Martin Style D-21S, Brazilian Rosewood

This style of Martin is little known, although it is actually the precursor of the D-28. The first Martin D-2 guitars were slope shouldered, 12-fret, slot head dreadnoughts. They are probably most well-known as the funky dreadnought that Peter Yarrow played with Peter, Paul, and Mary.

This guitar is built with pre-war Style 21 trim -- The back and sides on this guitar are Brazilian rosewood (dalbergia nigra). The top is Adirondack spruce. The bolt-on neck is one-piece mahogany, with ebony fingerboard. The bridge is also made from ebony. The nut and saddle are bone. Following pre-war Style 21, it has faux tortoise binding, but it has wood instead of plastic purfling; the herringbone rosette and backstrip are wood. This guitar is finished with water-borne lacquer.

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