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Thread: 1928 Martin 2-18T tenor guitar

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    Default 1928 Martin 2-18T tenor guitar

    The size 2 guitar is nearly forgotten. It is smaller than a size 0. Larger than a baritone ukulele but not much. This one has had a neck reset.
    The sound sample is of me playing it, badly, while tuned in fifths. It can be restrung and tuned in Chicago tuning.
    his is a rare find. a genuine 1928 Martin 2-18T guitar. Serial Number is 37163. 1928 was the first year that Martin made this model. It comes with a very old guitar case that is larger than the guitar. The neck has been reset so playing is very easy. It does not appear to have been refinished, the tuners appear to be original.
    There are some scratches on it, as shown. When I'm 91 years old, I'll have some scratches too.
    It sounds beautiful. It it currently tuned in fifths though it can easily be retuned to Chicago tuning (DGBE).

    I got the following description from another site but it appears to be accurate:

    Adirondack spruce top, Honduras mahogany back, sides, and neck, Original Grover banjo tuners, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, Ebony fingerboard with 3 pearl dots, 12 frets to the body joint, Brazilian rosewood body binding, Wooden purflings, Ebony bridge with long saddle,
    $1699 plus $100 for domestic shipping.

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    Sound Sample 2



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    Amazing guitar. I am glad to see it still exists! Thank you for posting it. Good luck with your sale.You might want to show this to Jake Wildwood. If it were mine, I couldn't let it go.

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    Very unique! Can't be many of those around. The thin fretboard over the body looks very different.
    John

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    What is the scale length please? That is the distance from the nut to the bridge saddle, Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBearUkes View Post
    What is the scale length please? That is the distance from the nut to the bridge saddle, Thanks!
    Thank you for asking. The scale length is 23”

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    A few people have asked for more photos of the guitar

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    Last edited by Cornfield; 09-16-2019 at 04:25 AM.

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    Price reduction $1599.

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    I love it. It’s a Martin.

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