Martin Custom 0014F Dark Navy 2017 NAMM Lottery LTD
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This little blue beauty was one of a handful of Custom Shop Martin guitars available to dealers by lottery system only, due to their extremely limited nature, at the 2017 NAMM show. Dreamed up specifically to be displayed to Martin's top dealers, only 3 were available to the world and by luck of the draw, one ended up here with us. A truly unique guitar top to bottom, this 00 body features sipo mahogany back and sides, grained ivoroid appointments and a rich dark navy blue finish. Sipo mahogany is becoming more prevalent as a tone wood thanks to its warmth and clarity and lends this small bodied model some extra volume and low end punch.
Construction: 1 Style; Sipo Blocks; Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: 0014 Fret Slope Shoulder
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Bracing Pattern: 0014F Slope Shoulder (CEO7)
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 1/4"
Back Material: Sipo Mahogany
Back Purfling/Strip: None
Side Material: Sipo Mahogany
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Material: Black Boltaron
Back Inlay Material: None
Neck Material: Select Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval w/ PA Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
Headplate Material: Ebony
Headplate Decal: 1933 Authentic
Fingerboard Material: East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 24.9"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28 w/ Additional dot at 3rd fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A
Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
Back and Side Finish: Non Catalyzed Satin
Back and Sides Color: Dark Navy Blue
Finish Top: Non Catalyzed Satin
Top Color: Dark Navy Blue
Neck: Non Catalyzed Satin
Neck Color: Dark Navy Blue
Bridge Material: East Indian Rosewood
Bridge Style: Straightline - Drop in Saddle Bridge
String Spacing: 2 3/16"
Saddle: Radius Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Golden Age Relic Nickel, Cream Buttons
Recommended Strings: SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP7100)
Bridge Pin Material: Black Ebony
Pickguard: Grained Ivoroid
Case: Ply Hardshell
Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance