Martin C-1R (1998)
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SpecificationsTop Wood: Solid cedar
Back and Sides Wood: Laminated Indian rosewood
Width at Nut: 52mm
Bracing Pattern: Lattice
Scale Length: 650mm
Frets to Body: 12
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Rosewood
Body Binding: Five-ply
Rosette: Rose mosaic pattern
Headplate Material: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay / Logo: None
Neck Binding: None
Neck Shape: Humphrey Millennium
Fingerboard Side Dots: 5th, 7th, and 12th frets
Fingerboard Inlay: None
Tuners: Gold-plated with amber buttons
Case: Original hard-shell case
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Martin's late 90s collaboration with master luthier Thomas Humphrey spawned some of the most interesting nylon-string guitars ever made by a major American manufacturer, and we're always thrilled when one makes its way into our store. This 1998 C-1R features most of the innovations that made Humphrey's Millennium such a landmark in the history of classical luthiery, with a tapered body depth, raised fingerboard, and the light lattice bracing that gave the Millennium its characteristic dry and powerful sound. With a mahogany neck, rosewood back and sides, and a cedar top, the C-1R is replete with warmth without sacrificing tonal balance, and has a dynamic and expressive sound perfect for contemporary repertoire. It's simply the perfect guitar for the intermediate classical player interested in forging a sound all their own.
This instrument came to us in excellent condition, with little in the way of playing wear - made all the more impressive by the fact that it's now approaching its 30th year. The set up is very good, with comfortable action in all positions, making this a versatile tool for all eras of guitar music. Included in the price is original hard shell case.