| Condition: || Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition || Brand: || Martin |
| Model: || Vintage |
Recent Neck Reset and fret dress done by Glaser Repair, here in Nashville, TN. Frets are in great shape. Waverly Tuners Plays wonderful and has the expected tonal characteristics of a good 50's Martin 00: woody, punchy, resonant. The Issues: You're likely to notice the scarring on the guitar. At some point, the original guard was removed without much care, then in its stead was installed a giant guard, a guard popular amongst Country Swing and Country players of the era. I've made no attempt to clean the residual glue and do not know what type of glue was used. In the headstock were drilled two holes to accommodate two tuning machines. Subsequently, the nut too was modified. the nut however remains correctly slotted for all 6 strings. This can be seen in photograph. That all being said, its a wonderful player. Plays like a new guitar but with the tonal benefits of an aged Martin 00.Comes with an unbranded hardshell case. If you're interested with questions, please, let me know.