12-fret 00, Brazilian rosewood/Adirondack spruce

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Pre War Style 12-fret 00 Guitar. A small body 12-fret guitar inspired by the pre war Martin Styles 21 (particularly the 00-21) and 28. The "pre war" part of the style is in the herringbone trim and the use of ebony for the fretboard and pyramid bridge, and maple for the binding and end graft. This guitar is built with light bracing, forward shifted on the top. As in an early Style 21 it has a Brazilian rosewood back and sides and a herringbone rosette. As in the Style 28, it has white (maple) binding, herringbone purfling, and snowflake fretboard inlay. The backstrip is a Style 28 zipper. The neck is a generous 1 13/16" wide at the nut; using a 24.9" scale, with Grover StaTite H97-18N vintage style tuners. This is a great sounding guitar, with balance across the bass, mids, and trebles. When played with a pick, it has surprising bass.

Boulder, Colorado