Construction on this 00-21 Hawaiian was begun in late March of 1931, and the original tall Hawaiian nut and flush bar-stock frets remain, along with its original Waverly tuners. The bridge is later, and slightly oversized, but belly bridges were standard on all Martin's steel string models by this date. The bridge plate has been replace with one about 1.5 times wider than the original, and thicker, but the job was very neatly done and all other bracing is original. Finish is original but the top has been oversprayed with some touch-up around the bridge. Neck finish is original as the stamp on the back of the headstock isn't filled in. Finish on the back and sides? Hard to tell, sides may have thin overspray but remember that this Martin had a lacquer finish when new so the crazing seen on the sides isn't unusual. There are two nicely repaired cracks on the treble side of the back, near the backstrip in the lower bout (below the #4 back brace), so we assume there was lacquer touch-up in that area. These cracks are very hard to see. Lots of potential here, including very dark well-matched Brazilian and a crack-free Adirondack top. Of course if you want to convert this original Hawaiian model that could be done but it sounds so great as an acoustic Hawaiian, and the consignor agrees with us that the new owner should make that decision. Original Geib chipboard case is included, and along with it you get a new Guardian 12-fret 00 case as well. GRYPHON WILL NOT SHIP THIS GUITAR IN THE CHIPBOARD CASE. But if a local buyer wishes to only purchase this guitar with the original case we'll reduce the price accordingly.

stock no. 55367

Model00-21 Hawaiian
TopAdirondack spruce
Back and sidesBrazilian rosewood
Frets to body12
Scale length24.9"
Bridge materialebony
Fretboard Materialebony
Neck materialmahogany
Bracingscalloped X
Neck profilevery rounded V
Rosettewood purfling
Total frets20
Serial No46236