Martin Custom Major Kealakai, Ebony Fingerboard, Natural
Empire Music is proud to offer this Martin instrument that was displayed at the 2023 NAMM Show. This instrument was hand selected by Greg Holland specifically for the NAMM event. Greg is a 30 year veteran of Martin Guitars and is the final inspector at the factory. These NAMM models are the finest examples of their model. They include the full factory warranty and original paperwork, cases etc. These models were played as demonstrator models at the Martin NAMM booth and may/will have light playwear, pick marks etc. We will show any significant wear in photos and describe anything significant in the listing. Otherwise, we are not able to provide photos/descriptions of any light wear/marks. This is a great opportunity to get special pricing on a hand-selected Martin Guitar! Each guitar will be given a full professional setup to factory spec by our in-house technicians.
Major Kealakai was a guitar, trombone, and flute player trained by the Royal Hawaiian Band and was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1916, Martin made the Major a unique custom guitar that was wider, deeper, and longer than a 000. Designed to be louder to help fill concert halls, this historic guitar was the precursor to the Dreadnought. Martin honors Major Kealakai with this limited edition 12-fret custom instrument. It features a vintage gloss finished sinker mahogany back and sides that are complemented with Madagascar rosewood binding and a vintage gloss finished Adirondack spruce VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) top. It also includes a dovetail neck joint, hide glue construction, an authentic 1931 neck shape and 1931 X-bracing, and a slotted headstock with Golden Age relic nickel side-mount tuners. This limited-edition gem comes with a quality hardshell case.
Note: After close inspection, this instrument has some dimples above bass side bridge and some pick marks near the sound hole, treble side. (See Pics)
The guitar pictured is the actual guitar that you will receive. It comes with Martin’s Factory Warranty and our 100% satisfaction guarantee! It will be professionally set up and ready to play before it leaves our store.
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