Collings 1997 D3 Excellent condition - Sitka Spruce top, very nice Indian Rosewood back & sides with some dark streaking, 1 3/4'' nut width, bound Ebony fingerboard with no inlay, bound headstock, Abalone rosette, Brazilian Rosewood overlay, gold Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, Ebony traditional bridge, solid Ebony bridge pins with Pearl dots, triple bound body, peghead and Tortoise grain pickguard. A very clean example that has 17 years of seasoned tone with great balance and plays like silk. Overall, a wonderful older Collings with some very fine looking Indian Rosewood. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 899
Martin 2006 D-28 1937 "Golden Era" Limited Edition Brazilian Near mint - This is one of the finest sounding modern day Martin guitars we have encountered. Deep, warm, fat and loose with great delivery and response. We compared it with a new D-28 Authentic which is around 40K, that we could tell very little difference. Both were full of life and that vintage tone that reminds us of that " Golden Era" mid 30's sound. Adirondack Spruce top that starts tight in the middle and flares to wide grain at the bouts , Adirondack forward shifted scalloped braces, Ebony fingerboard with diamond & squares inlay, fossil Ivory thru saddle, (1 3/4'') nut, bridge pins with black inserts, modified "V" Mahogany neck, grained Ivoroid body binding, Herringbone top trim, "C.F. Martin stamped on back of squared headstock, old growth medium color quartered Brazilian Rosewood back & sides with dark streaks in the center, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay, Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, Ebony traditional bridge, Delmar pickguard and top aging toner. This instrument looks almost un-played as there may be a couple of scratches on the pickguard and it still has the hang. Only 600 were made and you don't find many for sale especially in this condition as it is certainly a rare find. Comes with original hard case with green crushed velvet inside.
Product ID: 915
Martin 2013 D-42 NAMM Custom Factory Select Madagascar Rosewood Excellent plus condition - Limited Edition Custom Shop - Complete hide glue construction with premium Adirondack top, Adirondack scalloped 5/16'' braces, highly flamed Koa binding on body, neck and headstock, style 45 rosette, premium Madagascar Rosewood back, sides and peghead overlay, 1 11/16'' bone nut width, low profile neck, square corner headstock, 2 way adjustable truss rod, 42 style top inlay, 45 style snowflake fingerboard inlay, traditional Ebony bridge with 6 point snowflake inlay, 2 1/8 string spacing, Tortoise grain pickguard, Waverly gold "Butterbean tuners, bone compensated saddle, Abalone C.F.Martin logo and full gloss finish. Martin selected 50 sets of premium Madagascar and Adirondack for dealers in celebration of NAMM 2013 and each dealer chose their own set to make this special guitar. Most were Dreadnoughts along with a few OM size, but this is the only one with highly flamed Koa binding making this a one and done. Beautiful warm deep balanced tone with clear delivery in all registers with some nice older aged dry sound and is matched only by its unique striking appearance. Priced with custom shop OHC.
Product ID: 913