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BOB DYLAN autographed Martin Acoustic J40 Guitar Classic Jumbo signed LOA JSA
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Dec 08, 2014
US $9,895.00
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About the guitar:

1987 Martin J-40 M          serial #  475526

(  1987    468176-476216 (8040)     )

approximate value   2,300.00  used    to 3,300.00  new 

1987 Martin J-40M Guitar       (Serial No. 475526)         

It is a J 40 Classic Style tight waisted Jumbo body shape. 

Very good front /  Excellent  Back    condition showing some minor playing wear. 

The small jumbo body style sometimes called a 0000 size will sit more comfortably in your lap than the usual dreadnought. 

Despite having "M" in the model name,  the back and sides are Indian rosewood, the top is Sitka spruce,  polished gloss finish. and the fingerboard and bridge are ebony.    

15 7/8 inch lower bout, 6 ply top binding and soundhole rosette, decal logo, and the very cool D45 style abalone hexagon fingerbaord inlays. Gold tuners and endpin jack, and there is no pickup in the guitar. 

Shows a few minors indentations indicating it was used to play music originally, but now this is more of a memorabilia piece.  Good sounding guitar.  

Nice even sound across the strings for fingerstyle but has that signature Martin boom on the bottom end if you dig in with the pick. This Guitar produces tone that is so beautifully balanced with powerful response and volume.

This Martin has been owned by one person since approximately 1996, and the guitar was stored and unplayed, as it is now more of a memorabilia  item.  

The hard case is included it is in perfect condition for travel to and from, but it does have some wear, but very little for over 25 years of  storage and use. 


Musicians Friend  says:  3,300.00 

A deluxe Martin jumbo for the discerning player.
Designed by C.F. Martin IV with valuable input from players, this jumbo-size model combines the Grand Auditorium body profile with the dreadnought body depth. Features rosewood back and sides, scalloped bracing, abalone pearl rosette, bound ebony fingerboard, abalone hexagon position markers, and gold enclosed tuning machines. Include deluxe hardshell case.

Solid Sitka spruce top
East Indian rosewood sides and back
Mahogany neck
Ebony fingerboard
Ebony bridge
Scalloped bracing
Abalone pearl rosette
Abalone hexagon position markers
Gold-plated tuners
25-2/5" scale
20 frets
Neck width at nut 1-11/16"
Guitars this well-built and tastefully appointed don't come along very often !!

Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan's early songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan's six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" has been described as radically altering the parameters of popular music in 1965. However, his recordings employing electric instruments attracted denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Dylan's lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie,Robert Johnson,and Hank Williams, as well as the music and performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning fifty years, has explored numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folkblues and country to gospelrock and roll, and rockabilly to EnglishScottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing.

Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting.

Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including GrammyGolden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameNashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.

Bob Dylan

Dylan onstage at the Azkena Rock Festival,Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, June 26, 2010
Background information
Birth nameRobert Allen Zimmerman
Also known asRobert Dylan, Rob Dylan, Elston Gunnn, Blind Boy Grunt, Bob Landy, Robert Milkwood Thomas, Tedham Porterhouse,Lucky/Boo Wilbury, Jack Frost, Sergei Petrov
BornMay 24, 1941 (age 70)
DuluthMinnesota, U.S.
OriginHibbing, Minnesota, U.S.
GenresRockfolkfolk rockblues,blues rockcountrygospel,country rock
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter, producer, visual artist, poet, writer, director, screenwriter
Years active1961–present
Associated actsJoan BaezThe BandThe ByrdsJohnny CashMark KnopflerGrateful DeadTom Petty and the Heartbreakers,Traveling Wilburys

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