Martin 0-15 1940
Martin 0-15 1940 (VBG1707) | HOLD |The serial number dates this guitar to 1940, and was the first year that Martin experimented with the faux-tortoise head stock overlay. The body is all mahogany, as is the neck. Fingerboard and bridge are Brazilian rosewood. The top features scalloped X-braces. The guitar appears to be original but for a missing end pin and likely replaced bridge pins.
It appears that a small bit of the top was reglued to side in the lower bout, and we recently glued a bit of the back to the side and glued two small cracks. We also removed and reglued the lifting bridge, reset the neck and leveled and polished the frets.
The guitar is in fine structural and cosmetic condition, and shows only minor play wear on the top, and some divoting of the fingerboard in the first position. Otherwise, only a few nicks and dings from use over time.
The lower bout measures 13 5/8" across, and the scale length is 24 3/4". The neck is 1 11/16" at the nut, and is a comfortable 'C' shape.
With it's light and scalloped bracing, the tone produced is woody and round, with a separation between notes that is coveted by finger-style guitar players.
Comes with a new hard case.