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The World’s Smallest Pre-War Martin 6-String Guitar

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

A very rare, prewar Martin, and it’s the smallest pre-war Martin 6 string guitar ever made. It sounds amazing. Imagine if a fine prewar Gibson mandolin and a prewar Martin 6-string guitar had a baby– [...]

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Setting Up and Tuning a 19th-century Martin Guitar with Tuning Pegs

July 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Many 19th century Martin Guitars came from the factory with either ivory or ebony tuning pegs, like a violin (as opposed to geared tuners like modern guitars). Early Martins often had ebony pegs. But many [...]

  • 1920s Martin Guitars and Steel Strings

1920’s and Earlier Martin Guitars – Is it Safe to Use Steel Strings?

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Can I use steel strings on my vintage Martin guitar (or a guitar I am thinking of buying)? That is one of the most common questions asked, about pre-1930’s Martin guitars and other Jazz [...]

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