1948 C.F. Martin 000-21
CITES A10 Certificate #553823/01
Golden Era Martin 000-21. Only in the small window from '47 thru '48 do we find the new bracing to come after the scalloped bracing of the pre-war and war era: the long taper. A lot of people don't know about this but it's common knowledge that during these few years Martin instituted this new bracing profile and it's just what it says it is. A long taper toward the rim of the guitar. And what a lovely thing it is. Many players that I have met prefer it to the scalloped as it offers more control than the former without any sacrifice of tone quality. I agree. This example is all original and in superb condition. Brazilian rosewood rims and back with a possible Englemann Spruce top, mahogany neck and brazilian board and bridge. To my mind, the 21 series is the ultimate hybrid of Martins long line of models. The combination of a rosewood body with a rosewood board and bridge is sublimely acoustic. As powerful as the 28 series yet with a woodier tone like the 18 series. Heaven in wood to my mind. There is a filled jack hole to the bottom rim most likely from the 50's and a repaired crack. It plays perfectly having had a neck set years ago, which they all have had, and it's ready to go. It also comes with a CITES A10 commercial use permit...............try to get one of those today !!!!