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(Discontinued) Martin D-28 1955 CFM IV 55th Birthday Anniversary Model

(Discontinued) Martin D-28 1955 CFM IV 55th Birthday Anniversary Model

Today, we are proud to feature a very special guitar: the Martin D-28 1995 CFM IV 55th Birthday Anniversary model. Built in honor of Chris Martin’s continuing dedication to the Martin Guitar Company, this guitar is a historic reissue based on the specs of a 1955 D-28. To celebrate Chris Martin’s 55th birthday, Martin is building 55 of these beautiful guitars. We have only 1 available; numbered 24/55.

Vintage

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Martin OM-45 Marquis (No Longer Available)

Martin OM-45 Marquis (No Longer Available)

According to C. F. Martin III, the 14-fret neck was developed in late 1929. Prior to the period, guitars were generally equipped with a 12-fret neck. As the story goes, a renowned plectrum banjoist of the day, Perry Bechtel, suggested to Frank Henry Martin that he make a guitar with a 14-fret neck. Bechtel reasoned that the longer neck would increase the guitar’s range and make it a more versatile instrument. Following Bechtel’s advice, Martin introduced a guitar with the longer neck and dubbed it an “Orchestra Model.”

New

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Martin D28 Dan Tyminski Sold and Discontinued

Martin D28 Dan Tyminski Sold and Discontinued

Bluegrass composer, vocalist and instrumentalist Dan Tyminski is probably best known for his Grammy winning version of “Man of Constant Sorrow” from the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”. He is also a member of the band Alison Krauss and Union Station and has won 10 Grammy awards for solo and collaborative projects. So what does a multiple Grammy award winning bluegrass player want from a guitar? How about a big loud dreadnought with tons of headroom and warm rich overtones. Sounds good to me!

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Larrivee PV-09 Cutaway Electric Parlor Guitar SOLD

Well isn’t this cute as a bug’s ear! These Larrivee Parlor guitars have been just begging for a cutaway and pickup system for years … and now Jean Larrivee has accommodated us with this brand new PV-09 model!

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Larrivee Guitars : LSV-11 Fingerstyle SOLD

Larrivee Guitars : LSV-11 Fingerstyle SOLD

Jean Larrivee has been under pressure from his dealers to create an instrument specifically targeted for fingerstyle players. As usual, he has responded with a guitar that has exceeded expectations! His new LSV-11 Fingerstyle debuted at the 2006 Winter NAMM show and immediately created a huge buzz in the industry!

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Lacroix 000 12 “The Fountain” No Longer Available

Lacroix 000 12 "The Fountain" No Longer Available

Today we are featuring a new guitar from local builder John Lacroix. This is a very cool 000 body guitar with a 12 fret neck joint and slotted head stock with “The Fountain” mother of pearl inlay. The lovely looking sets of Sitka spruce and Indian rosewood which make up the body are tastefully dressed up by a curly maple body binding, colorful spalted maple rosette and the high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The mother of pearl “The Fountain” inlay on the headstock is eye catching without being too busy and adds a very nice focal point to the instrument.

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