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Martin Custom Shop N-20 Cedar/IRW Nylon #1972165 - Used  From Martin

A lovely custom shop Martin nylon-string.


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What We Think

Condition: Used, Very Good (small area of finish discoloration in the area of the bridge)

Barbera Soloist Pickup System professionally installed!

The long scale and combination of tonewoods on this Custom Shop N-20 provides depth, dimension, and plenty of sustain. The tone is warm, mellow, and authoritative; the quintessential nylon string sound!

SP Luthier Notes: Bridge reglue 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: N-20 Custom

Year: 2016

Serial: 1972165

Body Size: N-Style Classic

Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: N-Style Classic #18A

Brace Shape: Non-scalloped - Classic Bracing (#1 Brace/No Hole)

Top Material: Western Red Cedar

Back Material: East Indian Rosewood

Side Material: East Indian Rosewood

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Scale Length: 26.44"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 2 1/8"

Neck Shape: Classic Shape

Neck Taper: Unique Contour

Electronics: None

Top Color: Clear

Binding: Faux Tortoise - Brown

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 3/8"

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: None

Bridge Pin Dots: None

Saddle: Bone

Saddle Radius: None

Brace Material: Sitka Spruce

Brace Size:

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

Heelcap: Delmar Faux Tortoise - Brown with B/W/B Boltaron

Endpiece: Style 35 Backstrip w/ .030" Black Fiber on Each Side

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: None

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: B/W/B Boltaron

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: B/W/B Boltaron

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany

Finish Neck: Satin

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany Stain

Number of Frets: 19

Neck Joins Body at: 12th Fret

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

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

Fingerboard Inlay Style: None

Fingerboard Inlay Material: None

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Classic

Headplate Material: Indian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Small Old Style

Headplate Binding Material: None

Tuning Machines: Sloan Bronze Classic 6705 Side Mount

Knob: Large Ivoroid

Nut Material: Bone

Electronics: Barbera Soloist

Case: Hardshell