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This Martin Custom Shop Size 2 model is an exceptional example of a classic body shape, reimagined with some modern appointments and design. The "Size 2" body shape is an early design found in pre-war catalogues and is a currently discontinued size. It features a small 12" bout, which brings it in to the "parlor" size category. Though this guitar is small, it has a piano like quality, and is much louder than its size may infer. It really shines with finger picking and was originally used in open D or DADGAD tunings.
The top is a unique piece of Bear claw Engelmann Spruce with some eye-catching figuring with an extremely tight grain around the sprinkles of bear claw. The highly quilted maple is fitted on the back & sides of this guitar that was hand selected by the original owner at the Martin Factory. A modest yet striking slotted headstock with a polished East Indian Rosewood piece of wood is inlayed in abalone featuring the classic script Martin Logo. This guitar also features flamed maple binding and a factory installed L.R Baggs Anthem pickup.
Minor play wear around the sound hole due to the lack of a pickguard, otherwise there are little to no imperfections present on the guitar.
|Model||Custom Shop Size 2 Bearclaw Spruce/Quilted Maple|
|Top Material||Premium Bearclaw Engelmann Spruce|
|Back/sides Material||Premium Quilted Maple|
|Neck Material||Genuine Mahogany|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Diamond & Squares - Short Pattern|
|Neck Profile||Modified V|
|Tuning Machines||Waverly Nickel 4075 Side Mnt w/ Ebony Btn|
|Nut Width/material||1 3/4'' / Bone|
|Bracing Pattern/material||Size 2 - X-Brace Sitka/Scalloped 1/4''|
|Bridge Pickup||LR BAGGS ANTHEM|
|Controls||Volume, Pickup Blend, Phase Flip|
|Bridge||Modern Pyramid w/ Drop-In Saddle|
|Case||Original Hard Case|