Martin D-100 Deluxe #44 of 50
In 2008, 171 years after Christian Friedrich Martin sailed into New York City with his young family and founded a little guitar shop deep in downtown New York, the unbelievable happened: a factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with hundreds of employees, countless artist endorsements, piles of wood as high as single story buildings, and a history that had lasted over a century and a half, produced their one millionth guitar under the same name that had started them all those years ago: C.F. Martin.
The Martin D-100 is, simply put, a masterpiece. Before the one-of-a-kind millionth guitar had made its predictably massive impact at shows and in magazines, Martin had thought ahead. They designed a guitar to be made in a limited run of 50 that would range from Serial Number 1,000,001 to 1,000,050, all with the same design of intricately inlaid abalone and mother of pearl on both the front and back, to be inlaid by respected company Pearl Works, and according to them, containing over 1,000 pieces of Awabi, Mother of Pearl, Gold Mother of Pearl, Green Select Abalone, Green Standard Abalone, Green Ripple, Brown Lip, Red Corral, Brass, 14K Gold, Sterling Silver, Copper, and Green Heart Abalone.
This guitar is #44 out of 50. Like most guitars coming from the oldest operating custom shop in acoustic guitar history, it features a gorgeous Adirondack top, with perfectly straight grain. The back and sides are an incredible narrow grained matched set of Brazilian rosewood, reserved at Martin for only the finest of their custom offerings.
The nut width is 1 3/4", harkening back to the pre-WWII "Golden Age" of Martin's production, along with the forward-shifted bracing reflective of their sought-after pre-war guitars. The neck is a comfortable V shape, again hinting at a more vintage feel.
This guitar is nearly spotless. The individual examples of this edition that we've seen have all been well cared for by their owners, being pieces of history, but this guitar in particular doesn't have a single mark on it.
Serial #1,000,044 comes with the original Martin hardshell case.
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