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

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– this is it. Wonderful, how much sound this guitar puts out, and it has a shimmering tone that is mesmerizing. [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|20th-century, Martin|0 Comments

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

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 of the 1850- 1890’s Martins had beautiful ivory tuning pegs. If you take the time to learn to properly tune [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|19th-century, Martin, Uncategorized|0 Comments