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Martin Claire's Guitar 5-28 Brazilian Rosewood #80 of only 100 Made!:
Price: Sold
Used/New: Used     Condition: As-New
Description: Built to celebrate the birth of Claire Frances Martin, the seventh generation in the Martin guitar dynasty.
This guitar is similar to the Mini Martin the Company currently offers, it is a size 5 guitar, with gracefully rounded upper bouts, 12 frets to the body and a 21.4" scale ideal for its traditional tuning: a minor 3rd (three steps) above standard. However, Claire's Guitar is the fanciest Size 5 C. F. Martin has produced in more than 80 years, one destined to skyrocket in value.
The best available tone-woods were used on this instrument. Back and sides are of rare Brazilian rosewood, soundboard is premium Sitka spruce, low oval neck with diamond volute is carved from genuine one-piece mahogany, fingerboard and bridge are crafted from black ebony.
Appointments include Style 45 rosette, Style 41 top purfling, inlays are of fine textured abalone with shimmering turquoise, pink and silver highlights, flanked by mitered black/white/black line accents. Both the top and back are bound in grained Ivoroid, while a colorful Style 45 back-strip bisects the book-matched back.
The traditional C. F. Martin & Co. logo is inlaid in pearl on the Brazilian rosewood head-plate, but underneath, the "Est. 1833" has been replaced by Claire's 9/13/04 birth date inlaid in matching pearl. The solid headstock is fitted with gold Waverly tuners with Ivoroid butterbean knobs.
Created especially for this guitar, the fingerboard inlay of diamonds, squares and snowflakes culminates in a tiny footprint (think birth certificate) between the 17th and 18th frets. The genuine bone bridge pins and endpin are topped with pearl dots, and both the nut and long saddle are crafted from genuine bone.
Aging toner on the top with polished gloss finish on the body, accentuates the beautiful tone-woods and pearl inlays. The neck, featuring Martin's new two-way adjustable rod, and a satin finish for playing comfort.
Only 100 of Claire's Guitar were produced and this one is #80. Comes with original fitted Geib style case with pink interior. The interior label is personally signed by Claire's dad C. F. Martin IV and Claire's mom Diane S. Repyneck.

This guitar is unplayed and is in mint condition with all original paperwork.



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