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Martin 1962 D-21 Sitka/Brazilian RW #182761 - Used  From Martin

A vintage, player's D-21 with tons of character and even more sound!


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Condition: Used, Very Good

A fantastic player's piece!  The feel, sound, and stability are as clear as all those healed old war wounds.  Throaty midrange, barn-sized bass, and clear, round trebles.  You can believe all that wear paid off as soon as you pick this one up--the powerful, bassy, begging-for-Bluegrass voice on this dread is a prime example of why the 21s are so sought after by flatpickers looking for Brazilian Martin dread power and tone without paying 28 style pricing.  

There's more character to this one than we could capture in our photo studio--please contact us with any and all questions and we'll be thrilled to get you two more acquainted!

SP Luthier Notes: Neck reset, remedial fingerboard work, back crack repairs, and setup

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.


Model: D-21

Year: 1962

Serial: 182761

Body Size: D-14 Fret

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: X-Brace

Top Material: Sitka Spruce

Back Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Side Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Scale Length: 25.4"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16"

Binding: Tortoise

Pickguard: Tortoise

Rosette: Multi-Stripe

Bridge Style: Belly

Bridge Material: Rosewood

Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic

Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone

Saddle: Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper

Headplate Material: Rosewood

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell