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Old 01-13-2017, 04:13 PM
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Default For Sale: 2012 Martin CST 000-28 [Price Drop]

2012 Martin CST 000-28w/OSHC
Price: $4̶0̶0̶0̶ $3500
Price covers PayPal fees and shipping -- assuming you're in the continental United States. I'm not sure I feel comfortable with shipping the guitar outside of the country. Also, we could work out a discount if you're able to pick the guitar up in Seattle.

I have no particular need to sell the guitar; I simply have been looking at getting a Fender Stratocaster, and I'm at the point where before one guitar comes in another should head out. I've really loved this guitar. In fact, I've enjoyed it so much, that I ended up purchasing a pair of Martin Authentics (OM-28 and OM-18).

I believe the guitar to be in great condition, and I'll take as many pictures/videos as necessary. It's rarely left my home, which is a smoke/pet/kid free environment. I did upgrade the (ugly) chrome grovers to (pretty) gold waverlies. I had these replaced professionally by a local luthier.

FWIW, I've sold/traded a Taylor 314 and Taylor 516 on this site previously. It's possible there were others, but I'm failing to recall definitively any other guitars off the top of my head.


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note: I simply copy/pasted the MF/GC description for the following sections, making notes to the upgraded tuning machines.

An exquisite mix of tonewoods and construction to produce sweet music for years.

Part of an extremely limited run, Martin's CST 000-28 Mad with Cocobolo Wedge Acoustic Guitar features a nice array of select tonewoods to give you a guitar with tonal impact as well as aesthetic appeal. It features a mahagony body, Madagascar rosewood sides and, as the name suggests, a Madagascar rosewood back with a cocobolo center wedge.

The Italian Alpine Spruce top has Adirondack scalloped Golden Era bracing and is complemented by a Style 28 rossette and Delmar faux tortoise 3071 pickguard. The black ebony fingerboard has highly flamed koa binding and is adorned by Style 28 pearl inlays as well as black boltaron side dot inlays. This CST 000-28 also has a mahogany dovetail neck joint with a high figured flame koa heel cap. Other appointments include Style 35 purfling, highly flamed koa back binding, a 2-way adjustable 356mm truss rod, bone nut, a square tapered headstock, and a black ebony bridge with Grover chrome tuners [note: these will be included, but have been upgraded to Waverly].

  • Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Italian Alpine Spruce
  • Top Grade: 5-6
  • Top Braces: Adirondack / Scalloped 5/16" / Golden Era
  • Pattern: DOMLE #3A / 1'' From Soundhole
  • Top Binding: Highly Flamed Koa
  • Top Inlay: Style 28 Black / Maple wood inlays
  • Rosette: Style 28
  • Pickguard: Delmar, Faux Tortoise 3071, Self-Ad, Pattern 1B (D28 Style)
  • Back: Madagascar Rosewood with Cocobolo Center Wedge
  • Back Panels: 3-piece
  • Purfling: Style 35 (2)
  • Center Strip/Loc. Stamp: Sitka Spruce Standard (CF Martin & Co. Nazareth, PA, Made in USA, Between 1st/2nd Brace)
  • Back Binding: Highly Flamed Koa
  • Back Inlay: .027 Black / Maple Fiber
  • Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Side Inlay: .027" Black/Maple Fiber
  • EndPiece: Highly Flamed Koa
  • Endpiece Inlay: .027" Black/Maple Fiber
  • Additional Endpiece Inlay: None
  • Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Rear: D Mahogany
  • Front: D 14 Fret Adjustable Mahogany
  • Line 1 - C. F. Martin Logo
  • Line 2 - Custom Shop Logo
  • Line 3 - Serial #
  • Neck: Genuine Mahogany - 12/4
  • Neck Shape: Low Profile
  • Headstock: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Square Taper
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
  • Heelcap: High Figured Flame Koa with .027 B/M Fiber
  • Nut: Bone
  • On Angle/Flat: Flat
  • Headplate: 3-Piece/Madagascar Wings/Cocobolo Wedge
  • Headplate Decal: Raised Gold Foil
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Chrome 102-18C (Drill Y Step)
  • Upgraded Tuning Machines: Waverly Guitar Tuners with Snakewood Knobs for Slotted Pegheads, Gold, 3L/3R
  • Fingerboard: Black Ebony
  • Radius: 16''
  • Scale Length: 25.340'' (25.4'')
  • Width at nut: Bound 1-11/16"
  • Width at 12 Fret: Bound 2-1/8"
  • Fret Wire: G300
  • Frets Clear: 14
  • Total Frets: 20
  • Fingerboard Bind: Highly Flamed Koa (Mitered)
  • Pearl Inlay: Style 28
  • Side Dots: Black Boltaron
  • Side Dot Position: One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two at 12th, One at 15th & 17th frets
  • Finish Type: Gloss/Satin Neck
  • Finish Body: ICA Polished Lacquer Complete (Cocobolo) Package "M" - Standard Gloss
  • Finish Top: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/Clear
  • Finish Neck: Catalyzed 15 Sheen Satin/Dark Mahogany Stain/Dark Filler
  • Bridge: Black Ebony
  • Style: Standard Belly
  • String Spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Strap Button: None
  • Strings: LifeSPan MSP 7200 Medium Strings
  • Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
  • End Pin: White with Black Dot
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Last edited by JohnRichJ2; 01-28-2017 at 11:51 AM. Reason: price drop :)
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:45 AM
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Price drop bump $4000 -> $3500!
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