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Martin Custom Shop Guitar 

This NAMM Show Special is inspired by an instrument of George Bauer, who was a Philadelphia luthier around 1890-1910. The SS-0041GB-17 is limited to 50 instruments and is crafted from a European spruce top with Vintage Tone System and Guatemalan rosewood back and sides. This 12-fret Grand Concert model features a dovetail neck joint with hide glue construction, grained ivoroid binding and heelcap, an ebony bridge and ebony fingerboard that is bound with grained ivoroid and inlaid with an abalone and mother-of-pearl custom snowflake and block design. This guitar will be treasured for years to come for its beautiful dynamic tones, as well as its aesthetic appearance.

Model: SS-0041GB-17
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: 00-12 Fret
Top Material: European Spruce with VTS
Top Detail: None
Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 1/4"
Back Material: Guatemalan Rosewood
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: D-45 Golden Era
Side Material: Guatemalan Rosewood
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified V
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Plek: Yes
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Slotted with Round Slots and Square Taper
Headplate Material: Guatemalan Rosewood
Headplate Detail: N/A
Headplate Logo Style: Stamped on Back of Headstock
Headplate Binding Material: None
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 24.9"
Neck Joins Body At: 12th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 13/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone with Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Custom Snowflake and Block Design
Fingerboard Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid
Side Dots: Black
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Back and Sides Color: None
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Clear
Finish Neck: Satin
Neck Color: None
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Pyramid - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4''
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Golden Age Bright Nickel Side Mount
Recommended Strings: SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP7100)
Knob: Ivoroid
Bridge Pin Material: Bone
Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
Pickguard: None
Pickguard Inlay: None
Case: Ply Hardshell
Label: Paper Label- Signed by CFM IV- Numbered in Sequence with Total (50)