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Martin C-1T Tenor Guitar 1932 (consignment) SOLD

November 16, 2011
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Serial Number 50023, built 1932
Pricing $1699 with period cardboard case.
Neck Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard.
Frets Original bar-type frets with very little wear.
Body Arched, round-hole spruce top with X-bracing, bound mahogany back and sides. The top has had a seam repair, long ago, and the back has had a couple of crack repairs over the years.
Finish Original nitrocellulose laquer finish, with some wear.
Hardware/electronics Grover Patent planetary gears, rosewood bridge with bone saddle, original Martin-engraved tailpiece. Tortoise pickguard
Playability/Action This instrument plays well and cleanly. Bar frets were discontinued not long after this time.
Case Period cardboard type case included.
Comments This Martin C-1T Tenor Guitar from 1932 is an interesting instrument in reasonable condition. The round-hole archtop design was very seldom used past the early 1930’s, and was replaced with F-holes on archtop instruments.

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