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C. F. Martin 000-18 Custom Shop Figured Mahogany, 2015

C. F. Martin 000-18 Custom Shop Figured Mahogany, 2015

This C. F. Martin 000-18 custom shop model dates to 2015 and uses higher grade figured woods and subtle decoration to improve on a classic design. The first samples of the 000 body date to 1902, and one 000-18 was built, using Maple for the back and sides, during 1906. In 1911, three were made, and by 1923 sales numbers started to increase into the hundreds. In 1933, 14-fret necks started to appear and soon became standard.

Price: $2750 CAD
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C. F. Martin 00-42SC John Mayer ‘Stagecoach’ Guitar, 2016

C. F. Martin 00-42SC John Mayer 'Stagecoach' Guitar, 2016

Here’s an interesting instrument – From C F Martin, the 00-42SC John Mayer model, which replicates a Stagecoach or early Travel Guitar! This spectacular instrument combines a 00 size body with Sitka Spruce and Cocobolo, and adds ’42’ series inlays and appointments. A 12-fret neck and slotted peghead are used to keep the dimensions down, keeping in mind that the SC designates that these originally were designed to be used as entertainment on stagecoach journeys (or perhaps ordeals).

Price: $9500 CAD
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Sold! C F Martin DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought, 2013

Sold!  C F Martin DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought, 2013

Built from 2009 to 2016, the C F Martin DCPA1 Plus starts with a full sized, cutaway dreadnought body. A Sitka Spruce top is paired with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony used for the bound fingerboard and bridge. The headplate, which carries a vintage-style C F Martin logo in Puau, is acrylic. Puau or Abalone is also used around the soundhole.

Price: $2200 CAD

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Sold! C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature, 2006

Sold!  C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature, 2006

The C F Martin company based the 000-28EC model on the guitar Eric Clapton leaned on for his 1992 ‘Unplugged’ MTV performance. The C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature is a very well balanced guitar, producing wonderful results for fingerstyle and picking. As a ’28’ style guitar, it pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate; the neck and body blocks are Mahogany, and the unbound fingerboard and bridge are Ebony. It has ‘Herringbone’ style binding – which would not have been on a 1966 model!

Price: $3000 CAD

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‼️Reduced‼️ C F Martin 0-18K Steel String Guitar Koa, 1930

‼️Reduced‼️ C F Martin 0-18K Steel String Guitar Koa, 1930

Built from 1918 to 1935, the C F Martin 0-18K is a small body Koa wood guitar intended for Hawaiian music, which was very popular at the time. Another very similar version, the 0-18KH (for Hawaiian) was built between 1927 and 1928. Based on the proven ‘parlor’ size 0 body, the 0-18K used Koa for the top, sides and back, Mahogany for the neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge. At the time this example was built – likely around November 1930, given the serial number – straight Bar frets were still used.

Price: $4500 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ C. F. Martin D12-35 12 String Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 1969

‼️Reduced‼️ C. F. Martin D12-35 12 String Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 1969

Introduced in 1965, the Martin D12-35 is the 12-string version of the classic Martin D35, visually notable with its three piece Rosewood back. The three-piece design was introduced partly because of simple market forces – larger sized pieces of Rosewood, particularly Brazilian, were becoming scarcer and more expensive. By 1967, Martin was phasing out the use of Brazilian Rosewood, but it appeared on guitars into 1970 until the stocks were completely exhausted.

Price: $3500 CAD
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