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Claire Frances Martin may be the seventh generation in a guitar building dynasty, but as a cute-as-a-button baby, she isn’t thinking about the future yet. Still, birthright is birthright, and C. F. Martin & Co. has decided to get its prospective leader off to a good start by building her a first guitar. Little and exquisite like its inspiration, Claire’s Guitar celebrates her arrival in spectacular style.
To celebrate the unprecedented industry milestone of their 1,000,000th guitar, C.F. Martin & Co. has created a spectacular commemorative edition instrument. The D-100 Deluxe combines rare tonewoods and elaborate inlays in a breathtaking example of the guitar builder’s art. Quite simply, this masterpiece guitar is one of the most beautiful models that Martin has ever offered.
Martin Brazilian Collection
Styled after the 1933 OM-45. OM (000 size) body of select Brazilian rosewood, Adirondack spruce top with 1/4" scalloped Adirondack braces, linen side reinforcing strips, ivoroid binding, highly colored abalone trim around back, sides & top - including fingerboard extension, abalone rosette, old style 45 back strip, modified V-shape neck (1 3/4" nut, 2 3/8" string spacing at bridge, 25.4" scale), bound ebony fretboard with Golden Era 45-style snowflake inlays & tortoise side dots, tapered & squared bound headstock with C.F. Martin in block letter inlay, fossil ivory nut & long saddle, fossil ivory bridge & endpins with black pearl dots, vintage toner finish, tortoise pickguard, Waverly gold vintage style gears.
1027-B NORTH COAST HWY
LAGUNA BEACH CA 92651
12-fret 00 size body of Brazilian rosewood & Adirondack spruce. Guitar is modeled after 4 prototypes built in 1902. Ivoroid bound ebony fretboard with tree of life inlay, unbound slotted peghead with flowerpot inlay, 45 style abalone top trim and rosette, butterfly pattern tortoise pickguard with elaborate abalone inlay work is inlaid in the top between soundhole & bridge, ivory micarta pyramid bridge, vintage toner, gloss finish. 1 7/8" nut, 24.9" scale, specially built black coffin case.
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