What a great guitar … this is an original Martin from the “Pre-War” period – model 00-17. 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 at that time 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 good and it is in the original condition as much as possible. Original varnish, pickguard and also otherwise it makes an original impression. There is a professionally made repair at the side and also a few braces in the inside were reglued and partially professionally replaced with original dimensions. A previously installed tailpiece has been removed, which can only be seen when you take a closer look.
A neck reset was done and the action is perfect. The neck is straight and the frets are in good condition.