Martin Vintage 1969 D12-20 12 String Acoustic #253431 - Used  From Martin

Vintage spruce and mahogany Martin 12 String

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Condition: Used, Good

Guitar has finish checking across the top common in older guitars. examples of the checking are in the gallery.

This 12 string Martin blew us away when first sitting down with it and while there are definitely signs of wear on the top, it sounds phenomenal and plays like a dream! We've got a 12 fret dreadnought body with Sitka/Mahogany which will give you a very powerful and warm sound that has a great bass response and nice balance without sounding too bright. This guitar is ready to be played with others and if you're not a 12 string owner at the moment you should consider adding one to your collection! A great 12 string will set a much larger sonic stage than a 6 string and is definitely a guitar that will get you thinking and playing differently, call us about this great Martin while it lasts!

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

Serial Number: 253431

Year: 1968/1969

Top Wood: Spruce

Back and Sides: Mahogany

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Spruce top

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Bridge: Rosewood

Slotted Headstock

Pickguard: Tortoise

Hardshell Case