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Martin 0-16NY New Yorker Vintage 1961:
Price: Sold
Used/New: Used     Condition: Very Good
Description: This is a vintage first year production 1961 Martin 0-16NY New Yorker.

Martins New Yorker Martins were built in response to the folk revival of the late 1950's and 1960's when folks were looking for old 12 fret "New York" made Martins on which to play the roots and traditional tunes that were so popular in the day. Martin responded to this need with the 0-16NY New Yorker which was a very lightly built 12-fret slot head designed for either nylon, or light gauge steel strings. To most of us these instruments sound best with steels strings, but using nylon string will give you a whole new instrument and should be tried. In fact Ian Anderson is often seen playing his 0-16NY with nylon strings.

This guitar features amazing Mahogany back and sides, select Spruce soundboard, one piece Mahogany neck with 1-7/8in bone nut, 25in scale, and Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and bridge. The sound is rich and beautifully balanced with excellent note separation. The action is factory medium/low but can be lowered if desired as the saddle has never been cut.

This one wore nylon string most of it’s life so the top is flat, neck is straight, however it does have a three inch crack caused not by any dry conditions, but some rough handling in shipping. The top just behind the bridge received a push through the case which on this lightly built instrument was enough to crack the top. The crack is not severe at all but will need one cleat at some point. The braces were un-affected, and there are no other issues other than some minor dings and small scratches from gentle use.

Comes with vintage hard hell case shown which has a crack at one end from the same trip but is otherwise sound.

 






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