Drawing the inspiration from the amazing sound of Martin's Golden Era dreadnought guitars, Musician's Friend's Private Reserve team has collaborated with the Martin Custom Shop to create spectacular i... Click To Read More About This Product
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Drawing the inspiration from the amazing sound of Martin's Golden Era dreadnought guitars, Musician's Friend's Private Reserve team has collaborated with the Martin Custom Shop to create spectacular instruments which replicate some of the most sought-after instruments ever. This Custom 00-21 totally hand-built by the Martin Custom Shop team, and was conceived for players who desire the tone and character of a smaller-bodied instrument. It's inspiration comes from a prized instrument in Martin's museum collection. After close evaluation of the original, the Adirondack tops on this 00-21 were thinned carefully to achieve the maximum balance between flexibility, movement and strength. These tops were then carefully matched to premium Madagascar rosewood backs and sides to create a sound box that's sonically exquisite. To further achieve the Golden Era tone, 1/4" hand-scalloped Adirondack bracing was used, and the entire instrument was constructed with vintage hide glue. Hide glue is highly sought-after due to its hardening characteristics which cause it to act as if it's part of the instrument and not just adhesive. But this custom 00-21 doesn't just perform well - it looks stunning too with its highly flamed koa binding. The guitar feels great too: the genuine mahogany neck has been given a special 1937 shape (done by the skillful hands of Custom Shop craftspeople). The neck construction features a traditional T-bar, and the scale length is a wonderfully comfortable 24.9" scale. Waverly tuners complete the package - as well as keep you in tune.
Comfortable 00-14 fret design
Great-sounding combination of solid Adirondack spruce top and solid Madagascar rosewood back &
Special 1937-style neck with smooth black ebony fingerboard
Bone nut and compensated saddle for improved sustain and intonationt
Special Instruction: Hide Glue Bridge, Neck, Braces, Top and Back to Body - Custom Certificate
Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: 00-14 Fret
Top: Adirondack Spruce - Sand to .105"
Top Braces: Adirondack/Scalloped 1/4''/Golden Era
Pattern: 00-14 Fret ( Pattern # 12A) 24.9" Scale
Top Binding: 5/32'' Highly Flamed Koa
Top Inlay: .040'' Maple; .042'' B/M/B Fiber
Rosete: Style 21 Special Rosette
Back: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Purfling: 00-21GE Fine Herringbone
Center Strip/Loc. Stamp: Sitka Spruce Standard(CF Martin & Co Nazareth PA Made in USA Between 1st/2nd Brace)
Back Binding: 5/32'' Highly Flamed Koa
Back Inlay: .040'' Maple
Sides: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Highly Flamed Koa
Endpiece Inlay: .012'' Maple Fiber
Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck: Genuine Mahogany- 12/4
Neck Shape: Special Shape/ 1937 Style
Headstock: Solid/6 String No Diamond/SquareTaper
Truss Rod: NR, T-Bar, 14 Fret ,Depth, .3759 Length 14
Heelcap: High Figured Flame Koa
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Headplate Decal: Old Style Silver (Large)
Tuning Machines: Waverly (#4071) Nickel with Snakewood Knobs
Fingerboard: Black Ebony
Scale Length: 24.84 (24.9)
Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Width at 12 Fret: 2 1/4''
Fret Wire: G300
Frets Clear: 14
Total Frets: 20
Pearl Inlay: Style 21- .190'' Select Abalone Squares - One at 5th, Two at 7th, One at 9th
Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
Side Dot Position: One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Single at 12th, One at 15th & 17th Frets
Finish Type: Gloss/Satin Neck
Finish Body: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Filler
Finish Top: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Clear
Finish Neck: Non-Catalyzed Satin/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
Bridge: Black Ebony
Style: Pyramid with Drop-in Saddle
String Spacing: 2-5/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Strings: LifeSPan MSP 7100 Light Strings
Bridge Pins: Genuine Bone with Abalone Pearl Dots 3.0mm
End Pin: Bone with Select Pearl Dots, 4.0mm
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