The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100848   Message #2027838
Posted By: PoppaGator
17-Apr-07 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: Martin 00 wanted.
Subject: RE: Martin 00 wanted.
Hope you're ready to spend LOTS of money...

Incidentally:

My brother-in-law has (or, at least, used to have) a pre-1900 small parlor-guitar-size Martin, in terrible shape ~ smashed to bits, actually.

He brought it to a highly-regarded luthier, who told him the cost of repairing it would exceed its value. He said that Martins that old weren't really very good instruments; it was only later that they began making the high-quality guitars that established the company's reputation.

Just one man's opinion, but interesting...