Martin Guitars

1945 Martin 000-21 Guitar, Serial Number 92250

Serial number 92250 was stamped on August 24, 1945 and cleared final inspection on November 30 that year.

The tuners are Kluson 502N machines with white celluloid buttons.

The guitar still retains the war-time ebony neck reinforcement while the top is now braced with straight braces instead of scalloped braces.

Style 21 features:

Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood

Top: The top should have changed to Sitka spruce by 1945 but this guitars still seems to have an Adirondack spruce top.

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Brazilian rosewood

Backstripe: Herringbone

Soundhole: Herringbone ring

Other period features:

Straight bracing

Ebony fingerboard

Ebony belly bridge

Ebony neck reinforcement

1-11/16" neck width at nut

Tortoiseshell celluloid pick guard

Dot fingerboard inlays

Decal on front of headstock

No C. F. Martin stamp on back of headstock

Style stamp

At the time of writing (May 15, 2019) this guitar is available at Schoenberg Guitars.

Photos courtesy of Schoenberg Guitars

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