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Interesting 1944 advertisement!

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This very interesting advertisement was posted on the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum (UMGF) website. Wittich’s Musical Shop in Reading PA was a regular Martin customer from 1929 to 1962 and made frequent orders for a briad range of Martin instruments. This advertisement was published in the May 8, 1944 edition of the Reading Eagle newspaper. […]

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1944 Martin D-18, Serial Number 88780

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Seial number 88780 was stamped on August 22, 1944 and cleared final inspection on November 18 that year. This guitar retains the scalloped braces that define pre-war Martins (the transition to straight braces occurred in December 1944). The tuners are probably Kluson 502 machines. It will be noted the bushings are missing from the front […]