1907 Martin 0-28

1907 Martin 0-28

For all of you who have been waiting for the true bargain in an early Martin, this is it. It is signed and dated under the top # 10721 / 12/26/07 / FHM  by Frank Henry Martin, owner of the company then and foreman as well; Martin had only nine or ten employees at any one time in those years and Frank was of course at the top. Typical of guitars of the day, it left the factory with gut strings, the earlier equivalent of today’s nylon, which it is currently strung with. Some Martins of this era will accept silk-and-steel or extra-light gauge steel strings handsomely; this is a matter of experimentation, see what happens over time, go back if appropriate. There are absolutely no top cracks though there is a tiny, insignificant scrunch at the very edge at the lower bass bout, fine and solid. There are a few back cracks that have been done so professionally that I’d love to know who did them. As many of you know, I’m a particular critic when it comes to repairs, especially on older Martins, and this work is superb. The bridge is a replica, original pyramid-style; the nut is its original genuine ivory one and the tuners and bar-type frets are original too. I will say this: the guitar is a complete joy to play. The action is as easy as anyone could ask for and the volume and tone are superb, as clear and bright and large as can be, the kind found only in early Martins like this. $6995 w/hsc

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$6995.00
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