Martin Guitars

1919 Martin 0-45 Guitar, Serial Number 13602

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Serial number 13602 was stamped on April 8, 1919. It was shipped to Southern California Music Co. in Los Angeles CA on July 30, 1919, which explains the Southern California Music Co. metal plaque on the back of the headstock. Style 45 features: Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood Top: Red spruce (Adirondack) Purfling: Abalone and […]

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1892 Martin 00-28

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Martin guitars did not have serial numbers before 1898 but from about 1885 many guitars were dated in pencil (or crayon) under the top. This guitar is dated in 1892. The 00-28 model was Martin’s largest “professional” guitar at the time. This guitar originally had ivory friction pegs which have been replaced with moden machines. […]

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1919 Ditson 1-28, Serial Number 491

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Between 1916 and 1921 Martin made a special line of guitars for Charles H. Ditson & Co. in New York. These guitars had a wide-waisted design since they were meant to played Hawaiian style and the normal narrow waist was no longer necessary. These guitars did not have a flat fingerboard or high saddle as […]

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1927 Martin 000-45, Serial Number 33324

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Serial number 33324 was stamped on October 11, 1927. The tuners are Waverly chrome-plated G-32 machines with white ivoroid buttons. The bridge is a replacement made by noted luthier TJ Thompson. Style 45 features:  Back and side: Brazilian rosewood Top: Red spruce (Adirondack) Abalone purfling on the top, back, sides and sound hole Style 45 […]