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Old 02-15-2020, 04:06 PM
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Default FS: Martin HJ-38 Stefan Grossman model - Price Lowered

I'm finally caving in to sell my RARE MADAGASCAR Martin Stefan Grossman to fund a custom build.

$3795 shipped to CONUS. PayPal F&F preferred or buyer pays fees.

Limited Edition #185. I was told by Martin CS there were only 190 made. One of the best Martins I have ever played. The deeper "J" body brings out gorgeous round lower registers w/o sounding boomy like a dreadnaught. The highs shine through on the top beautifully to balance out the full tonal spectrum of her voice. Either fingerstyle, flatpicking, or strumming, this axe covers it all.

K&K Pure Western Mini installed. Sounds amazing. I'll throw in a K&K XLR preamp or the smaller belt-clip type if I haven't sold them first.

Very mild imperfections may be seen under certain light angles and thick glasses. No deep scratches, dents into the wood, cracks or repairs.

MODEL: Martin HJ-38 Stefan Grossman Signature Model
TOP: SITKA SPRUCE w/ Aging Toner
BACK AND SIDES: MADAGASCAR
BODY SHAPE: “J” (Like a 0000 but slightly deeper for richer bass response)
FRETS TO BODY: 14
NUT WIDTH: 1 3/4"
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
BRIDGE SPACING: 2 5/16"
BRIDGE: EBONY
FRETBOARD: EBONY
NECK: MAHOGANY
ELECTRONICS: DAZZO bridgeplate pickup
BRACING: 1/4“ SCALLOPED FORWARD SHIFTED
NECK PROFILE: MODIFIED “V” – dovetail joint
BACKSTRIP: STYLE 45 multi-color MOSAIC
BINDING: GRAINED IVOROID
ROSETTE: 45-STYLE ABALONE
TOTAL FRETS: 22
FINISH: FULL GLOSS
TUNERS: WAVERLY OPEN GEAR
CASE: ORIG. HARDSHELL

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Old 02-17-2020, 04:43 PM
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I worked with Stefan and Dick Boak on the particulars of this model,
including the bracing size and string spacing. This is my favorite Martin model:
just got one from Capital Music in Albany. Grab it!

I have no connection with the seller; just love the model!

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Old 02-17-2020, 06:31 PM
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I just watched some El McMeen fingerstyle.

If he says, it’s so.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:56 PM
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Thanks El and Neal. El, what a great job you did on this project. It really is an amazing sounding guitar. This one has opened up really nice, too.
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GIBSON Jackson Browne Model A (Trance)
GIBSON R. Ferguson ARCHETYPE J-45 Zebrawood 6/12 (K&K)
Gibson Advanced Jumbo (Trance)
GIBSON 1956 LG-1 Baxendale conversion (K&K)
MARTIN M-30 JORMA 1933 Shaded top (Dazzo)
MARTIN 1970 D-28 (Trance)
MARTIN 2009 000-28ECM Sunburst #444
MARTIN HJ-38 Stefan Grossman (Dazzo)
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:01 AM
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I would have bought this if it had been posted before I saw the other one.

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Old 02-18-2020, 04:06 AM
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Body depth at heel and butt?
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Depth at the neck heel =3-3/4"
Depth at the butt end = 4-7/8"

Width at the widest point on lower bout = 16-1/16"
Width at the widest point on upper bout = 11-3/4"

#9 has been with me since 2010. Stefan, El, and Dick designed a winner.
Love the neck, string spacing, and restrained use of bling on this guitar.
I had an 80's J-40M that had the best Sitka top of any instrument I have owned and this one is in the same class, just the right amount of toner too.
Martin's signature models offer a lot of great features at a reasonable price, especially if you can find one used and the ergonomics of the model fit you.
Tweedy, Juber, Keb Mo', Muldaur, and Rowan signatures have all come and gone, but the HJ-38SG ain't goin' nowhere.

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Thanks Mark!
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McAlister C Adi/Brazilian (K&K)
GIBSON Jackson Browne Model A (Trance)
GIBSON R. Ferguson ARCHETYPE J-45 Zebrawood 6/12 (K&K)
Gibson Advanced Jumbo (Trance)
GIBSON 1956 LG-1 Baxendale conversion (K&K)
MARTIN M-30 JORMA 1933 Shaded top (Dazzo)
MARTIN 1970 D-28 (Trance)
MARTIN 2009 000-28ECM Sunburst #444
MARTIN HJ-38 Stefan Grossman (Dazzo)
Composite Acoustics Cargo (K&K)

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