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2008 Martin M-21 Steve Earle

2008 Martin M-21 Steve Earle

It isn’t often that we see a legally-used one of these very desirable Martin M-21 Steve Earle Martins come along, and this one is superior. As many of you know, I designed this model for Steve, specified every little detail, inside and out, with his personal tastes and needs in mind. The basic idea was to have an M-size Grand Auditorium guitar for working musicians, made from the very best materials and with the most austere, least costly decoration for maximum performance at minimum cost, all this at Steve's behest. The back and sides are of East Indian rosewood, the top is of Alpine spruce with scalloped bracing, the fingerboard and bridge are rosewood. Best-quality American-made Waverly tuners are used here of course. This guitar is in as pristine condition as when I first sold it in 2008. It has just come back to me from its original purchaser, who appears to have barely ever played it if at all; there’s not a scratch to be found, and it seems to still even have its original factory strings on it. Did he put it away for posterity? Beats me, but you’re not likely to ever come across another in this condition, possibly not come across another in any condition, ever. The action is exactly as it was in 2008 when it first left here, and it still has all its original Martin papers and hang tags. Martin made exactly 154 of these Artist Signature Edition Steve Earle models before closing down the ordering; we wish they hadn't, as I've had so many requests for more of them. Steve has three that he tours with and I've got one, and who knows where the rest of them went though I'm certain that they all went to very proud homes; I'm amazed that someone actually gave this one up. This M-21 Steve Earle model, like every one of them, has a label inside that is individually numbered and hand-signed by both Steve and me. Enough said. Someone can get a lot of good songs written from this guitar, which would make Steve proud. $3395 w/ohsc

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$3395.00
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