2008 Martin Custom Shop MC3H left handed + OHSC

2008 Martin Custom Shop MC3H left handed + OHSC

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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:

Model: MC3H

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

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At a glance

Model: MC3H
Year: 2008
Finish: Natural

Modifications: None
Repairs: None

Case: 533 Geib Style OHSC
Fingerboard: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh Nickel Open Geared

Pickups: Fishman Ellipse Blend
Hardware: Ebony / Tusq
Neck Profile: Slim C




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