This is a vintage 1970 Martin D-41 acoustic flat top guitar in 100% all original condition with the original Martin blue hard Thermoplastic “Steal Me” case. This particular example, serial number 266691, is in extremely excellent all original condition and is perfectly intact with NO breaks, NO cracks and NO repairs whatsoeverâ¦ it is an absolutely NO issues instrument.
This attractive D-41 features; an abalone pearl bound two-piece close-grain spruce top, original natural finish, abalone pearl bound sound hole, bound rosewood back and sides joined with multi-colored marquetry, mahogany neck and bound ebony fingerboard with large pearl position markers, “C. F. Martin” inlay on headstock, ebony bridge and gold plated Grover tuners.
Cosmetically, this guitar is impressively well preserved. It exhibits quite literally no arm no playing and no case wear. The guitar is intact and crisp with not much wear on the back, sides, or neck. Most experts would describe the guitar as being in “near mint” condition.
The guitar is perfectly solid. The bridge is firmly affixed with no lifting or bellying. There are no drying cracks, pickguard cracks, etc. The guitarâs current solid construction definitely contributes to the sonic superiority. No new guitar, reissue, or luthier-built interpretation can ever reproduce what Martin perfected. With smooth sparkling highs and rich lows, itâs loud, clear, and balanced. The mids are not too muddy, and are pleasantly focused.
Included with this beautiful guitar is the original blue hard shell case also in very excellent cosmetic and structural condition.
If this guitar was made one year earlier, hence featuring Brazilian rosewood back and sides (only 31 were made), it would easily realize an $8,500.00+ price, so take advantage of this obvious bargain, and get a great vintage Martin for a great price!