Dey Martin 14 FRET 00-DM European spruce, Indian rosewood acoustic steel string rh guitar
sale USED $2,999 w/case*
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Year constructed: 2016
Model: OODM | OO acoustic steel string guitar w/ 14 frets to the body.
Luthier: Designed and built by Dey Martin
Serial Number: 15
Body style: 00 (this is slightly smaller than the OM shape)
24.9" scale length (= 24 29/32" or 633mm) short scale
Neck width at nut 1 3/4"
-10 7/8" upper bout
-14 3/8" lower bout
-18 7/8" body length
-39" total length
3 3/8" upper bout depth
4 1/8" lower bout depth
Radiused top 25' and back 15';
Pre-war Martin-pattern circa 1936-1938 pre-war influenced design forward X-braced, scalloped;
100% hand made from reclaimed and sustainably harvested master & AAA grade tone woods;
Hand bent sides - the old fashioned way on a heat pipe;
Hand shaped one piece neck C > U shape;
European / German spruce soundboard top (master grade) cut and selected for me by Rudolph Fuchs Tonewoods of Austria;
East Indian rosewood AAA grade back and sides;
Neck wood - aged reclaimed Honduran Mahogany taken from ~150 yrs old 4x12" beams;
Neck shape: C at nut graduating into D at 12th fret.
Bolt on with mortise and tenon neck connection with bi-directional truss rod adjustment through sound hole;
Scalloped tone bars German Spruce*
Pre-war Martin-pattern influenced X-braced top with "X" located 1 1/8" south of sound hole;
Maple bridge plate;
Honduran mahogany kerfing;
Honduran mahogany tail block and neck block from same log as neck and kerfing;
Radius 16" East Indian rosewood fretboard;
Bound fretboard no;
binding curly maple;
Black and brown pinstripe purfling;
rosette 2- ring custom marquetry by Dey Martin ;
nut and saddle - ebony;
Indian rosewood and my own SandpiperBridge™ bridge shape;
Abalone Paua head stock logo inlay;
Indian rosewood headstock veneer;
pick guard - none;
Waverly nickel butterbean tuners.
* This is a guitar that I made for stock that I kept as a demo and has been played only rarely for a year. It is structurally perfect and sounds amazing. But there are a couple of blemishes and I am disclosing those here: A hairline professionally repaired 6" split in the rosewood back that occurred during construction; a finish blemish in the top below the bridge at the book match connection; and at the edge of the top/binding connection point at the tail there is a small irregularity and there are very light scratches as would be expected from playing it. I will send close-up pictures of these very minor (in my opinion) to anyone who wants them. I guarantee the structural repair on the back for the life of the instrument. It comes shipped in a Humi-Case or similar guitar case.