2007 Martin Arts and Crafts 2 Limited Edition Guitar
(Serial No. 1258731 Limited edition 10 of 100) Excellent condition. This is one of the more interesting custom Martin models of the past couple of decades, designed to honor the more austere "Arts & Crafts" aesthetic that flowered in America between the eras of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. This guitar has a 000 size body of white German oak with a long 25.4 inch scale like a 1930s OM, the top is Englemann spruce with scalloped braces, nut is 1 3/4 inch and string spacing is 2 1/4 inch at the bridge. The ebony fretboard is inlaid in an interpretation of the Arts and Crafts style with ginkgo leaves and a matching border in gold mother of pearl. The aging toner top, as well as the sides, back, and back of the neck are all gloss lacquer. The bridge is a pyramid "Stauffer" style; the bridge and end pins are solid black ebony. The headstock is faced in East Indian rosewood with a "C Martin F" block gold mother of pearl logo and an inlaid pearl Ginkgo leaf floral border. The tuners are Gotoh antique gold machines with large buttons. The sound hole label is signed by C F Martin IV and bears the number #10 of 100. In another nod to the Arts and Crafts movement, the back stripe is made up of a repeating rosewood & oak dovetail design. On either side of the heel of the neck two rosewood squares are placed, mirrored at the end graft. There is a L.R. Baggs internal pickup, which connects with a mini jack built into the endpin.There are a couple of small "worm tracks" (probably from a buckle) on the back of the guitar, but nothing through the finish. Comes in the original Martin Geib style hardshell case with one non-functioning latch.
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