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Martin 000-ECHF Bellezza Bianca #264, White 2006

Martin 000-ECHF Bellezza Bianca #264, White 2006

The all-white Martin 000-ECHF Bellezza Bianca was produced during 2006 in a run of 410 instruments, following the all-black 2004 Bellezza Nera, of which 476 were made. These models were designed by Martin in collaboration with Eric Clapton and Japanese artist Hiroshi Fujiwara; the label has four signatures, C. F. Martin IV, Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Dick Boak from Martin.

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Price: $7,000.00 CAD
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Martin 0-18 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1917

Martin 0-18 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1917

Here we’re looking at a Martin 0-18 dating to 1917 and built at the Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. This fully functional and good sounding guitar is over a century old! Over the years, this Martin 0-18 guitar has had an amount of service. Virtually all steel string guitars of a certain age will require a neck reset, and that was done on this guitar some time ago. It has been refretted.

Vintage
Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Martin & Coupa Guitar, 1840s

⚌Reduced‼ Martin & Coupa Guitar, 1840s

Here is another rarity – an 1840’s Martin & Coupa guitar, built in Nazareth PA for John Coupa at 385 Broadway (Upstairs!) in New York. It is extraordinary that an instrument like this Martin & Coupa guitar could be in all original and playable condition, complete with its original “coffin” case, over 160 years after its production! To give a little chronological perspective, this instrument would have been delivered to its first owner by stagecoach and riverboat 20 years before the American Civil War.

Vintage
Price: $26,999.99 USD
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Martin Thomas Humphrey C-1R Classical Guitar Natural, 1998

Martin Thomas Humphrey C-1R Classical Guitar Natural, 1998

Built from 1997 to 2000, the Martin Thomas Humphrey C-1R offers a Humphrey element normally found primarily on high-end classicals – an elevated fingerboard. Thomas Humphrey was an American luthier who apprenticed for a year with Michael Gurian around 1970, and then opened his own shop.

Used
Price: $3,000.00 CAD
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Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele, 1940s

Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele, 1940s

Appearing in catalogs from 1919 to 1965, the Martin Style 2 Soprano, tenor and concert ukuleles were built with Mahogany for the body and neck, with Brazilian Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. Here we’re looking at a Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele built during the 1940’s. Martin ukes tended to not have serial numbers, so dating can be imprecise. This example is in remarkably good, clean condition with light wear, mostly from strumming. It’s one of the best preserved we have seen from this era. It plays well, and has the warm open tone that a Mahogany top provides.

Vintage
Price: $1,399.99 CAD
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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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