Guitars

1942 Martin D-45S Guitar (Serial Number 81242)

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All pre-war Martin D-45 guitars are rare but a D-45 Special guitar considerably raises the bar on the rarity factor. This guitar was ordered for Austin Wood on March 28, 1942 by the Ludwig Music House of St. Louis, Missouri, although the bookings entry does not mention what special feature was ordered. The Martin shop […]

Guitars

1932 Martin “Arkie” D-2S Guitar (Serial Number 50562)

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Luther Ossenbrink (March 2, 1906 – June 23, 1981) was an American country musician who was also known as the “Arkansas Woodchopper” or just “Arkie”. He started performing on radio on KMBC in Kansas City in 1928 and moved to WLS in Chicago in 1930, where he was a popular performer until the late 1950’s. […]