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Early 1941 Martin D-18 (76975)

This very early 1941 Martin D-18 (76975) is one of the first 250 guitars built that year, and one of only 575 D-18s built in 1941. The voice is closer to what I would expect from D-18s built in 1940, very bold and midrange-rich, supported by a strong bass. Top top spruce grain is tighter, […]

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Price: $23,500

1931 Gibson TG-1 (FN 40)

TEMPORARY PHOTO SET ____________________________________ This closet queen 1931 Gibson TG-1 (FON 40) is cleaner than your grandmother’s kitchen floor! This guitar features the enlarged body (14 3/8″ lower bout, 19 1/8″ body width) that premiered about 1930. This guitar shows hardly any signs of having been handled or played at all. Medium grain width Adirondack […]

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Price: $4950

1932 Martin OO-21 (52200)

This consignment 1932 Martin OO-21 (52200) is a beautifully presented example from the golden age of fingerstyle guitars. One of only 50 OO-21 guitars made in 1932, this is one of the cleanest that I have encountered from this year. The top, back, and sides are all free of any injuries or repairs. The bridgeplate […]

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Price: Sold

1946 Martin D-28 (95062)

From spring of 1946, this extra resonant and responsive consignment D-28 (95062) is one of only 425 made that year. The combination of lively medium density Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a beautifully quartered Sitka Spruce top, Steel T-bar reinforcement in a full profile neck, and the radically tapered top braces all combine to make […]

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Price: $19,500

1930 Martin OO-21 shadetop (44066)

This consignment 1930 Martin shade top OO-21 (44066) is very lively and presents in very nice, clean condition. The 12 fret guitars from 1930 are often mentioned as being the crowning achievements of Martin’s golden age of steel string building, and this guitar is clear evidence. One of only 85 OO-21 guitars built in 1930, […]

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Price: $15,000

1940 Martin D-28 (76035)

Fresh from a neck reset and refret, this one-owner consignment 1940 Martin D-28 (76035) is lively and in clean condition. This D-28 is one of only 134 made in 1940 and was made late in the year, nearly into 1941. Having been stored in the family home for 25-30 years, the finished surfaces and metal […]

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Price: $65,000

1942 Martin D-28 (82509)

This consignment 1942 Martin D-28 (82509) is one of only 96 examples made during the first year of WWII. This guitar remains in a fine state of preservation, though it was clearly used for years of performance. The voice is rich and even, responding quickly to a light pick attack. The medium grain width Adirondack […]

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Price: $80,000

1939 Martin D-45 (73128)

This beautiful consignment 1939 Martin D-45 (73128) comes to the shop after having been proudly owned and played for 50 years by the current owner. This guitar was made in the summer of 1939, right after the change from the older wider standard neck to the 1 11/6″ nut width. It is one of only […]

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Price: Sold

1937 Martin D-28 (66724)

For many decades the vintage guitar community has looked to the 1937 D-28s for the time when Martin really found its way with guitars that were responsive, tonally complex, and forcefully loud in group settings. This guitar, serial number 66724, is and outstanding example in condition and sound, with a voice that is consistently powerful […]

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Price: Back to Owner

1934 Martin D-28 retopped by Martin about 1948-49 (569XX)

Replacement photos coming soon. This consignment 1934 Martin D-28 (569xx) retains all of the early neck features from the first 8 months of production, but it was retopped by Martin with a Sitka spruce top and the then current brace position about 1948-49.  A professionally done and conservatively approached top brace revoicing to scalloped configuration […]

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Price: Sold