Martin HJ-38 Stefan Grossman (2010)

   
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Condition: Very Good
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Madagascar Rosewood
Neck Wood: Solid Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4”
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid With Fine Pattern Herringbone Top Trim
Bridge and Fingerboard Wood: Black Ebony
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Style 45 With Abalone Dot
Nut and Saddle Material: Genuine Bone
Neck Profile: Modified V shape
Truss Rod: Adjustable Two Way Rod
Peghead Veneer: Madagascar Rosewood With Golden Era Style 45 C. F. Martin Abalone Block Letters
Tuners: Gold Waverly W-16 With Butterbean Knobs,
Backstrip: Style 45 Multicolored Mosaic
Rosette: Style 45 With Paua Inlay
Scale Length: 25.4”
Brace Pattern: Forward Shifted, Scalloped, 1/4” Width
Finish: Polished Gloss With Aging Toner On Top
Pickguard: IO3 Tortoise Color, Polished & Beveled,
Electronics: none
Case: Original Deluxe Martin case, Cabernet interior
From the mind and hands of Stefan Grossman, one of the great fingerpickers of our time, and the master builders of Martin Guitars comes the HJ-38 Stefan Grossman Custom Edition. This guitar has exceptional sound: deep resonant bass, strong, full mids, and bright balanced highs. The fine tonewoods produce the rich, focused tone that a serious fingerpicker requires. This custom edition is also a real looker: a beautiful mix of Sitka Spruce and wonderfully marbled Madagascar rosewood. Cosmetic elements of Martin’s style 45 guitars, including a gorgeous abalone rosette, blend with other classic features like herringbone binding on the top and a fully bound headstock.

There are a couple of scratches some buckle rash on the back and there are light scratches on and below the pickguard. These front blemishes are mild enough that a casual observer might not notice them at all. The action is just about perfect for most players with plenty of saddle left for years of blissful play.

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