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1924 CF Martin 2-17

1924 C.F. Martin 2-17

This is the first model made by Martin that was specifically designed and braced for steel strings......and it's a very rare thing..  Scalloped double tone bars and X brace, all  mahogany and an amazing big little guitar..  All original with one crack next to the original bridge which has been stabilized, it's a magical little instrument.  We never see instruments this early with steel strings on them and we never ever see this model for sale.  It's as simply made as a guitar could be but with all the elements of a much larger Martin of a slightly later period.  Fingerpicking is just a delight with this and it would record in ways nothing else would.  Rare rare and rare............and more importantly.  Magical.