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C.F. Martin O-16 NY Acoustic Guitar, 1976

C.F. Martin O-16 NY Acoustic Guitar, 1976

The Martin O-16 NY appeared with the American Folk Boom, and references very early Martin guitars made before 1898 in New York, before the move to Nazareth, PA. The O body size is 13.5 inches wide, and the 12-fret neck has a slotted peg head. As a ’16’, binding only appears on the top.

Price: $2500 CAD
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SOLD!!! C. F. Martin 000-15S Steel String Guitar Mahogany, 2006

SOLD!!! C. F. Martin 000-15S Steel String Guitar Mahogany, 2006

The C. F. Martin 000-15S Steel String Guitar  body size looks back to Martin’s early history, first appearing in 1906 as the 000-18. Previously, the 0 and 00 sizes drew from Georg Stauffer and traditional designs. As far back as the 1820s, C F Martin worked with Stauffer in Vienna, Austria as shop foreman. In 1833 he moved to New York, finally settling in the more familiarly Germanic area of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The early guitars built there strongly resemble the ‘0’ body size. These body designs produce a well balanced, even tone with good representation across the frequency range. As the body size increases, the potential for output volume does too – the 000 is the loudest of the group. The use of mahogany for the top provides a warm, rich tone, not quite as bright or sparkly as spruce can provide.

Price: $1400 CAD

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