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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.

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Re: S W G Stinger Guitar

hey man.. i also have a stinger electric and i have no idea where the hell it came from.. if you find out how much it's worth or something drop me a line

sigma\martin GCS-8

I bought a sigma\martin for $300. I was wondering if it was worth it. Also the 7th fret is a double dotted one.

Re: sigma\martin GCS-8

One sold on ebay today 8/12/05 for $177. It was in nice condition with a few buckle scratches on the back.

Martin D-25K? How much is it worth?

I own a great condition Martin D-25K model guitar and can't find ANYTHING on it- does anybody have any prices or links to find this elusive guitar price?

how much am i worth for one night

: I own a great condition Martin D-25K model guitar and can't find ANYTHING on it- does anybody have any prices or links to find this elusive guitar price?

Re: Martin D-25K? How much is it worth?

 Martin D-25K? How much is it worth?

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Re: Martin D-25K? How much is it worth?

I also own a Martin D-25K and cannot find anything on it. I want to sell mine but I can't find a price list. I think it originally sold in 1979-80 for $1200. My guitar also has an electric pickup and a hard case!

Martin D28

I have a 1952 Martin D28 with rosewood sides/back and ebony fingerboard. Spruce color top. Can anyone give me an idea of the value of this instrument?

Re: Martin D28

: I have a 1952 Martin D28 with rosewood sides/back and ebony fingerboard. Spruce color top. Can anyone give me an idea of the value of this instrument?

A D28 brand new from company to make one and order it 8000.00...of coarse it depends on how well it was taken care of;But you know yourself that is someone wants to buy it how much would you say it is worth?

Re: Martin D28

Depending on the condition,whether or not it is all original,and the sound quality it could be worth $5k to 7.5k.Are you interested in selling?

D45 Shanandoah

I have an Martin D4532 "Brazil" Shanandoah guitar. Does anyone know what it is worth?. It was built in 1992.
Thank You.

Re:C.F. Martin

I have a martin guitar with the serial #58476 0-17, but I don't know anything about it. If anyone has any information please email me. Thankyou.

Martin 000M Age?

Some time ago I purchased a second hand Martin 000M. Is there any way to tell when it was made (maybe using the serial number)?

Also the top of this instrument is supposed to be Spruce ( according to the catalogue), mine looks far darker than Spruce ( I own another spruce top- much lighter colour) although still with the satin finish.

John.

Re: Martin 000M Age?

: Some time ago I purchased a second hand Martin 000M. Is there any way to tell when it was made (maybe using the serial number)?

: Also the top of this instrument is supposed to be Spruce ( according to the catalogue), mine looks far darker than Spruce ( I own another spruce top- much lighter colour) although still with the satin finish.

: John.

John,

Go to this website http://www.martin-guitars.com/History/index.asp and enter your serial number. It will tell you when your guitar was manufactured.

age of this D12-20 12 string guitar? ser.no. 207057

Doyou know the age and value of the subject guitar?

Re: age of this D12-20 12 string guitar? ser.no. 207057

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: Doyou know the age and value of the subject guitar?

I just bought a 1970 D20-12 (265801) in terrific condition from Guitarville in Shoreline, WA (North Seattle) for $799.00. Back in 1978 I found one in Portland for $500.00 and loved it but didn't have the money at the time. After 25 years I was surprised to find another for only 300 bucks more. Perhaps 12 string guitars haven't been able to keep up with the ridiculous price increases that vintage 6 strings have undergone. The D 20-12 came with a hard shell case and a Martin thinline PU installed. It is beautiful guitar. Bright but rich and full. Plays like a dream. Patric

Re: age of this D12-20 12 string guitar? ser.no. 207057

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: Doyou know the age and value of the subject guitar?

According to a book that I have by Tom Wheeler, the Guitar is a 1966. I do not know its value

dunno

can u make this site a bit more factual on D12
Eg age, name, how they formed

C.F. Martin acoustic/electric

This was given to me today and it looks kind of old.The only numbers I can find on it are inside (218-517) and (GT-75).I can't seem to find this on any website.I'm looking to find it's value and possibly sell it.Cna anyone help?

Re: C.F. Martin acoustic/electric

: This was given to me today and it looks kind of old.The only numbers I can find on it are inside (218-517) and (GT-75).I can't seem to find this on any website.I'm looking to find it's value and possibly sell it.Cna anyone help?
my father had one but my sister got it when he died, seen one for $500 on ebay a while back. how much do you want i may want it? thanx

Re: C.F. Martin acoustic/electric

: This was given to me today and it looks kind of old.The only numbers I can find on it are inside (218-517) and (GT-75).I can't seem to find this on any website.I'm looking to find it's value and possibly sell it.Cna anyone help?

Re: C.F. Martin acoustic/electric

: : This was given to me today and it looks kind of old.The only numbers I can find on it are inside (218-517) and (GT-75).I can't seem to find this on any website.I'm looking to find it's value and possibly sell it.Cna anyone help?

Made by martin for a few years in the sixty's 65-68 depending on what kind of shape, they go for anywhere between 500.00 to 1500.00 check out www.gbase.com
there is one for sale at 1400.00

O-18 Martin

What do you know about 65 vintage O-18

Martin EMP 1

Im a lucky owner of a Martin Emp1, but i cant find anything about the guitar on the internet. Is it to special?

Re: Martin EMP 1

: Im a lucky owner of a Martin Emp1, but i cant find anything about the guitar on the internet. Is it to special?

try this:
http://www.harmony-central.com/Newp/WNAMM98/Martin/EMP-1.html

Re: Martin EMP 1

: : I'm a lucky owner of a Martin Emp1, but i cant find anything about the guitar on the internet. Is it to special?

: try this:
: http://www.harmony-central.com/Newp/WNAMM98/Martin/EMP-1.html

I am considering a purchase of a used EMP-1 for 1400 USD. Can someone tell me if it is worth it ? What were they originally ? How is the sound ?

re: C. F. Martin J65 "maple"

I'm interested to know does Martin still make this particular model, it seems uncommon to find maple body martins these days, the serial number is 548590, i purchased the guitar secondhand for an amazingly good price, what and i am trying to find out is, is there somebody who could tell what its value would be and how old it might be. Thanks Laurie.

Re: re: C. F. Martin J65 "maple"

I ALSO OWN A MARTIN J65 SERIAL No 514140 HOW OLD IS THIS ONE PLEASE

Re: re: C. F. Martin J65

Roger --

According to the owner's card I got with my J-65, your serial number would make the production year 1992.

-- Phil

Re: re: C. F. Martin J65 "maple"

Laurie --
I can answer some of your questions. I, too, have a Martin J65 which I purchased new. My serial # is 531198, which make is a 1993. According to the card that came with it, the last Martin serial # of 1993 was 535223 and the last # of 1994 was 551,696, which makes yours a 1994 model.
In terms of price, the original list was about $2700, but it was widely sold for about $1900-$2000. Within the past few years, I've seen one on sale (new) for about $1500 - but they are incrasingly hard to find because they have been out of production for several years.
For some reason, maple guitars were never big sellers for Martin and they took them out of standard production in the mid-1990s. Now, Martin only makes maple guitars through its "custom shop" ... so I am optimistic that, over time, this model should appreciate in value.
Hope that helps.

-- Phil

p.s. -- Regardless of value, it's a great looking and great sounding guitar!

Re: re: C. F. Martin J65 "maple"

They are indeed great sounding guitars.
I had a special order on off made for me back in 85 during the second year of production. I had the good fortune of meeting CF Martin Sr. before he died, and he hooked me up with a old dude in the custom shop named Les Wagener. Les handpicked a neck from the J65 production line and also handpicked the back and side wood (for exceptional flame) after Frank (CF) called him and greased the wheels for the custom order.

IT has no model number and says " Custom" with a Custom shop one-off serial #.
Additional mods included.
Pre war X bracing
Scalloped bracing.
Tortoise shell binding on body and neck
Ebony fingerboard
D45 headstock and custom abalone headstock inlay. (as opposed to the production Mother of Toilet seat or gold inked logo)
Super nasty flamed maple very thin (like a flamenco guitar) and brazilian rosewood stripe with herringbone mosaic pattern. It's real light and LOUD.

all this took 8 months to build and I paid $850......back in 1984.Couldn't touch that now....

Martin Guitar Price

I have a 1983 Martin D-25 K, in good condition with hard shell case. I have looked on alot of web sites with out finding my model number. If anyone knows what this guitar is worth, Please let me know by e-mailing me. Thank You.

Re: Martin Guitar Price

: I have a 000-18 /G2300 Don't know the year,It was my dads It was bought I think in the 40s in good condition with hard shell case. I have looked on alot of web sites with out finding my model number. If anyone knows what this guitar is worth, Please let me know by e-mailing me. Thank You.

Re: Martin Guitar Price

: I have a 000-18 /G2300 Don't know the year,It was my dads It was bought I think in the 40s in good condition with hard shell case. I have looked on alot of web sites with out finding my model number. If anyone knows what this guitar is worth, Please let me know by e-mailing me. Thank You.

stinger bass

hi i just bought a stinger bass and i'm wondering about the companie and how much they're worth if anything so let me know thanks

Re: stinger bass

I bought one for $225 Canadian, that's about $365 US. I don't think there's much value in them yet.

i bought one off of a lady about 3 years ago for 80 dollars i think it is worth alot of money, mint

how much would a Stinger SSX be worth. If it helps it was inspected by C.F. Martin and co.

Re: i bought one off of a lady about 3 years ago for 80 dollars i think it is worth alot of money, m

: how much would a Stinger SSX be worth. If it helps it was inspected by C.F. Martin and co.

Hey! I know how you feel...I recently bought one for 70 dollars! Man...I thought it would be worth a lot more and I think it's worth more than some Fender Strats! Anyways, mines a 1977 Martin Stinger and it plays great..what color is yours? you can tell the age by the color..mine's a grey-blue color..its beautiful. But, if u get more information on our beautiful Martin Stingers e-mail me!! Emily

Martin 00-28c

Brazilian rosewood sides and back ebony fingerboard . Any information about how many made,catalog archives,recent prices,care maintenance,

Re: Martin 00-28c

: Brazilian rosewood sides and back ebony fingerboard . Any information about how many made,catalog archives,recent prices,care maintenance,

1911 made from 1967 through 1994 (I think, If I hear back from you, I'll check for sure) I've had mine since new (1969). Worth around $2500. Care: just wipe with a damp, clean, cotton cloth. Avoid cleaners/waxes too often.

guitar repair

I purchased a HD-28 new in about 1992. A couple of months ago about a six-inch area of the top binding came loose.
I simply applied a little glue, held it down with rubber bands and it was fine. Now, however, about a 12 inch portion
of the binding on the back has come loose. Should I consider this a major problem? Is it covered under warranty?
If not and I send it to Martin for repair, what would be the cost of putting new binding on the guitar?

Information

Dear Sir:

As an heritage I'm a proud owner of a Martin D-1832.
Could you please e-mail me all the information you can, about it?
Thanks a lot.
MJMori

Martin 0016DBM

Women in Music series...is this guitar signed and numbered? How many are/will be produced? Thanks

Catalog

Re: Catalog

Looking for small catalog for items of the C.F.Martin Company
Thankyou

C.F. Martin "STINGER SSX"

C.F. Martin "STINGER SSX"

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Mahogany D-35?

Did Martin ever use mahogany for the back centerpiece on the D-35? Thanks in advance.

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