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Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele, 1923

Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele, 1923

Here we have a Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele built around 1923 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania; this model debuted in 1918 as the Style 2, with the 2K Koa option until 1933, and as the Style 2 until 1965. In 1923, nickel patent tuners took the place of the original wooden friction pegs, helping date this instrument; at this point Martin Ukuleles did not receive serial numbers. This Martin Style 2K Koa Soprano Ukulele is in good working order and sounds quite good, with a warm, sweet tone.

Vintage
Price: $2,199.99 CAD
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Martin D12 20 12 String Guitar Natural, 1968

Martin D12 20 12 String Guitar Natural, 1968

The Martin D12 20 was a slope shouldered, 12-fret 12 string guitar built from 1964 to 1991 with a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany for the sides, back and neck. Here we’re looking at a Martin D12 20 dating to February of 1968 and built at the Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. As a ’20’ model, it is very close to an ’18’ and the key differentiating component is the ‘zipper’ back strip. The top is Sitka Spruce – Adirondack Spruce had been overharvested during WW2 and it would still be decades for recovery. The sides, back, and slotted-headstock neck are Honduran Mahogany and, by the time this post-1967 guitar was built, Indian Rosewood was used for the head plate, bridge and unbound fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Martin 000-28 Steel String Guitar

Martin 000-28  Steel String Guitar

The Martin 000-28 is a guitar delivering bold and complex tone in a package with timeless style. The 000-28 is a small-bodied guitar with a tight waist. This smaller body shape works really well for players with a light to medium touch, as you don’t have to drive the top as hard to produce tone. The classic pairing of Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood sides and back on the Martin 000-28 produces a rich and full-bodied tone with plenty of complex overtones. The x bracing pattern of the top is scalloped which removes some mass and allows the top to vibrate more increasing volume and bass response.

New
Price: $4,339.00 CAD
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Martin 0021NY Brazilian Rosewood Steel String, 1962

Martin 0021NY Brazilian Rosewood Steel String, 1962

The Martin 0021NY, built from 1961 to 1965, is based on the 00-21 model first introduced by C. F Martin I during 1898 and built until 1996. While it is not heavily decorated and has no fingerboard inlays, it’s not a base model. It features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Brazilian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate, fingerboard and bridge, with Mahogany for the body blocks and neck.

Vintage
Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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Martin 00017 Black Smoke Guitar

Martin 00017 Black Smoke Guitar

The Martin 00017 is a small bodied, easy playing and warm sounding guitar available in either a satin black smoke finish or satin whiskey sunburst finish. This guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany sides and back. This classic wood pairing provides a balance of warmth and clarity with a good dynamic range.

New
Price: $2,099.00 CAD
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Martin 00-15M Guitar Steel String Guitar Satin

Martin 00-15M Guitar Steel String Guitar Satin

The C.F. Martin 00-15M model continues the Martin tradition with a 00-14 fret body size, solid all-mahogany construction and a rich satin finish.   The Martin 00 body design dates back to 1898 and has been used continually since then. The Martin 00-15M model was introduced in 2009, but Martin has built many mahogany topped guitars in the past, including the 000-18M. Martin’s 15 Series delivers elegant simplicity –  a high quality but simply appointed instrument at an affordable price. 

New
Price: $1,819.00 CAD
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