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Martin 0018 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1950

Martin 0018 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.

Vintage
Price: $5,750.00 CAD
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Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

The Martin Custom line offers, as the name suggests, a wide range of options. This is a Martin Custom with  mostly D42 style appointments.  A D-45 style ‘Alternative Torch’ headstock inlay is used in place of the normal ‘C F Martin’ logo.  This particular guitar was built as part of  Martin’s 2006 ‘1833’ Series. 

Used
Price: $12,500.00 CAD
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Martin 0028 Standard Natural Finish

Martin 0028 Standard Natural Finish

The Martin 0028 has been built for over a century, with the first known example appearing in 1898.   The first mention of the 00 body size dates to 1877!  Martin’s 00 body was considered enormous when introduced, and was the largest size until the first 000 sized guitar appeared in 1902, followed a decade later by the D body size built for the Ditson company. 

New
Price: $4,189.00 CAD
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Martin D35 with LR Baggs M1a Pickup Natural, 2008

Martin D35 with LR Baggs M1a Pickup Natural, 2008

The Martin D35, recognizable for its distinctive three-piece back, has been part of Martin’s standard lineup since its 1965 introduction. The design was generated for a practical reason – it allowed use of smaller sections of Rosewood that could not fit on a two-piece back as used on the D-28 or D-45. While the D28 and D35 share many construction features, the D35 can have a bit more tonal range and better developed low and high end response and balance.

Used
Price: $3,000.00 CAD
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Martin 518 Terz Guitar Natural, 1955

Martin 518 Terz Guitar Natural, 1955

The Martin 518 Terz appeared in the Martin catalog from 1898 until 1989 and despite its long production run had one notable players, the great Marty Robbins.   Sting has also used the Terz.  The Terz is a small bodied instrument that’s tuned up a minor third, meaning the tuning is G-C-F-A#-D-G low to high. The shorter 21.375 inch scale makes this possible without excessive tension. The Martin 518 Terz design was influenced by Viennese Terz styles built by the Stauffer company C F Martin apprenticed with. There were also Italian Terz models with smaller bodies.

Vintage
Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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Martin J-40 Jumbo Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Martin J-40 Jumbo Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Here we have a brand new C. F. Martin J-40. The J-40 features a tight-waisted jumbo body shape, built from a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood for the back and sides. Mahogany is used for the neck, and ebony for the bound fingerboard and bridge. This is one of the few new J-40s available anywhere, and given the world wide and industry wide impact the pandemic has had, they will continue to be hard to obtain.

New
Price: $5,539.00 CAD
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