Martin Custom 00-21 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar

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Comfortable body shape, deluxe tonewoods and vintage-style neck make this one an instant classic.

Drawing the inspiration from the amazing sound of Martin's Golden Era dreadnought guitars, Musician's Friend's Private Reserve team has collaborated with the Martin Custom Shop to create spectacular instruments which replicate some of the most sought-after instruments ever. This Custom 00-21 totally hand-built by the Martin Custom Shop team, and was conceived for players who desire the tone and character of a smaller-bodied instrument. It's inspiration comes from a prized instrument in Martin's museum collection. After close evaluation of the original, the Adirondack tops on this 00-21 were thinned carefully to achieve the maximum balance between flexibility, movement and strength. These tops were then carefully matched to premium Madagascar rosewood backs and sides to create a sound box that's sonically exquisite. To further achieve the Golden Era tone, 1/4" hand-scalloped Adirondack bracing was used, and the entire instrument was constructed with vintage hide glue. Hide glue is highly sought-after due to its hardening characteristics which cause it to act as if it's part of the instrument and not just adhesive. But this custom 00-21 doesn't just perform well - it looks stunning too with its highly flamed koa binding. The guitar feels great too: the genuine mahogany neck has been given a special 1937 shape (done by the skillful hands of Custom Shop craftspeople). The neck construction features a traditional T-bar, and the scale length is a wonderfully comfortable 24.9" scale. Waverly tuners complete the package - as well as keep you in tune.

  • Comfortable 00-14 fret design
  • Great-sounding combination of solid Adirondack spruce top and solid Madagascar rosewood back &
  • sides
  • Special 1937-style neck with smooth black ebony fingerboard

Enjoy a guitar that's comfortable, sounds great and is made to last a lifetime.


Custom 00-21 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Special Instruction: Hide Glue Bridge, Neck, Braces, Top and Back to Body - Custom Certificate
  • Label: none
  • Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 00-14 Fret
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce - Sand to .105"
  • Top Braces: Adirondack/Scalloped 1/4''/Golden Era
  • Pattern: 00-14 Fret ( Pattern # 12A) 24.9" Scale
  • Top Binding: 5/32'' Highly Flamed Koa
  • Top Inlay: .040'' Maple; .042'' B/M/B Fiber
  • Rosete: Style 21 Special Rosette
  • Back: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
  • Purfling: 00-21GE Fine Herringbone
  • Center Strip/Loc. Stamp: Sitka Spruce Standard(CF Martin & Co Nazareth PA Made in USA Between 1st/2nd Brace)
  • Back Binding: 5/32'' Highly Flamed Koa
  • Back Inlay: .040'' Maple
  • Sides: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
  • Endpiece: Highly Flamed Koa
  • Endpiece Inlay: .012'' Maple Fiber
  • Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck: Genuine Mahogany- 12/4
  • Neck Shape: Special Shape/ 1937 Style
  • Headstock: Solid/6 String No Diamond/SquareTaper
  • Truss Rod: NR, T-Bar, 14 Fret ,Depth, .3759 Length 14
  • Heelcap: High Figured Flame Koa
  • Nut: Bone
  • Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
  • Headplate Decal: Old Style Silver (Large)
  • Tuning Machines: Waverly (#4071) Nickel with Snakewood Knobs
  • Fingerboard: Black Ebony
  • Radius: 16''
  • Scale Length: 24.84 (24.9)
  • Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
  • Width at 12 Fret: 2 1/4''
  • Fret Wire: G300
  • Frets Clear: 14
  • Total Frets: 20
  • Pearl Inlay: Style 21- .190'' Select Abalone Squares - One at 5th, Two at 7th, One at 9th
  • Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
  • Side Dot Position: One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Single at 12th, One at 15th & 17th Frets
  • Finish Type: Gloss/Satin Neck
  • Finish Body: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Filler
  • Finish Top: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Clear
  • Finish Neck: Non-Catalyzed Satin/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
  • Bridge: Black Ebony
  • Style: Pyramid with Drop-in Saddle
  • String Spacing: 2-5/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Electronics: None
  • Strings: LifeSPan MSP 7100 Light Strings
  • Bridge Pins: Genuine Bone with Abalone Pearl Dots 3.0mm
  • End Pin: Bone with Select Pearl Dots, 4.0mm
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