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 Post subject: Old Martin
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:14 pm 
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John Hall's restoration of the pre-1867 guitar in the repair section of the forum reminded me of an old guitar that was offered for sale locally that I got some pictures taken during the preview. It would have been an interesting restoration challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:18 pm 
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A few more pictures...


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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:21 pm 
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And a few more...


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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:26 pm 
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And the last few...


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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:35 am 
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An overall picture and the case...


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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:39 am 
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Some measurements...


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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:22 pm 
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Go for it! To bad it is missing a bit of the back, put the guitar would still be cool with a patch. It looks in pretty good shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:43 pm 
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johnnparchem wrote:
Go for it! To bad it is missing a bit of the back, put the guitar would still be cool with a patch. It looks in pretty good shape.


Unfortunately (I think), I was the underbidder. I had enough br. rosewood to find a match for the missing wood, so for a modest investment it seemed like a good project. Probably the last nineteenth century Martin I will come across.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:58 am 
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that is a pre 1860 Martin
the case alone is about $700

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 Post subject: Re: Old Martin
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:20 pm 
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Wow. I hope one day to do a restoration of this magnitude.


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