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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin J-40 Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 2005


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Sometimes a guitar can surprise you. I picked up this Martin J-40 having handled a number of 000 guitars recently, and was taken aback by its depth and power. It sounds fantastic!

Though the J body is not a lot bigger than a triple-0, it has a remarkably full bottom end and midrange presence delivered without hesitation. The top end is as bright and sparkly as you would expect from a Sitka Spruce top.

This Martin J-40 dates to early 2005 and was built at the Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, and as typical, Mahogany for the neck with an Ebony bridge and bound Ebony fingerboard. The action is quite low at 4/64ths , and there is lots of saddle protruding.

The J-40 is a fairly ‘classy’ guitar, yet with some restraint; the hexagonal inlay set is done in Abalone, with a single Abalone ring in the rosette to match. The tuners are stock Martin and gold-plated.

This guitar is in good shape with light play wear and light fret wear. It has actually been played, and sounds like it. Its voice is definitely developing.

The original Geib-style case is included.

Price: $3,500.00 CAD
  • Model: J-40
  • Year: 2005
  • Finish Clear Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1052341
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 16/04/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.75lbs 2.16kg
  • Scale Length: 645mm 25.4in
  • Nut Width: 42.85mm 1.687in
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