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1890s Martin 2-24 Antique Acoustic Guitar - Used  From Martin

An Absolute Gem! An Antique 2-24 Model from Martin and Co.

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Condition: Used, Good. Has been refinished by a previous owner

What a find! Truly a Holy Grail status guitar, we'd be luckier than a leprechaun and happy as a clam if we ever saw another pass through our hands. Named after the price the guitar was initially offered for ($24), you can't help but imagine the incredible history this guitar has lived through. Age aside, this guitar is well worth it's weight in gold. The wood has dried out incredibly well and given the guitar a crisp, resonant, lively tone that sounds much larger than it is. The V neck and 1.85" nut width make for an incredibly comfortable playing experience. A total treasure chest of tone, you'll be well over the moon with this in your lap!

SP Luthier Notes: Neck Reset, Bridge Reinforcement, Fretwork, New Saddle, Cosmetic Work

About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.

Specifications

Model: 2-24

Top: Spruce

Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood

Finish: Gloss (Refinished)

Neck Profile: V

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard Radius: 12"

Nut Width: 1.85"

String Spacing at 12th Fret: 1.90"

String Spacing at Saddle: 2.30"

Scale Length: 24.75"

Top Width: 12"

Body Depth: 4"

Case: Hardshell