Martin 1943 D-28 (War Time) Brazilian Excellent condition - Outstanding specimen of a war-time 70 year old solid tone instrument. Several repairs that have been professionally done include: Bridge, saddle and oversize Maple bridge plate replaced, part of the top has been very lightly over sprayed, in front & behind the bridge, around the sound hole along with some touch up on a couple of small spots, 2 back cracks both run parallel to the center seam one below about half way down the back, the other one the top of the seam. Both have been closed and are solid. Pickguard has been replaced along with the tuners to Waverly “Butterbeans” and 1 11/16’’ nut width, also a great older neck re-set and a fret job make it ready for the next 70 years. All work is expertly done and has made this instrument an extremely strong sounding and perfectly playing guitar that has that dry, fat, open & alive tone and power. Only 193 of these were made in 1943. It sounds just as it is supposed to for a 70 year old bone as these repairs didn’t hinder the sound at all. Comes with a newer deluxe hard case.
Product ID: s261
Martin 2013 Custom Shop D-45 Madagascar Mint with tags and papers - This guitar was ordered with a special upgraded wide grain Adirondack top and was built to the 1942 D-45 Authentic specs less the BRW. This is the finest top we have seen on a modern Martin guitar. Tight in the middle and flares to wide at the bouts. Beautiful Madagascar Rosewood back & sides, hot hide glue build, 1 3/4'' nut width, 2 5/16'' string spacing, all the 45 style trimmings, gold Waverly "Butterbean" tuners and Tortoise grain traditional pickguard. With all this beauty the most beautiful feature is the sound. Tremendous deep vibrant tone, outstanding power, clear balance without that sometimes muddy delivery in the midrange and trebles, just pure wonderful projection. In our opinion this is in the top 5 modern Martin's we have encountered. According to Martin's Custom Shop if ordered one today equipped as this guitar is, the list price would be $18600.00. The emphases is mostly on the specs, top and the Madagascar tone wood. Much beauty, much power, much tone and much enjoyment. Comes with hand tags, papers and even hang tags on the Custom Shop case. You will be very happy with this incredible instrument.
Product ID: s294
Thompson OM-BRA Orchestra Model Brazilian New - We are honored to be the exclusive dealer, and present to you, handmade guitars by Preston Thompson of Sisters Oregon. Thompson instruments are made with the highest level in materials and impeccable workmanship. All of his guitars are built and based on the "Golden Era" of guitar legends. The fit & finish takes a back seat to no one using proven nitrocellulose lacquer as in those good old 30's & 40's. This first guitar received is this very special "sunken" Brazilian Rosewood OM that was cut in 1936, which takes on the meaning of real "old growth." Look at the color and straight lines as well as dark lines of this most prized and legendary tone wood. The Master grade Adirondack top is rich & creamy with tight grain in the middle that widens towards the bouts, Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, Herringbone top trim, 1 3/4'' nut width, diamond & squares inlay into Ebony fingerboard, 2 5/16'' string spacing at the traditional Ebony bridge, thru saddle, traditional Tortoise grain pickguard, Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, old style squared headstock, modified "V" profile Mahogany neck and solid bridge pins. The first thing noticed when engaged is the power and instant response, that fat dry delivery, outstanding sustain, the outrageous balance and super clarity with no frayed edges. This is not Preston Thompson's first rodeo as he has been building for several years at a limited scale, but now has geared up to build on a regular basis and has chosen us to represent his fine full line. Guitars of this caliber are a real find and we are pleased to offer these in our shop. Priced with deluxe hard case. This guitar is on hold and is being reviewed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
Product ID: s287