Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919—Retro Cool: WINTER NAMM 2017

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!
000-30-authentic_hRemaining 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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