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Old 05-03-2019, 08:32 AM
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This 1895 0-28 has a "dark tint" top original finish. It's a natural, less refined (bleached) shellac color.

Looks like yours was finished with the same shellac supply.

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Old 05-03-2019, 09:41 AM
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So gorgeous and a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:23 AM
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Thanks! That does look to be the same color.

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This 1895 0-28 has a "dark tint" top original finish. It's a natural, less refined (bleached) shellac color.

Looks like yours was finished with the same shellac supply.

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Old 05-03-2019, 12:15 PM
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LOL - nearly comical understatement, especially considering this forum, and his history.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:49 PM
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I had absolutely no idea that Martin tinted some of their finishes prior to their introduction of shaded tops in the late twenties. Armed with that information, I take back what I wrote about the coloration of the 0-42 in question: it seems obvious now that the shellac or whatever finish was used was, in fact, tinted. Exposure to light over the years has undoubtedly darkened it somewhat, as well, but it started off with a subtle tinge of color to begin with.

Thanks for providing that link, Manbelton. I learned something new, which doesnít occur all that frequently for me when the subject is old Martins.


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Wade,

They are fairly rare, but I've seen a couple and restored one bought from the "As-Is" inventory from Gruhn's a few years ago. It's an 1893 0-28.

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https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1556905657

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Old 05-04-2019, 06:47 AM
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Hereís my 1893 0-28 in the usual finish for comparison. Itís obviously darkened with time but is still much lighter than the pumpkin stain.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:36 AM
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I have been seeing older Martins with the white (?) bridge. Are these painted, and why white?
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:33 AM
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elephant ivory, optional on some styles, standard on others depending on year
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:30 AM
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Fantastic guitar and a fantastic-er story! Glad it stayed in the family. It truly is a stunner. I owned a 1907 0-18 (adi/braz) and had it restored by Dennis Berck. Like yours, meant for gut-strings, so settled on the Thomastik-Pearse strings as a compromise, given their low tension. Great strings. Wish I had that one back.

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Old 05-04-2019, 05:00 PM
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Really cool project with a great story!

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Fuzzy picture is of the initials of Fred Martin and the date of production.
FYI: those are actually the initials of Frank Henry Martin. He signed many instruments from this period. Here's his initials on my 1898 Style 3 mandolin:
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:13 PM
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Jimmy, thanks for all that. That restored guitar looks great.

I've known about "pumpkin finish" or "pumpkin top" Gibson mandolins since I was in my twenties, but never realized that there were pumpkin finish Martins, as well.



Pumpkin top Gibson mandolin


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Old 05-04-2019, 07:01 PM
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Beautiful. Just don't let Kurt Russell near it.
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Ya done good. Your wifeís grandfather has to looking down with a great big old smile on his face. Now THAT is an heirloom guitar. Donít let her go.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:15 AM
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Really cool project with a great story!


FYI: those are actually the initials of Frank Henry Martin. He signed many instruments from this period. Here's his initials on my 1898 Style 3 mandolin:

Thank you! Yes, Frank H. Martin is correct.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:19 AM
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Wow! absolutely stunning. Something very very special about a martin rosewood 12fretter. Love the original coffin case too!
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