Guitars

1909 Wanamaker Style F Guitar

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This is  a very rare guitar made by Martin for Wanamaker’s Department Store, which had branches in Philadelphia and New York. The Wanamaker store in Philadelphia started buying instruments from Martin in 1904. From 1907 to 1910 some guitars were also purchased for the New York branch. Wanamaker continued to buy Martin guitars, mandolins and […]

Martin Guitars

Ca.1850-1852 Martin (5-30) Guitar

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The Moravian Historical Society has quite an interesting old Martin guitar in its collection. From the dimensions shown below some interesting observations can be made. Width of lower bout 11.00” (279mm) Width of upper bout 8.00” (203mm) Length of body 16.50” (419mm) Total length: 34″ (864mm) Depth of body at heel 3.50” (89mm) Depth of […]

Martin Guitars

1911 Martin 00-42 Guitar, Serial Number 11219

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Serial number 11219 was stamped on January 11, 1911 and was shipped t0 Eilere Music House in Seattle WA on December 15, 1911. The tuners are German silver Handel machines with inlaid ivory buttons. Style 42 features: Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood Top: Red spruce (Adirondack) Purfling: Abalone and lines on top and around fingerboard […]