Steve Swan Guitars
High Quality New and Used Acoustic Guitars

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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

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: $3200

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

1993 Martin MC-68 (maple cutaway maple OOOO) (534748)

This mint condition consignment 1993 Martin MC-68 (534748) was hardly used by its jazz playing owner. A recent neck reset and refret have put it back in top notch playing order. The voice is very even and mellow, all the way up into the cutaway region of the fingerboard. The original hardshell case looks brand […]

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Price: Sold

1995 Martin D 12-28 (553990)

This near mint condition 1995 Martin D 12-28 (553990) has a bright, bold voice and even response. The single repair is a reglued top center seam separation from a dry environment. With the original hardshell case.

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Price: $1450