1962 Martin D-21

1962 Martin D-21

This big booming dreadnaught from one of Martin’s finest eras has everything you’d expect in volume, but it also has that wonderful sustain and ringing treble, and warm round bass, that only an almost-50-year-old Brazilian Rosewood Martin dreadnaught brings.

All original throughout. Small 3 inch finish crack on lower back, stable. Typical B-string/pickguard crack, difficult to see, from bridge to beneath guard. Great original finish with minor dings and some minor pickwear around the soundhole. Ivory nut, full, original bridge and perfect condition maple bridge plate. The frets are in great condition. Rosewood fingerboard shows slight wear, nothing out of the ordinary. Frets are fine, showing minimal wear. Beautiful tortoiseshell binding in great condition, no separation anywhere. Inside of guitar shows all braces perfect–very clean and dust-free inside. Strap lug on heel and endpin.

The neck was just set by Tony Nobles, and the action is low, with no buzzing. You can play it hard. It was fitted with a new bone saddle with the neck set (the original ivory saddle is in the case).

Brazilian rosewood D-size Martins, from the era when Martin still used hide glue for guitar construction, are highly sought-after. This one, in this condition, will go quickly.