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 of this guitar is a bit rough. It has been repaired many times by different people. The sides have been repaired multiple times and there is also a repair to the headstock. All repairs are stable and it has been checked by our luthier – it is ready to go and enjoy.
A neck reset was done and the action is perfect. The neck is straight and the frets are in good condition. This guitar is surely not a beauty, but a player which will amaze those who are searching a guitar with scars and character.
It comes with a newer case.