Martin Shenandoah / D-1832 / 1987 / Guitar
Originally, these guitars came with a pickup and no preamp, but this guitar had a preamp added shortly after it was bought in '87. Unfortunately, the preamp is slightly noisy.
In an attempt to offer lower priced instruments, Martin's line of Shenandoah guitars were built in Japan and then shipped back to the Martin factory in Nazareth PA for painting and final assembly. The practice of bi-continental production eventually met it's demise and Shenandoah's were produced entirely in Japan their final 3 years from 1994-1996.
Shenandoah guitars were usually given the model number of the Martin guitar they resembled, superseded by the number 32. For instance the Shenandoah D-1832, is a D-18 copy.
The Music Gallery, UK
The Music Gallery has been trading for over 10 years in the town of Berwick Upon Tweed, in the north east of England. Originally situated above an art gallery (hence the name), we soon out grew the tiny shop and located to a larger premises on the Tweedside Trading Estate now with space for our shop, tuition rooms, professional recording studio, and warehouse space for our PA hire devision (going under the name PFL Audio).
We have over the years gained a vast range of vintage & rare items ranging from Martin ukeleles to early Wem copycats. We pride ourselves on service and customer satisfaction and hope to able to find you the instrument you've been looking for.