The top is Sitka spruce, reinforced with 5/16” top bracing and graduated scalloped tone bars for rich, sonorous tone. The distinctive triangular soundhole is surrounded by a continuous black/white/black/white/black fine line rosette, while the top is encircled by bold herringbone purfling and grained ivoroid binding. The black ebony Stauffer-style pyramid belly bridge approximates the one on Seeger’s original, as do the two black pickguards; a large one below the treble strings and a smaller one above the bass strings. The ebony bridge pins and endpin are topped with paua pearl dots. The back and sides are East Indian rosewood, with the former bisected by a HD-28 Style Zig-Zag backstrip, and bordered by black/white/black fine line purfling and grained ivoroid binding. The grained ivoroid endpiece likewise is framed with black/white fine line purfling. Polished gloss lacquer finish, with aging toner on the top to enhance the vintage style. Delivered in a Vintage Series Geib™ style hardshell case.
The Martin List Price is $5249