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❌SOLD❌ Martin 00-18 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1950

❌SOLD❌ Martin 00-18 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1950

Here is a lovely Martin 0018 steel string guitar built during April of 1950, very glossy and having had a neck reset for great playability! As an ’18’ style model, the Martin 0018 construction features a Spruce top (Sitka since the early 1940’s) and Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck. The bridge, fingerboard and head plate are Rosewood – and as this guitar was built before 1967, that means Brazilian Rosewood.

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Price: $5,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D12 20 12 String Guitar Natural, 1968

❌SOLD❌ 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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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-21 Dreadnought Brazilian Rosewood, 1958

❌SOLD❌   Martin D-21 Dreadnought Brazilian Rosewood, 1958

Built from 1955 to 1969, the Martin D-21 was a bridge between the Mahogany D-18 and the Rosewood D-28 models, with Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides but without extra binding or decoration. Martin stopped building the D-21 about the same time their stocks of Brazilian Rosewood were exhausted, and demand for the model was not enough to justify shifting it to Indian Rosewood.

Vintage
Price: $7,650.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin D12-35 12 String Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 1969

❌SOLD❌  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.

Vintage
Price: $3,500.00 CAD

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

❌ SOLD ❌  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.

Vintage
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin D12-18 Twelve String Guitar, 1977

❌SOLD❌   C. F. Martin D12-18 Twelve String Guitar, 1977

This fine example of the Martin D12-18 was built during 1977, possibly around May. It’s in overall good condition and most importantly, its has just had a neck reset and full setup at The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop. Consequently, it plays very well and should be ready for years of use. The finish is in good shape with just a few small dings and dents, some of which show up in an exaggerated way in the photos due to lighting effects. The Grover strip tuners are an unusual model, and work well.

Vintage
Price: $1,950.00 CAD

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