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GUEST,Reggie Miles Help Identify martin guitar - pix link added (30) RE: Help Identify martin guitar 07 Jan 07

Oh baby! You scored! The last one I came close to purchasing was $300.00, but as fate would have it the owner was less than honorable in their promise to hold it for me. She even offered me a discounted price. As if $300 was too high. I was willing to buy it for the $300. I waited to hear from her and never did. When I went looking for it in the retail outlet where she had it for sale the next day it was gone. It was a late 1920s all mahogany bodied model. It wasn't in good condition but it looked functional.

The good news is that I did manage to get an even weirder one from her later. It was a made by Martin model that was produced for the Wurlitzer Company. It had the Martin logos stamped in the usual places but it also had the Wurlitzer Sticker inside the sound hole. It doesn't have any of the standard Martin model numbers that describe its size to go along with the serial number. So, I've been trotting it out to everyone I can to see if anyone can give me a clue as to any more of it's background. I've yet to find out much except that it appears to have been made in the mid twenties. It has a spruce top with a mahogany back and sides and neck. It's a parlor sized model but the size doesn't specifically measure like any of the standard Martin models of the day. I guess they could have made these models to different specs depending upon the specific desires of their customers, in this case, Wurlitzer.

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