C. F. Martin & Co / 2-17 / 1931 / Guitar
What a great guitar … this is an original Martin from the “Pre-War” period – model 2-17 made in 1931. Completely made of wonderful mahogany.
The Martin Pre-War guitars are legendary among steel string guitars. At that time Martin guitars were still built in limited numbers. For each instrument selected high-quality materials were used and each instrument was tuned and optimized individually (this stopped in the 40’s and 50’s).
This guitar sounds so wonderfully bluesy and would be a wonderful instrument for a Jazz/Blues guitarist. It has a great quality sound and produces a fabulous mature vintage tone with sweet highs clear mids and a fine bass. It is wonderfully balanced in sound and absolutely fun to play.
The condition is very good for a guitar of that age. It has a few repairs and a newer finish. The tuners are newer ones. The neck is straight and the frets are in good condition.
It plays nice and it is a lot of fun to play this cool guitar. In a few years it could perhaps benefit from a neck reset.
It comes with an old but not original case.
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We are specialized in classical, flamenco and acoustic guitars. As our name already suggests, our preference is on vintage and historically valuable guitars.We want to offer our customers special, unique and high quality guitars.
Guitars which are specially selected and outstanding in sound.All guitars are checked and adjusted. We work closely together with guitar builders and repair shops to adjust each guitar.