• Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919 VTS (SOLD)

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    The Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919 offers the kind of sound many luthiers and guitarists have sought to produce since the invention of steel strings. Classic pre-war Martin mojo lives again.

    This Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919 is the new handsome, handmade recreation of a specific and very special 000 (Auditorium) size guitar, built in a version of Style 30 for the Authentic Series of exacting reproduction of a 1919  Martin model. This one is among the rarest Authentic ever built since there was only one such guitar ever made. Recent scholarship discovered that they may have made a second 000-30, also in 1919, just before Style 30 was to disappear after six decades of popularity. Fortunately, one of the 000s has survived very much intact, and has now been replicated.

    This is the second 12-fret 000 model made for the Authentic Series, but it is the first to have a spruce top, as well as rosewood back and sides, which has been hoped for by many people since the current Authentics Series got underway in 2013. And Martin selected one honey of a rosewood 000 to resurrect.

    With only 1.65kg / 3.63lb the instrument itself seems nearly lighter than air when resting on one’s knee which is amazingly light for dense Madagascar rosewood. The lightness comes back in the tone. The 000-30 A 1919 offers the kind of sound many luthiers and guitarists have sought to produce since the invention of steel strings: a truly bassy low E, sweet low mids with presence, precise and pure trebles. With its refined high-end clarity, this particular musical instrument might be ideal for traditionalists who play out their melodies upon the three strings tuned to the highest pitch, while their key rhythmic notes are pronounced from the three lowest stringwith.

    Price includes:

    • C.F. Martin Limited lifetime warranty
    • 21% VAT included. Buyers from outside the Eurozone can deduct the full VAT
    • Free shipping to BeNeLux-countries
    • Mail for other shipping costs. We ship worldwide
    • 14 day Return policy applies.
    • All guitars come with a new set of strings and a setup to your liking

    Specifications

    • Model: 000-30
    • Top: Adirondack with VTS
    • Back and Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
    • Bracing: Authentic 1919 X Brace
    • Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
    • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
    • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
    • Top Purfling: Style 30 Authentic with Multi-Stipe
    • Back Purfling: Style 30 Authentic
    • Neck: Genuine Mahogany
    • Nut: Bone
    • Nut Width: 1 3/4″
    • Headplate: Madagascar Rosewood
    • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
    • Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
    • Scale Length: 25.4”
    • Number of Frets Clear: 12
    • Number of Frets Total: 20
    • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Authentic 1919 Snowflake
    • Finish Back & Sides: Vintage Gloss
    • Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
    • Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
    • Bridge: Solid Ebony
    • Bridge Style: Authentic Pyramid – Glue in Long Saddle
    • Saddle: Bone Drop-in Saddle
    • Tuning Machines: Golden Age Nickel Side Mount
    • Bridge & End Pins: Faux Ivory
    • Pickguard: None
    • Case: Hardshell Case