Martin Guitars

1932 Martin OM-18, Serial Number 52348

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Serial number 52348 was stamped on November 28, 1932 and cleared final inspection on August 25, 1933 (a very long time in production for the period). The OM-18 guitars made in 1932 were called “Model 32” and all had a “dark top”, in Martin terminology. These are now commonly known as amberburst, honeyburst or teaburst […]

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1934 Martin 0-17, Serial Number 55754

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Serial number 55754 was stamped on March 21, 1934 and cleared final inspection on May 28 that year. This guitar has the ebony neck reinforcement, bar frets and a Brazilian rosewood straight bridge. The tuners are similar to Grover G-98 clipped plate tuners but with black celluloid instead of metal buttons. These may be Grover […]

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1937 Martin 00-17, Serial number 65224

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Serial number 65224 was stamped on January 7, 1937 and cleared final inspection on May 10 that year. The neck is 1-3/4″ wide at the nut  with a 24.9″ scale length. The straight bridge is made of Brazilian rosewood. The tuners are Grover G-98 clipped plate machines with rounded metal buttons. This is a little […]

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1935 Martin D-28, Serial Number 59395

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Serial number 59395 was stamped on March 19, 1935 and cleared final inspection on August 15 that year. Being an early D-28 it has advanced X-bracing and an 1-3/4″ wide neck (string specing at the bridge is 2-5/16″). Like all pre-war D-28 guitars, it has herringbone purfling around the top of the guitar and the […]