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Martin CF-1 Archtop Guitar - USED  From Other

Gorgeous used CF-1 Archtop Guitar from Martin/Dale Unger!


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Sound Pure's dedication to pre-owned products is unprecedented in the industry. We are a small team of dedicated experts that buys, trades, and consigns. We are trusted by customers all over the world. Our curated collection, is thoroughly tested and inspected by some of the best in the business. Our inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website. Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history? Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece? Contact us now.
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What We Think

When Martin makes an archtop, you KNOW it's going to be good. Especially when they collaborate on the design with a master archtop artist like Dale Unger. This one is very smooth when you want it be, with a nice acoustic punch when you dig in. I love this look, too. Very classy, bright, and slick. Some small dimples and light scratching. 


About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


CF-1 Black
Mahogany Blocks/Bolt-on Dovetail
Body Size:
17'' x 3''
Laminated German Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern:
Archtop Crossbrace
Top Braces:
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Material:
Laminated European Flamed Maple
Back Purfling:
Side Material:
Solid European Flamed Maple
Endpiece Inlay:
Top Inlay Style:
Side Inlay:
Back Inlay:
Neck Material:
Flamed Maple
Neck Shape:
U Shape Archtop
Nut Material:
Solid Black Ebony
Black Micarta /Raised Gold Foil American Archtop and CFM (Less Est. in 1833)
Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Material:
Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length:
Number Of Frets Clear:
Number Of Frets Total:
Fingerboard Width At Nut:
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret:
Fingerboard Position Inlays:
Fingerboard Binding:
Finish Back & Sides:
Polished Gloss - Black
Finish Top:
Polished Gloss - Black
Finish Neck:
Polished Gloss - Black
Bridge Material:
Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style:
Floating Bridge
Bridge String Spacing:
Archtop Style Black Ebony
Tuning Machines:
Gotoh Gold 510 w/ Ebony Buttons
Recommended Strings:
Darco Light Jazz Nickel (D9100 )
Bridge & End Pins:
Ebony Finger Rest
348BGT (Tweed)
Interior Label:
Paper Label designed by Dick Boak
Kent Armstrong Floating Pickup

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