A very attractive proposition for the left handed player looking for a high end electro-acoustic with a cutaway...
Here’s something a little different for you all… Heard of Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer? No? Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are a musical duo who perform folk, bluegrass and children’s music, and with two Grammy awards to their name they represent a decent presence in their musical area.
This here guitar is a Martin Custom Shop version of this signature model of Marcy Marxer, seen here in left handed orientation. Its based on a 0000 or M size body, and built to Marxer’s preferred specs for clawhammer and flat picking playing in particular. The original and only owner of this guitar to date, had to wait 18 months for this to be built and sent over.
This is a beautifully crafted instrument from Martin’s Custom Shop. Although none of us here are left handed players, it is obvious that this is an ultra high quality guitar that plays great and has a fantastic sound that is in line with the best Martins.
Condition is basically as new, with no marks on the body and neck. The frets looking like they’ve barely been played, and the case too looks like its never been taken out of the house!
The guitar was fitted from the factory with a brilliant fisherman Ellipse Blend pickup system. This gives you the option of an under saddle piezo pickup, a condenser microphone, or anywhere in between. This combined with the excellent playability of this guitar make for a very attractive proposition for those gigs that we all dream of returning too…
Here’s the full specs from Martin:
Construction: Mortise/Tenon neck joint
Body Size: M(0000) 14 fret cutaway
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 45
Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid X Scalloped
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16”
Back Material: Solid East Indian rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 45
Side Material: Solid East Indian rosewood
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
Side Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Shape: Low profile
Nut Material: White Corian
Headstock: Solid square taper
Headplate: Solid East Indian rosewood - Bound Edge, with style 45 C.F.Martin logo in abalone pearl
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4”
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16”
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8”
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond & Squares - long pattern in abalone
Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Finish Back & Sides: Polished gloss
Finish Top: Polished gloss with vintage toner
Finish Neck: Satin with polished headplate
Bridge Material: Solid black ebony
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8”
Saddle: 16” radius / compensated white tusq
Tuning Machines: Gotoh nickel open geared with butterbean knobs
Bridge & End Pins: White with black dots
Pickguard: Tortoise colour / J40 style, bevelled & polished
Case: 533 Geib style
Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV Martin Custom Shop with Model Number
Electronics: Fishman Ellipse Blend - Custom Shop fitted
Other Options: Left Handed
We are located in Gloucestershire, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our demo facilities in Gloucester.
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