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Old 05-28-2019, 07:41 AM
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Default Martin M-38 Custom Flamed Koa *Sold*

The M size was new to me when I first came across this. I've tried many times to play a dread since the sound is so great, but I could never get comfortable with one. I always felt like I was hugging a fridge. This M (or 0000) size has a near-Dreadnought sound. The pinched waist thinner body gives this model a lot more of an immediate response (or attack) when using fingerstyle as compared to a traditional dread. The body depth for this custom is similar to an 000/OM, which for me makes this way more comfortable to play.

Pretty clean, very little play wear. A few light surface scratches on the side where it lies on the lap. Can only truly catch it in the light hence the odd place pic to highlight it. Otherwise no impressions, indents, cracks etc. Always stored in case, in humidified, smoke-free, pet-free environment.

Plays incredibly well, fast neck, deep rich tone

Sold to your door CONUS

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Specs:
Sitka Spruce Top
Figured Koa Back and Sides
Thinner Nitrocellulose Finish
Neck with Low Profile Shape
Satin Finish Neck
1-3/4" Nut Width
25.4" Scale Length
Ebony Fretboard
16" Fretboard Radius
Ebony Bridge and Bone Saddle
Bone Nut
Solid Figured Koa Headcap
White Boltaron Body Binding
Abalone Rosette
Grover Tuners
Style 38 Dot Inlays

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Old 06-06-2019, 07:24 PM
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:24 AM
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Had an M-36 in the house for a time, and wow, these Martin M guitars are simply fantastic. If I had the cash flow, Id add it to my Martin herd. GLWTS!
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:26 PM
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Had an M-36 in the house for a time, and wow, these Martin M guitars are simply fantastic. If I had the cash flow, Id add it to my Martin herd. GLWTS!


Thanks, still available folks. One of the best guitars Ive played.

FAQ: Why are you selling?

A: Im selling this (insert superlative guitar here) because I have an insatiable compulsive urge to try every acoustic guitar on the planet while still being able to pay rent and feed and cloth my children. Every guitar I own I have owned for a brief time.

When I first started buying and selling often, looking for acoustics, I thought Id eventually settle on the one (or 3) and be happy. Years later I realize trying new guitars on a consistent basis is what makes me happy and I have given up thinking that Ill settle on a certain bunch and reach contentment.

The longest held guitar at any given time is maybe 12 months. I regret many I sell. Its an addiction for sure, but so far, one Ive been able to sustain without spending all my household income.
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Are you sure that top is Sitka? The wide grain sure looks like Adi. At any rate, this is a delicious offering at a very reasonable price! Someone will be very fortunate! Wish I had the shekels! And your reason for selling sadly resonates with many of us!
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Absolutely beautiful! GLWTS!
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:16 PM
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Are you sure that top is Sitka? The wide grain sure looks like Adi. At any rate, this is a delicious offering at a very reasonable price! Someone will be very fortunate! Wish I had the shekels! And your reason for selling sadly resonates with many of us!
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It is a Sitka, but it is an exquisite piece.

@Kohara thank you kindly
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:38 PM
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Martin + Koa = "Killer".
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Martin + Koa = "Killer".
Agreed! Unfortunately, on the other end, Martin + Koa also = G.A.S.
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Tuesday bump
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:03 AM
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Friday Bump. Beautiful and resonant. M model (Stefan Grossmans model of choice) is a work of art.
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Sunday Bump. Big flamed Koa with a large spruce sound board.
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Feel free to make an offer. Enjoy the weekend
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