This guitar spent its entire life on the Big Island. The original owner was a serviceman we got it from his daughter who bought the guitar new, and couldn't afford a case we got a nice arched top hard case for it so the guitar has the warm patina born of lots of sunlight exposure and daily wear and tear. One plus of spending its life in the tropics is that there are no dryness cracks on this guitar.
Tonal Evaluation There is no proper response to this NY other than gushing superlatives, so allow me to gush for a moment: it is a fabulous, lovely, astonishing, stupendous instrument with an incredible capacity to inspire. What makes it worth so many superlatives? Well, first off, it responds to player input as faithfully and quickly as any acoustic guitar I've ever played.
But when a customer walked into the store with a pair of Martins, the guitar featured in this video and a ukulele, both of which had no internal stamps or serial numbers, he had to call on the help of some friends to figure out what they were. The customer, who was from Austin, Texas, said that the guitar had belonged to his father. On first sight, Eric thought the guitar might be a H Hawaiian that had been converted for standard, instead of lap-style, playing.
Photos: William Ritter. Instrument courtesy of George Gruhn. When trying to determine originality, guitar dealers and collectors have a tendency to study instruments with the care of a forensic pathologist.
Note: To see larger images, 'right-click' the thumbnail image and select 'open in new tab'. This will open the full hi-res image in a new tab on your browser. Made for only 5 years, between andC F Martin Company built a total of of these NY models, with made during the peak year of
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A vintage Martin doesn't come around very oftern; and we're thrilled to have this pearly beauty in the shop. It was built in and acquired by its owner in Prior to that acquistion, it was refinished, but the work is extrememly clean and well-done.
This is a very rare small bodied Martin guitar in remarkable condition. Although this guitar is over 90 years old, it has no cracks repaired or otherwise. There is one expertly repaired patch in the treble-side lower bout and three small filled holes above the endpin where a tailpiece may have been installed at one time.