Martin Guitars

1938 Martin 00-21S, Serial Number 70165

Here is an example of the rare and much sought after 14-fret 00-21 from the 1930s. Almost all 00-21 guitar from the period were 12-fret models but between 1935 and 1938 a total of twelve 00-21 guitars were made with 14 fret necks, all were sold to dealers in Chicago but all but one was ordered by just one dealer. This particular guitar is the second last example made.

Like all style 21 guitars it has a herringbone sound hole ring and herringbone backstripe.

The tuners are Grover G-98 pointed plate machines.

It is particularly nice to have a contemporary photo of the proud original owner.

Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood

Top: Red spruce (Adirondack)

Photos courtesy of Wexer Guitars.

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