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Beautiful 1860's C.f. Martin Ny 2 1/2 17 Parlor Guitar - Brazilian Rosewood Gem For Sale

Beautiful 1860's C.f. Martin Ny 2 1/2 17 Parlor Guitar - Brazilian Rosewood Gem

Beautiful 1860's C.F. Martin NY 2 1/2 17 Parlor Guitar - Brazilian Rosewood GEM!

Gorgeous Small Bodied Guitar, Hear Sound Sample!


This sale is brought to you by people who care, for people who care.

If you're looking at this item, it means that you are interested in it. Me too! I try to sell things that are special, please enjoy your visit and purchase.There are two ways to purchase merchandise from me:

1.'Buy it now or best offer'

2. At open sale

Items are initially listed with a 'buy it now or best offer', giving you agreat opportunity to negotiate directly with me and acquire fresh inventory. If the item does not sell after the first week, I will usually relist itin an open sale format, starting at $1, with . Bargain hunters may wish to compete with other buyers in this format.Please scroll down for more pictures, and good luck!

Straight to my heart! I must admit that I adore the small Martins, and this little gem is certainly a serious temptation (I try not to keep pieces in my business). Quite small, the lower bout on this instrument measures a mere 11 1/2 inches. The sound, however, belies the small dimensions of the instrument. This little gem has a beautiful voice. Strong, even, very obviously Martin, and very obviously Brazilian rosewood.

In terms of condition, the instrument has seen its share of use, and some ordinary repairs. Some properly repaired top cracks, and stable side cracks, but the guitar still sports its original finish. The neck and headstock also retain their original black paint, and the interesting wood joinery is visible where the headstock meets the neck. Perhaps my favorite feature of this instrument is the convex curvature of the slots in the headstock. An attractive detail on many late 19th Century Martins. Bridge is a replacement, but is actually very nice, if I were keeping this instrument, I would happily leave the bridge (I'm a stickler).

Please have a look and listen below to a quick recording I made of this guitar.

Please callRandy 514-862-2613 for more information.

**Movie Alert**

Please tune into a number of 'Jazz, Period.' installments, which feature horns from my business in the hands of great artists. Al McLean and Kevin Dean take up a number of vintage saxophones and trumpets in my ongoing video exploration of the Montreal Jazz community.

Some horns you will see and hear are a 1944 Martin Handcraft Committee trumpet, three vintage Selmer Mark VI saxes (tenor, alto and soprano), gold plated Buescher Big B alto and Besson flugelhorn, a unique full body engraved Martin C Melody, and a gorgeous Conn Artist Special cornet dating to 1940

Visit my YouTube page to view over 50 films about Jazz andvintage horns.

Click below to see and hear this guitar:

Shipping and Payment Terms:

Weekly shipping is on Tuesday evenings (please try to make payment prior). Standard shipping in Canada will be by Canada Post Expedited, and international shipments will be by Canada Post Xpresspost.

Paymentby Paypal. Payment is to be received by seller in 7 days following close of sale. Weekly shipping upon receipt of payment. Picture(s) are of actual item(s) saleed. Refund less shipping if item is not as described (5 day inspection period).

Canadian buyers will be required to pay GST, or HST where applicable. Quebec residents to pay GST & QST. Please visit my other sales for a selection of recently acquired musical instruments and cameras.



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