1947 Martin 00-17 Guitar
(Serial No. 100444) Well played condition but structually fine. Blues approved! I've seen these small bodied, all mahogany guitars in the hands of players such as Lightnin' Hopkins, Ry Cooder, and countless others. I think its required somewhere that you have to play one of these at some point to be a 'real' folk blues artist. The guitar is so well known as a blues special that the movie "Crossroads" featured the character Lightnin' Boy Martone as starting out playing on one. This guitar features solid mahogany top, back and sides, a 1 11/16 inch nut on the V shaped neck, 14 fret body, gloss finish, and a roswood fretboard and bridge. It is very light weight and incredibly responsive. The action and frets are perfect as the neck was just reset and the guitar set up by luthier Richie Dotson in Chesterfield VA. Here is a video clip of this guitar as played by Richie. All original finish and hardware including wartime tuning machines and pickguard. Shows some significant capo wear on the back of the neck, but no cracks, breaks, or refinish is noted elsewhere. Here's the best part - great warm blues tone with excellent volume. Comes with a old softshell case.
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