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Details about  Collectors Items. Unique one of a kind, Early Martin Guitars.

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Collectors Items. Unique one of a kind, Early Martin Guitars.
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Sep 18, 2012 17:22:48 PDT
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Item location:
Krumville, NY, United States


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C.F Martin & Co.

Collectors Items. Unique one of a kind, Early Martin Guitars. These are 2 of 5 , custom made by Martin employee John Huber , for himself and other Martin employees for business travel.

 Purchased, by a collector, at the Martin Factory between 1965 and 1976, these guitars have been display pieces and not used instrumentally since. Both are solid folding body of  3\4 "  unknown wood specie. They do not have electronics. Bridge and saddle work appear solid, however the "action" is not suitable for comfortable playing. There is small wall mounting hardware present, on the rear side of each item.

These models have been authenticated in 2010 by Martin employee Mike Dickinson, Exotic Guitars. Appraised at $500 to $750 each.

Further describe as:

Guitar 1, Dark color, white buttons, 3.4 lb. This item, condition fair, shows some surface finish checking. There are also a few very small chips on corners and edges. There are no structural cracks and all hardware appears solid. 

Guitar 2, Lighter color, gold snaps, 2.8 lb.. This item, condition good, shows little signs of checking or chips. There are no structural cracks and all hardware appears solid.

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