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Martin R-17 Archtop Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1937

Martin R-17 Archtop Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1937

Listed from 1935 to 1941, the Martin R-17 was one of a few arched top, flat back models in the Martin catalog, featuring a Mahogany top, back and sides. Its sibling, the R-18, had a solid, shaped Spruce top with Mahogany elsewhere; Brazilian Rosewood was used for the head plate, bridge, and fingerboard. Early examples of both models used 12 fret necks but soon gained the more popular 14 fret configuration.

Vintage
Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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Martin D-18 Dreadnought Natural, 2013

Martin D-18 Dreadnought Natural, 2013

With a design dating back to 1917, the Martin D-18 Dreadnought has been one of the bases of the Martin line since its official launch in 1931. The Martin D-18 Dreadnought shares a number of core design elements with all other Martin Dreadnoughts, a large body with Mahogany neck. What changes from model to model is the wood selection and appointments.

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Martin D-35 Dreadnought Natural, 1971

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Martin D-35 Dreadnought Natural, 1971

The Martin D-35 Dreadnought first appeared in 1965, partly as a way to use the remaining stock of Brazilian Rosewood sections that were too small for a two-piece back. Drawing from the very successful D bodied Dreadnought, the Martin D-35 was placed between the venerable D-28 and more expensively decorated D-41 and D-45 models.

Vintage
Price: $3,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-76 Bicentennial Limited Edition No. 0819 Natural, 1976

❌SOLD❌   Martin D-76 Bicentennial Limited Edition No. 0819 Natural, 1976

The Martin D-76 Bicentennial Limited Edition guitar was built during 1975 and 1976 in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the United States of America. Based on the classic D body design, the Martin D-76 pairs an Adirondack Spruce top with head plate, sides and three-piece back of Indian Rosewood; the back sections have Herringbone separators.

Vintage

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-42K Custom Koa Dreadnought, 2005

❌SOLD❌  Martin D-42K Custom Koa Dreadnought, 2005

Sometimes we run into guitars that are just spectacular in every way. This Martin D-42K Koa Custom, built between May and July 2005, is one such guitar. This guitar is visually stunning and has far more than just good looks. It plays very well, is extremely responsive with a full, rich and sparkling tone, and it’s quite light.

Used
Price: $8,499.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ David Nichols 00 Style Steel String Guitar, 2002

❌SOLD❌  David Nichols 00 Style Steel String Guitar, 2002

This David Nichols OO style guitar demonstrates Nichol’s high degree of familiarity with pearl inlay – it looks like it was easy for the builder to do, a sure sign that it isn’t. This David Nichols OO style guitar is a great example. Dave Nichols has spent decades doing custom inlay work, including a lot for the Martin Guitar company, and he’s chosen the classic designs and here, the ‘Style 41’ inlay set executed in Mother of Pearl and Abalone.

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD

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