Martin 0-17 1930 “Pre War”

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What a great guitar … this is an original Martin from the “Pre-War” period – model 0-17. Completely made of wonderful mahogany.

The Martin Pre-War guitars are legendary among steel string guitars. At that time Martin guitars were still built in limited numbers. For each instrument selected high-quality materials were used and each instrument was tuned and optimized individually (this stopped in the 40’s and 50’s).

This guitar sounds so wonderfully bluesy and would be a wonderful instrument for a Jazz/Blues guitarist. It has a great quality sound and produces a fabulous mature vintage tone with sweet highs clear mids and a fine bass. It is wonderfully balanced in sound and absolutely fun to play.

The condition is a little rough – it has received some repairs all around and some finish touch up in some spots. A true player, definitely not an instrument for collectors.

A neck reset was done and the action is perfect. The neck is straight and the frets are in good condition.

It comes with a suitable case.