D-14 body size, solid Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, bone nut, compensated bone saddle, Indian Rosewood fingerboard, 25.4" scale length, 1 3/4" nut width, with chrome tuning machines.
It is felt among a coterie of advanced fingerstyle players, that there is something incredibly special about a Santa Cruz brand guitar. Made by hand in a small shop near the water in Santa Cruz, CA. Richard Hoover, company owner and co-founder, has said: “We know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that through practice and study we will pursue ongoing improvement. Each of us has become masterful in our current specialties and collectively we embody nearly two hundred years of expertise [that means he has 20 employees whose average age is 10. Their parents help.]
We now have, and can share with you, the full details of construction that C F Martin put into it. Where shall we begin? This is a 0000-14 fret which is also known by the moniker “M.” The top is, of course, wide-grained Adirondack and the bridges are ¼” scalloped in the Golden Era mode. Its top binding is East Indian rosewood, utilizing black-maple-black fiber. The rosette is “Old Style -18” and is comprised of wood fiber inlays. But wait . . . there's more. Please click the photo, the headline or "More Info" for, um, more info and lots 'o' photos.
Taylor’s latest addition to the popular GS Mini family boasts layered rosewood back and sides and an onboard ES-T® pickup for instant plug-and-play fun. Like our other Mini models, our modern-day parlor guitar has wowed the world with its fun-size appeal, packing a grown-up guitar voice into a scaled-down form that fits perfectly into everyday life. As active or relaxed as you want to be, having a Mini on hand is like having your songwriting muse on instant demand. The Mini ships in a hard bag.
The Taylor List Price is $798
The C F Martin Company says: The sleek and modern High Performance Neck on the OM-21 makes it a great model to play. Constructed of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top and polished gloss finish and hand-fit dovetail neck that is just slightly wider to accommodate fingerstyle players.
This is the Collings interpretation of the prewar powerhouse dreadnought, being comprised of East Indian rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany neck, advanced X, forward shifted bracing, having a squared (very squared) headstock shape, the “Collings” logo in script multi-colored pearl inlay in its Brazilian rosewood headplate. It is a guitar to give up, for the rest of the year, those rich 5-course lunches. Bursting with flavor and nuance, it is the culmination of the waking dream.
This was apparently a semi-custom order because it does not have the traditional Collings (gleaming white pearl) script logo on the headstock. It does have a beautifully polished ebony headplate. Style -3 Collings' are this builder's highest line - the best quality woods and purflings are selected, the trim is stark yet tasteful, the sound that emits from this exalted level may make your ears gently mew.
We present a very small guitar with a truly huge sound (for its size). The Adirondack spruce top brings out the complexity and the increased sonority of its tone. Very small, but very hard to pass up. This gorgeous gerbil has Waverly brand open-gear butterbean button tuners, and an unbound jet black ebony fingerboard with only 3 mother of pearl dotmarkers of decreasing size. When it is on the market it shall sell here for a Discount Price of $3,550 and a Cash Discount Price of $3,450.
This is in excellent condition with molded thermoplastic hard shell case. We call this a 00-42+ because this unusual example has additional pearl inlaid around the border of the back, as well as the top, the soundhole and bordering the face surrounding the fingerboard extension. If it had pearl on its sides it would be a top of the line Style 00-45.
Behold one of the most beautiful, and fine sounding, cutaway body, medium sized, professional-level guitars in our entire inventory or supremely fine acoustic guitars. Per the list of “ingredients” provided by the builder on the neck block this guitar is made from Cocobolo, Master Grade Port Orford cedar top, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and abalone inlaid soundhole with abalone etched diamond fingerboard inlays starting at the 3rd fret and continuing to the 19th.
Vintage Series dreadnought, solid Sitka spruce top, solid genuine mahogany back and sides, scalloped 5/16'' top braces, modified V neck shape, solid black ebony fingerboard & bridge, 1 11/16'' nut width, 25.4" scale length and Gotoh nickel-plated open- geared tuners with butterbean button knobs. When this was new, the C F Martin List Price was $3349.
What we offer you is one of the most beautiful modern Martin re-interpretations of a prewar 00-42 as one can even imagine. The fact that it is fourteen fret is the biggest surprise – providing the player a level of versatility up until now unobtainable.
While the Little Martin is our smallest guitar; it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LXK2 model features koa high-pressure laminate (HPL) back, sides and top. It is ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. The Martin List price is $409
A mid-sized version of the popular Model 1929 Series, the 00 (or Grand Concert) is also a tip of the hat to the simple yet timeless instruments made for players enduring the Great Depression of 1929. Made almost entirely of genuine mahogany of extremely high quality, this version is slightly larger than the “0” or Concert. This, the Grand Concert 00, is a versatile guitar, offering excellent balance, transparency and fantastic sustain.
When you add up all of the custom features of this custom instrument you practically have a D-18GE produced years ahead of its time. The actual article did not lumber onto the scene until 2006. You’ll note that this has the squared headstock silhouette, the old style C F Martin & Co., Est. 1833” black-bordered burnished gold decal logo, the East Indian headstock overlay, the nickel-plated “C F Martin” logo butterbean Gotoh or Ping tuners, the modified V-shaped neck. . . .
When this guitar first came over to our showroom Eric Jay, our chief salesperson, said “You have got to try this instrument! It competes head to head with our 1939 Gibson Jumbo 35.” Of course, the prewar Gibson J-35 is around ten thousand dollars, and this guitar is slightly more than half that price. In addition, this instrument is unbelievably beautiful; its top is finished in a three tone mellow sunburst last encountered in some of the original paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci.
The B means it was made in 1936; it also has the number G136 stamped twice into the back as seen through the soundhole. In our opinion, this guitar has, in the past, received a neck reset. We checked the truss rod and it works fine.
This model is a 14-fret 00 (Grand Concert) whose solid and genuine mahogany body is finished in a moderately dark stain. It has an ebony fingerboard hosting six mother of pearl or abalone “moon” inlays in five fret positions starting at 5. It is housed in a Martin Geib style hard shell case that bears an oval, bronze “C F Martin / made by TKL” plaque on its front. The outside of the hard shell case shows some white marks.
The custom feature appears to be that this is a deep body guitar, whose body measures 4 ¾” in depth at the bottom side, 4 13/16” depth at the upper bout. It has a long scale length of 25.6” nut to saddle, and a fretboard width of 1 ¾” at the nut. The string spacing at the bridge is 2 3/16”.
Did you know that the name "Arlo" has the same letters, in order, as the word "Parlor" except lacking the P and the R. And, based on its extremely small size, it almost is a "parlor" style guitar. Wow, is that synchronicity or what? This model, which has a spruce top in sunburst and mahogany sides and back, is based on the LG-2 ¾” of the 1950s, being a smaller than standard instrument.
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