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❌SOLD❌ Martin M-36 Steel String Guitar Natural, 2012


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The Martin M-36 is based on the very successful Martin M, or 0000 ‘Quadruple O’ size body. This is larger than any of the single to triple 0 size bodies, yet smaller than a dreadnought; consequently it is fairly loud with great projection, and has a very evenly represented tone and is very comfortable to play. It’s ideal for solo performers but fits well into ensembles and extremely well into recording situations.

These guitars are built with a solid Sitka Spruce top and Indian rosewood for the three-piece back, sides, bridge and headplate, and ebony for the bound fingerboard. This Martin M-36 dates to April of 2012. It is in overall good shape though there is a small section of repaired, non-structural finish damage to the top at the edge of the lower bass bout. There is also some natural and expected play wear, and some lacquer checking; fret wear is light.

This guitar plays very well, and the M-36 is a great design – comfortable, good sounding, easy to play and with plenty of volume and projection.

Here is the builder on the Martin M-36:

“A three-piece back, bound neck, and body that’s wide like a jumbo and thin like a 000, for a sound as distinctive as those who play it. East Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce work with scalloped bracing to produce a tone that’s big, balanced and ideal for studio recordings. Enclosed gear tuners and a modified low oval neck with narrow taper offer superb playability. “

Martin M-36 Specifications:

  • Body Size: M-14 Fret (0000-14 Fret)
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back and Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4″
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4”
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics: Optional
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32″
  • Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Faux Tortoise
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16″
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides Color: None
  • Brace Size: 5/16″
  • Back Detail: None
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 35
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heelcap: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Side Detail: None
  • Endpiece: Antique White
  • Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8”
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 38
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother-of-Pearl
  • Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: Antique White
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Knob: Large
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headplate Binding Material: None
  • Headplate Detail: None


Price: $2,500.00 CAD $2,750.00 CAD
  • Model: M-36
  • Year: 2012
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1587857, built during April 2012 at Nazareth, PA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 08/02/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.664lbs 2.12kg
  • Scale Length: 25.4in 645.16 mm
  • Nut Width: 1.703in 43.04mm
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