Martin Guitars

1949 Martin 0-18 Guitar, Serial Number 111404

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Serial number 111404 was stamped on September 7, 1949 and cleared final inspection on October 28 that year. The tuners are Kluson 210 machines with rounded metal buttons. Style 18 features: Back and sides: Mahogany Top: Sitka spruce Purfling: Lines Binding: Black celluloid No backstripe Other period features: Straight X-bracing Rosewood fingerboard Rosewood belly bridge […]

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1931 Martin OM-18 Guitar, Serial Number 48106

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Serial number 48106 was stamped on August 26, 1931 and cleared final inspection on December 1 that year. This guitar was made shortly after the change from banjo tuners to side tuners and the larger pick guard were made. The tuners are replacements but the original tuners would have been Grover G-98 clipped plate machines. […]

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1943 Martin 0-17 Guitar, Serial Number 83391

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Serial number 83391 was stamped on February 10, 1943 and cleared final inspection on April 9 that year. The tuners are Kluson 502 machines with white celluloid buttons. The backing plates still retain the stamped rim seen in earlier Klusons machines. Later war-time Klusons had plain backing plates. Typical of war time Martin guitars the […]

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1935 Martin 0-17 Guitar, Serial Number 59229

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Serial number 59229 was stamped on February 23, 1935 and cleared final inspection on May 8 that year. The tuners are clipped plate Grover G-98 machines with rounded metal buttons. Style 17 features: Back and sides: Mahogany Top: Mahogany Purfling: Single white line Binding: Mahogany (?) Other period features: Scalloped X-bracing Rosewood fingerboard Dot inlays […]