Vintage Martin 7-37k

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1981 Martin 7-37k

7/8 size acoustic guitar with hard shell case

In good condition, was restrung (could use new strings) and set up, in good playing condition. Strings could use a change, but very little wear and tear on the body of this guitar but does have some small dings on the side of the body as well as some markings on the binding. Also looks to be marker writings “C J Martin IV” in the sound hole looks not sure if that is original, great considering the age. Has a working passive pick up, with the output jack wired through the end pin. Includes original hard shell case.

7/8-sized Dreadnought-style body, spruce top, koa back and sides, round soundhole with pearl ring rosette, white outer top body binding, unbound ebony fingerboard with slotted diamond inlays at the fifth and ninth frets, three-per-side tuners, tortoise pickguard, limited edition run of 95 instruments.

The 7/8-sized (Size 7) dreadnought was one of Chris Martin’s first ideas in the early 1980s. After a trip in Japan, he noticed how large standard dreadnought guitars looked on the small frame of a Japanese guitar player. He came back to the factory and started to build the 7-28 – a 7/8-sized dreadnought with standard 28 style appointments. The Size 7 body style never took off and only a couple hundred were ever produced. Size 7 dimensions: 13 11/16 in. lower bout width, 14.375 in. body depth, 17.5 in. body length, and 23 in. scale.


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