What a great guitar … this is an original Martin from the “Pre-War” period – model 2-17 made in 1931. 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 very good for a guitar of that age. It has a few repairs and a newer finish. The tuners are newer ones. The neck is straight and the frets are in good condition.
It plays nice and it is a lot of fun to play this cool guitar. In a few years it could perhaps benefit from a neck reset.
It comes with an old but not original case.