The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100848   Message #2028387
Posted By: Willie-O
17-Apr-07 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: Martin 00 wanted.
Subject: RE: Martin 00 wanted.
Longworth lists total production of 00-28's 1898-1924 as 381.

Gruhn Guitars has the closest I've seen to what you're looking for:
Nice pics too.

AB7066 Martin 0-42, 1904, professionally refinished, original abalone top trim, genuine ivory bridge, extremely rare model, 1 of 5 made in 1904, HC, REDUCED FROM $12,500...........$9500

Also a couple of old 0-28's, including an 1880:

AB7309 Martin 0-28 (More photos...) , circa 1880, EXC, top refinished, three expertly repaired top cracks, original solid peghead with friction tuners, correct period Martin wood "coffin" HC......$7500

omigod...they also have a triple-O 45 (1921) formerly owned by David Grisman. Appropriately priced at 45 grand.

I gotta stop looking at these things. Still curious--if you want such a guitar for playing, what style?