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❌ SOLD ❌ David Nichols 00 Body Steel String Guitar, 2002


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Here’s a rare treat – from 2002, a David Nichols 00 Body Steel String Guitar, at Custom Pearl Inlay in Whippleville, New York. Nichols has been the mainstay of the C F Martin inlay department since the late 1960’s and builds guitars and mandolins under his own name.

This fine instrument is in very good condition. Built using the classic Martin 00 design, this guitar uses Bearclaw-figured Sitka Spruce for the top, Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. The top is braced with a forward shifted, scalloped layout.

The scale length is surprisingly short at 23 inches (584mm) while the nut width is a fairly wide 1.77 inches (45mm). Gold Waverly tuners are installed to the head.

And, David Nichols 00 Body has some inlay, as one would expect from the Custom Pearl Inlay shop. The basic pattern is the Martin ’41’ style, with abalone binding around the top, though not around the fingerboard tag, around the soundhole. The abalone binding continues inside the fingerboard binding and around the headstock, where a classic ‘alternate torch’ inlay resides. The fingerboard and bridge inlays use a lovely snowflake pattern.

Overall, this guitar is in very good condition with little wear, and it plays delightfully.    Over time, however, and this could be measured in years as this guitar is short scale and low tension, a neck reset and matching replacement bridge will be necessary.  We’ve adjusted the price to accommodate this.  


A hard shell case is included.


Price: $2,300.00 CAD
  • Model: 00
  • Year: 2002
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 02-00
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 30/04/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.18lbs 1.9kg
  • Scale Length: 23in 584mm
  • Nut Width: 1.77in 45mm
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