1932 Martin 00-21 Guitar (Serial Number 49621)

Serial number 49621 was stamped on January 5, 1932 and cleared final inspection on July 3 that year.

The tuners are Grover G-97 clipped plate machines with seamed metal butterbean buttons.

Style 21 features:

Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood

Top: Red spruce (Adirondack)

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Celluloid

Back stripe: Herringbone

Other period features:

Scalloped X-bracing

Ebony fingerboard

Ebony belly bridge

Ebony neck neck reinforcement

1-7/8" neck width at nut

24.9” scale length

Tortoiseshell celluloid pick guard

Slotted square fingerboard inlays

C. F. Martin stamp on back of headstock

Style stamp



One thought on “1932 Martin 00-21 Guitar (Serial Number 49621)

  1. This guitar was before the introduction of the Martin logo that became so prominent on the headstock. Evidently this started on Martin guitars just a few years later, maybe two, in the future. Has the company ever stated the reason for this addition and the drop of the engraved stamp? I believe 1934-5 were the years both were on opposite side of the headstock. Were they copying the other manufacturers like Gibson, who had been doing that for a number of years, or were there other reasons? This must have been a big decision as they had resisted doing it for so long. Please explain.

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