By Greg Cahill
One of the standouts of Winter NAMM 2017 could be found at the Martin Guitar booth in a reproduction of an ultra-lightweight guitar based on a rare guitar from the venerable company—only two original models were ever built!
Remaining true to its origins, the 000-30 Authentic 1919 is meticulously crafted with hide-glue construction, dovetail neck joint, solid Adirondack spruce top with Vintage Tone System, solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides with a Vintage Gloss finish, a grained ivoroid bound, black ebony fingerboard inlaid with abalone 1919 snowflakes, and a black ebony bridge.
Martin’s website notes: “This is a 000 model that will reward players with its rich sustain and crisp tone for generations.”
- Madagascar Rosewood Back & Sides
- Adirondack Spruce Top VTS
- Adirondack Braces VTS
- Hide Glue Construction
- Vintage Gloss Finish
- 25.4″ Scale
- 1 7/8″ Bone Nut
- 12-Fret Neck Joint
- Custom Waverly Tuners
- PRICE $8,599
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