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Old 04-09-2019, 05:07 PM
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Default Martin J-40 - Kimsey Overhaul, New Frets, K&K: $OLD

Moving back west, so thinning out instruments, and it's not easy:-( Given the soft market Iím attempting fair pricing on the lower end right up front. All get a 48h return/refund option.

Martin J-40, Kimsified
Martinís sleeper gem, their rosewood jumbo with recent K&K added for even more versatility on stage. This is basically D-28 tone balanced out, with a comfy neck. This is an early 90s model ... but it has been completely retrofitted by Bryan Kimsey, so extra hard to let go .... itís either this or my D-28A though, and it was close. Also, unusually, this has almost a 1.75" (See picture - a fluke, no idea).

J40_side2.jpg

Lots of updates to this awesome Martin, including new tuners, frets & more. Here's a rundown of the work:
  • rear back braces shaved to pre-90's height
  • popsicle brace removed
  • new bone saddle
  • new bone nut
  • New Grover 18:1 tuners
  • New Eo wire frets
  • Set up with low action down the neck
  • K&K Pure Mini pickup

Bryan did a demo himself, which you can watch here:



Phew, someone better buy this one fast as I'm slipping here. It's a bit too close to my D-18 - otherwise this would stay. Structurally sound, though cosmetically average cosmetically because it has a repaired split seam on the center (see picture), in its previous life (all good now). Itís no beauty queen, but awesome tone and probably my most versatile guitar I've got.

$OLD! with Paypal Friends & Family. I have been an AGF member for 6+ years and bought, sold and traded a number of guitars on AGF.

If you need more pictures or information, please PM me. The video above speaks for itself.

J40_Top.jpg

J40_Back.jpg

J40_tuner.jpg

You can where the seam split and was repaired here (no impact to playing, integrity or tone):
J40_top_crack.jpg

And here, the nut measured at almost 1 ĺ, though stock spec is 1 11/16. This is a good thing:-)
nut.jpg
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:59 PM
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Saturday night bump.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:27 PM
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Updated with video / sound sample, price reduction and some more details. Rock'n Martin that does everything, with brand new K&K pickup, tuners, frets, nut.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:31 PM
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Bumpity bump. Tons of questions about this one but no bite. Lowered price because I am 2 weeks from moving and must thin out.
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PM attempted...but your mailbox is full and cannot accept any more messages.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:30 PM
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PM attempted...but your mailbox is full and cannot accept any more messages.
Sorry about that Ozark -- cleared it out. Lots of email of requests for this and that bit of info. Still waiting though:-)
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:08 PM
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This is a lot of guitar for the $$$! Won't last another day .....
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Sounds amazing! Is this top Sitka, Adirondack, something else?
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:21 PM
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Sounds amazing! Is this top Sitka, Adirondack, something else?

Sitka top, and yes it rings and growls!!
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:14 AM
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Hard to find specs on this guitar form Martin or sellers.

Could you please provide:
- Lower bout width
- Lower bout depth at end joint
- String spacing at saddle

Thanks.
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