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Thread #100848 Message #2142215
Posted By: GUEST,Felix
06-Sep-07 - 04:39 AM
Thread Name: Martin 00 wanted.
Subject: RE: Martin 00 wanted.
I have a 1924 OO-18 in wonderful condition. I have owned it since 1975, when I was given it by my ex-girlfriend's grandfather, who had owned it since new- so it is a 2-owner guitar. He only played 'Hawaiian style' on it - so it hadn't been fretted until I got it. It had slight intonation issues - so I had a reknowned Australian luthier fit a replacement bridge with a compensated saddle in 1976. I still have the original bridge. It comes in its original, hand-stitched, top-loading leather case. It sounds incredible, great balance across the strings and amazingly resonant. A strummed chord lasts 17 seconds to inaudible. It is the loudest small-bodied guitar I have ever played and eats my OM28V in all departments. The 1924 was built for both steel & nylon strings. I use silk & steel to lessen neck tension.
I travel to the UK occasionally. If you are genuinely interested, I would part with it for around 9,000 pounds.
Otherwise - eat your heart out!