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Martin After 1970

There are plenty of great Martin guitars that have been made after 1970, particularly those made in the last 10 years. I especially like those made with extra stiff Adirondack Spruce tops that give a snappy clear treble to go along with the famous Martin bass. Personal favorites are new D-18GE and D-18A and some OM and 12 fret OOO models that I get in trade with Martin dealers.

Coming Soon: 1999 OM-28V, 1994 D-45 Gene Autry, 2008 D-18A

2003 Mandolin Brothers custom Braz-Ad D-41 (919344)

This 2003 custom Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce D-41 (919344) was part of Mandolin Brothers’ series of special custom models and it remains in nearly new condition. The medium density Adirondack Spruce top is braced with forward shifted 1/4″ scalloped spruce bracing stock for a large and responsive voice. The back and sides are made of […]

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Price: $8500

2008 Martin D-18DC (872329)

This 2008 Martin D-18DC (872329), made with Martin’s supply of Quilted Honduran Mahogany, is #6 of 250. The first of the batch went to David Crosby himself, numbers 2-5 going to Crosby’s manager, and this one going to Crosby’s road manager. The guitar presents as brand new in condition. Special cosmetic details are a pearl […]

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Price: $5950

1983 Martin custom ’30s style D-28 (439665)

This custom 1930s style wide neck D-28 style guitar (439665) was special ordered for myself in late 1982 to compliment my 1935 D-18 in neck and string spacing feel. Aware that Martin tended to heavily scallop voice the top braces back then, I ordered it with straight braces and had the top brace voicing performed […]

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Price: $3250

2009 Martin custom mid-1930s style OO-18 (1197676)

This nicely preserved 2009 Martin custom mid-1930s style OO-18 has a very nice feel and strong response. This guitar was one of a number of these instruments sold by the Fifth String in Berkeley before their retirement from retail. Vintage style features are: Adirondack spruce top, Ebony Fingerboard and bridge, 1 3/4″ nut width, 2 […]

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Price: $2250

1983 Martin D-45V (Brazilian rosewood) (445680)

This extremely clean, really mint condition, consignment 1983 Martin D-45V (445680) has a large and well developed voice. Alan Perlman recently performed a neck reset (with extension wedge), a refret, and made a new bone saddle, all of which have brought the playability back to better than brand new specifications. Lovely fine grain Sitka spruce […]

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Price: $16,500

1995 Martin D-40 FMG (Quilted Mahogany) (563832)

This consignment 1995 Martin D-40 FMG (563832) was a Martin limited Edition “Guitar of the Month” model (#73 of 150) and it remains in nearly new condition. Using some of the last remaining stocks of quilted mahogany from “the tree”, this guitar represents the tonal possibilities of a prewar style D-18 with fancier appointments. Gorgeous […]

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Price: $4950

1976 Martin D-18 (386950)

This consignment 1976 Martin D-18 (386950) has a nice tight grain top and is finished in a rare sunburst, or shaded top finish. Aside from some bridge work, strap button installation, and the installation of a Martin Thinline pickup, the guitar is nice and straight with minor signs of play wear. It is easy to […]

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Price: On Hold

2015 Martin OM-18 Authentic (V.T.S.) shade top (1886143)

This nearly new consignment 2015 shade top Martin OM-18 Authentic (1886143)  with “Vintage Tone System” top treatment has a lot of potential to grow with play into a full bodied and powerful finger style guitar. Adirondack spruce top with 1932 style shade top finish, Honduras Mahogany body and neck with Martin stamp on rear of […]

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Price: Sold

2011 Martin “Philadelphia Folk Festival” OO-17 Ltd. Ed. (1508833)

This consignment 2011 Martin “Sing Out” OO-17 Limited Edition (1508833) is in nearly new condition and has a rich, strong voice. All Mahogany body and neck, G-98 style tuners, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, dark tortoise binding. With original hardshell case.

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Price: $2000