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Old 09-16-2019, 02:01 PM
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Default European Sale: 2011 Martin D-21 Special- Forward Shifted Scalloped Bracing- EXCELLENT

Martin D-21 Special in Excellent condition (very few marks given the age).

Euro 2500

Forward Shifted Scalloped Bracing!

Martin D-21 Special With Forward Shifted Scalloped Bracing

LIKE A HD-28 v but with a pyramid Bridge.

Very fine and narrow Sitka spruce grain with beautiful silking.






It's a 2011 model bought in October 2013.
Tonally, it is loud due to its size as a dreadnought, but it is a balanced martin across the registers. It's not as bass heavy as the HD-28V (although the same bracing) or D-28 Authentic, it's an excellent overall guitar (strumming and fingerstyle) especially when recording. That was the reason I bought it. The nut width was also important for me.

More pictures here https://photos.app.goo.gl/yVwtfhyMkEJhjeY19

FEATURES

Model: D-21 Special

Construction: Mahogany Blocks / Dovetail Neck Joint

Body Size: D-14 Fret

Top: Solid Sitka Spruce

Rosette: 3 Ring - Fine Herringbone

Top Bracing Pattern: Standard '' X '' Scalloped, Forward Shifted

Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16 ''

Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Back Purfling: Fine Herringbone

Side material: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Endpiece: Solid Black Ebony

Endpiece inlay: Maple

Binding: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black / Maple Fiber

Side Inlay: None

Back Inlay: Maple

Neck Material: Select Hardwood

Neck Shape: Low Profile

Nut Material: Bone

Headstock: Solid / Square Taper

Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood / Large Old Style

Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony

Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony

Scale Length: 25.4 ''

# Of Frets Clear: 14

# Of Frets Total: 20

Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3 / 4 ''

Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1 / 4 ''

Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 21- Select Abalone Squares - One At 5th, Two At 7th, One At 9th Fret

Fingerboard Binding: None

Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss

Finish Top: Polished Gloss With Vintage Toner; Sunburst Available At Additional Cost.

Finish Neck: Satin

Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony

Bridge Style: Pyramid With Drop In Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2-5 / 16 ''

Saddle: 16 '' Radius / Compensated / Bone

Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel Open-Geared With Oval Buttons

Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Medium Phosphor Bronze (Msp4200)

Bridge & End Pins: Solid Black Ebony With Grained Ivoroid Dots

Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color - Beveled & Polished

Case: 545e
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