Martin started designing the 000-30 Authentic 1919 by examining an actual 1919 000-30 and cataloging every detail of the amazing instrument. From the premium tonewoods to the spot-on detailing to the historically accurate bracing and hide-glue construction, the Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919 is as true to the original as it gets.
The Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919 delivers no-compromise on quality. The top is built with solid Adirondack spruce which is prized for its projection and tonal clarity which contributes significantly to the 000-30 Authentic 1919's sound. It's back and sides are made of solid Madagascar rosewood reinforced with periodic-authentic Adirondack braces for an amazing classic Martin tone.
Martin Guitars has perfected a unique way of torrefying the top woods and braces of their guitars to achieve the sound of an aged and broken-in Martin. This guitar comes with the Vintage Tone System (VTS) which ages the woods to a specific age/time period without the change in color that typically results from the torrefaction process. A special Vintage Gloss Finish is then hand-applied to give the guitar the coloring of a vintage instrument. Martin's VTS series guitars not only look like vintage guitars, they also have that sought-after sound.
This consigned guitar is in brand new condition and has not been played. It has been perfectly kept by a collector and will certainly delight its new owner as a deserving piece of Martin heritage.
Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919 Madagascar rosewood guitar.
Adirondack spruce top tastefully decorated in a Style 30 Authentic package.
Premium abalone rosette with intricate purfling framing every aspect of this gorgeous guitar.
Style 30 Authentic purfling and and ivoroid binding.
Triple-ring Abalone with Multi-Stripe rosette.
Authentic 1919 Snowflake fingerboard inlays etched into an ebony fingerboard.
Tastefully matched Madagascar rosewood sides.
A gorgeous set of Madagascar rosewood with intricate backstrip.
Tastefully matched Madagascar rosewood back.
Madagascar rosewood slotted headstock faceplate.
Golden Age Nickel side mount tuners with ivoroid buttons.
Front view of Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919 Madagascar rosewood guitar.
Back view of Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919 Madagascar rosewood guitar.
Top: Adirondack with VTS
Back and Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Bracing: Authentic 1919 X Brace
Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Purfling: Style 30 Authentic with Multi-Stipe
Back Purfling: Style 30 Authentic
Neck: Genuine Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Headplate: Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 12
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Authentic 1919 Snowflake
Finish Back & Sides: Vintage Gloss
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
Bridge: Solid Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Pyramid - Glue in Long Saddle
Saddle: Bone Drop-in Saddle
Tuning Machines: Golden Age Nickel Side Mount
Bridge & End Pins: Faux Ivory
Case: Hardshell Case
Retail Price: SGD$7500