2003 Martin D35 - £1999

2003 Martin D35

NEW ARRIVAL A lot of people consider the Martin D35 to be a deluxe version of a D28, which is arguably the benchmark Spruce / Rosewood dreadnought. Tonally it has a very complex sound, great depth and resonance, plenty of punch and attack, and well balance with superbly articulated clarity. Dreadnoughts are considered to be the most versatile acoustic guitars, and this example sounds great strummed or fingerpicked, and great definition and sustain when soloing. Quite simply it's a classic, and at 14 years old it's beginning to open up really well. Visually the Spruce top has started to turn a golden honey colour, and the Indian Rosewood back and sides are dark and well grained. From a playability point of view, this guitar is a treat, the neck has a great feel to it, and the action is just right. The guitar is in excellent, all original condition, with just very light playwear, and comes in it's original Martin hard case.

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1973 Martin 00028 - £1599

1973 Martin 00028

NEW ARRIVAL The Martin 000-28 is a classic, one of the most versatile fingerstyle guitars around. This guitar is a real find, early 70's examples don't turn up very often, and 60's examples are out of most peoples price bracket. It's in excellent condition, the Spruce top has matured beautifully into a dark golden colour, the Indian Rosewood back and sides are beautifully figured, and the neck feels very comfortable to play with good playing action. The guitar has a professional neck repair which has been lacquered and oversprayed so it’s impossible to feel, and the body has light playwear that you'd expect from a 44 year old guitar. It has a fantastic ability to project sound with little to no effort at all, vastly increasing the dynamic range of the instrument - perfect for guitarist who requires a guitar that can articulate the nuances of their playing most accurately. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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2016 Martin OM28 - £2199

2016 Martin OM28

NEW ARRIVAL The OM28 is one of the most popular Martin guitar models, often described as the ultimate fingerstyle guitar. The combination of premium quality Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back and sides, a mid sized body, and 1-3/4 nut size, ensures the player will enjoy a balanced full and clear, articulate and responsive classic Martin sound. This guitar benefits from an Ebony fingerboard and bridge, open back butterbean Grover tuners, scalloped bracing, herringbone trim and a classic style pick guard. Tonally it's fantastic, hugely versatile, capable of both bright and punchy tones, yet quite complex and able to handle the most subtle of playing styles - beautifully balanced with great definition. At only a year old the guitar is in excellent condition, with only the faintest signs of playwear, and comes in it's original Martin embossed hard case.

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2016 Sigma 00M-15S - £249

2016 Sigma 00M-15S

NEW ARRIVAL Sigma guitars are made in China then shipped to Martin & Co in the US for inspection and set up before being sold - so this is a great chance to buy a Martin approved acoustic guitar for a fraction of the price of a US made Martin. This guitar is the equivalent to a 0015SM and has a solid Mahogany top with Mahogany back and sides. Tonally the Mahogany body gives a rich, warm tone, and the 00 size body means the bass and treble response are very well balanced. With the slot headstock, and the neck joining the body at the 12th fret, the guitar has a shorter scale; this gives the strings greater tension which provide the guitar with more resonance and sustain. Overall the guitar plays very easily, looks really distinctive, and is hugely versatile working well for both strumming and fingerstyle. At only a year old the guitar is in excellent condition, and comes in it's original deluxe gig bag.

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2006 Martin D28 - £1699

2006 Martin D28

NEW ARRIVAL A lot of people consider the Martin D28 to be the benchmark Spruce / Rosewood dreadnought. Tonally it has a very complex sound, great depth and resonance, plenty of punch and attack, and well balanced with superbly articulated clarity. Dreadnoughts are thought to be the most versatile acoustic guitars, and this example sounds great strummed or fingerpicked, with great definition and sustain when soloing. Quite simply it's a classic, and at 11 years old it's starting to mature really well. Visually the Spruce top has turned a warm honey colour, and the Indian Rosewood back and sides are dark and beautifully grained. From a playability point of view, this guitar is a treat, the neck has a great feel to it, and the action is easy. The guitar is in excellent condition with very light playwear, and comes in it’s original Martin embossed hard case.

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2010 Martin D16 Adirondack - £1249

2010 Martin D16 Adirondack

SOLD The Martin D16 Adirondack is a very desirable guitar, the most affordable Adirondack topped Martin dreadnought available. Sonically Adirondack is a very powerful sounding tonewood, the solid Mahogany back and sides round out the Spruce's power, adding just the right amount of warmth to the sound. It also features hybrid scalloped bracing which make the guitar very resonant with lots of sustain. Visually the guitar has all the signs of a very classy instrument - aged toner on the top, Tortoiseshell pickguard and binding, Style 18 pearl dot inlays on the striped Ebony fingerboard, striped Ebony bridge, and a modified V profile neck with 1 3/4” nut. The guitar also has an undersaddle pickup fitted which sounds very natural when plugged in. It’s in excellent condition, just a few light nicks and dings, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1973 Martin D35 - £2199

1973 Martin D35

NEW ARRIVAL The Martin D35 is similar to the more famous D28 - a dreadnought with spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides - only with a 3 piece Indian Rosewood back. What this does for the sound is add more bass, as the 3 piece back is stronger that the traditional 2 piece back, allowing the top bracing to be lighter and therefore resonate more. It has a bright, punchy sound with plenty of attack, and a tight controlled bass, and with 44 years of play it has matured really well. It's in very good condition for it's age, the top having turned a beautiful honey colour, and the three piece back has beautifully defined Rosewood grain. It's in all original condition, with no cracks or repairs. It has a nicely bound ebony fingerboard, and a comfortable playing action. It comes in a non original Martin hard case.

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2008 Martin 00017 Custom - £1749

2008 Martin 00017 Custom

SOLD This is a great example of what Martin can do with a Custom build guitar. Other than 1 example built in 1951, the 17 series guitars were never available in a 000 size, and it’s interesting to hear how the larger body size responds with an all Mahogany body - it’s a fuller, deeper, richer sound. Also a gloss finish makes it really distinctive, particularly with the black and white body binding. There are classy touches such as an Ebony nut and black tusq saddle, keeping the retro vibe strong, with the Ebony tuner buttons bringing a modern touch. Even the silver Martin headstock logo makes the guitar stand out from the rest, a really cool touch. Adding to the collectability of this guitar, the label has been signed by C.F Martin IV. According to the paperwork only 7 guitars were brought into the UK, making this a real rarity. The guitar’s in excellent condition, looks. sounds and plays great, a definite future classic. It comes in it’s original Martin embossed hard case.

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1950 Martin D18 - £2999

1950 Martin D18

NEW ARRIVAL A 1950 D18 is quite a rare find, particularly at this price, and this example is excellent - one of the most surprising guitars I've played in quite a while. First of all we should discuss the look of the guitar - I don’t know whether the double pickguard was fitted to cover up wear patches from hard strumming, or just to make then guitar stand out in a crowd - but it really is distinctive looking. Then there’s the condition, Other than the obligatory pick guard crack, and one repaired back crack, it has a pro repaired headstock crack which has been good and tight for the last 25 years when it was done. Now the good stuff - the tone is deeper and richer than many equivalent guitars I've played, the Mahogany adds warmth when strumming, fingerstyle play is well balanced and articulate, and when soloing the smoothness of single notes is very impressive. The playing experience is very enjoyably too, the neck feels comfortable, and the fingerboard is really responsive. Altogether a seriously cool guitar and, when you consider cleaner examples go for nearly double, a more affordable option. It comes in a non original tweed hard case.

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1926 Martin 2-17 - £1999

1926 Martin 2-27

NEW ARRIVAL It’s rare to find a Martin guitar from the 20’s, let alone one under £3000. The 5-17 is an all Mahogany guitar, sized somewhere between a parlour and an 0. It feels as light as a feather, yet the volume it produces is quite surprising. The 12 fret join gives greater resonance, making it a really versatile instrument. Clearly at home with fingerstyle and flat picking, it even strums well. As a 91 year old guitar, you might be nervous to play it live, but it feels strong enough to go for another 91. The neck feels very comfortable with a gentle V profile, and really is a fingerpicker's dream. It has three repairs - a back patch, a neck repair, and a side crack repair - all done professionally - I've had my luthier check them out, and the repairs are strong. The guitar comes in a non original, but very cool vintage hard case.

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2005 Martin HD35 - £2249

2005 Martin HD35

NEW ARRIVAL If you want a great bass response and lots of sustain, then a Martin HD35 may be the guitar for you. With a 3 piece Indian Rosewood back the guitar has plenty of punch and clarity, plus a tight controlled bass, not too boomy but really powerful, and the scalloped bracing allows the top to move more adding greater resonance than a standard D35. The guitar works well for all styles, from heavy strumming to flatpicking and fingerstyle. At 12 years old, the guitar has matured really well, the top has turned a warm honey colour, and the back and sides are beautifully figured, the three pice back contrasting really well. The guitar is in excellent, all original condition, very clean, and has a very comfortable feeling neck. The guitar comes in it's original hard case.

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2016 Martin D15 Special Centennial - £1099

2016 Martin D15 Special

NEW ARRIVAL To celebrate the centenary of Martin dreadnought guitars in 2016, Martin have produced a limited edition D15 with special appointments. The body has a Sitka Spruce top, the Indian Rosewood fingerboard features Abalone Golden Era Style/ Diamonds & Squares, and the headstock has Grover tuners with Butterbean knobs. The Spruce topped Mahogany body gives a rich, warm sound and the dreadnought size body gives a lovely bass response without being overpowering. Overall the guitar plays very well, looks really distinctive, and is hugely versatile working well for both strumming and fingerstyle. The guitar in in practically unplayed condition, and has an active underside pickup fitted with volume and tone controls mounted inside the soundhole. It comes in it's original Martin hard case.

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1933 Martin S1 Ukelele - £599

1933 Martin S1 Ukelele

NEW ARRIVAL Since 1916 Martin has crafted high quality, all Mahogany ukuleles. This instrument is a rare find for a true ukulele enthusiast. Martin ukuleles are amongst the most sought after player ukuleles and continue to be considered the players choice with enthusiasts and recording musicians. This example is a Martin Soprano Ukulele in all original condition. It features all Mahogany construction with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. It has excellent presence with deep lows and a balanced mid range - it really packs a punch. The uke is in very condition, with just a couple of repaired back cracks, and features the CF Martin stamp inside the soundhole as well the traditional headstock logo. It comes in a high quailty, Martin embossed gig bag.

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1988 Martin D41 - £2799

1988 Martin D41

SOLD A lot of people consider the Martin D28 to be the benchmark Spruce / Rosewood dreadnought - well the D41 is even better, a deluxe version made with higher grade tonewoods and only by the top Martin luthiers, with the very distinctive abalone binding and inlays. This guitar is a fine example - 29 years old and aged beautifully in sound and appearance. Tonally it has a very complex sound, great depth and resonance, plenty of punch and attack, and well balanced with superbly articulated clarity. Dreadnoughts are considered to be the most versatile acoustic guitars, and this example sounds great strummed, flatpicked or fingerpicked, and has great definition and sustain when soloing. Quite simply it's a classic. Visually the Spruce top has matured to a golden honey colour and the Indian Rosewood back and sides are dark and beautifully grained. The guitar is in excellent condition, all original, with just a few light dings, and there are no cracks or repairs. From a playability point of view, this guitar is a treat, the neck has a great feel to it, and the action is just right. It comes in it's original Martin hard case.

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1989 Martin J40M - £2199

1989 Martin J40 M

The J40M was only produced between 1985 - 89 with scalloped bracing, before being renamed the J40 with standard bracing, making this era model highly desirable. This is a jumbo body with dreadnought depth, therefore it has the bass and volume of an HD-28 with the midrange articulation of a 000-28. It has the deluxe appointments of a 40 series Martin including beautiful hexagonal abalone inlays, and Ebony fingerboard and bridge. This body style is also known as 0000, with a sound that has been described by many as powerful yet piano-like. A strong strummer yet when fingerpicked it articulates each string and note very well. Very loud and powerful across the spectrum, this is a guitar that is loud but also tone-ful. In excellent condition, there are no cracks or repairs, just some light lacquer checking. The guitar is in all original condition, with the addition of a bridge doctor, which was installed to prevent the top from bellying, and has worked very well - this could easily be removed. It comes in it’s original hard case.

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1949 Martin 0018 - £2799

1949 Martin 0018

SOLD Late 40's 0018's are pretty difficult to find, and this example is excellent - one of the most surprising guitars I've played in quite a while. It works very well with fingerstyle play, well balanced and articulate, but also for strumming where the Mahogany adds warmth and depth that you may not associate with a smaller bodied guitar, and when soloing the smoothness of single notes is very impressive. Clearly the guitar has been played hard all it's life, and has only benefited from this - the tone is deeper and richer than many equivalent guitars I've played. The playing experience is very enjoyably too, the neck feels very comfortable, the fingerboard really responsive, and the action just right. There are several back crack repairs, plus the guitar once had two pick guards fitted, the traces of which are just visible. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1974 Martin D12-18 - £1399



ON HOLD 70's Martin D18's are know for having a wonderfully rich and warm tone, so a 12 string version is quite amazing sounding. Hit a G chord and the sound fills the room, ringing beautifully and sustaining for ages. As a dreadnought the bass is full, but this guitar sounds great right across the bandwidth. It has a very comfortable neck with a gentle V profile, and a very playable action. The guitar is all original and in good condition, it just has one side repair and a small neck repair that runs half the length of the first fret. It comes in a non original hard case.

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