1948 C.F. Martin 000-21
CITES A10 Certificate #553823/01
So rare to find long tapered braced 000-21's. Around 474 were made during the tapered bracing period and this is an exceptional example. Solid brazilian rosewood rims and back with a solid Adirondack spruce top, mahogany neck, brazilian fingerboard and bridge and original Kluson tuners. The back still retains the herringbone back strip and 1948 was one of two years where Martin used a toner on it's tops and this example has a beautiful, carmel- like brown coloration to it. The neck is meaty but very comfortable which translates into more depth of sound in this old gal. Really resonant with rich harmonics and that kind of mercury image Martins can be known to give......haunting and cathedral like. All original in every way. Played and loved, it is one of those that grabs you not only when you see it but when you play it.