ago and is really part of the history of the guitar. The Back, Sides and Neck of the guitar were also oversprayed many years ago (I'm not sure if the Top was). There are some general scratches and dings throughout the guitar, but I can't find any cracks or repairs. The Frets are in great shape and show very little wear. The Headstock has no cracks or repairs. The Neck has never been re-set as far as I know, but it will need to be done pretty soon. It's still playable as-is, but the action is kind of high. The Tuners have been changed (they have no markings) but the Bridge and other parts are original as far as I know. The Case is brand new and fits the guitar pretty well. This is a very good guitar that needs some basic work, but I've priced it accordingly so that you have some room to make the adjustments and still have a great deal when you're done!"

=======================Serial #93698=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Plastic tuners, very solid, light rosewood."

=======================Serial #93702=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1984
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1987
Source: 1987 Mandolin Brothers catalog
Contributor: Dennis (OMpicker on UMGF)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Strange herringbone with extra black line, new PG, new top (?)"

=======================Serial #93708=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 11-25-2002
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Excellent Condition"
   "Herringbone; powerful in tone"
   Asking Price:: $15,000

=======================Serial #93712=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Rough"

=======================Serial #93770=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 08-04-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Owned since 1977
   "Owned by Clarence White until 1966, when sold to a friend of mine who eventually pawned it to my brother, who sold it to me when it was not redeemed."

=======================Serial #93836=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 02-07-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Anonymous
Comments:
   "My Mother Purchased New in (Winter) 1946"
   "I have an email from Paula Primrose From Martin Guitar Co. Stating that there were a total of 500 000-18's produced in 1946. The last serial number produced in 1945 was 93623. I belive based on my Guitars Serial Number it was the 213 th Guitar Produced in 1946."

=======================Serial #93936=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 08-06-2007
Source: Martin Repair Shop
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Anyone who has been on the factory tour in the past two years (And probably back further) has seen the remains of this guitar. The badly broken body is on display in the repair area
   Single tone bar

=======================Serial #94066=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-01-1999
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 6/99
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,500

=======================Serial #94076=======================

Model: 00-21
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-15-2007
Source: Email
Contributor: Pat McDonald
Comments:
   Herringbone rosette and back stripe
   Probable Sitka spruce top
   Very minor wear
   Replaced frets
   1.5" repaired bass side crack, lower bout

=======================Serial #94309=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-21-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Erv Price

Model: 00-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 09-23-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #: 170151928394
   For sale by "flip-it-fast! & Simpson's Fine Musical Instruments"
   "The guitar is in great condition for it's age. It has some repaired cracks on the bottom side and the top on the bottom right side. The guitar appears to be all original. Except for the finish in the repaired places."
   Finish touchup on top seems kind of mediocre based on pictures. This could in part be due to the fact that sanding removed the dark "tanned" wood in the bridge are leaving portions lighter than the rest of the top
   There is a picture of the neck block in this listing which confirms both the model and serial number

Model: 00-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-10-2020
Source: ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   For sale by "Flip-it-fast"

=======================Serial #94429=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 11-03-1996
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "G-VG" condition
   Several well repaired sidea and top cracks
   Period correct replacement bridge
   Neck reset
   Asking Price::$1750

=======================Serial #94520=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 05-01-2000
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 08-21-2001
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "Exc" condition
   Normal wear
   On consignment
   On Hold
   Asking Price::$3,350

=======================Serial #94541=======================

Model: 0-21
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 09-19-2007
Source: email
Contributor: hmsbeagle
Comments:
   Brazilian rosewood back and sides, sitka top, ebony fretboard and bridge, all original, some sloppy glue repairs inside, several repaired back cracks, hatch marked strip tuners with scalloped ends and white plastic knobs, steel truss rod, INCREDIBLE TONE.

=======================Serial #94784=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-26-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Nice condition
   Price: $1900 Opening Bid

=======================Serial #94869=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 11-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 11/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$3,195

=======================Serial #95010=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 11-01-2005
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Catalog #238
   1 repaired pickguard crack
   replacement bridge
   replacement nut
   Non original 50's era open Grover tuners
   Asking Price::$17,500

=======================Serial #95051=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument Web Site
Contributor:
Comments:
   Repaired jack hole in side
   Scalloped by Marc Silber in 1976
   Some wear around soundhole near pickguard
   Replacement neck by Stew Port of Oakland, CA in 1976
   Side dots but no fret markers
   Asking Price::$17,000

=======================Serial #95054=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 05-04-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Guitar was purchased new by my uncle and handed down to me prior to his death in 1955"
   "The guitar was then stored for nearly 50 years in its case"
   "I am a base player in a country band and never use it, also I have no one to pass it down to"
   "There are 2 minor surface cracks on the sides, approximately 6" long. (see photo). The guitar was sent to Martin to be refinished, but they advised me not to do anything to it, for fear it may change its lovely sound. The original case shows considerable wear on the outside and some of the fabric is gone from the wood"

=======================Serial #95058=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1981
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #95064=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 08-07-2007
Source: Owner
Contributor: Staceyz
Comments:
   All orig. No cracks, has orig. Lifton Case, Smaller dots in fingerboard, sold to Jetcity.

=======================Serial #95080=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 09-24-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: dino1899(UMGF)
Comments:
   Steel T-Bar
   Sitka top

=======================Serial #95130=======================

Model: ??-??
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-23-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #260233215085
   "Just the smell of this guitar alone is a treat let alone the sound and playability! This guitar is pretty well kept considering its age, and it plays great!"
   "Slight to minimal wear, no cracks, no major distress, pure Martin tone! This guitar is all original and sounds beautiful, and is sure to make any player or collector happy!"
   "Has some normal wear in all the right places but really it just adds character! I still play it from time to time and every time I pick it up, I can't put it down for hours but, due to the fact that i have so many other instruments i have selected a few to go!"
   "Ships with guitar, and soft bag"
   Lots of scratches, scuffs and other honest wear

=======================Serial #95285=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #95324=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-01-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Alan Calhoun
Comments:
   I am the third person to be possession of this guitar. The person I got it from (recently deceased) received it as a gift from his father in 1950, and had it ever since. His father purchased it for $100 from the original owner in Cullman, Alabama in 1950.

=======================Serial #95328=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Excellent original condition
   Neck reset in 2006

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold

=======================Serial #95332=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Large (replacement) pickguard, top has severe finish checking and bellying, light colored rosewood, extra brace at top of neck block, owner's name in fingerboard"

=======================Serial #95556=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 12-01-2003
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 12/03
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$7,000

=======================Serial #95679=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 05-18-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item # 180118882046
   Two plugged holes in top, probably from a tone and volume nob
   Two small additional braces to support area around where an original brace was drilled through to make one of the two holes in the top
   Replacement open back tuners
   Some work on bridge. Bridge may be original
   Replacement bone saddle
   Piece of wood replaced on back treble side. Starts at edge of the rounded part of the lowr bout and goes in about an inch and a half at the widest part following the curve of the treble side of the lower bout
   "French Polish" style finish touchup where various bits of wood have been replaced

=======================Serial #95816=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 01-05-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Old refinish, replaced binding and herringbone

=======================Serial #95835=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 09-18-2002
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "appears to be a factory refinish from about 25 years ago; new tortoise pickguard; original tuners;"
   Asking Price::$1,395

=======================Serial #95924=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-13-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Bought Dec 22 2006

=======================Serial #95944=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor:
Comments:
   Sold::$4,250

=======================Serial #95973=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 03-08-2008
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Asking Price::$15,000
   "The guitar is in near-flawless original condition. There are no cracks, no lose or repaired braces, no changed parts, and it has never had a neck reset. We lowered the guitar's action slightly, but did so by installing a replacement fossil ivory saddle rather than altering the guitar's original. While this instrument is not in mint condition, it shows only minor finish scratching on the back and sides, spots of capo-rash behind the second and third frets, and worn finish along the neck's edge in the first position. The action is set at 5 to 7 64ths, with enough saddle to lower it a bit more, and a full-thickness original bridge. Needless to say, it's a very good sounding guitar; it has ample headroom, dry and open basses and mids, and sparkly but strong Mahogany trebles. You might say that we think pretty highly of this guitar"
   "With its original hardshell case"

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: Folkway
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   Original
   Asking Price:: $15,000

=======================Serial #95993=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-19-2007
Source: Private Collection
Contributor: DAT
Comments:
   Refinished

=======================Serial #96204=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Exceptionally fine, deeply yellowed top, fat neck, body made very slightly lopsided"

=======================Serial #96225=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 01-01-1987
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   From 86-87 Mandolin Bros Catalog
   Well-played, with loud, well-balanced sound: a veritable cannon. A wonderful guitar for a player. Face shows pickwear and crazing. Excellent overall condition."

=======================Serial #96244=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument Web Site
Contributor:
Comments:
   Three repaired top cracks
   One repaired back crack
   Full refinish
   Replacement pickguard
   24.5" scale??
   Asking Price::$6000

=======================Serial #96247=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Wider body (15 15/16"), will not fit molded case; dark rosewood, slightly figured"

=======================Serial #96248=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Standard dimensions, refinished, light colored rosewood."

=======================Serial #96252=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 05-01-1971
Source: mugwumps.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Reported stolen
   URL

=======================Serial #96262=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 10-01-1997
Source: Pricelist for Nancy's Music Box (Buddy Summer) circa late 1997
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   VG+
   Asking Price::$7,500

=======================Serial #96490=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 09-14-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Stanley
Comments:
   Item #170147592343

=======================Serial #96575=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1993
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 08-21-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Jerry(000_ToneFreak on UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #170139959221
   "This is a vintage 1946 Martin D-28, serial number 96575. Awesome sound, booming tone and crystal clear highs, as bright as a sunny summer day; this is a truly amazing guitar, has one of the greatest tones of any guitar I've heard. Looking for a guitar to keep in a glass case, this ones not for you. Love to play music and want an amazing sounding Martin...look no further. There is one small crack under the pickguard, that was professionally repaired at Martin in 1959, that's when the pickguard was replaced and the guitar was refinished as well, everything else is ALL ORIGINAL! There is some finish checking, and some wear around the bottom back of the head stock from strap rub and usual play-wear that is expected from a guitar of this age, that's it....the rest is all sound!"
   Editor Comment: UGLY pickguard. Huge and strangely shaped

=======================Serial #96582=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Only back and sides original; white oval sticker on neck block, new top, new neck with torch inlay"

=======================Serial #96594=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-24-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   "100% original D-28, original case with green lining Kluson open back tuners"

=======================Serial #96595=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 05-28-2007
Source: 12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   1 & 9/16th at the nut? Shaved?
   Likely refret
   Overspray on body, refinish/overspray on neck
   Asking Price::$16,380

=======================Serial #96596=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 11-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 11/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$12,000
   Herringbone

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-02-2002
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Neck Reset in progress
   Asking Price::$12,000

=======================Serial #96600=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 12-13-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: D. Rice(VaFlatlander on UMGF)
Comments:
   "Personal collection (sold to me by a "little old lady" in Landover Hills, MD)"
   Owned 1979 to at least the date of entry

=======================Serial #96712=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: email
Contributor: Mark Newman
Comments:
   "I bought the 21 from a collector in Long Island in 1969 and I paid $175 dollars for it. It needed a neck reset etc and this work was done by Keith Johns in Brighton UK. At the same time he put a new headplate on it with the vertical CF Martin logo and a new fingerboard with snowflakes as the original was badly chopped up. Since then (1970) it has also had a new bridge and bridge plate as the original one with a through saddle split. This happened while I was playing the guitar at school and it made an impressive bang. The children were most impressed!"
   "As a collectors item, it probably isn't anywhere original enough, but as a players guitar its just wonderful"

=======================Serial #96718=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Sold::$1,799

=======================Serial #96809=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 02-07-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Tom Carter
Comments:
   Ebay

=======================Serial #96848=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 05-10-2008
Source: EMail
Contributor: Tom
Comments:
   Sited on the UMGF Buy & Sell

=======================Serial #97172=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-26-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   All original with ebony truss rod

=======================Serial #97192=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #97223=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 05-19-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshal
Comments:
   Overspray
   Scraped to remove overspray

=======================Serial #97227=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #97233=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 05-18-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #320115654827
   Was at one point painted all over
   Current owner carefully removed paint with a straight edge
   Replacement Grover tuners
   Pickguard cracks
   Loose braces under saddle
   Needs neck reset
   Claims 1 & 3/4" at nut. Which would be unusual given the year it was made
   Cracks in binding
   Finish looks matte
   Missing front of peghead logo, though you can see the outline of it

=======================Serial #97264=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 08-10-2008
Source: UMGF(Private Collection)
Contributor: Rank Stranger(UMGF)
Comments:
   "1946 D-18 with ebony fingerboard, no cracks, original tuners and bridgeplate; replacement bridge; wide-grain top, with pick wear below original pickguard."

=======================Serial #97324=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 08-07-2007
Source: Owner
Contributor: Staceyzz
Comments:
   All orig. No cracks, Large uniform dots in fingerboard
   Made October 30, 1946

=======================Serial #97502=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1996
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 09-01-1997
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/97
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,600

Model: 00-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 03-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 3/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,600

=======================Serial #97553=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 02-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/01
Contributor: Marshall

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 08-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Top splices below the bridge with finish touchup
   Replacement fingerboard
   Small repaired hairline back crack on lower treble bout
   Finish checking on upper back
   Replacement bridge and saddle
   Strap pin in heel
   Asking Price::$13,398
   Cash Asking Price: $12,995

=======================Serial #97559=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1977
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 1978
Source: Mandolin Brothers
Contributor: anonymous(email)

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 04-23-2006
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "The guitar was played (imagine that) over many years and there is some signs of use around the soundhole on the treble side, adjacent to the pickguard. The top was in the past resprayed, as were the sides; now that you mention it, the back also looks oversprayed in some areas, the neck looks like it may have some of its original finish except for one area in the lower treble area. The guitar was refretted and the neck was, at one time, reset; the bridge, which was in the past, replaced, was shaved a little bit. Our workshop will be resetting the neck, carving and installing a new bridge so you won.t have to deal with either the shave or the haircut."
   Some back cracks
   Blackish fabric glued inside on treble side
   Lower bass portion of back has at least eight decently repaired cracks
   Asking Price::$19,584

=======================Serial #97698=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 11-25-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $7,500
   "Exceptional Condition"
   "Ebony fingerboard & bridge"

=======================Serial #97807=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL

=======================Serial #97864=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 03-30-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #260224948991
   Asking Price:: $3,000
   "It is all original, nothing has been changed and it comes with the original Martin hardshell case. Adirondack Spruce top with non-scalloped braces, Mahogany back and sides, Brazilian Rosewood bridge and fingerboard, mock Tortise binding, original pickguard, and original Grover open-back butterbean style tuners. It is a fourteen fret model with a 24.9" scale length and a 1 3/4" nut width. The guitar is in very good condition, however it does need some repair work to bring it back to original specifications. It had been converted to a lefty somewhere in its life and a pickguard was added to the bass side of the soundhole and dots were added to the treble side of the neck. The extra pickguard was removed, repaired and touched up, it had the typical Martin pickguard crack also. This work was done very well, a professional job and looks good. It does need a neck reset, which has never been done before on this guitar. It will also need to have the bridge replaced because it has been cut down in height (Instead of resetting the neck) and there is a crack between the bridge pins. The neck is very straight and stiff and the frets are in good shape, but you might consider replacing the fingerboard as well. It was tapered and thinned out at the nut (Instead of resetting the neck also). This replacement of the fingerboard is optional, but should be considered if you are trying to get it back to original spec's. There are three very small cracks in the top that need to be glued up, but these are minor repairs. The bridge plate could use a bridge plate patch, since some of the holes are a little chewed up. I don't think that the bridge plate needs to be replaced. Everything else is in good shape on this guitar, other than normal wear and tear for a guitar this age. There are scuffs and scratches on the top, back, sides and neck, but none are detrimental to the condition or playability of the guitar. The case is the original case for the guitar, all the latches work and the handl

=======================Serial #97922=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 06-26-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Thick neck
   Riveted tuners

Model: 00-17
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 09-19-2007
Source: email
Contributor: hmsbeagle
Comments:
   Already listed, but I might add: excellent original condition, neck reset with shim under fingerboard extension, ebony nut, white plastic bridge pins
   Steel truss rod

=======================Serial #97940=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 02-07-2009
Source: Email
Contributor: Tom Carter
Comments:
   Spotted on Ebay

=======================Serial #97963=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Solid guitar with lots of playwear. Fingerboard and bridge replaced."

=======================Serial #98015=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 09-01-2000
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/00
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$4,500

Model: D-18
Built: 1946
Entry Date: 02-01-2001
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #98222=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-23-1999
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG-Exc" condition
   Two small repaired side cracks
   The standard pickguard crack
   Narrowed 1 & 19/32" nut width
   Repro bridge
   Non original Kluson tuners
   Appears to have been completely oversprayed
   on consignment
   Asking Price::$6,000

=======================Serial #98233=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 1947
Source: Longworth
Contributor: Mac Carter

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-10-2007
Source: provide.net
Contributor: Mac Carter
Comments:
   Reported as last style 28 with herringbone trim

=======================Serial #98246=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 02-20-1999
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Very clean
   All original
   No cracks
   Asking Price::$7,000

=======================Serial #98378=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 03-20-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: hagisato(UMGF)
Comments:
   "Ebony fingerboard and bridge, Herringbone back strip, All original"

=======================Serial #98387=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 09-02-1999
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "all original except the tuning buttons"
   Asking Price::$650

=======================Serial #98421=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Jochem
Comments:
   Asking Price:: $1,750

=======================Serial #98446=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "Non-Herringbone; has zipper backstripe but HB trim around body and snowflake inlays in board added"

=======================Serial #98561=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-25-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $1,600
   "Very Good Condition"
   "Repaired back cracks"

=======================Serial #98687=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 10-09-2003
Source: Christies
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Auction Sale #1277 lot 17
   Estimate $800-$1200
   Sold for $1434

=======================Serial #98703=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 1997
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 09-02-1999
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Good old guitar with no top cracks; other cracks have been sealed and repaired; old refinish"
   Asking Price::$3,350

=======================Serial #98835=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 1996
Source: Mand. Bros.
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 02-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 2/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$4,495

=======================Serial #98873=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 07-28-2007
Source: oldherringbones.com
Contributor: divideman(UMGF)
Comments:
   URL
   "non-Herringbone; zipper bs"

=======================Serial #98897=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-01-2008
Source: Vintage Instruments, Philadelphia, PA
Contributor: Rank Stranger
Comments:
   "Complete refinish; long pickguard crack; replaced pickguard; bracing altered; newer, large maple bridge plate"

=======================Serial #98901=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 01-08-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #170183889051
   Flip-it-fast! auction
   "Rosewood finger board with recent refrets, replaced bone nut, replaced saddle, pins and pickguard. Large graduated sized dot fingerboard inlays (larger than the pre-1946 graduated dots) at 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th and 15th frets. 3.13 lbs and new Guardian HSC is included."
   "The top has major pick wear, 3 cracks in the top, repaired cracks on each side, seam split on the back, buckle rash, worn areas down through the finish and to the wood, a replacement patch on the bottom side, neck set, dents, dings, scratches-throughout the entire body and neck, cleats on the repairs and lots of replaced inner side bindings. Still a great guitar with all the Martin style, tone, and play that these vintage D-18's are famous for. Thanks for looking."

=======================Serial #99097=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 11-11-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #170168075758
   "There is usual play-wear that is expected from a guitar of this age, a pro neck set and refret, a crack that's 1 3/8" on the left side and one on the right side that's 2 1/2 "-both are into the wood but not completely through the wood, a 1/4" split at the bottom where the binding and center seam meet, that's it"
   "Weight = 4 lbs 4 oz. Nut = 1 11/16" Scale = 25 1/2" Very nice custom Calton (perfect fit for this guitar) HSC is included."
   Buy it Now asking price of $37,500
   For sale by flip-it-fast

=======================Serial #99102=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-16-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Missing bridge, pickguard crack, a mess
   Price: $8,500 Opening Bid

=======================Serial #99504=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

Model: 00-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-23-1999
Source: Elderly Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "VG" condition
   Repaired area on side near endpin
   Sunburst top
   Non original nut
   Non original saddle
   Non original bridge pins
   Non original endpin
   60's Martin HSC
   Asking Price::$2,750

=======================Serial #99524=======================

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

=======================Serial #99533=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-09-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   needs repairs

Model: 00-17
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: hogwldfltr(UMGF)

=======================Serial #99606=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-12-2007
Source: email
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   VG original condition.

=======================Serial #99667=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 08-26-2001
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "very clean with the exception of slightly oversized pickguard"
   Asking Price::$6,250

=======================Serial #99702=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 08-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 8/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,946
   Ex-Rosenthal

=======================Serial #99725=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 09-01-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 9/01
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$8,600

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 10-21-2001
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Light finish checking
   Some small dings
   Hairline cracks at tailpin
   Action good, no evidence of a neck reset
   Originally shipped to a Martin dealer in Hawaii before it became a state
   Asking Price::$8,866

=======================Serial #99992=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 10-01-1997
Source: Pricelist for Nancy's Music Box (Buddy Summer) circa late 1997
Contributor: Marshall Newman
Comments:
   VG+
   Asking Price::$4,900

=======================Serial #100122=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 12-11-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $1,050
   "VG-Exc Condition"
   "Recent neck re-set"

=======================Serial #100222=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: livejournal
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   Unusual fact: Two online db's list the last zipperback (herringbone-style trim) as 99992. However, this D28 has the zipper back and the white ivoroid top binding.

=======================Serial #100256=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 05-01-1999
Source: www.vintage-guitars.se
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Reported as stolen from the store in May of 1999

=======================Serial #100322=======================

Model: 000-28G
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor:
Comments:
   One of only 17 made
   One of four built in 1947
   Fan braced
   12 fretter
   Nut width nearly 2 inches
   Three old repaired back cracks
   Asking Price::$6,500

=======================Serial #100368=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 10-27-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Offered here is this amazing, Vintage, Brazilian Rosewood, 1947 Martin, 000-21 Guitar. This Guitar is one of the last years and models to have the much desired herringbone inlay as the backstripe seam. The current owner bought this guitar from the second owner in Dec. 2007, who is in his late 80.s. He owned this guitar since it was a year or two old. The story is that he owned a gas station in Los Angeles during the 1940.s, and in 1947 or 1948 the original owner of the 000-21 was working at this gas station. He borrowed money from the station owner, using the 000-21 as collateral. He subsequently left town and never returned to reclaim the guitar."
   "The second owner seldom tried to play it, and a few years later he loaned the 000-21 to his father in Arkansas, who played the instrument in church until his death ten years later. The guitar was then returned to him in California. He kept it under the bed where it remained stored until shortly before being sold to the present owner in Dec 2007."
   "As can be seen in the pictures, this guitar is in excellent condition and it needs nothing done to it. It did, however, have a small crack between the pickguard and the bridge. This is not unusual, and is caused by the curling and pulling of the original tortoise shell pickguard, which spreads the grain of the wood as the pickguard shrinks with time. This was professionally repaired and the original pickguard was neatly reattached. The guitar has been professionally set up and is extremely comfortable to play, and has the correct string action. The neck is very straight and does not require lowering of the original through-cut saddle to improve ease of playing. The finish is in very good to excellent original condition. The frets are original and have almost no wear. It has the original individually enclosed chrome buttoned tuning machines, and has the black with white dot bridge and end pins. The tone and balance are exceptional as would be expected with a Martin of this model and age. The strings are Martin Marquis, phosphor bronze, Light Gauge, and are virtually new."
   "This guitar includes a new alligator hard shell case which replaced the ill-fitting, poor conditioned original. Although there was an original case, it was not an exact fit for the 000-21. It was an original for the "D" series Martin. As you can see by the pictures, the case and guitar are both gorgeous."
   "According to the CF Martin Co. Records, the neckblock serial number of this 000-21 was stamped on May 21, 1947."
   Ebay:
   Item Number: 280412369783
   Item Title: 1947 MARTIN, 000-21 Guitar
   Item Location: Central Coast, CA, United States
   Sold For:: $6,656

=======================Serial #100381=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Sold::$2,185

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-26-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   BIN of $3399
   Visible repaired cracks on top and sides
   Finish touchup around cracks. Descirbed as "french polish"
   Significant wear below pickguard

=======================Serial #100525=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 05-27-2007
Source: folkway.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   1 inch side crack
   "this guitar is well-preserved and has evidently been well cared for throughout its life. We have neck-setted and refretted the guitar as we always do, and offer it to you in ready-to-play condition"
   Replacement bone saddle
   Some buckle scratches on back, otherwise finish good.

=======================Serial #100736=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 07-01-2004
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/04
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,895

Model: 0-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 02-17-2008
Source: Musurgia.com
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   rosewood fingerboard, black tolex soft shell case
   "Here is a great little postwar Martin with surprisingly little wear and tear for its 60 years on Earth. The 0-18 was consistently popular before the 1960's and kept in continuous production by Martin even during the war years, averaging around 500 units shipped every year. This small-body instrument was the least expensive spruce-top guitar in Martin's line, retailing at just over fifty dollars.which was not an inconsiderable sum in 1947! Then, as now the 0-18 offers a lot of sound in a small package"
   "The guitar has typical Style 18 features: mahogany body with a spruce top, plain tortoise celluloid binding on the top and back and simple dot inlay. The tuners are the original riveted open-back Kluson singles with plastic buttons. The neck is a bit deeper in profile than the typical later Martin style, and is very comfortable. The sound is quite loud for a small guitar with a more mellow roundness than many more recent 0-18's. All in all a very nice 1940's guitar suitable for a range of musical styles"
   "The top center seam has been sealed, the neck has been reset and the original bridge reglued; all very neatly done. There is one repaired back crack, one sealed top crack under the low E string and some pickwear near the soundhole, otherwise this guitar shows only light finish wear"

=======================Serial #100845=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 10-26-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: eleppahntfan85
Comments:
   Finish removed, pieces missing from sides, bridge missing, screw holes where wings of bridge were. This puppy is a wreck

=======================Serial #101018=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: David(Davids Harp on UMGF)
Comments:
   Certified genuine by Gruhn Guitars of Nashville
   Stap button added to heel of neck on bass side
   Saddle cut down to lower action
   Neck angle marginal
   Pickguard crack
   Gold plated modern Grover rotomatic replacement tuners
   "The maple reinforcement strip running vertically on the interior end block has come loose and has been removed from the instrument although it has still been retained by the owner"

=======================Serial #101027=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 12-14-2003
Source: exceptionalguitars.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "fair amount of play wear but no top cracks, one 1" side crack, buckle rash, dings/scratches on back, strap button on heel, original tuners and bridge, neck reset in the past (not needed now)"
   Sold

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 02-24-2004
Source: exceptionalguitars.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price::$4,500

=======================Serial #101213=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: National Music Museum
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Once owned by the Wilburn Brothers. Doyle (b. July 7, 1930) and Teddy (b. November 30, 1931)
   They Wilburn Brothers began performing together in the late 1930's
   They performed at the Grand Ole Opry
   Primary guitar of Doyle until his death in 1982
   Primary guitar of Teddy from 1982 until is death in 2003
   Replacement top from the 1960's
   Replacement neck from the early 1970's

=======================Serial #101316=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 12-27-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   http://web.archive.org/web/20031227173201/http://guitarandbanjo.com/inventory/used-martin.html
   "Exceptional Original Condition"
   "Exceptional Brazilian rosewood"
   "Original Hard Shell Case"
   Asking Price:: $6,400

=======================Serial #101317=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-14-2007
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item # 160106764107
   Non original pickguard
   Some top damage and finish touchup on treble side around neck from repair of damage caused by previous oversized pickguard and its removal

=======================Serial #101362=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-23-2009
Source: ebay
Contributor: Marshall Newman(email)
Comments:
   Price: $7,000 Buy It Now

=======================Serial #101419=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 12-26-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: RobinL(UMGF)
Comments:
   Originally sold in Honolulu, HI. Restored by Jim Sullivan. Replaced nut, saddle and tuners. Rest original

=======================Serial #101558=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 08-21-2009
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Described as coming with an HSC and in "Excellent Condition"
   "MELLOW LITTLE GUITAR, LITTLE WEAR. This is the mellow, lyrical Martin you have been looking for. A minstrels instrument in rare condition, with little if any play-wear, hardly played, like new. You cannot tell how clean this is from first two photos, only the back shot shows clearly how smooth and silky the finish is."

=======================Serial #101877=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-06-2007
Source: www.12fret.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Image
   URL
   Not for sale, listed in previously sold instruments section
   Refinished (Said to be well done)
   Replaced bridge
   Replaced bridge plate
   Replacement Kluson tuners. Originals in case

=======================Serial #101893=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 0000
Source:
Contributor:
Comments:
   For sale on Steve Kovacik's web site as of May 5 2008
   "With a fresh neck reset and set up this 60 year old 000 is ready for another 60 years of making music. This lightweight guitar has all of it's original parts and finish though the back and sides have been oversprayed (the top has NOT been oversprayed or had the finish altered or repaired in any way). The overspray The bridge pins are replaced. The top shows a re-glued center seam separation (tight, level and stable, professional job) and an older pickguard crack repair that is solid. All of the original bracing is intact and solid without repair or alteration including the maple bridge plate. The top is very flat. There are no back or side cracks, repaired or otherwise. The neck is straight and solid, no heel or headstock issues. The guitar has some playwear through the top finish at the treble side of the fretboard extension but this is in the surface only and the wood is not worn or wash-boarded. This area could easily be touched up for the new owner if the buyer wanted it done. The same kind of finish wear from play time shows adjacent to the pickguard by the high E string and there are a few strum marks here and there but overall the cosmetic presentation of this guitar is very good. There was once a pickup in the guitar with a jack at the end pin hole, this has been plugged and redrilled for a standard end pin. As previously stated, the guitar has just had a neck reset and set up here in the shop and is in top playing order. The frets got a light level and recrown and polish as part of the neck reset so they are in great shape, and the fretboard is in great shape as well. The action is set at 6/64" at the low E 12th fret and 5/64" at the high E with a solid 1/8" (slightly more on the treble side) of saddle showing above the slot. The guitar sounds great, crisp and woody. Plenty of bass but the real treat for your ears with this guitar is the midrange and trebles. There's great volume in the midrange and the trebles are very loud and chimy, thi
   Asking Price::$5,200

=======================Serial #101898=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-23-2006
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Sunburst finish
   "This guitar is in excellent condition, showing the usual signs of playing time on the top, sides and neck but very few on the neck. Bridge is original but appears to have been reglued since there's glue around it."
   Fresh neck reset
   Asking Price: $8,764

=======================Serial #101985=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 02-24-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Picture of neck block shows size/style/serial #
   "This is a very nice 1947 D-18 Martin guitar. Mahogany neck, back, and sides. Spruce top. Nut is 1"and 11/16th". Original, except tuners, (martin type vintage) and strap/bridge pins. Some repaired cracks on top, one unrepaired crack on back. Sides look crack/repair free. I know little about guitars, but this one sounds and plays great. I think it has been oversprayed. The Brazilian bridge looks good, but it might have been shaved, not sure. Brazilian fretboard very little wear. Frets are in great condition. This guitar was stored for many years unplayed before I bought it, I've played it sparingly. Light weight, Grand piano sound, original case. Never had a strap pin installed on the neck. Pick guard is original. This thing sounds and plays great, fossil ivory nut and saddle. Intonation is perfect"

=======================Serial #102193=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-26-2007
Source: email
Contributor: anonymous
Comments:
   herringbone back strip

=======================Serial #102299=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 05-06-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Vintage CF Martin Guitar. Model 000-18 serial number 102299 which dates it to 1947. I honestly really don't know much about guitars. So Please ask questions. I went over this thing about 20 times looking for any flaws. There is a crack at the bridge which runs almost to the sound hole but stops short of it. there are two cracks on the back one aprx 4" and the other aprx 2 3/4".The neck might be cracked but I can't really tell I took a closeup of it. It doesn't show on the other side. There is a spot which may be a small crack on the front but its hard to tell. One of the tuner knobs is bent, I think they are all original. It has nicks and scratches throughout. I'm picking this apart because I know they are really sought after.The bridge and neck looks good there are no cracks in either. It has a tortoise pick guard and tortoise ribbon which runs all the way around it front and back. It still booms, I had a friend look at it and he says it still sounds good. IT measures 39 1/2" tall, 15 " acroos the widest bottom and 11 1/2 across the widest top, It is 4 1/4" deep. It was obviously played alot and shows its age. Its over 60 years old they only made about 5000 of them. A lot of the vintage Martin's usually have some sort of repair this one just hasn't been fixed yet."
   Aking Price:: $4,200 (Buy It Now)

=======================Serial #102335=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 11-10-1996
Source: Mandolin Bros
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price: $2,165

Model: 00-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$2,350

=======================Serial #102368=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 08-07-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Marc Lupien
Comments:
   Owned since 2002
   Bought in Montreal
   Needs a neck reset
   The body has been badly refinished
   Will also need a new bridge!
   It appears that I have my work cut out for me...

=======================Serial #102395=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 11-11-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #170168071948
   "This is a 1947 Martin 000-18 with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. This guitar has been fully restored by Ross T. The body has been refinished with a shade top. The neck has been reset and fingerboard has been refretted. There are a few repaired cracks on the back and a couple on the top. They were all very well repaired. The bridge plate has been replaced with a Brazilian rosewood replica. The end pins are new. The guitar retains it's original tuners and original Martin logo on the headstock."
   "The guitar has a great sound and plays very comfortably. The neck is a C-shape and the nut width is 1-11/16'."
   "The guitar comes in a chipboard case"
   For sale by flip-it-fast

=======================Serial #102758=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 07-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 7/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::$10,758
   Ex-Skaggs

=======================Serial #102775=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 03-07-2005
Source: Steve Kovacik
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   "If originality means much to you, this guitar isn't for you as it has had the top refinished, the sides, back and neck oversprayed, the bridge replaced, the nut replaced, the tuners and pickguard replaced, bridge plate replaced (oversized), and has had numerous top cracks repaired and one side crack repaired. The neck has been reset sometime in the past so the angle is good but there is some finish loss along the edge of the heel."
   Structurally sound
   "The original case is present but was custom painted long ago by it's original owner with his name (Al Burrows)."
   Asking Price::$7,000

=======================Serial #102843=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-01-1998
Source: Mandolin Bros. Catalog 4/98
Contributor: Marshall
Comments:
   Asking Price::3,195

=======================Serial #102932=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 12-30-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #200186766242
   "1947 Martin 000-21 brazilian rosewood back and sides, spruce top (serial number 102932), dark wood bound body, herringbone rosette. Original tortoise shell pickguard missing. Original tuners, rosewood bridge and saddle with lots of room for adjustments to your specs. Six (6) white-dotted black string pins. Refinished neck and body sides only with some light overspray. Headstock clear finish removed but original martin logo left completely intact. Top and back are partially and superficially sanded and left unfinished, still has lots of clear coat gloss on it. Three (3) ferrules and four (4) peghead screws are not original. Two (2) old repaired top cracks strong and stable, neck, back and sides are completely intact. Has not had neck re-set and does not need one. Comes with newer martin nohsc which fit guitar perfectly. New nut and pro setup recently done"

=======================Serial #102939=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 03-29-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: moziemcc(UMGF)
Comments:
   "herringbone strip. Not that many made but they all seem to have survived! I bought it in 1988 for $800 and the guys I worked with laughed at me. Came from an estate auction in northern Illinois. Player condition, no cracks, neck reset and refretted, new bridge, saddle, and nut.I replaced the (maybe not) origional Klusons with repro Grovers"

=======================Serial #103152=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-18-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: John Arnold
Comments:
   Worn original finish
   Original bridge and pickguard
   Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
   Recent replacement Kluson style tuners

=======================Serial #103220=======================

Model: 0-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-08-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #330131082393
   Asking Price::$2000
   Asking Price is BIN (Buy It Now) price
   Replacement bridge
   Neck Reset
   Original case

=======================Serial #103272=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,800

=======================Serial #103335=======================

Model: 0-17
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #220121028915
   Missing endpin
   "Someone impressed their id number on the top strip of the headstock- looks like it could be filled in without too much problem"
   Non original tuner buttons?

=======================Serial #103653=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Guitarmaven LLC (Gbase)
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$1,820

=======================Serial #103807=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 06-19-2001
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "exceptionally nice top with lots of cross grain; very slight, repair to center seam, good action"
   Asking Price::$7,500

Model: D-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 12-01-2002
Source: Bernunzio
Contributor: Anonymous(email)

=======================Serial #103839=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 09-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: rjtwangs
Comments:
   Some top finish wear, overall looks very nice

=======================Serial #103848=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: eBay
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Sold::$3,000

=======================Serial #103891=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 03-18-2005
Source: Mandolin Bros Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Image
   Neck Reset
   "It was built, according to an accompanying letter from the C F Martin Company, on February 3, 1948. It has, underlying the top, a large rosewood bridge plate plus an additional smaller rosewood reinforcement plate. It has new frets, overspray overall, a repaired (cleated) old back crack at the top bout, two smaller glued back cracks at the lower bout, a repaired pickguard crack on each side of the pickguard, stress cracks below the bridge."
   Strap Pin at heel
   No finish on back of neck
   Erosion around soundhole and fingerboard extension
   Likely non original Kluson tuners
   Finish checking

=======================Serial #104184=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$4,500

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 05-08-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $4,500
   "Lots of playing wear; killer!"

=======================Serial #104295=======================

Model: 000-21
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-25-2003
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $4,900
   "Very Good to Excellent Condition"

=======================Serial #104326=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 08-26-2008
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Rob Sandt(MRBABAR on UMGF)
Comments:
   "1948 00-18 Serial # 104326"
   "Current Owner: Rob Sandt - NJ"
   "Previous Owner Steve Toth - NJ"
   "Couple of repaired top cracks, neck reset and in good shape"
   Editors note, removed town names in current and previous owner lines to lends som anonymity

=======================Serial #104334=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 07-08-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #160136127081
   "It does not have a strap button on the heel but does have a bridge pickup with end pin jack installed"
   "The Kluson tuners are original and correct for the instrument - the only year Martin used this style - although these are replacements I installed in 1994. Two additional tuners will come with the instrument. Nut, bridge, and bridge pins appear to be original. Overall condition of the guitar is very good and the case is near-new. The neck is straight and, the finish is in generally good shape with no major scratches on the back (second photo), and there are no apparent cracks in the body or top. It has the sweet tone that only a vintage Martin can give."
   "There is one larger ~3/4-inch patch of finish missing on the right lower bout (third photo) and a patch of finish wear (not shown) on the left lower bout that is about where a player would rest their arm. This guitar has seen use, abuse, and neglect so it has flaws (fourth photo). There is a place on the top to the left of the soundhole that was refinished (surprisingly, it matches) but is rough (fourth photo, point #1). There is pick wear at the top of the soundhole (point #2) and inside the soundhole (see point #2) on the back a child wrote their name in pencil, scribbled some with what appears to be a ballpoint pen, and wrote in chalk. The interior is otherwise undamaged. It came with cheap replacement tuners and the installer drilled through the peg head at one point then filled the hole with a matching-color wax (point #3). There may be other holes under the tuner backplates (point #4) but I have not had the tuners off since 1997 and do not not remember. Two of the original, installed tuners are worn and loose and vibrate when then strings are strummed. These original tuners are extremely hard to find and expensive - I had to buy a set of six and the two extras are also worn - so I have not replaced for the two worn tuners. The tuner buttons have the chrome finished corroded through in pinpoints due to finger sweat."

=======================Serial #104376=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 06-01-2007
Source: email
Contributor: Mike Stillman
Comments:
   Owned since 2004

=======================Serial #104461=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: Mandolin World Headquarters
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Some buckle wear
   Some scratches and pickwear
   Possible past neck reset
   Looks nice overall

=======================Serial #104479=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 09-02-1999
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "good solid all original 000, 2 screw holes in bridge are filled, some playing wear, inside pickguard crack"
   Asking Price::$2,150

=======================Serial #104772=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 03-06-2005
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $4300
   "Exc Condition"

=======================Serial #104933=======================

Model: 00-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 02-18-2009
Source: email
Contributor: Bennett Carlson
Comments:
   Extremely nice looking example
   URL
   Dealer:: http://www.gbase.com/stores/vintage-licks/inventory
   "This guitar is mint. My local Martin luthier, Pat DiBurro, Exeter New Hampshire has been over it, re-glued the bridge because it show the earliest signs and
   hot hide glued a cleat for a small hair line on the side of the lower bout, and that's it. I polished the original tuners and put in some bone bridge pins. Pat also verified the neck has never been reset and the action is still within Martin specs."

=======================Serial #104964=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 1999
Source: Elderly
Contributor: Anonymous(email)
Comments:
   Price: 1999

Model: D-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 2007
Source: Elderly Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85

=======================Serial #105007=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: Jan (boomklever on UMGF)
Comments:
   Owned by Stephen Stills

=======================Serial #105042=======================

Model: 0-15
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 07-27-2007
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #140140882815
   Weird non original pickguard. Looks a bit like a Gibson with additional material running up side of fretboard extension
   "There look to be two old crack repairs on the front toward the bottom, one about 4 inches the other about 2 inches and also a slight dent in the same area! That is where it looks like a hole repair in the photos but its a slight dent that was built up with some sort of wax."
   Tuners and buttons look original.

=======================Serial #105198=======================

Model: 00-18G
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 07-02-2007
Source: my collection
Contributor: Richard Batey

Model: 00-18G
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 03-05-2008
Source: ebay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Item #290210695715
   Buy it Now:: $2,200
   "Up for auction is a 1948 Martin 00-18G nylon string acoustic guitar. It features a spruce top, mahogany back & sides, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & headstock overlay. Replaced non-original bridge with unused, new old stock Martin 00-18G bridge & slight finish touch-up. Added a new bone saddle. Replaced non-original tuners with period & style correct Klusons. The plate shape perfectly fits the original tuner "footprint" on the headstock. The tuners are in great shape cosmetically & functionally. Secured loose fret ends, dressed frets & re-crowned all frets. Professionally repaired 5-inch top crack below the bridge (glued & cleated). Scale length 25.4". Nut width 2". Non-original hardshell case included"

=======================Serial #105295=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 02-24-2004
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "Sunburst; excellent condition with some dings, scratches & 2 minor repaired back cracks"
   Asking Price::$5,800

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Asking Price::$5,800
   Sunburst
   2 minor repaired back cracks

=======================Serial #105537=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 08-26-2001
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   "exceptionally fine example with no modifications or repairs ever. This guitar has spent most of its life under the bed"
   Asking Price::$1,650

=======================Serial #105587=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 10-20-2001
Source: www.themusicemporium.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Top of peghead roughed up but structurally sound
   Asking Price::$800

=======================Serial #105600=======================

Model: 5-17T
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 02-17-2008
Source: Ebay
Contributor: Spook69(UMGF)
Comments:
   Item #190198326878
   "This vintage Martin Tenor guitar is in very good condition. The finish has aged and there are some scratches, nicks, and pickin wear. There are no cracks and no repairs. One of the bridge pegs is missing. Plays great and has an incredible tone. Total length is 34", 23" scale, and 1 1/8" nut. Numbers inside read 5-17T 105600"
   Missing endpin
   Looks like original wartime white tuner buttons in decent shape

=======================Serial #105618=======================

Model: 00-17
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 03-08-2008
Source: Personal Collection
Contributor: Ron Greene
Comments:
   "Acquired: 11/10/2007 from ebay sale"
   "(edited ebay description) This is a vintage 1948 Martin 00-17 in simply fantastic condition. It was originally purchased used in 1952 from Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, Washington by my wife's deceased husband. In 1974, the seller acquired it by right of marriage. At that time there was a small dent through the wood at the curved base. In 1974, it was sent this guitar to the Martin Factory repair rep. in Bakersfield, California. He repaired the "hole", by making a plug that is approximately 1 inch by 3 inches in the curved portion of the base. The guitar was refinished at the time of this repair. The neck is straight and the fret board has no warpage. A friend (of the seller), who was lead guitar for the Ventures in the 1960's has played this instrument and marveled at the tonal quality"

=======================Serial #105744=======================

Model: 000-28
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 05-23-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: felix
Comments:
   Sold at Mass Street Music (http://massstreetmusic.com)

=======================Serial #105752=======================

Model: D-28
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 06-11-2007
Source: www.rbantiques.com
Contributor: Red Baron's Antiques
Comments:
   Part of "Guitars at Auction" June 23 and June 24
   Lot AC3620

=======================Serial #106151=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-11-2007
Source: Bernuzio Vintage Instruments Web Site
Contributor:
Comments:
   Minor repaired side cracks
   Small side patch
   Neck reset
   Asking Price::$1,995

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 10-27-2007
Source: UMGF
Contributor: brrobert(UMGF)
Comments:
   I got it from John Bernunzio.

=======================Serial #106159=======================

Model: 0-18T
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-10-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar & Banjo
Contributor:
Comments:
   Finish issues
   Asking Price::$795

=======================Serial #106265=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 05-26-2007
Source: exceptionalguitars.com
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "EX+ condition"
   "well-repaired back center seam crack and 3 repaired side cracks, past neck reset, some refin"
   "Previously owned by a well-known recording musician and was used by him on several albums."

=======================Serial #106270=======================

Model: D-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-27-2007
Source: Folkway Music
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Neck reset a few years ago at Folkway
   Refretted at same time at Folkway
   Replaced Bridge as well at Folkway
   Non original bone saddle
   Non original bridge pins
   On consignment
   Sold

=======================Serial #106310=======================

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 04-01-2007
Source: Intermountain
Contributor: Uke Richard
Comments:
   Minor pick wear
   Asking Price::$4,500

Model: 000-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 05-08-2007
Source: Intermountain Guitar
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   URL
   Asking Price:: $4,500
   "Minor pickwear, otherwise killer"

=======================Serial #106477=======================

Model: 5-18
Built: 1948
Entry Date: 05-02-2004
Source: Skinners Auction House
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   Sale 2239
   Lot 11
   Estimate $600 - $800
   Sold For::$2,830
   Pick wear below pickguard near bridge on lower bout
   Funky looking pickguard
   Apparent finis