1929 Martin 000-18 Guitar (Serial Number 38272)

Serial number 39272 was stamped on April 4, 1929 and cleared final inspection on October 22 that year, just two days before "Black Thursday" of the 1929 Stock Market Crash and truly marking the very end of the "roaring 20's".

The tuners are Waverly G-30 machines.

Style 18 features:

Back and sides: Mahogany

Top: Red spruce (Adirondack)

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Black

Other period features:

Scalloped X-bracing

Ebony fingerboard

Ebony straight bridge

Ebony bar neck reinforcement

1-7/8" neck width at nut

No pick guard

Dot fingerboard inlays

C. F. Martin stamp on back of head stock

No style stamp


Photographs courtesy of David Ziegele

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