Martin CS 000-14 Addy/Mahogany Acoustic #2192856 - Used  From Martin

A Martin Custom Shop 000-14 with a VTS (Vintage Tone System) Adirondack top!

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Condition: Used, Excellent

Thanks to Martin's own Vintage Tone System torrefaction recipe applied to the Adirondack top and braces this instrument starts off with the sort of old, broken-in tone that would take a player ages to earn the hard way. The result, paired with mahogany back and sides, is a dry, focused, responsive sound ideal for a dynamic player.

SP Luthier Notes: 5 frets replaced, partial fret dress, 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.

Specifications

Model: 000-14

Year: 2018

Serial: 212856

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: 000 #19A

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Brace Size: 1/4"

Brace Material: Adirondack

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce - VTS Premium

Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Scale Length: 24.9"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval

Neck Taper: PA Taper

Electronics: None

Top Color: None

Binding: Faux Tortoise - Brown

Top Inlay Material: B/W/B/W/W/B Boltaron

Top Detail: None

Pickguard: Tortoise

Pickguard Inlay: None

Rosette: Old Style 18

Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly - Drop In Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: Black

Bridge Pin Dots: None

Saddle: Compensated Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18

Heelcap: Black Ebony

Endpiece: Faux Tortoise - Brown

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany Stain

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: None

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: None

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany

Finish Neck: Satin

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany Stain

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: White Boltaron

Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Solid / No Diamond / Square Taper

Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Large Old Style

Headplate Binding Material: None

Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel V97-18NA

Knob: Vintage Button

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell