This beautiful instrument is No. 17 of 35 made for Gruhn Guitars’ 35th anniversary, but don’t just take our word for it—the label is signed by George Gruhn and C.F. Martin IV.
Adirondack spruce top with a bearclaw pattern, beautiful thick reproduction tortoiseshell-style pickguard, Waverly butterbean tuners, mahogany back and sides. One tiny chip on back and minor pickwear around soundhole, else excellent-plus.
The combination of top-notch materials yields an instrument with plenty of headroom for strumming. Furthermore, the instrument boasts an impressive mixture of clarity and complexity for fingerstyle accompaniment, and a comfortable soft-v neck profile that invites torrid single-note runs. In all, one of the best-sounding Martins we have ever had in stock. Ships in an original Martin hardshell case. $3200.