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Martin CS N-Custom Engelmann/Padauk #1938291 - Used  From Martin

A 1 of 2 Custom N-20 from Martin!


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Condition: Used, Excellent

The first and, given the rarity, likely the last!  All of Martin's nylon models, past and present, are great for folks who love the feel and tone of nylon strings without necessarily wanting to dive head on into the distinct voicing/bracing you'd find on a classical guitar.  This rare bird has that same play-it-like-an-OM vibe but, thanks to that sophisticated tonewood combo, offers a nice level of sensitivity and clarity, too.

SP Luthier Notes: Setup Confirmed, Restring

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: CS N-20 Custom

Serial: 1938291

Body Size: N-Style Classic

Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: Classic Bracing

Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped

Top Material: Engelmann Spruce

Back Material: Solomon Padauk

Side Material: Solomon Padauk

Finish Top: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/Clear

Back & Side Finish: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/Rosewood Filler

Scale Length: 26.440"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 2 1/8"

Neck Shape: Classic

Neck Taper: None

Electronics: EMG Piezo / Internal Microphone

Top Color: Natural

Binding: Black Boltaron

Top Inlay Material: .070" B/W/B/W/B

Top Detail: None

Pickguard: None

Pickguard Inlay: None

Rosette: Wood Mosaic - N Style

Bridge Style: Classic

Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16"

Bridge Material: Black Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: None

Bridge Pin Dots: None

Saddle: Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Brace Material: Sitka Spruce

Back Purfling/Strip: Style 35 w/ Black Fiber Strip on Each Side

Heelcap: Black Ebony w .049" B/W/B

Endpiece: Style 35 Backstrip

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: None

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: .049" B/WB Boltaron

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: .049" B/WB Boltaron

Neck Material: Mahogany

Finish Neck: Cat. 15 Sheen Satin

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany / RW Filler

Number of Frets: 19

Neck Joins Body at: 12

Side Dots: White Boltaron

Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony / Fingerboard End Rounded to Fit Soundhole

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 3/8"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: None

Fingerboard Inlay Material: None

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Classic Head Profile / Slotted - Round slots / 6-String / No-Diamond-N-20

Headplate Material: Solomon Padauk

Headplate Logo Style: Small Old Style

Headplate Binding Material: None

Tuning Machines: Sloan Bronze Classic 6705 Side Mnt w/ Lg Ivoroid Btn (Drill in MR)

Knob: None

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell