Limited to a small run of 44 guitars (after John's birth year of 1944), the D John Sebastian is a gorgeous 14-fret slope-shoulder dreadnought boasting back and sides of highly-figured koa and an Adiro... Read More
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Limited to a small run of 44 guitars (after John's birth year of 1944), the D John Sebastian is a gorgeous 14-fret slope-shoulder dreadnought boasting back and sides of highly-figured koa and an Adirondack spruce top finished in stunning Amber Burst. Inlay for the fingerboard is a John Sebastian design in mother-of-pearl. Each guitar will include a label signed by John Sebastian and numbered in sequence, along with a photo label.
Model: D John Sebastian
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret (Slope Shoulder)
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 45
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Highly Figured Koa
Back Purfling: Fine Herringbone
Side Material: Solid Highly Figured Koa
Binding: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
Back Inlay: Black/White Fiber
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Headplate: Flat Sawn East Indian Rosewood
Heelcap: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: John Sebastian Design in mother-of-pearl
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss - Amber Burst
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly with Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
Saddle: 12'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel with Snakewood Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Bone with pearl dots
Interior Label: 2 Labels 1-Signed by John Sebastian and numbered. 1- Photo Label
if you are lucky enough to purchase/own/borrow/play this guitar, happy days are ahead, it may be the best martin you will ever play, simply amazing sound and construction, better hurry, only 44 will be made, likely already sold out, good luck.