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Old 02-09-2018, 07:57 PM
Peterw Peterw is offline
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Default *SOLD* Martin MC-DSM Flamed Koa/Apline Italian Spruce

2007 Martin MC-DSM guitar with Italian alpine spruce top, flamed Hawaiian koa back and sides, ebony binding, Waverly tuners. Number 50 of a limited run of 100. This guitar has amazing strong, bright trebles and incredibly big, rumbling bass. The Italian alpine spruce is one of the most desired and expensive top woods in the world, known for extraordinary tone and responsiveness. You barely pluck a note and it rings out strong and loud. The Hawaiian koa back and sides give the guitar strong, clear fundamentals similar to Honduran mahogany. This is Martin's 0000 size, slightly larger than an OM or 000, with more bass oomph and overall volume (in this particular guitar, a LOT more). This is a truly extraordinary guitar and it's very hard for me to part with it (I'll spare you the personal story, but am the registered first owner and I never imagined parting with this one). There are three small dimples on the front bass-side upper bout (photo 8) which do not break the finish, and a few smaller nicks here and there but ones you have to look for to see. There's no significant wear on the frets and it plays cleanly all the way up and down. Current setup is very low, suitable for finger style or moderate flat-picking. I believe this guitar was designed for fingerstyle but could be used with a pick (possibly with higher action needed). Originally this guitar listed at $8,000. Includes original Martin-branded top-of-the line Geib-style case (cabernet lining).

Specs:
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: M (0000) - 14 Fret Cutaway
TOP: Solid Italian Alpine Spruce
ROSETTE: Single Ring - Fine Herringbone
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
TOP BRACES: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''
BACK MATERIAL: Solid Highly Flamed Hawaiian Koa
BACK PURFLING: Black Ebony with Black/White Boltaron
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Highly Flamed Hawaiian Koa
ENDPIECE: Solid Black Ebony
ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron
BINDING: Black Ebony
TOP INLAY STYLE: Black/White Boltaron
SIDE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron
BACK INLAY: Black/White Boltaron
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Low Profile
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper/Square Corners
HEADPLATE: Solid Black Ebony /C.F. Martin Script - Select Abalone Pearl
HEELCAP: Solid Black Ebony with Black/White Boltaron Inlay
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4''
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-3/4''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/4''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Foden Style - Select Abalone
FINGERBOARD BINDING: Solid Black Ebony
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss
FINISH NECK: Polished Gloss
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Straightline w/ Drop-In Saddle
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-1/4''
SADDLE: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Nickel w/ Oval Buttons
BRIDGE & END PINS: Solid Black Ebony w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
PICKGUARD: none
CASE: 570 Geib style with cabernet lining
INTERIOR LABEL: Numbered In Sequence w/ Total (100)

$*SOLD* PayPal'd and shipped in the continental U.S.
Please contact me at pwalker3@gmail.com Thanks!










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Old 02-10-2018, 06:31 AM
Luria Luria is offline
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How wide is the lower bought?
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:10 PM
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Hi Luria. The "M" in "MC-DSM" stands for Martin's 0000 body size (don't ask me how they decided on "M"). The specs:
1) lower bout 16"
2) upper bout 11.5"
3) waist 9.75"
4) body depth and end block 4"
5) body length 20"
6) overall length ~41"
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:05 AM
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OOOO is the best of the Martin body styles.
There, I said it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:35 PM
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Wengr, thanks-- I agree. Because the 0000 has the body depth of an OM (4") and a narrow waist, it doesn't feel bulky despite the 16" lower bout-- but that big lower bout really makes a different in the bass tone. To my ears the bass on this guitar is as big as most dreads.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Wengr View Post
OOOO is the best of the Martin body styles.
There, I said it.
I agree. I have a couple M size Martins with a another custom on order. I donít have a Koa one though! By far my favorite body size. Good luck selling this one.
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