#1288726, solid Mahogany, with Geib style hard shell case.
And now for something entirely different: First of all, C F Martin does not, right now, offer a slotted headstock 00-15S, and even if they did offer it they would most likely make it out of Sapele -- the golden highlighted Entandrophragma cylindricum that you see growing quite prolifically in tropical Africa. My favorite part of the description of the tree is that its fruit is a pendulous capsule about 9/16” of an inch long and 2/16” wide. When mature, much like ourselves, it splits into five sections and, with a great sigh, releases 15 to 20 seeds. Sapele (sap-PAY-lay) is strongly reminiscent of mahogany. In addition to being used for a Basque percussion instrument called the txalaparta, it is also used by Cadillac cars for interior wood panel accents on the CTS. Having gone through all of this professorial posturing, we gotta tell ya that THIS GUITAR IS NOT MADE FROM SAPELE! Nope. It was custom ordered in good-old solid, genuine mahogany. Not only that but it was ordered with Waverly #3066 side-mount nickel-plated tuners with ivoroid buttons, and a short scale length of 24.9”, a fingerboard width at the bone nut of 1 ¾” and a 16” radius on its compensated bone saddle. As if this weren’t enough, it comes in a Geib style plush lined wooden hard shell case. Wow! This is clearly one for the books – a 00-15S built the way any of us would want a 00-15S to be made. It sounds amazing, it is extremely beautiful and it’s the real deal, the particle article. This guitar (being that it’s a custom shop we can state the price), which is,
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