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Martin 1978 M-36 Acoustic Guitar - USED

$ 2,295.00

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This used 1978 Martin M-36 acoustic guitar is in very good condition and includes:

  • M (0000) Size
  • 1978
  • Serial #403341
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood Back and Sides with 3-Piece Back
  • 1 Piece Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard, Bound
  • Rosewood Bridge
  • 14 Frets to the Body
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • 1 11/16" Width at Nut
  • Scalloped Braces
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Tortoise-style Pickguard
  • Schaller Tuners
  • Gloss Finish
  • Hardshell Case Included

From Peghead Nation: The M model was Martin’s reaction to 1960s luthiers Marc Silber and Matt Umanov converting old Martin F-7 and F-9 archtops to flattops. These guitars had a body width of 16 inches at the lower bout (slightly wider than a dreadnought’s 15 ⅝ inches), but with an outline similar to the 15-inch 000 body. One of these conversions became David Bromberg’s main guitar, which created a demand for similar instruments. Martin introduced the body style in 1977 with the M-38 model, and followed it with the slightly less fancy M-36 the following year.

This guitar has had no repair work done and none is needed, other than Karl re-gluing the original bridge just recently.  The action is wonderful at .085 at the 12th.  A few finish crackles on the top, but absolutely no structural issues at all.  This guitar is ready to be played!

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