Here's a pretty little thing that's VERY original. There are no repaired cracks, no evidence of bellying, no modifications, just some pick & nail marks and normal handling wear & tear. The neck is nice & straight with no fret wear. The nut & saddle appear to be original. The neck appears to have been reset at some point. Pick guards were installed on both sides of the sound hole at one time. When they were removed some spot touch ups were done to the finish on the top but we needed help from the blacklight to see them. Most importantly the guitar plays & sounds GREAT. It has a big, rich tone with plenty of articulation. We're all crushing on it. Original hardshell case in similar condition is included.
Spruce top, rosewood back & sides, mahogany neck & ebony fingerboard.
Here's an extremely rare limited edition in original unplayed condition. This is #22 of 200 made in 2007. They have never been reissued. It still has the original strings on. The original case is also pristine.
'To commemorate the summer of love Martin has once again teamed up with artist Don Oriolo, owner and steward of Felix The Cat, to create an equally extraordinary Limited Edition, the Martin 000X Hippie guitar. A colorful montage of guitar top and headstock graphics including flowers, doves, peace and yin & yang symbols, hands clasped in peace and, of course, the iconic "hippie chick" with psychedelic locks.
As revolutionary as the period it celebrates, the Martin 000X Hippie features a "000" body size, built with cutting-edge Martin "X" technology. The top is crafted from high-pressure laminate (HPL), Sitka spruce braces with back and sides of HPL material. Bridge and fingerboard are crafted of black Micarta, nut and saddle are made of Corian and Tusq. The adjustable, 14-fret Strataply neck featuers a long 25.4" scale modified low profile, Gotoh "Cosmo Black" precision tuning machines.
Each of these limited edition guitars will be hand numbered on a special interior label and will come in a mustard yellow "Durahyde" hardshell case with orange plush interior.'
Ringo owned #192 &recently sold it for almost $18,000 at auction. Although this guitar doesn't have a celebrity owner in its past it does represent an opportunity to own a very desirable limited edition guitar in better condition than Ringo's for a fraction of the price.
Goo goo g'joob.