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Thread #43628   Message #642744
Posted By: Ebbie
05-Feb-02 - 01:36 AM
Thread Name: Martin Guitars - Too 'Boomy' ??
Subject: RE: Martin Guitars - Too 'Boomy' ??
Tonight on Antiques Roadshow, they showed a 00042 Martin. The guy didn't play it at all but he said it was built in 1938. (he said Martin made them from 1913 until the 1940s, I think.) He said the top was Adirondack Spruce, which he said was no longer available. The guitar appeared in good shape and was supposedly a one-owner, belonging to the widow of the man who had bought it new in 1940. She said her husband had been a cowboy and a musician, who had strapped the guitar to the back of the saddle.

The appraiser estimated its value from $20,000- 25,000. I would have loved to hear its tone.